LOG BARN 1912 HISTORY
A bit of Log Barn 1912 history…
The Log Barn 1912 is a unique Agricultural farm based business that started in 1994 along highway 97A, in the small farming community of Armstrong, BC. The original barn dates back to 1912, thus the name of the business. The Mennonite family business started by selling fruits and vegetables from the small corn shack (pictured above). The family soon realized that customers would come from far and wide just to buy their fresh produce and most would stay a while to enjoy the animals and the farm setting. Word of mouth spread, and soon after the business began to grow rapidly.
In 2006 the business started selling baked goods, meat and cheese products and much more. Many of these recipes were created from the original Mennonite cookbooks. Some of our favorite creations include old-fashioned sausages, cheese, pies, assorted pastries, jams and jellies. The owners believe that food is a cultural experience that transcends all kinds of differences and distances. It is more than just sustenance – good food brings people together. This is the bases that the Log Barn 1912 was built upon and stays true even to this day. The Log Barn 1912 brings families together through the food we prepare and sell. Soon after the business the family decided to build a wooden goat walk attraction on the Armstrong farm. This iconic goat walk (pictured above) can be seen today for miles (it stands 30 feet high and 60 feet wide) along highway 97A. People come from all over to see the wooden goat walk! Today, the Log Barn has seventeen goats and four horses that are part of the Log Barn family.
A few years later candy and giftware were added to complete country store. The years past by quickly and often our customers would ask “where can I buy your meat, cheese, pastries and giftware outside of Armstrong, BC”? The seed was then planted that we need to take our unique farm based culinary foods on the road, and thus the Log Barn 1912 kiosks sprouted up across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. If you are looking for our kiosk locations this year please see our website home page.
The business continued to grow and in 2017 the business sold to a group of Entrepreneurs that are focused on building the business and its community involvement. With the objective to provide superior quality and unique products to not only the tourists passing through Armstrong but also to it’s local markets. The new owners are committed to continue to employ staff from Spallumcheen, neighbouring areas as well as in other areas of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan (for the seasonal kiosks). The focus will be on learning and determining the needs of their patrons, to bring a whole new level of product, service and experience for their customers.
The customers have made the Log Barn 1912 what it is today and we appreciate your patronage. We don’t know which field our tractor will go down next; we invite you to follow the Log Barn 1912 family on our exciting journey on our Facebook page.
The Management and Staff – Log Barn 1912
The Log Barn 1912 is a proud member of the Armstrong - Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce
Community Donations /Support
The Log Barn 1912 is very involved in helping our local community and has supported local charities, groups, organizations and local businesses over the years through various donations.
Maven Lane – The Vernon Child Care and Early Learning Center - Auction 2016
United Way – North Okanagan Shuswap (2017)
Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Arts Society – September 2017 Art Show
Extreme Rodeo – Armstrong April 2018
Pleasant Valley Secondary School – Armstrong April 2018