Back in 1951, there’s no way young Henry Lepp could ever have imagined that the perfectly looped “L” of his new Lepp Trucking logo would one day find itself back to downtown Abbotsford. Gifted a truck by his father for his and Elizabeth’s wedding, Lepp Trucking was born. A small plot on West Railway Street across from the current Karl’s Meat Market housed his new office, younger sister Selma, his assistant. Shortly after, brother George joined and the two worked together trucking and farming for 35 years.
Two of Lepp Trucking’s most notable jobs were backing the flatbed truck to the high water mark near today’s Lou’s Grill to transport Matsqui livestock to barns at the Abbotsford Airport during 1948’s flood. As well, they excavated the land at Five Corners for Abbotsford’s new mall, including digging the trench for the new pipe that still today drains Mill Lake.
It seemed fitting that the newly renamed Lepp’s Daily Market, located just one block south of Henry’s first office, should carry the historic “Lepp” logo. We are thrilled to finally open Abbotsford’s newest bread bakery and complete Lepp’s Daily Market offerings.
Stop in and enjoy a made-to-order deli sandwich using Lepp Farm Market deli meats and freshly baked sourdough bread. Should you find yourself with leftover bread, this delicious Apple French Toast bake will fill your kitchen with warm fall aromas.
We’re honored to add another family-owned business to Abbotsford’s already-bustling downtown, and we look forward to meeting you at our new location.