Store Of The Month June 2024

Our Story

We are a family run business based in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Our goal is to give you a satisfying shopping experience while providing you with quality product. Our focus is on fruit and veggies, but we also have a large selection of groceries including international items. Sit down in our bustling café, a hot-spot for homemade soup, fresh sandwiches, and salads; or take any of our products to go! Lastly, we love to partner with our community and contribute to the organizations in Chilliwack. While you’re here, we invite you to look around and enjoy the food we all love. And don’t forget: Let’s Eat Together.

Hofstede’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetables began in 1981 after Roelof and Doutzen Hofstede moved to Chilliwack from The Netherlands with their two children John (12) and Tera (8). The Hofstede’s started selling Okanagan fruit at the outdoor Chilliwack market in 1985; the same year their youngest daughter Lisa was born.

Their weeks were spent at the “Fruit Shuttle” in Keremeos picking fruit. Their weekends, driving out to Chilliwack with a truck full of great quality fresh fruit to sell at the Chilliwack market. The Hofstede’s concept originated from selling fresh produce from local orchards. Now, over 20 years later, the same concept remains and has grown into a commitment to bring local markets of the world to you.

From 1985-1998 the family’s mobile produce stand traveled to Hope, Sardis, Chilliwack and Merritt, building up loyal customers who grew to love their high standards of fresh fruit and personal service. They grew from a small table out of a pickup truck, increasing over the years to a 60′ steel mobile unit designed by Roelof Hofstede specifically for his market stand.

 

About Global Reach Confections and More

“We’ve been working with Global Reach for many years, and have been impressed with the high quality service they provide. Their product has always been up to the high standards we want to provide for our customers, and the Dutch treats never disappoint!. Whenever we need a product on short notice, Global Reach is quick and willing to accommodate. Thank you, Global Reach Confections!”

 

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Hofstede’s Country Barn

45796 Luckakuck Way

Chilliwack, BC V2R 5P9