Monday, August 19, 2013

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The Tasty Tour!

Annual Greendale Country Sampler August 24 has more family fun this year

Released by Holly McKeen, Chilliwack


he quaint farming community of Greendale is pleased to host the 8th Annual “Greendale Country Sampler” event. 


Neighbours are invited to come visit and see exactly where our local farm produce & products come from, while enjoying tours and demos, and chatting with the producers.  


As we continue to share the spirit of our community with our Greendale Country Sampler tour again this year, you’ll find even more tours, demos, prizes and activities than ever before! 

Instead of a visit to the Farmer’s Market, come and meet the Farmers at their homes and see where the produce is grown and products are made! There are several participants who you may have already met at local markets, selling their wares.

On Sampler Day, have fun visiting as you find them relaxed and at home on the farm telling stories of how it all came together to create their country lifestyles!  

Folks can meet and greet the Goats at Flying Bird Farm, and the Black Angus Cow/Calf herd as well as free range chickens on the farm at Greendale Pottery (with Holly potting at the wheel, of course).

Enjoy the bee-hive demos at Chilliwack Honey, and barn tours at Smits & Cow.  

There’ll be beautiful gardens to tour, including the popular Five Acre Ranch and Greendale Herb & Vine, with their edible garden tour and new country shop in the barn. 

Be sure to stop at the Quilt Shop, the Organic Grain Mill, the Cheese Shop (right on the dairy farm!) and don’t miss the Rustic Shop Shack. 

Also, new this year, is Willow Creek Farm, with their organic vineyard! So much diversity in our small community of Greendale.

For Sampler Day only, Chilliwack’s Original Corn Maze gives free entry to everyone with a Sampler Button, ($2 donation and a chance to win a HUGE grand prize basket) and even if you don’t have time to explore the Maze, families can enjoy the hay bale maze, pumpkin patch, animal viewing area, picnic areas, hay rides, corn train rides and much more!

So many new visitors tell us they had no idea we have so many interesting things to explore, artisans, and fun little shops right here in Greendale. Our Country Sampler Tour is a perfect opportunity to check it all out in one day. 

Download the full-size poster with tour itinerary here and the brochure here.

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