The new Valley Food and Farm Collective opened Thursday night on West Railway Street in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsfofrd News)

The new Valley Food and Farm Collective opened Thursday night on West Railway Street in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsfofrd News)

Valley Food and Farm Collective now open

New initative launched Thursday in Abbotsford

A new initiative aimed at positioning the Fraser Valley as a global food destination opened Thursday in Abbotsford.

The Valley Food and Farm (VFF) Collective, located at 2518 West Railway St., will host farmers’ markets every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

The VFF will include food trucks, live music, and an educational component.

The completion of phase 1 also includes community offices, a creative community space, and a partnership with Valley Food Market.

Phase two, which begins in November, includes a commissary kitchen, a communal brewhouse, a local-food cafe, community rental space and a music venue.

Other initiatives include local food certification (creating standards for what local food means to the Valley) and re-defining the local chef culture to teach and inspire a new generation of chefs.

Follow the Valley Food Farm Collective on Instagram and Facebook for more information or email info@valleyfoodandfarm.com.