We know that local strawberries were always in high demand, and so we began with a few acres of strawberries grown in Sumas Prairie. They’re a challenging crop to grow in the rainy Fraser Valley so we started researching practices that would help protect the crop from the rain and extend the growing season.
Lepp Farms was honoured to receive a grant from Abbotsford Community Foundation to be used towards an innovative agriculture practice. This grant was the motivation we needed to invest in an exciting new project at Lepp Farms, the strawberry tunnels.
Our strawberry tunnels allow us to increase agricultural productivity & capacity, significantly extend the strawberry season and make picking easier due to the raised beds.