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Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Jam Making and Drying and Storing Workshops

Burnaby Food First is pleased to present two more FREE community workshops!

Summer Jam Making

Thursday, July 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cranberry Commons (4272 Albert Street / Burnaby - map)

Learn how to make your own jam. Janice Bobic will show us how to use summer berries to make jam. You get a jar of jam to take home with you! This will be a hands-on workshop.

Registration is required. Space is limited! To register, email send us an email or call (604) 441-6729.


Janice Bobic is a Burnaby bee expert who also owns and operates My Father's Garden, a Burnaby-based small business focusing on local artisan food production.

Also, Chanel Ly from Sustainable SFU will be giving a short talk at the beginning of the workshop about why local food matters, and about projects happening at SFU. 

Art of Drying and Storing Foods

Tuesday, July 16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tommy Douglas Library (7311 Kingsway / Burnaby - map)

Learn how to prepare and store dried fruits and vegetables, including learning how to make your own fruit leather! This will be a demonstration-style workshop.

Registration is required. Space is limited! To register, email send us an email or call (604) 441-6729.


Andrea Potter is a Red Seal Chef and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She teaches whole-foods cooking classes and also offers nutrition counselling. She is passionate about the benefits of whole, local and slow foods. For more information on Andrea Potter, visit her website: http://wholefoodscooking.ca/.

Community Event: From Field to Fork Program

Burnaby Food First also wanted to let you know about a great program happening this summer at Burnaby Village Museum!

From Field to Fork

Every Tuesday afternoon, 3:00 pm / July and August
Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Avenue / Burnaby - map)

Visitors can get down and dirty in the Love Farmhouse vegetable patch on a FREE “From Field to Fork” program at Burnaby Village Museum. This hands-on, 45-minute family program highlights the importance of farming communities in Burnaby by exploring the real deal.

Led by a historical interpreter, participants will explore a variety of topics including Pioneer farmers, Chinese-Canadian market gardeners, victory gardens, large-scale agriculture, sustainability, the local food movement, and the popularity of farmers' markets today.

Participants are encouraged to help plant, weed, harvest, water, and thin the garden. Each participant will receive a free carousel ride ticket and their own pre-made heritage seed pack to take home and plant. A maximum of 20 participants can be accommodated on each tour.

Phone ahead to register at (604) 297-4565 or register on-site as a drop-in (space permitting). The program meets at the Orientation Plaza. 

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