Abbotsford rice farmer plants crop

Masa Shiroki's rice is made into locally-sourced sake

On May 5

On May 5

Local farmer Masa Shiroki was in the fields on Monday, planting crops on Abbotsford’s only rice farm with the help of volunteers.

Shiroki will eventually turn the rice into locally-sourced sake – Japanese rice wine – through his company Artisan Sakemaker.

This will be the fourth year that Shiroki has planted rice on land near Highway 1 and Sumas Way.

For more on Shiroki and his rice farm, click here.