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Saturday, October 31, 2015

What's Happening in November!

Happy Halloween! It's a night of sugary treats and yummy sweets...speaking of which, once you get your fill of refined sugar, consider alternative sweets!

November 16th - Learn how to create delicious and healthy raw desserts without refined sugar, dairy, eggs or flour! Yummy tastings included! By purchasing tickets, you will be supporting our work in delivering cooking and gardening workshops and programs to those who live, work and play in the City of Burnaby!

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite at http://naturalsweetness.eventbrite.ca or by calling (604) 294-7421.

Now, lets check out what is happening locally in November!

Winter Farmer's Market: Royal City & Vancouver

Now that Burnaby Farmer's Market has ended for the 2015 season...Check out the Royal City's Farmer's Markets.

When: November to April (first and third Saturdays of the month)

Also, Vancouver's Winter Farmer's market at Nat Bailey Stadium: http://eatlocal.org/markets/winter-market/ - Every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm from November 7, 2015 to April 23, 2016.

Homesteader's Emporium Workshops

With Christmas fast approaching, now is the time to get started on homemade gifts.

For all you interested DIYers, check out some of the wonderful workshops that is offered in November and December (leading up to Christmas) where you can make and give homemade gifts!

Website: http://www.homesteadersemporium.ca/ - some workshops may be sold out!

Burnaby Library Talks: Agricultural Roots - Nov. 4th

Join local historian Eric Damer of the Burnaby Village Museum for a presentation and an illustrated talk on the history and development of farming and food production in Burnaby.

Location: Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby

More information and registration (it's free): http://www.bpl.bc.ca/events/burnabys-agricultural-roots


Vancouver Food Bank: Get Into Canning this Fall! - Nov.4th

When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 1150 Raymur Avenue

It's fall and the perfect time to find out if you are interested in canning. Join the Greater Vancouver Food Bank for a fantastic taster session offering you the opportunity to learn how to make your own jams and jellies! 
Learn the basic techniques, get some practical experience and find out if canning really is for you and your family.
Participants will also be able to take home a jar of preserves.
Cost: $15.00
For more information and to register, please contact Lisa Bouwmeester at LisaB@foodbank.bc.ca or (604) 216-3073.

Il Mercato Italian Night Market - Nov. 20th

This market brings together the tastes of Italy with fresh produce grown locally, in addition to delicious food prepared by Il Centro's chef and handmade products from local artisans.
It offers a taste of Italian cuisine and music featuring the classic mandolin and accordion. There will also be children's activities provided by the centre's Italian school teachers.

When: Friday November 20th
Time: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan, Vancouver

UBC Farm's Workshop - Grow Your Own Mushrooms at Home for Food & Medicine - Nov. 21st

Join Danielle Stevenson in this morning workshop that will cover some of the many ways you can grow mushrooms at your home or apartment and highlight ways you can make use of household waste as a food source for your mushrooms!

This is suitable for beginners to mushroom cultivation, and for those who have tried without success to grow mushrooms. Each participant will leave with a grow kit of a delicious edible or medicinal mushroom and detailed instructions on care.

Where: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver, BC, Map
When: Saturday November 21, 2015
Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 noon
Cost: $58.00 + taxes
More information or to register: http://www.calendar.events.ubc.ca:80/s/6Yz

UBC Farm's Workshop - Mushroom Companions to the Garden, Orchard and Farm - Nov. 21st

Join Danielle Stevenson in an afternoon workshop on growing many delicious and medicinal mushrooms amidst your veggies, berries, bushes and trees- increasing your home-grown nutrition and boosting soil and plant ecosystem health. Mushrooms can also be grown in shadier areas where other types of growing are limited, and be used to filter runoff from chicken coops, or digest household and pet waste.

Learn how to assess your site for the best spots to incorporate fungi, and then learn hands-on how to make mushroom beds, logs, pathways, companion plant mushrooms within your veggie beds, and add beneficial mycorhizal fungi to your site.

Where: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver, BC, Map
When: Saturday November 21, 2015
Time: 1:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $47.00 + taxes
More information or to register: http://www.calendar.events.ubc.ca:80/s/6YA

Don't forget to check back on our website for our gardening or cooking workshops. We have some great workshops in the works and events will be posted shortly!

If you have a farming/gardening/food security event that you would like to share, please email us with the information to: burnabyfoodfirst@gmail.com. We would be happy to share your events on our blog!

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