If Masa Shiroki has his way, rice fields will someday be a common sight in the Fraser Valley.

The Granville Island sake maker harvested his third rice crop from an Abbotsford field over Thanksgiving, gathering almost three tons of sake rice that he’ll turn into 5,000 bottles of the traditional Japanese beverage.

“I’ve had no problem selling it,” he said of his Fraser Valley Junmai sake. “People are very excited by the idea that the rice was grown locally.”

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