What started off as a humble roadside produce stand in Chilliwack, has now grown into a 38 acre farm and multi-business collective with a market, a bakery, an eatery, and the retail flagship for Anita’s Organic Mill.  Each business included into The Local Harvest share the same mission to grow and produce quality food, educate the public on the importance of local food systems and promote the development of local agriculture and food production, while providing local residents with year-round access to nutritious food.

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As part of the Fraser Valley day-trip that Modern Mix Vancouver recently participated in, we had a chance to meet the owners of The Local Harvest and take a tour of their farm and greenhouses.  Farmers at The Local Harvest use sustainable growing methods and natural biological controls to produce the finest, freshest and chemical-free foods.

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There is a collective energy between each of the businesses in The Local Harvest’s collective; they rely on each other and therefore succeed together.  For example, Anita’s Organic Mill produces the ingredients which is then used by Magpie Bakery for its bread and baked goods, which is then used by the Curly Kale Eatery for its sandwiches, which only includes produce ingredients in-season at The Local Harvest.

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For more information, visit them online at thelocalharvest.ca or in-person at 7697 Lickman Road, Chilliwack BC.

This visit to The Local Harvest was only a small part of an activity-packed day in the Fraser Valley.  Be sure to read Modern Mix Vancouver’s full post on our Fraser Valley day trip!

Photo Credit: Christopher James Guy Photography

 

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