the heart of the country  

About Us

Saar Bank Farms is located in a tranquil area of Sumas Prairie, seemingly a world away from all the hustle and bustle of BC’s fifth largest and expanding city of Abbotsford. The Vanderlinde family has farmed this property since 1960. Our family farm has been dedicated to promoting quality farm fresh products ever since. 

Our CSA program which we started in 2013, aims to provide you with fresh locally grown in-season produce, herbs, fruit, and flowers grown in a sustainable manner. Along with our garden we are raising cashmere goats which are wonderful animals. They love to interact with people as they graze on our  large open pastures

Hops are our most recent addition to Saar Bank Farms. Inspired by the great tradition of hop production throughout the Fraser Valley, Saar Bank Farms partnered with Valley Hops to bring locally grown hops back to the lower mainland. In 2017 we planted 12 acres of  hops  consisting of 3 varieties; lumberjack, cascade and cashmere . Reaching up to 18 feet high with seemingly endless rows, the hops create a unique backdrop for beautiful pictures. 

 Saar Bank Farms has hosted over 100 events in our rustic red hayloft in the past. We hope to continue this tradition of hosting events in our outdoor marquee tents with beautiful views of the Sumas and Vedder Mountains, unbelievable sunsets and tranquil moments under the stars.  

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Our Team


Harm & Magdalene 

Harm and Magdalene bought the farm in 1991. Their love for farming has taken them through many twist and turns.  They oversee all activity on the farm and are involved in all farm activities.

Maurice & Adelin 

Hop Growers/ Event Coordinators 
Maurice and his wife, Adelin and two young boys Lincoln and Miller recently made the move to Saar Bank Farms. Maurice and Adelin co-own and manage the hop production and are the Event Coordinators 

Tim Vanderlinde

Hop Grower
Tim Vanderlinde  recently moved onto the farm. He  co-owns and manages the hop production.