Agriculture Itineraries

Exploring Agriculture

Our farm story

The Agassiz-Harrison Circle Farm Tour is home to the original Circle Farm Tour which has now expanded to include Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Langley.  This self-guided tour is a road map connecting you to a variety of agricultural experiences where you can enjoy locally grown and handmade products, meet the folks who grow and raise our food, and learn more about how the food makes it from the farm to our plate.

The Harrison River Valley’s stunning countryside is filled with experiences to captivate your senses and connect you to our friendly people and their agricultural roots. The flat 26-km ride takes you from Harrison Hot Springs through the fertile farmlands of Agassiz as you ride alongside mountains, barns, corn fields, llamas, grazing cows, sheep, chickens, and New Zealand potbelly pigs! Don’t forget to wave hello to the two miniature donkeys Doodie and Nibs!

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The farm tour can be done by car or bike.

If you choose to bike it’s easiest to park your car at the free overflow parking lot located at the south-east corner of Hot Springs Rd and Miami River Drive.  You may want to bring a backpack or bike basket to transport your farm goodies and be sure to bring water to keep yourself hydrated. Don’t forget your bike helmet!

The starting point is Muddy Waters. This family-owned and operated bistro uses fresh ingredients sourced from the surrounding farms.  Start your adventure with a hand-crafted beverage and breakfast. Muddy’s food philosophy is to use homemade and local ingredients wherever possible. From baked goods to smoked salmon lox to a breakfast wrap on a warm tortilla….so much to choose from!

Our first farm stop is Harrison Lavender. This small yet mighty lavender farm is an unbeatable photo opportunity. Enjoy a walk through the lavender field with a stop at their beautiful timber-framed barn storefront. Inhale deeply and feel the therapeutic benefits. Harrison Lavender is dedicated to offering nontoxic lavender products for the home, body, mind, and soul.

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Just down the street, our next stop is a stroll through Earthwise Society. This beautiful property encompasses 58 acres of diverse ecosystems whose aim is to create a unique, nature-based community resource, and restore the riparian, wetland, and old-growth ecosystems on the site.  The Miami River runs along the entire eastern boundary, providing habitat and pure running water right from the mountains!  At the entrance, a striking heritage farmhouse and barn, circa 1910, welcome visitors. 

Down the road located amidst picturesque surroundings is Farm House Natural Cheeses. This gem of a place with its abundance of adorable goats and delectable cheese offerings promises an unforgettable experience that will warm your heart and tantalize your taste buds. Pop into their beautiful storefront barn where you can watch the cheese-making process through the viewing window and stock up on cheeses, yogurts, jams, and crackers to create your own award-winning charcuterie board.

A little further afield is Wells Farm Market. Open seasonally this market boasts food grown with passion and heart at their family farm.

Nourish yourself with wholesome produce that’s gown symbiotically with nature.

Cabin Fever Junction Bakery located in downtown Agassiz is a great stop to enjoy a cold drink or cup of coffee and baked treat on their sidewalk patio. This family-run bakery was founded with the goal of providing classic, homestyle baked goods in a warm, friendly atmosphere. All products are baked from scratch, daily, and onsite, using the finest locally sourced ingredients.

Back in Harrison Hot Springs Morgan’s Bistro is an elegant yet rustic dinner choice. Offering locally sourced farm-to-table cuisine this family-operated Bistro features their own in-house sommelier.  Their seasonal garden patio offers an unparalleled view of Harrison Lake.

By Car

If you choose to enjoy the Farm Cycle Tour by car there are two bonus stops!

In Agassiz, a little further afield and nestled into the mountains at the eastern end of the Harrison River Valley, follow the meandering country road alongside the salmon spawning channels of Maria Slough to Creekside Cheese & Creamery.  This family-owned and operated dairy farm is a single-source creamery that is certified organic and certified humane. Husband and wife team, Johannes and Julaine craft artisan, handmade cheeses using time-honoured methods and gentle handling techniques to express the true and natural flavours of the milk. Stop in at their beautiful storefront barn and stock up on cheeses, meats, jams, and breads to create your own award-winning charcuterie board.

A short 20-minute drive to Harrison Mills is Kilby Historic Site where you’ll be greeted by interpreters in period costume from the early 1900s. See the 1906 General Store Museum and Post Office, followed by the Manchester House Hotel Museum. In the galleries and exhibit rooms, you’ll find pictures of the Kilby and Pretty families (the latter are the original owners of Sandpiper Resort’s Rowena’s Inn on the River). Be sure to spend time with the barnyard animals who are eager to eat seeds and grasses from your hand.  Don’t forget a stop at their cafe for a piece of Kilby’s famous farm-fresh fruit pies or take one home to enjoy later!

All of the abundance from our farmer’s fields feeds into the thriving farmer’s markets that happen in Agassiz and Deroche during the summer months.

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