Abbotsford is a city full of local pride, and at The Polly Fox, we love using local products that complement our gluten-free baked goods, right from our own backyard. If we can find an ingredient that’s local - and in season - you can be sure that we’ll find a great way to use it.
We are huge advocates of supporting other local businesses that we think create fabulous products. There is a stellar clan of small businesses that provide us with yummy fare to pair with our gluten-free - and mostly vegan - food.
Habit Project fresh-pressed juices and nut mylks make the perfect local companions for our treats. Pressed in Chilliwack, they are super fresh and of fantastic quality—just like our baking! As an added bonus, their ingredients are sourced local - and any juicing pulp left over is then brought back to those farms for composting. So many wonderful things happening here!
Habit offers four juices: Amber, Ruby, Jade and Emerald - their most popular juice!
Two hydrators, Opal and Citrine, that are the perfect thirst quencher. Made primarily with filtered water, different citruses are added, leaving you to feel ultra refreshed.
And not to forget their delicious nut mylk selection, Bronzite, Ivory, and Gold. We are currently the only location offering steamed up versions of their nut mylks, which means you can treat yourself to a Habit latte, or just a straight up steamed mylk. Nom.
Republica Coffee Roasters
Republica Coffee Roasters is locally owned and operated, boasting two locations: their OG location in the cutest little alleyway in Fort Langley, and their very recent addition on Pender Street in Downtown Vancouver. They produce organic, fair-trade artisan coffee that is fresh, ethical and tastes oh-so good.
And lucky lucky for you: we’ve been giving away a pound of whole bean coffee to our #FacebookFriday winners! (You should check it out!) Small heads up: we give away other things too, like Republica drip coffee, sweet treats and delicious sandwiches.
Lepp Farm Market Produce
Lepp Farm Market is located in Abbotsford on the corner of Clayburn Road and the Abbotsford-Mission Highway. The produce sold there is incredibly fresh and local - and often carries other local business’ wares, too. Two local kombucha producers, jams, pickles, yogurt, seasoning mixes - so many incredible products, many of them gluten free! Tip: summer brings incredible selections!
We are absolutely taking advantage of our beautiful seasonal selections.
Local Farms + Fruit Stands
Living in the Valley, we have an insane amount of resources at our fingertips. Poke around a little, explore what we have to offer - then make something delicious out of it! Our fruit stands are picking all of the berries right now, and they taste like candy. They are so summery sweet. Beets, carrots, cauliflower. Kale, leeks, radish. We use it all and we buy it all local.
Need some help exploring? Check out the Circle Farm Tour: a self-guided roadmap that takes you through specialty farm-gate vendors, open air markets, eateries, heritage sites, fairs and other special events. They provide the directions and locations, you experience what local has to offer!
You’ll often find fresh florals kicking around our space - and those beautiful bouquets generally always come from our down-the-street neighbor, Rosebay Floral. They know their flowers and have an incredible eye for pairing the season’s most popular blooms and styles.
(Their succulent selection has our hearts).
Support local. It’s all about community, not competition, friends. Small businesses keep this community thriving!
The Polly Fox