Spotlight: Lepp Farm Market 03.14.11

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Congratulations to Stella. This contest is now closed.

Charlotte and Rob Lepp have been farming in BC for over 25 years, so to say that they know a thing or two about fresh produce, quality meat and local suppliers is a huge understatement.  Between a self-described “foodie” who values preparing quality meals for her own family and a hard-working farmer who takes pride in providing great products, you have got two people with a major passion for local and home-grown ingredients.  And that’s just the beginning.

Lepp Farm Market has been a long time dream of Rob and Charlotte.  With the intention to build a year-round market that would also include local suppliers and gourmet food items, their dream became a reality in 2009 when its doors were opened.  With the look and feel of a farm market and a well organized store that has all of your grocery needs, they sure hit the nail on the head.

All of the poultry and pork sold at Lepp Farm Market are supplied locally by the Lepp’s and raised without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones, in keeping with Canadian standards.  The animals are given ample living space and are fed high quality, all vegetarian diets.  The beef is hand-selected and raised for Lepp Farm Market on a small local feedlot. The handmade sausages are prepared in-house by the butchers using top quality meats.

The Lepp’s grow and sell many of the fruits and vegetables you will find at the Market.  With their own orchards producing apples, cherries, apricots and more, in addition to producing their own pumpkins, zucchini, tomatoes and peppers, you can’t get much more fresh than this.  Remember the green Corn Shack that pops up every year on the Abby/Mission Highway?  You guessed it, that’s the Lepp’s freshly picked corn!

Some of the local products for sale at the Market include Goodies by Thelma (canned goods now made  with some of Lepp’s own produce), Estevan Tuna (which is caught and processed in B.C.), Missing Goat jams and chutneys, and The Berry Boys (local cranberries).  There really are just too many to name!

Lepp Farm Market also has an in-house deli and bakery, where you can stop by for a lunch of homemade soup, sandwiches made with fresh deli meat or dessert (their brownies are yummy).

A wide variety of cooking classes are offered, with a schedule that varies from month to month.  They are bringing in top of the line Chefs and Restaurant Owners to teach you, as well as entertain you.  Many of the classes sell out fast, so ask about them the next time you are in the store, or call for more details. Chef Dez teaches at Lepp Farm Market twice each month. Please leave a note below to be entered to win one ticket to an upcoming Chef Dez cooking class!

Whether you are a 100 mile diet follower or just a person who loves to buy fresh food and support local businesses, you are going to love it here. Have you been to Lepp Farm Market and do you have any suggestions of things to try?

Lepp Farm Market,
33995 Clayburn Rd, Abbotsford
Ring: 604.851.5377

Contributor: Chrissy Lambert

Chrissy Lambert is a freelance Makeup Artist and owner of Makeup Infusion. She is a proud Auntie of two adorable nieces and loves a night out “on the town” as much as a quiet night at home.

46 Responses to “Spotlight: Lepp Farm Market 03.14.11”

  1. Sharon McVeigh says:

    Please enter my name in the Chef Dez contest.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I am a stay at home mom with 2 kids my husband works hard so we can all have the things we would like to have I have lived in surrey for 22 years now I moved here for a small town in the interior and love it here :)

  3. Leona Sandison says:

    I would love to win a cooking lesson with Chef Dez! Please count me in…

  4. Susan says:

    I would love to go to a cooking class at Lepp Farm Market!!

  5. Susan K says:

    A cooking class @ Lepp’s would be great!

  6. I have heard so many great things on Chef Dez’s cooking classes–I would be thrilled to finally attend one myself!

  7. That sounds like a lot of fun!

  8. Tracy Penner says:

    Love the Lepp farm market! I get there every chance I can. Can you open one up just like it in Chilliwack?

  9. Melissa says:

    I would love to win a seat to see Chef Dez! And then I’d have to decide if it were going to be either me or hubby going. He can cook and I bake….mmmm might be a good one for me to attend LOL

  10. kathy p says:

    I would love to win a class with Chef Dez at Lepp’s. It’s a wonderful market!

