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Abbotsford rice farmer plants crop

On May 5, local sake producer Masa Shiroki
On May 5, local sake producer Masa Shiroki's fourth rice crop is planted in an Abbotsford field.
— image credit: Submitted photo - Lynda Grace Philippsen

Local farmer Masa Shiroki was in the fields on Monday, planting crops on Abbotsford's only rice farm with the help of volunteers.

Shiroki will eventually turn the rice into locally-sourced sake – Japanese rice wine – through his company Artisan Sakemaker.

This will be the fourth year that Shiroki has planted rice on land near Highway 1 and Sumas Way.

For more on Shiroki and his rice farm, click here.

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