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Christmas Dinner Trail

Nov 21, 2018

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As we all know, Christmas is right around the corner…and that means the delicious turkey dinner offerings are going to be in full swing. It’s time to shop for those extra special cooking ingredients, to dust off the specialty cooking equipment, and to pull out your fine china and silverware. The mouthwatering smell of the turkey roasting and all the joy (and stress) that come with preparing a holiday feast are almost near. We know you can’t beat the classics, which is why we have everything you need for a perfect ‘traditional’ feast with a slight twist.

For many of us, the Christmas holiday season is one of the few times of the year that family and friends are able to come together and share a delectable and celebratory meal. Make dinner even more impressive by gathering all your dinner staples at one or all of our Turkey Dinner Trail stops!

Here are the locations to hit up for everything you need to make the perfect Christmas holiday dinner.

1. POULTRY PICKS

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Credits: Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry on Facebook

Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry is a 5th generation family farm based in the Fraser Valley since the early 1970s, making them a local landmark. From Fraser Valley Duck to Yarrow Meadow Organic Chicken, their fresh, family farmed products are enjoyed throughout BC, across Canada and the western coast of the USA. You can find premium specialty poultry products that have been carefully managed, from breeding and hatching to raising and processing, right on the farm. Customers can choose from a unique line of products that they will be proud to serve their family and friends, not just during the holiday season, but all year round.

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Credits: JD Farms – Specialty Turkey Store & Bistro, Langley, BC on Facebook

JD Farms Specialty Turkey located in Langley, BC, is a family-run producer of specialty turkeys for over thirty years. Turkeys raised under the JD Farms specialty turkey certification standards are fed a natural diet of grain, vitamins and minerals without any medication or animal by-products. The turkeys are raised in spacious, well-ventilated barns with access to fresh water and a constant supply of fresh feed. Special care and diet results in the highest quality and exceptional flavour. Feel free to pre-order your turkey, but if not don’t fret - they should have an ample supply for the holiday season (and frozen is always on hand). Note - fresh turkey that you receive from the farm will keep in the refrigerator for four to five days. Did you know you can avoid the holiday rush and get it delivered to your door? Order your turkey online here

2. PERFECT PIE

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Credits: Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery on Facebook

This family-friendly farm and estate winery is nestled on 200 sprawling acres in Langley, BC. At Krause, there is no shortage of delicious pies for any and all occasions. You can rest assured knowing they grow only the best quality food. From September through to December, you can pre-order one of their famous double crust pies for pick up. Go online to their website to order and pre-pay to avoid the lineups (please bring in your receipt for proof of purchase). Your order will be placed in their pie safe - yes, they really have a pie safe - for the requested pick up date and time. Gluten-free options are available as well.

If you are craving a Krause Berry Farm pie, but can’t make it to the farm, there are a number of shops that sell their pies in the lower mainland. Check their website for details.

Also make sure to get your hands on some of their farm fresh fudge (over 80 flavours) - the perfect way to cap off the evening!

Note: Please call the Harvest Kitchen 24 hours in advance if you would like to order a Double Crusted Pie, 604-856-5757 ext. 105. Pie orders are for pick up only and cannot be shipped. Please specify if you would like your double crust pies pre-baked or frozen.

3. ENTICING ICE CREAM

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Credits: Birchwood Dairy Farm-Abbotsford on Facebook

For the plethora of pies, you’re going to need a tasty topping of ice cream! Located in Abbotsford, BC, Birchwood Dairy will become your source for irresistibly tasty ice cream, offered in a fabulous variety of flavors! Their ice cream starts off with the freshest, creamiest milk produced by their very own happy cows. Birchwood’s gourmet ice cream has one of the highest percentages of butterfat (16%) which results in an exceptionally smooth, velvety, and decadent frozen treat. Their ice cream line-up includes fifty flavours, including seasonal varieties such as candy cane or eggnog (to get you in the Christmas spirit). They also offer frozen yogurt, and all their ice creams’ ingredients and nutrition facts are listed on their website.

Birchwood Dairy also carries a range of products including milk, sour cream, yogurt, and cheese, to help make all your holiday meals perfect.

4. BUNDLES OF BAKING

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Credits: Anita's Organic Mill on Facebook

Every dinner needs something bountiful that is going to absorb all that gravy and make the best leftover turkey sandwiches. Stop and visit Anita’s Organic Mill in Chilliwack, BC, where they mill the cleanest grains in small batches, fresh every day. Their sprouted grains and flours are carefully created in a state-of-the-art process that produces a truly remarkable and high-quality product. Not sure what you’re looking for? The friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you select the best ingredients for your baking needs. Their product line includes flours, blended flours, whole grain products, sprouted products, gluten-free products, mixes, cereals, and dried fruit. Select from their 52 different bulk bins, retail or bulk bag sizes.

5. FLAVOURFUL FIXIN’S

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Credits: Lepp Farm Market on Facebook

When it comes to Christmas dinner, most would agree that the turkey is the star of the table. But what about the sides? You know, the mashed potatoes, the sweet potato and marshmallow casserole, the stuffing, and don’t forget the cranberry sauce… These dishes are all essential to holiday meals, but they can also be more diverse and unique to your family and its traditions.

Pick up your favourites and discover unique sides and fixings at any of these locations:

  • Lepp Farm Market
  • Neufeld Farms
  • Rockweld Farms
  • Agassiz Produce
  • Hofstede's Country Barn
  • The Local Harvest Market
  • Langley Farm Market
  • Haney Farmers Market
  • For those who don’t want to cook but just want to relax and eat a scrumptious turkey dinner, head over to Sandpiper Resort or the Kilby Historic Site where they are serving up their holiday classic dinners.

    Reservations are highly recommended.

    To learn more about these Circle Farm Tour partners visit: https://circlefarmtour.com