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Thursday, December 3, 2015

What's Happening in December!

It seems like this year is flying by! We, at Burnaby Food First, wish all in our community the best during the holiday season! As well as taking the time to enjoy a home cooked meal with local ingredients. 

Now let's see what is happening around town!

New Westminster Market Day - Dec. 5 & 19

After spending time at the Anvil Centre, why not head up to 5th and Belmont to check out the Winter Farmers Market!

There will be up to 40 vendors offering fresh local produce, prepared foods and handmade crafts as well as delicious food trucks.

Saturday Dec. 5 & 19
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
5th and Belmont Street, New Westminster

More information: http://rcfm.ca/event/dec-5th-market-day/ 

Vancouver Winter Farmer's Market - Dec. 5, 12 & 19

Every Saturday in December, except Dec. 26th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver

More information: http://markets.bcfarmersmarket.org/market/vancouver-winter-farmers-market

Homesteader's Emporium December Events

Monday Dec. 7th: Holiday Canning (food gifts) - cost: $80

Tuesday Dec. 15th: Natural Skincare Essentials (skin care gifts) - cost: $40

To buy tickets, visit: http://www.homesteadjunction.ca/collections/event-tickets

Support UBC Farms and Forestry Undergraduate Society - Buy a Christmas Tree - Dec. 11 & 12

Friday, December 1111:30-4:30pm
Saturday, December 1210:00-4:30pm

First come, first served! Cash only.

Both live potted trees and u-cut trees will be available. Proceeds will help support the FUS (Forestry Undergraduate Society) and a portion will also be donated to the UBC Farm and Forests Without Borders. 

For information, visit: http://xmastrees.forestry.ubc.ca/ 

SFU's Philosophers' Café Water Issues in an Era of Climate Change - Dec. 17

Thursday Dec. 17th at 7:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch), Multipurpose room 1, 1 Kingsway
Cost is free.

Join Dr. John Irwin in this talk about being water efficient as possible. 

More information: http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/events/2015/12/water-issues-in-an-era-of-climate-change.html

Christmas Gift Ideas
With Christmas fast approaching, why not show your support for local community programs!

2016! Get Your Edible Garden Project Calendars

Ok, the new year is coming up real fast and what a great way to give the gardener a great planning resource! The cost is $18.50 and monies raised support the North Shore Neighbourhood House's Edible Garden Project.

Buy your calendar at: http://ediblegardenproject.com/2016-calendar-shop/

Hastings Sunrise Cookbook

Hastings Sunrise Cooks is a local community engagement project celebrating the neighbourhood's food and drink, community spirit, and love for all things green. Recipes from local restaurants, cafes and delis. A awesome gift for the cook in your life!

More information: http://hastingssunrisecooks.bigcartel.com/product/hastings-sunrise-cooks-cookbook


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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