in the beginning
Farming has been a way of life for the Taves family since the 1930s, when Opa purchased his first farm in the Southlands of Abbotsford. Going into the fourth generation, Taves Family Farms continues to thrive with Loren and Corinne Taves leading the way. The farming operation now grows over 60 acres of produce where they harvest everything from eggplant and heirloom tomatoes, to a variety of currants and berries to apples and pumpkins!
Each spring, summer and fall, the Taves welcome people to the Applebarn to enjoy Easterfest, u-pick goji berries, sunflower and pumpkin patches, hay rides, a corn maze, jumping pillows, farm animals, pedal karts, pony rides, fun eats, and, most importantly, u-pick apples! Visiting the farm in fall brings 10 acres of orchard laden with different varieties of apples from tart Alkmene to sweet Honeycrisp and the Taves’ signature apple, the Jonagold. Together, this combination yields the most delicious cold-pressed apple cider and legendary apple cider slushies.
cider for the big kids
The Taves are excited to share their newest venture with you as they open Taves Estate Cidery–a hard cider tasting barn and picnic area!
From April through December, Taves Estate Cidery will be offering
growler fills, tasting flights, and unique bottled ciders.
First apples, then soft cider and, now, hard cider!
The story continues to evolve.
Everyone is invited to come out and sip the orchard-to-bottle flavours while
hanging with Billy and his gang of troublemakers.