Neal McLennan, Food Editor for Vancouver Magazine, writes, “It’s tough to know where to start the gushing thread with Vancouver’s Fresh Roots,” and then proceeds to gush all about Fresh Roots programs and our upcoming dinner in the world’s sweetest article, titled, “The Most Worthy Longtable Dinner of the Summer” (spoiler alert: it’s ours).
Join us for our third annual Schoolyard Harvest Dinner.
We’ll celebrate with an elegant dinner of local ingredients sourced from our schoolyard farms and farmer friends, paired with an open bar of amazing wine from Marquis Wine Cellars, brews from 33 Acres, and kombucha from Brew Dr. Kombucha.
Karima Chellouf is a chef, nutritionist, and educator who has been cooking and baking through elevated dining establishments and patisseries in Vancouver for the past 10 years. Karima’s food is bold, flavourful, influenced by lineage, and is often made to promote discussions of health, self-care, and social issues. Follow @gloryandgutsnutrition on Instagram for pop-up events, workshops, recipes, and more.
Kym Nguyen is a self-taught chef from London, England. Over the last 12 years, they’ve developed a huge passion in cooking farm to table across Canada, inspired by using fresh and local ingredients from whole animals to the produce from the ground, recognizing the amazing flavours of food that can be grown locally and responsibly. Kym hopes to keep continue working closely with local farmers and foragers to create new and exciting dishes.
Support experiential learning by sharing delicious conversations, the best of this season’s harvest, and your own generosity—in addition to ticket sales, our goal is to raise $45,000 at this event to support children and youth in Fresh Roots programs, so please bring your chequebook or credit card along with your appetite!
Proceeds support Good Food at school. You will receive a tax receipt for the charitable portion of your ticket purchase. If you’d like to buy group tickets, are interested in a children’s ticket, or have any other questions, please reach out to Sarah Maitland, our Community Engagement Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The dinner will be served family style, with tables sharing platters of food, so unfortunately, we can’t accommodate special diets.
Photo Credit: Andrea Fernandez
Special thanks to our friends at the Italian Cultural Centre for the use of their kitchen space to prep this amazing meal.
Come one, come all to this FREE event whose only purpose is to bring people together to make apple cider. This is a BYOJ event, so please bring your own jar and cup for hot cider, so you can take some home.
Where: Vantech Secondary Schoolyard Market Garden (Map)
When: Sunday October 14, 12 – 4pm
We’ll help you learn about the full process of apple cider (that’s the same as apple juice, but unfiltered and no sugar added), and for you to help make your own apple cider.
Enjoy cider, local music, socializing, and did we mention cider!
Suwa’lkh students will be at the PoCo Farmers market on August 23rd bringing awareness to our program! We will be selling our produce and native plants set up for the community. Here at Suwalkh we have been focusing on growing fresh produce for the community. We have been Teaching youth healthy eating, life style, learning about native plants and forest restoration. Our goal is to provide fresh food for all and establishing and intertwining communities. Suwa’lkh is an Alternative Indigenous school, with a half acre garden that was started by Freshroots. At Suwa’lkh we have been growing produce and medicinal plant like Tobacco, Thimble berry, Salal berry, White sage and much more!
The PoCo Farmers Market promotes awareness and appreciation for farm fresh produce and local eating, which supports the economy and increases the capacity of small businesses and non-profit organizations in the community. Suwa’lkh is grateful for PoCo Farmers Market for letting us set up a booth. Feel free to come stop buy August 23rd to see what we are all about here at Suwa’lkh.
With great excitement we’re announcing our South Vancouver Harvest Festival! Taking place at the Schoolyard Market Garden at David Thompson Secondary on October 19th, we will be celebrating our local food cultures and sustainability. Together with the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House – join us for an all-ages farm party to celebrate our community’s bounty.
Join us for an afternoon of harvest exuberance and a celebration of food and community! Activities will start at the farm at 3pm and include pumpkin carving, apple pressing, and lawn games! Celebrate the season with a bowl of hearty harvest stew, and cast your vote in a multicultural dessert contest or simply bring a blanket and watch the action unfold.
Bring your family, bring your favourite friend, or just bring yourself!
Stay tuned at @freshroots (Twitter & Instagram), our Facebook page, and our website as the full party plan unfolds. Start sharing your #SouthVanLove pictures with us!
The Big Help!
The schoolyard farms need your help to get ready for school and to fight off some serious weeds!
The first Big Help at David Thompson Secondary was a huge success, with over 35 volunteers joining us to lend a hand in a big way! Each bed was weeded, the kale freed from a chickweed strangle; the dandelions were finally uprooted.
Join us for round two this Thursday, August 27th from 5-8:30pm at Van Tech Secondary schoolyard farm for an evening of gardening, gettin’ dirty and kicking some grass!
Bring yourself, a bottle of water and your friends. Once there, you’ll find delicious snacks, cheesy veggie jokes and the joy of making friends while farming! Afterwards, we’ll all head for some well-deserved dinner nearby.
Please RSVP on Facebook or by emailing email@example.com. Come for the whole evening or just a couple hours; this is the most fun schoolwork you’ll ever do!