Len & Grace Krahn & Family
e began our ‘farming’ journey on a small farm on the Matsqui Prairie’s in Abbotsford B.C. in 1964, the same year we were married. Our ‘Sumas Prairie’ farm was purchased 4 years later and we moved October 31st
and enjoyed our first Halloween here. The ‘Birchwood’ name came from the beautiful Birchwood trees surrounding the farm.
he Sumas Prairie area was a favorite location for Len and he felt drawn to the land. When the farm became available there was no hesitation and so started our adventure. The farm was a working farm with potential for growth and a great area to raise a family. We have raised two sons and two daughters on the Birchwood Dairy Farm and currently have 11 grandchildren who live near or visit us.
any things have changed over the years. In the mid 80’s, we began processing our own milk into feta cheese and gourmet ice cream. It started with a small store where we sold our gourmet ice cream and milk. We began distributing our products all over the Fraser Valley as far as Vancouver, Whistler and the Okanagan. It was our pleasure to service the Starbucks coffee chain from 1986 to 2001. We have currently grown into a country market where we have an ice cream parlor, fresh dairy products, homemade fudge, fresh produce and our country kitchen serves light lunches including fresh homemade soups 7 days a week.
e have enjoyed watching our business and our customers grow over the years. Our farm is a favorite family destination where fresh air, scenery and great fresh homemade products are enjoyed!