With a third of the land in Surrey, BC belonging to agriculture and farming, it’s no wonder Surrey is a hub for locally grown produce. With the weather warming up, plants flourishing, and farmer’s harvesting, now is a great time to look into what Surrey is growing. here are the top 5 places to buy locally in Surrey.
Every Wednesday from mid June to mid October, the Surrey Urban Farmer’s Market offers up the best of Surrey’s agriculture. Located in the convenient Surrey Central skytrain station, and near by free parking, this Farmer’s Market is easily accessible. With over 25 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and nuts, as well as live local musical entertainment, the Surrey Urban Farmer’s Market is not only a great shopping venue, it’s a great place to spend the afternoon. Open from noon until 5pm, take your lunch break or an early dinner at the Surrey Urban Farmer’s Market.
The Zaklan Heritage Farm as been a part of Surrey’s agriculture history for 4 generations, and has recently revived and opened to the public. The Zaklan Farm participates in several farmers markets around the Metro Vancouver area, in addition they are open to the public and sell their crops on Saturdays, from 10am to 2pm from June until October. The Zaklan Farm also has a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that residents can sign up for. The program provides a weekly box of local, seasonal, and delicious produce to use throughout the week. The program is great for busy families, and also provides a challenge to use ingredients that may not be familiar.
The Bose Family Corn Maze and Farm is an excellent source of locally grown vegetables. From late August until Thanksgiving, Bose Family Corn Maze provides a unique twist on a classic outdoor activity. The Bose Family Corn Maze adds trivia questions to the mix to help direct guests on which way to go inside the maze. The stunningly complex maze is perfect for families. While kids explore the maze, the farm has potatoes, carrots, lettuce, kale, corn, peppers, tomatoes, and every variation of pumpkin available for sale. This corn maze meets farmers market is a fun and interactive way to get your fresh, local produce.
It’s a family affair at the Rondriso Farm in Surrey. Since 1958, Rondriso has been providing Surrey with sweet corn, potatoes, onions, parsnip, cabbage, cauliflower, and much more. Rondriso also has SPCA certified beef available. The SPCA recognizes the excellent conditions for the animals at Rondriso, the cattle are naturally raised on green pastures, no factory farming here. You can feel good about supporting Rondriso. Rondriso can also be found at the Surrey Urban Farmer’s market, and the farm is open on weekends throughout the winter.