Friends, May has finally arrived (here’s hoping the Spring weather isn’t too far behind), and Abbotsford has some stellar events happening! Here’s a few things to do in our pretty city this month:
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival
Loving those florals? Take advantage of being oh-so close to the Abbotsford Tulip Festival. This annual event truly marks the beginning of summer, and at its peak, it boasts over 3 million blooming tulips in all of the colours and species you can imagine!
Tickets will run you anywhere from $2-$15. Small side note: be sure to purchase them ahead of time—this event sells out!
Lepp Farm Market
This Abbotsford staple is not just your average farm market—you can shop, eat, attend a cook book signing or take a culinary class! Beginning this month, Lepp Farm Market hosts Sunday barbeques, live music and kid-friendly fun.
Taste of Abby
From May 28th until June 3rd, we’ll be participating alongside other local businesses in Taste of Abby—berries are the Valley’s gem, so it really only makes sense to showcase those little guys! We’ll be pumping out berry galettes as our humble little feature.
The event is hosted by The City of Abbotsford Economic Development team, and the focus is on everything local. Check in on the event’s main hashtag #localabby to see what everyone is doing.
This year’s venue is TBD.
Field House Brewing Co.
Field House is a fairly recent addition to Abbotsford, having opened just weeks before we did, in January 2016. Craft beer is brewed, served and subsequently guzzled here, and they’ve just launched a canteen with Chef Bonnie Friesen that serves artisan pizza, cauliflower tacos and other ‘street-food’ type eats.
Not to forget—we have some pretty fantastic goods awaiting you at The Polly Fox, too! Everything we make is gluten-free, allergy sensitive (no peanuts or sesame here!), and a ton of vegan and dairy-free options. Our goal is to create delicious food that anyone can eat despite possible food allergies and picky personal preferences. Stop by the shop, grab a coffee and treat (Or perhaps something savory? A sandwich?) and dig deep in the delicious.
And while you’re at it, tour Abbotsford this May—we have some wonderful things to experience. Keep it local!
The Polly Fox
PS: Photo by Carly Butler (Thanks, Carly!)