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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

What's Happening in August!

Sorry Food Firsters for a late post however, we needed to promote our Fats: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly and our Winter Container Gardening workshops, so we had to delay this posting! If you are considering attending, please register!

So, let's see what is happening around BC!

Farm to Feast at Loutet Farm - August 6th

Join the North Shore Neighbourhood House for a meal to remember, and get more children learning in their veggie gardens!

The Edible Garden program brings over 1000 children and youth into their gardens each year to meet the worms, learn how to grow their own veggies, and become empowered to make healthy eating choices. The Farm to Feast will ensure that the North Shore Neighbourhood House can bring more students outside to learn and be inspired by the joys of growing food! 

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - North Vancouver
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

More information (or buy tickets):

Farmers on 57th Open House - August 12th

Farmers on 57th would like to invite you to see how community agriculture functions within a health care or social housing environment!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/farmers-on-57th-open-house-tickets-17785162901?ref=elink

Feast of Fields - August 16th (Okanagan)

Support FarmFolk CityFolk’s work to cultivate local, sustainable food systems across British Columbia. They have events in the Okanagan, Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

Feast of Fields is a four hour wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - Okanagan
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - Metro Vancouver
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Vancouver Island

More information (or buy tickets):

7th Annual Garlic Festival (Richmond) - August 23rd

This fundraiser supporting The Sharing Farm.

Highlights for include:
  • Delicacies from up to 20 local restaurants
  • An expanded farmers & garlic market
  • Live music
  • Cooking demonstrations for the whole family
  • A “kid’s zone” with tons of fun food and farm-themed activities
  • A mad dash cooking competition with chefs harvesting their own ingredients from the fields

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - Richmond's Terra Nova Rural Park
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission by donation
Free parking

More information: http://yvrgarlicfest.ca/

Farmer's Markets in BC

Don't forget to check out all the local farmer's markets in and around BC. Support a farmer and eat local!

Check us out at Burnaby Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, at City Hall in Burnaby! Don't forget to pick up a t-shirt and/or an apron at our table!

More information for Burnaby Farmer's Markets and events, visit http://www.artisanmarkets.ca/

Eat Think Vote

Does food matter to you? Then let's make food a federal election issue!

Sign the Eat Think Vote petition and get Federal politicians and candidates to make a national food policy a reality in Canada so that no one goes hungry! Let's make sure that all Canadians have access to healthy and affordable foods. 

More information: http://campaign.foodsecurecanada.org/

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 the information with others!

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