This past weekend we participated in an annual event called the Greendale Country Sampler. If you didn’t already know Greendale is a farming community located between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, BC. Currently in it’s eighth year the Greendale Country Sampler is a self guided tour which has you visit, explore and discover local growers, artists, shops and attractions. Thirteen businesses participated this year and some of the offerings included pottery, honey, organics, soap, goats and worms…yes worms!
The tour begins at the business of your choice where you pick up a map and passport which you have stamped at each of the businesses. At the last stop you hand in your passport where it becomes your entry for a grand prize gift basket consisting of contributions from each business.
To add to the fun many of the businesses offered their own samples, draws and demonstrations to enjoy throughout the tour.
For us it was a wonderful opportunity to put on a mini quilt show. The weather was questionable but the rain held back so up went the quilts.
Pauline even decked out the house.
The Greendale Country Sampler is a really fun way to get out and shop at some unique local businesses that you may not have known existed or have had the chance to visit. The staff here had a great time meeting so many new faces and we would be delighted to see many return.
We look forward to doing it all over again next year.