2021

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd.

The first stop on our tour is QuantoTech Solutions. QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. designs, manufactures, and operates micro farms to promote food security and sustainability by bringing fresh produce to unconventional climates, locations, and under-served communities. QuantoTech Solutions is currently working with the University of the Fraser Valley’s Food and Agriculture Institute.

Oakridge Poultry Ltd.

The second stop on our tour is Oakridge Poultry Ltd. Oakridge Poultry is a first-generation free-range egg farm in East Chilliwack that is owned and operated by Kevin and Rebecca Herfst and their children Melissa and Steve. Their eggs are sold under the brand “Country Golden Yolks” and are available in grocery stores throughout BC.

Puratos Canada

Puratos Canada is part of the Puratos group, offering a full range of products, solutions and application expertise in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors. Puratos, with its long and rich heritage in research and development, offers products that combine taste and nutritional value, contributing to consumers’ health and eating pleasure.

West River Farm

West River Farm Ltd. is a family owned dairy farm business in Rosedale, BC, operated by Grant, Gene & Sarah Sache. The farm is an average sized BC dairy farm, milking 150 Holstein cows. The Saches adopted robotic milking technology in 2015 to replace the aging double 5 parlour their parents installed in the 1970s. The farm team takes great care to grow and store quality local forage crops to fuel healthy, productive, home-grown cows, shipping over 2,000,000 litres of fresh BC milk per year.

Fraser Valley Hazelnuts

The fifth and final stop on our tour is Fraser Valley Hazelnuts. Fraser Valley Hazelnuts is a family-owned business focused on contributing to the regrowth of the hazelnut industry in BC. We are a grower, receiving station, and producer of hazelnuts.

2020

Brightside Eggs

The first stop on the tour is Brightside Eggs, a family-owned and operated poultry farm committed to sustainable and humane farming practices, animal care and animal health. These 3rd generation farmers are passionate about producing food for local families.

Heritage Farms

The second stop on our tour is Heritage Farms, a family farm that raises Canadian grass-fed and grain-finished beef and produces certified organic, free-range eggs. 

The Garcia family takes pride in teaching their children respect for the animals and the value of hard work, and in providing the highest quality beef that is ethically and sustainably raised.

Bredenhof Hop Farms and R & T Poultry

The third stop on our tour is Bredenhof Hop Farms and R & T Poultry. Raymond and Tracey Bredenhof started their poultry farm with 5,000 birds and have expanded to 250,000 birds per year. They branched out to grow hops about 5 years ago and are now one of the largest hop growers in the region – and they do all their own processing and distribution as well!

Sparkes Corn Barn

The second stop on our tour is Heritage Farms, a family farm that raises Canadian grass-fed and grain-finished beef and produces certified organic, free-range eggs.

The Garcia family takes pride in teaching their children respect for the animals and the value of hard work, and in providing the highest quality beef that is ethically and sustainably raised.

Golden Oak Acres

The fifth and final stop on our tour is Golden Oak Acres, a family-owned and operated farm in Chilliwack that recently transitioned from poultry to dairy farming. Chris Kloot, dairy farmer and City of Chilliwack Councillor, is passionate about supporting Canadian farmers and protecting our food sovereignty. Watch to hear why Chris loves Chilliwack agriculture.

2019 Chilliwack Agriculture Tour

2018 Chilliwack Agriculture Tour

2017 Chilliwack Agriculture Tour