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A BLOOMing Good Time: Abbotsford’s Tulip Festival

It’s early in June, 2017, and the flood of spring visitors to the Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival has ended, but the work for next year’s event has just begun. Overseeing the digging up of the tulip bulbs to place in storage, and preparing for the 2018 season keeps owner Alexis …

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Abbotsford’s Agriculture Bus Tour

Each year, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce organizes an Agriculture Bus Tour—open to anyone interested in learning more about our region’s top industry. It’s a full-day field trip and an opportunity to discover new and innovative agri-businesses in Abbotsford and network with other community members. The Agriculture Bus Tour Begins Following …

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Our Passion, Your Market: Joy of Farming, Joy of Family, Joy of Sharing

By Audrey Neufeld, Neufeld Farms Market For some people, it’s the wind in their hair; for others, it’s the thrill of jumping from a plane; but for Dan and me, pure joy is found in the dirt between our toes. Our family has been blessed to call our land both our …

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Abbotsford Agriculture Adventure

by Cate Pedersen, Editor Field Trip!! YES! I got to attend my second ag bus tour and had such a fantastic time! The 2016 Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Bus Tour was quite a learning experience again and revealed the work of brilliant entrepreneurs, visionary minds and agriculture revolutionaries. The weather …

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Abbotsford Farmland

This Land is Our Land: BC’s Density Dilemma

Cate Pedersen Developed along essential waterways, the Lower Mainland has long been in the business of transporting goods across the country and to world markets—and the business is growing and in need of space. At the same time, the region’s wealth of arable land has also made it an agricultural …

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Agriculture Safari into the Fraser Valley

Cate Pedersen, Editor, Modern Agriculture Magazine Much of my time is spent in the office working on the stories we feature in Modern Agriculture Magazine, and it is a real treat when I get to visit the farms and farmers in their native habitat. I recently got to spend a …

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Going-Mediterranean

Going Mediterranean in Abbotsford- Organic Grown Kiwi’s

Organic-grown kiwis come from vine know-how Growing organic kiwis in a wet climate is hard enough, but when buyers doubt it can be done, getting the product to market is almost as challenging as the fruit’s cultivation. George Petkov of Petkov Kiwi Production in Abbotsford plunged headlong into this challenge …

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