I'm an event co-ordinator of sorts...planning outings for a group of mid-life adults at our church. These events are strictly social in nature...and the purpose is simply to connect with and get to know others in an informal setting. We've gone to ball games in the city, visited parks and museums, gone out for dinner, gone on a hike...and the list goes on. Yesterday's event was a 'dazzle your senses' tour of the farming area of Agassiz...done in large vans with a group close to 50 people!
First stop...Tulips of the Valley, 35-acre tulip farm. We are free to stroll the fields...open to the public for two-weeks for self-guided tours.
After we've had a chance to check out all the tulip varieties...buy tulips or order bulbs...and take a few photos...it's off to The Back Porch.
Here we check out the circa 1919 coffee roaster...soak up the wonderful aroma or sample their coffees...and visit the pottery studio.
The barn houses an interesting collection of antiques, collectibles and garden decor items.
Next stop...The Farm House Natural Cheeses...where one can watch the cheesemaking process through a viewing window (but not on Sunday), or sample a wide range of handmade artisan cheeses...or gelati ice-cream!
I haven't tried their ice-cream but the jalapeno gouda is wonderful!
And a little further down the road, we stop off at Limbert Mountain Farm...specializing in potted herbs and organic specialties.
We visit their tea shoppe...which is also home to cooking classes by famed instructor, Chez Dez. We are free to sample all kinds of strange and wonderful goodies...including lavender chocolate!
The tour is never over until we've had a serious bite to eat...so our last stop is the Wildcat Grill for dinner. Not only did we enjoy a fabulous meal...but we topped it off with birthday treats compliments of Gord (he really knows how to plan a birthday party!)
And that, folks, was our event for April...and who knows where we'll go next?