Our Farm

We Are a Water Buffalo and Bison Farm, Farm Market and Charitable Foundation, All Rolled Into One!

Located on south Langley’s Agricultural Land Reserve, Academy Farms hosts 350+ water buffalo and 100+ bison on a beautiful, state-of-the-art, 108-acre Farm. We humanely and ethically raise water buffalo and bison to produce a delectable assortment of meat, cheese, and milk products that are sold in our Farm Market. All proceeds benefit the John Volken Academy.

Close up of a buffalo on the farm

Land development of Academy Farm began in 2019 as a social enterprise of the John Volken Academy, a holistic, long-term residential treatment centre. Using a therapeutic community model to help young men change their lives, the Academy’s intense rehabilitation includes the opportunity to help operate and maintain the Farm while gaining confidence, building life skills, learning a trade, earning an education, and receiving career training for life in sobriety.

Recovery is a major issue in todays world. The John Volken Academy invites those that seek the help to rewrite their personal story, to reach out to us for support.  Our extremely effective recovery program provides the opportunity for permanent recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and a brighter future upon graduating.

The John Volken Academy changes lives. By supporting John Volken Academy Farms, you are helping others to change their lives during their recovery journey.

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Leading the Way Towards Sustainable Health and Wellness.

Since opening Academy Farms in May of 2022, our priority has always been to create not only a healthy environment for John Volken Academy Students in recovery but also to provide better-for-you products and healthy alternatives for our Farm Market guests. Our product list grows weekly as we fulfill our vision and passion for sharing quality products that provide optimum nutritional value for all.

We Have Exciting Plans for the Future.

Expanding Our Herd

We are continuously expanding our herd of water buffalo and bison with a focus on practicing sustainable and responsible farming. This allows us to continue to provide our guests with a wide range of healthy and hearty products to choose from in our Farm Market.

State-of-the-Art Technology

We are steadfast in keeping up with state-of-the-art technology to ensure that our farm is both efficient and sustainable. Staying modern and on the pulse of today’s technology with the help of buffalo and bison subject-matter-experts, nutritionists, equipment specialists, and other authorities allows us to provide the highest quality care for our herd.

Bison on the farm feeding

Visit Us and Experience Our Unique
Farm for Yourself!

The Farm Market is Open 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday
23480 40 Ave, Langley Twp, BC V2Z 2J9
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