CLOVERDALE — A farm that once belonged to a prominent pioneer family in Surrey is opening the doors of its heritage potato barn to kick off a fall harvest, and give the community a glimpse of the conservation project that's part of a condo development on the property.
The Fall Harvest Celebration is set for Saturday, Oct. 12 and marks the sales launch of the 253-unit condo development being built around heritage buildings on what was the Bose farm.
The Cloverdale family farmed the land from 1892 until 2009, including Bob Bose, who served as Surrey's mayor from 1988 to 1996.
During the fall harvest event, the community will be able to peek inside the barn built by Henry Bose in 1936.
The potato barn, as well as an old milk parlour and the Bose family home are part of the restoration project and the three buildings will be the centerpieces of the condo development. The home will be used as guest suites, the potato barn will be an amenity centre for residents and the milk parlour will be a tool shed for a community garden.
Members of the Bose family will be on hand during Saturday's event as visitors are treated to "farm life," with a band, harvest pies and fall activities.
The Fall Harvest Celebration will be from noon to 4 p.m. at The Ridge at Bose Farm, located at 16390 64th Ave.
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