Agriculture & Farming
The Agriculture sector plays a significant role in Surrey's economy, with Surrey’s expansive agricultural land base defining much of the City. Over 1/3 of land in Surrey (or 9,290 hectares) is within the ALR, which is a provincial zone in which agriculture is recognized as the priority use. In addition to lands within the ALR, there are over 1,000 hectares of Agricultural lands currently zoned for agricultural uses located outside the ALR.
Surrey farms accounted for over $167 Million dollars, or 22% of the total gross annual farm receipts in Metro Vancouver, in 2010, on less than 15% of Metro Vancouver’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) area - which is one of the richest growing areas in Canada because of its favourable soils, mild climate, and extended growing season.
The key agricultural sectors in Surrey are:
- berry, and
- vegetable production.
Contact us at Agriculture@surrey.ca for more information on agriculture and farming in Surrey.
Learn about Surrey's Agricultural Land base and uses.
Find Surrey's agricultural related plans, policies, strategies and procedures.
Learn about agricultural and farming issues in Surrey
See how Surrey is enhancing the agricultural land base, encouraging innovation, improving sustainability, and maximizing productivity.
Support Surrey farmers by buying locally produced farm products.
See how City of Surrey policies and programs work to protect farmland from flooding and improve farming conditions.
See how the history of Surrey is tied to the history of farming.
Learn how to start a farm with resources from The BC Ministry of Agriculture.