Hop Creek Farms, located in the beautiful Squamish Valley, B.C., is a 33-acre farm that sustainably and ethically raises beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. To tell you who we are, we think it’s helpful to know where we’ve come from;
The Wright Family has a long history of ranching in BC, with roots in the Cariboo region traceable back to 1862 when my great-grandfather, William Wright and his son John came from Upper Canada. They supplied horses and beef for the miners who frequented the area and became known as some of the best handlers for both cattle and horses. For 4 generations my family has worked on, leased, and owned various properties all in the livestock business (for an extended overview, check out the excerpt below from the B.C. Cowboy Hall of Fame).
Carrying on the family tradition, in 1969, my parents, Iris and Dave Wright purchased Murphy Meadow Ranch, also in BC’s Cariboo Region, just south of Williams Lake. Almost 50 years later, the main Ranch at Murphy Meadow, now run by myself, Burt Wright and my wife, Steph, is home to 350 head of cattle, all of which are 100% grass fed and grass finished, meaning they’re both antibiotic and hormone free. We firmly believe in ethically raised and cared for livestock, have a passion for what we do, and take great pride in our animals and the products we sell.
In 2017, we joined Steph's parents, Ingrid and Greg McDougall to create Hop Creek Farms in our new home in the Squamish Valley. With my family’s history and expertise in cattle and livestock management, and Steph’s family's business expertise as well as the vision to supply food that was truly local to their neighbours, our families have come together to build a farm with animals that are sustainably and ethically raised.
Presently, we are able to service the Sea to Sky Corridor and the Lower Mainland. Once we know we are providing the best possible service to our customers, we will look to expand our operations while always ensuring that we are preserving the quality of our supply.
Have any questions about the above? Please just ask! We started asking a lot of questions about the meat that we were eating and that’s why we are in this business so happy to share. After all, you should know where your food comes from!
How Hop Creek Farms is Different:
Based in the Cariboo Region, our sister ranch, Murphy Meadow Ranch raises our cows from birth in the higher altitude, nutrient dense, open range grass regions of the Interior. Towards maturity, they make the trip down to Hop Creek Farms to spend their later days in the lush grasses of the Squamish Valley, where they keep company with the Lamb, Pigs, and Chickens, who have been raised exclusively on our farm. Our livestock and poultry are raised in the best environment possible, with a focus on the health, well-being, and happiness of all the animals. Along with our team, we are on site every day to ensure this. Our cows and lambs are grass fed and grass finished (no bulking up on grains at any point in their lives), and our pigs and chickens are fed certified organic, non-GMO feed. Most of our products are sold in bulk, directly to the consumer through this website. We also sell directly to restaurants and local markets, who share our vision for truly local menu and grocery options. Although we offer delivery throughout much of the Lower Mainland, our customers are welcome to stop by for pickups.
(excerpt from the B.C. Cowboy Hall of Fame. To read more, head to the archives)