MEET THE FAMILY
Fave Farm Memory: Going on family trips every summer to California when the kids were growing up.
Fave Berry: Blueberries!!!
Fave Meal: Lentil Soup!
Fave MF Event: Christmas time!!! All events during Christmas!
Farm Tip: Cook with love
Fave Farm Memory: Driving a Tractor pulling the Harvest Trailer through the Brussel Sprout Field in the middle of a December while it was snowing and the temperature read –5!
Fave Meal: Roti & Dal cooked by Mama Maan.
Fave MF Event: The first ever Easter Egg Hunt. He never knew if it was going to be successful, but the weather was surprisingly beautiful and the farm ended up breaking an attendance record! It was because of that event, he realized the potential of pairing Farming Family and Fun had. It is now our sustainable business motto.
Farm Tip: The best fertilizer is a farmer’s footsteps.
Fave Farm Memory: Working with my family throughout early mornings or late evenings and knowing that we’re all just having fun towards a common goal.
Fave Berry: Strawberries and my favorite variety is Puget Reliance. It’s my favorite because it’s the earliest and the best tasting obviously.
Fave Meal: Steak medium rare.
Fave MF Event: I love fall! It includes so much of what we do on the farm. It’s one of the busiest months but most rewarding because you’re surrounded by people who love what they do. And the weather is perfect.
Farm Tip: Drink a lot of coffee.
Fave Wine: Blackberry Table Wine because it goes great with some of my favourite foods like BBQ Steak and chocolate cake. It’s amazing in Sangria and there are 2lbs of berries per bottle!
Fave Farm Memory: Roasting our freshly picked corn on a fire pit and eating Mama Maan’s roti next to our old berry stand with my family.
Fave MF activity: Wine tasting! I love interacting with customers and providing an experience in the tasting room which is customized to the individual. Everyone has a different taste pallet and it’s so cool seeing everyone reactions while they are here.
Fave Farm Event: It’s a toss up between Easter and Goat Yoga. Goat Yoga because I love that we can use our platform and our farm to help cultivate self-love and connection withing ourselves and agriculture. Easter because its the first big event of the year and it’s always so busy and fun!
Fave Farm Memory: My favourite farm memories are from my childhood. I remember growing up spending my Summers selling baskets of berries from our 10×10 roadside stand. I remember roasting corn on a coat hanger and bringing jugs of water in a milk carton and climbing the maple tree. Those were some of my favourite childhood memories – learning valuable business and customer service skills
Fave Berry: Raspberry! So sweet yet a little tart.
1982 – First Road Side Stand at 1136 McKenzie Road
1995 – 2nd Roadside Stand on Townline Road
2006 – Primary location 790 McKenzie Road
2006 – Introduction of: Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Upick Berries
2007 – Introduction of School Tours, Play Area & Petting Zoo
2012 – Barn Facility Opened featuring Country Kitchen, Country Market, Banquet Hall and Birthday Parties
2013 – Introduction of Estate Winery
2013 – 1st Haunted Corn Maze
2014 – Fire destroyed Barn Facility
2014 – Roadside stand & Temporary Structure
2014 – Introduction of Adventure Zone
2015 – We go 10+ Farmers Markets all the way in Vancouver
2016 – Introduction of Farm Weddings
2017 – Introduction of Farm Camps and Big Additions to Adventure Zone
Maan Farms has a long and proud history of providing quality local produce to the citizens of Abbotsford, the Fraser Valley and Greater BC. Started in 1977 by Jawahar and Gurbachan (Grandpa and Grandma) Maan with the help of their three children. Maan Farms began by producing cole crops, but soon shifted to growing the delicious strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries for which they became famous.
In 1982, the Maans opened their first roadside stand on their farm at 1136 McKenzie Road. This small stand soon grew in popularity, thanks to the help and support of the local community and the faithful customers who fell in love with the farm’s welcoming atmosphere and mouth-watering strawberries.
Today, Grandpa and Grandma Maan are retired, but their son Kris and his wife Devinder continue the proud tradition of Maan Farms, helped by their own children, Preena, Gurleen, Gaurav and Amir. Many things have changed since the farm opened almost 35 years ago. From one small berry stand, Maan Farms has grown into a place with something for everyone. Whether you want to sample the fresh assortment of berries, fruits and vegetables; enjoy the delicious ice cream and homestyle jam, make some new friends in the petting zoo, get lost in the fall corn maze or simply stop by for lunch, Maan Farms is the place to be.
Amidst all the changes, two things remain the same, Maan Farms still grows the juiciest red strawberries in the Fraser Valley, and the Maans are always happy to greet everyone who stops by, whether they are a familiar face or a first time visitor.