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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.

Make Your Own Butter with the Historic Stewart Farm

Online and at Home

Surrey, BC

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Culinary & food

History & heritage


Did you know that you can make butter at home? Back in 1894 the Stewart family didn’t buy butter from the store – they made their own with cream from their cows. Milking cows and churning butter were regular farm chores for settler children like William and John Stewart Jr, children who lived at the Historic Stewart Farm. Fresh butter would have been used for baking and cooking, traded for other goods with neighbours, or sold in town at the market. You can make your own butter too! It’s easy: all you need is a mason jar, whipping cream, and a few other basic kitchen tools. You can also add herbs or other flavours to make infused butter. Post your butter making results on our Facebook page @HeritageSurrey. Click the button below to get the recipe and guide.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

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This event is free.

  • Butter Making at a Stewart Farm Event

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City of Surrey, Historic Stewart Farm

The City of Surrey Heritage Services Department runs various parts of Heritage within the City of Surrey including Heritage Collections, Surrey Archives, Re-enactors, and Historic Stewart Farm. The mandate of our division is to share the diverse history of the Municipality of Surrey with our community. Our vision is to create a better community that reflects on the past. Recently as part of our shift towards online programming these institutions have begun to focus on digital and remote programming, instead of in person interpretation. This program is loosely based off of our regular events held throughout the year, where we make various things like newcomers to Surrey did in the past.

This event is part of a hub:

City of Surrey Culture Division

City of Surrey Surrey, BC

Six sections in the City of Surrey Culture division are participating in this year's Culture Days event. Surrey Civic Theatres, The Surrey Art Gallery, The Historic Stewart Farm, The Museum of Surrey, The Surrey Archives, and Special Event...



Surrey, BC

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Jerrilin Spence