Archive of posts tagged "farm"

Outstanding in the Field UBC Farm & Pemberton

July 9th, 2013 @ 10:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Outstanding in the Field is returning to BC this year with events at UBC Farm and in Pemberton. This international dining series hosts a long table dinner in the middle of land that is used to supply ingredients for the meal, making for a truly farm-to-fork experience. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Outstanding in […]

Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour

June 25th, 2013 @ 12:01pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Ever since my first Circle Farm Tour in Harrison and Agassiz back in 2009 I’ve been hooked on these free, self-guided farmgate programs that can be found in Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows, Langley, Chilliwack, and Abbotsford as well. These tours introduce you to the great people who cultivate the bounty that grows in our […]

We Heart Local Awards 2013

June 24th, 2013 @ 3:11pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Celebrating local food and agriculture around the beautiful province of British Columbia, the brand new We (Heart) Local Awards is a new popular choice awards program. The We Heart Local Awards will recognize key players throughout the industry through a nomination process followed by a public vote. How it Works Nominations will be open July […]

Ka’anapali Fresh: MauiGrown Coffee Company Tour

September 2nd, 2012 @ 8:23pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The first annual Ka’anapali Fresh food and wine festival has already had us enjoying a progressive dinner along the beach, a luncheon to showcase locally-grown ingredients, and a farmers market by the sea. Yesterday we met Marilyn Jansen Lopes from Maui Country Farm Tours who took us up to the old sugar can plantation which […]

Corn Maze: Cloverdale, Chilliwack, Pitt Meadows

August 28th, 2012 @ 9:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Our world-famous Corn mazes (Maize Mazes) are shaping up as temperatures cool and the kids return to school. Summer isn’t over yet but this autumn harvest-themed activity is always a hit. Bose Family Corn Maze (Cloverdale/Surrey) Website Location: 64th Avenue and 156th Street, Surrey [Map] Dates: August 30, 2012 to October 21, 2012 Activities: Corn […]

Corn Festival at Kerrisdale Farmers Market

August 22nd, 2012 @ 9:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Kerrisdale Farmers Market is hosting a corn festival this weekend with freshly-popped kettle corn recipes, fresh corn, roasted corn, recipes, and corn-related activities for the kids. Photo credit: planetc1 on Flickr I spent some time in Kerrisdale last week and it left me wondering I don’t get there more often. As a child our […]

Slow Food Cycle Farm Tour in Agassiz

July 29th, 2012 @ 10:16am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Our local Slow Food chapter, part of an international organization that has built a network of small-scale sustainable farmers, recently hosted a cycle tour of participating farms in Agassiz, BC. Slow Food (as opposed to fast food) is farm-to-table, supporting local growers. We had spent the night at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort, about 90 […]

Fraser Valley Strawberry Season 2012

July 4th, 2012 @ 1:31pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Fresh, ripe, and locally-grown strawberries are ready for devouring around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. With a healthy dose of rain and now a helping of sunshine, the sweet, plump berries are ready to be picked. There are 13 farms that belong to the Fraser Valley Strawberry Growers Association so you’re bound to find […]