I'm fairly certain I could eat pretty well even if I ate only the foods listed above, and it doesn't even cover everything produced in our area. This guide is pretty amazing, but it's not comprehensive by any means because it only lists the farms that are a part of the Fraser Valley Farm Direct Marketing Association. Even so, there are over 100 farms in the guide, and many more that aren't even listed. Right off the top of my head I can tell it's left out many farms I love in Richmond, including Richmond Country Farms which is my all time favorite. It also leaves out Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver (which by the way, is having a festival this Sunday May 29th). It's kind of a bummer that these farms are left out, but mostly good news because it means we have tons and tons of farms in our area.
This summer it's one of our goals to take Aias berry picking; no one eats berries like our two foot tall bottomless berry pit. I strongly encourage locals to get out and do the same, whether you have a kid or not. As Maplewood Farm says, farms are only for kids from 0 to 110. If you can't make it to the farm, head over to one of the Vancouver Farmer's Markets that appear at various locations throughout the city over the course of the summer. Even better, sign up to volunteer! No matter what you do, make sure you try some local food, somehow, someway! You won't regret it.
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