Great places for local produce

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One of my most favorite places to get local produce is the Two E’s Farm at 16411 Fraser Hwy in Surrey. They grow a lot of their own organic fruits and vegetables. More importantly, they try to keep all of their food local whenever possible.  They’re the only place that I know of that actually tells you where the food came from, which is a big plus. They have their own farm on site, so a lot of the staples people eat (broccoli, Green Onions, Lettuce) are grown there as well. Tried Kale from Two E’s for the first time last year… very sharp flavour.

Did I mention that they don’t charge you an arm and a leg for their food? Yes, even the organic stuff.

Great produce, and great value… but make sure you pack your paid for produce in their bags… otherwise they’ll think you didn’t pay for them when you go outside. Also, no Credit Cards Either.

If you know of any other places around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley to get reasonably priced, high quality food, leave a comment. Currently, I’m looking for both an egg supplier, beef and milk source. Sometimes Safeway and the regular chain stores  can get quite expensive.

4 Comments so far

  1. batsma on March 7th, 2009 @ 7:54 am

    Two E’s is great. Another good place is Bruce’s Country Market by the Albion Ferry in Maple Ridge. Nice fresh vegetables, and good fish as well.

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  3. Herb Cruz (van_herbert) on March 9th, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

    Ahh yes! Bruce’s Country Market off 240th and Lougheed! They have freshly made crab cakes that are to die for and a nice deli. When we were little we would stop there to grab a quick snack at their deli on the way to fishing at Vedder or to Harrison hot springs.

    If you hail from Surrey or Langley, you’ve probably hopped on the Albion ferry by foot and spent the afternoon walking along the north bank of the Fraser, finishing it off with some fresh produce at Bruce’s. Great find!

    If you’re from Maple ridge, you’ve probably done the flip side of the trip which is to hop on the albion and walk (or bike ride) to Fort Langley for some ice cream.

    If you haven’t experienced either of the above, better take the family and do it soon. Once the Golden Ear’s Bridge is up, the Albion… and hence these little day trips are gone.

  4. bubbacheeky on March 11th, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    Thanks Herb for the reminder of an easily accessible local place to shop for great produce buys. Two EE’s farm will again be one of my regular places to shop and support.

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