Episode 11

Strawberry Farming in the Fraser Valley

1994-68-1The Haney Nokai (Farmer’s Association) building in 1940
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SJCTM – 11 – Strawberry Farming in the Fraser Valley

 

Strawberry farming the the lower mainland was an industry pioneered by Japanese Canadians in British Columbia. At one point, Japanese Canadians were responsible for as much as 83 percent of strawberry production in the province.

 

Produced and Hosted by Raymond Nakamura and Scott Owens
Music by Aiko Saita


Sources

Yamaga, Yasutaro. Trans. W. T. Hashizume.  History of Haney Nokai.  North York, 2006.
Dore, Anne. From Harbour to Harvest: The Diverse Paths of Japanese-Canadians to Landownership, Farming, and the Making of Community in the Fraser Valley, 1904-1942. MA thesis. Simon Fraser University, 2004. 

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