  11. Sylvia says:

    I love going to Lepp Farms and finding great food products. Would love the opportunity to try out a cooking class onsite.

  12. I would love to see Chef Dez’s working and teaching a cooking class . I could take home many new ideas for my friends and family to try.. and to experience it at Lep Farms with thier great local and high quality products would be the cherry on top !!!

  13. Meaghan says:

    I love Lepp’s, and the fact that there are more cooking classes in Abbotsford!

  14. Duncan Tocher says:

    Sign me up for the Chef Dez draw!

  15. Rick says:

    I know Chef Dez. Enjoying a cooking session with him at Lepp Farm Market would be a treat.

  16. John says:

    Big fan of chef Dez, hope I win! I’ve seen him at Lepp market while shopping there!

  17. Sherry says:

    Chef Dez and Lepp farms great combo, count me in on the cooking class!

  18. Tori says:

    Love this store and LOVE to cook – although I am still very much a beginner. I would be grateful to win a cooking class. How awesome would that be??

  19. dee says:

    I would love to take a local class, as I have been going to Langley

  20. Love the fresh produce and range of quality products. The meats are fabulous!!!

  21. Josh Spyker-Elias says:

    Love the produce and meats at Lepp Farm! Great quality!

  22. Maggie Harker says:

    Eat at the Deli! The pizza is amazing! So is the pulled pork sandwich, so are the muffins…the list goes on!

  23. Amy McCristall says:

    Looking forward to visiting the store soon.

  24. Koreen says:

    I work in Abbotsford and live in Mission – would love a cooking class that can teach me how to make a quick healthy meal that little boys will eat!

  25. Pamela MacGregor says:

    Would love to win the chance to cook with Chef Dez!
    Congratulations on the success of the Market Charlotte!

  26. Amy B says:

    Congrats Rob and Char! Great article!

  27. Lauren says:

    Chef Dez and Lepp Farm Market……what could be better!!!

  28. valerie says:

    Looks like a fabulous shop,I”ll have to come by some time.Please enter me in the contest.

  29. Christy Gunson says:

    Lepp Farm Market looks great…I’ll have to check it out! And I loooove cooking classes so I’d love to win a class with Chef Dez!

  30. Marilyn Linnegar says:

    Yes please, I would love to see Chef Dez in action. Keeping my fingers crossed

  31. Debbie Mellis says:

    I would love to win a cooking class.

  32. Holly Jajcaj says:

    Hello! I would love love love to have a cooking class with Chef Dez… please enter me into your draw!

  33. Marilyn says:

    Thanks for the info on this local market – I have been looking for chicken that hasn’t been raised with antibiotics or growth hormones after watching Dr. Oz. Also love the names of items, e.g. “Missing Goat” jams and jellies. Count me in for the cooking class contest, sounds like a lot of fun.

  34. Sarah says:

    I would love to win a cooking class with Chef Dez! Definitely going to check out Lepp Farm Market!

  35. Stella Taylor says:

    Love Lepp Farm! Love Chef Dez! Would love to win a cooking class!

  36. hilda says:

    Would love to win

  37. Cindy Keery says:

    I would love to be entered, please. Thanks!

  38. Rachael says:

    He is an amazing chef! Love his classes!

  39. Jeanette says:

    I would love to attend a cooking class by Chef Dez at Lepp’s Farm Market.

  40. Cristal says:

    My boys and I love to go to Lepp’s Farm Market! Great atmosphere!
    I giggle at the smell of fresh herbs and would be delighted to attend Chef Dez’s classes!!!

  41. Jeanie Point says:

    Chef Dez is great ! Would love to join him and others for some fun cooking :)

  42. Margaret Lawson says:

    I am a self-proclaimed foodie and would love an opportunity to win a cooking class with Chef Dez.

  43. Anne Salomon says:

    Great combo – please enter my name… Thanks!

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