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Thursday, April 30, 2015

What's Happening in May

Lots of programs and workshops are happening around the Lower Mainland. Check out some of these events!

Artisan Farmers' Markets
It's spring -- time to eat your greens!
Credit: Leanne Zmud

Lonsdale Quay
Location: Lonsdale Quay, East Plaza (123 Carrie Cates Court / North Vancouver - map)
Dates: May 2, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each Saturday

Burnaby Market
Location: Burnaby City Hall, North Parking Lot (4949 Canada Way / Burnaby - map)
Dates: May 2, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each Saturday

Ambleside Market
Location: 1500 Block Bellevue (15th Street and Bellevue Avenue / West Vancouver - map)
Dates: May 3, 2015 to October 25, 2015
Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each Sunday

Find a great selection of conventional and organic foods, from fresh produce to prepared food and handmade products. There's everything from jam, honey, and salsa to berries and greens!

The markets also host a book exchange, reading area, and activities table and live music.

In an effort to reduce plastic use, please bring your own plastic or reusable shopping bags.

Burnaby Food First - Apron Project

If you've been looking to get your hands on one of our fundraiser aprons, come visit the Burnaby Food First booth at the Burnaby location on May 2! Come meet some Food First members and say "Hello" to Emily, our new Events Coordinator!

For more information on these markets, including monthly market events, visit the Artisan Farmers' Markets website: http://www.artisanmarkets.ca/

The Flour Peddler

Location: Burnaby Public Library, Metrotown Branch (6100 Willingdon Avenue / Burnaby - map)
Date: Monday, May 25, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

In 2008, a small-scale flour miller from Sunshine Coast created a handmande bike mill. From the rainforests of Roberts Creek, BC to the bustling streets of Kampala, Uganda, and finally onwards to the village of Panlang in South of Sudan, the Flour Peddler is the story of two community-minded entrepreneurs as they set out to build and deliver their bicycle-powered grain mill to a rural women's cooperative in a tiny village.

This Chris & Josh Hergesheimer presentation and siledeshow will explore the trends and issues of local food systems as well as the challenges and power of alternative food movements.

Event is FREE, but registration is required. Please phone (604) 940-8967 or register online.

For more information, visit the event page here.

Hands-On Cook Off Contest

Deadline: May 15, 2015

This video contest, brought to you by Fraser Health, is about bringing together food and fun in the kitchen. Two generations or two youth come together to demonstrate how to prepare a recipe. You can win some great prizes!

So, choose a recipe, grab your family, film your three-minute video, and upload it! Contest and submission information can be found here: http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/contest/.

Richmond Community Seed Library

Location: Richmond Public Library, Brighouse (Main) Branch (7700 Minoru Gate / Richmond - map)
Dates: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 and Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Richmond Community Seed Library will be available at the Brighouse Branch of the Richmond Public Library. Drop by, join the seed library, and start growing!

For more information, visit the Seed Library page here

Wild Salmon Caravan

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street / Vancouver - map)
Time: 10:30 am

Traveling from Prince George/William Lake (on Sunday, May 10) to Vancouver (on Thursday, May 14), the BC Food System Network hopes everyone will join the caravan to celebrate the strength and resiliency of wild salmon.

There are different ways to get involved!
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/683957878397505/
YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIlXaCpilr0

Richmond Food Security Society Annual General Meeting

Location: Terra Nova Red Barn (2631 Westminster Highway / Richmond - map)
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join new Executive Director, Anita Georgy, of Richmond Food Security Society for their Annual General Meeting! Find out more about the work they have done in the past year and what work is planned for the future.

For more information, visit the meeting page here.