It’s become a habit of mine to kick off the spring season with a visit to the Fraser Valley Food Show. I’ve told you about it before, and this year was just as enjoyable.
This year I brought my partner for the first time, so much of our time was spent exploring the Gluten-Free Living section, so much so that we came home with bags packed with products we bought to try. I’ll be featuring a few of the ones we like best in upcoming blog posts.
I was on my own for the sausage-tasting, since my partner is vegan, but there was plenty to occupy his time before we reconvened in the wine, beer, and spirits tasting area. I ate my way through about ten excellent offerings and was hard pressed to choose a winner, so I’m not sure how the judges, who tried many more, could come to their decisions. You can see the list of winners here.
Here are a few of the highlights for me this year:
Nextjen gluten-free flours
Ravens Brewing Company Dry Irish Stout
Wayward Distillation House‘s Unruly Gin, Vodka, and ‘Depth Charge’ liqueur
Nuoc Cham Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
Onnick’s Blueberry Farm‘s bottled iced teas
Stapleton Sausage Co.‘s duck sausage with blueberry, made with Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry duck
Simply Delish Soup and Salad gluten-free soup mixes
That’s just a sampling of what we enjoyed at this year’s show. I’m hoping to do a little exploring of some of the farms and makers in the Fraser Valley this year, so stay tuned for more!
I attended the Fraser Valley Food Show on a media pass, but had no obligation to review or write about any aspect of the show. All opinions are my own.
4 thoughts on “Food in the Fraser Valley”
This looks like such a treat – treatS plural, even – Teresa! What a fun way to discover new makers in the area.
What a great way to kick off Spring! Your pictures are mouthwatering! Must have been sensory overload to smell and taste all those yummy foods and sample the intoxicating beverages! 😉 And that it showcases local growers and producers makes it all the better!
Oh my! What an amazing spread of goodies! I would be in foodie heaven.
Looks like a great event!