Come join us for The Fresh Roots Before Sunset Fundraiser,

IN-PERSON on the David Thompson Schoolyard Farm in Vancouver

Thursday, July 7th, 2022 at 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Once again we are mixing things up for our biggest fundraiser of the year. We aren’t quite ready for a sit-down long table dinner with hundreds of people but mingling outdoors at the schoolyard farm on a balmy late afternoon/evening sounds just right!

Come eat, drink, connect, listen to live music, try out some farm-based education activities and take in the beauty of a schoolyard farm in all its summer splendour. All funds generated from the event provide critical funds for our farm-based learning for kids and youth across Metro Vancouver!

On Thursday, July 7th we’ll celebrate together with elegant small plates and a grazing table composed of locally produced ingredients and the best of the season’s local harvest, local wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages and some sweet treats to finish off the evening.

Fresh Roots Before Sunset Menu

33 Acres of Sunshine French Blanchè, and Ocean West Coast Pale Ale 

Wards Hard Apple Cider 

Edna’s Paloma, and Mojito Cocktails (non-alc) 


Spot Prawn Cappauccino 

Hokkaido Scallop Ceviche on cedar planks 

By chefs Rob Clark and Julian Bond | Organic Ocean Seafood


Beet Ceviche

marinated Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Farm beets, and carrot aguachile 

Sirius Veg Burger

Oyster and King Farm mushrooms, mini bun

Rainbow Trout Ceviche

chlorophyll aguachile, KPU farm herbs 

Farmcrest Chicken Slider

crisp chicken, pickled KPU farm radish

By chef Brockton Lane | Sirius Eats Food Truck 


Fresh Roots Grazing Table

squid ink soil, and burnt onion charcoal hummus

textures of Fresh Roots Farm veg, and Lacto-fermented veg

pickled, roasted, and raw KPU Farm veg

Oyster and King Farms mushroom conserva

bannock flatbread

wine-macerated figs and fruit

crackers, olives, vegan charcuterie, cheese, and spreads 

Rainbow Trout Roulade 

smoked salmon mousse, Haida Gwaii kelp dust, nori, rhubarb wild-berry jelly, bannock crackers 

By chef TJ Conwi | Ono Vancouver 


Earnest Ice Cream Sandwich 

Kafka’s Coffee Roasting Cold Brew


About the Event

Each ticket includes a wide selection of tasting plates and a grazing table featuring lovingly prepared meat, seafood and vegetable-based dishes created by Chef TJ Conwi of Ono Vancouver and his team and Sirius Food Truck and an extra-special sustainable seafood creation by Chef Robert Clark, Chief Culinary Officer at Organic Ocean, member of Order of Canada, founder of The BC Spot Prawn Festival amongst many other accolades. All capped off with sweet treats from Earnest Ice Cream and Kafka’s Coffee.

Can’t make it to the event? Check out the ONLINE Silent Auction (ends July 7th at 7pm) and 50/50 Raffle (ends July 7th at 7:30pm) –

***Early Bird Tickets-available until June 20th, 11:59

***VIP Tickets-include a goodie bag filled with locally sourced items and on-site event perks.

Hosting a Group? If you would like to purchase a reserved table to host a group please contact Caroline Manuel, Communications and Engagement Manager at 604-754-0271 or with any questions or for more information.***

**Fresh Roots is a registered Canadian charity# 844249680RR0001. You will be provided with a charitable tax receipt for a portion of each ticket price.**


***The event will take place rain or shine!

***Proof of age required for consumption of alcohol

Some of our generous sponsors!

Organic Ocean, 33 Acres Brewing Co., Ono Vancouver, Ward’s Cider, SIRIUS Craving, Edna’s Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Company, SPUD, Garden of Granite Winery, KPU Richmond Farm, Oyster & King Mushrooms, Fraser Valley Seafood, Canada College Vancouver, Spread ‘Em Kitchen Co., Earnest Ice Cream, Kafka Coffee,  Katharine Manson Communications, Legends Haul, East Van Graphics, Seasons Bakery, Terra Breads, Fresh Ideas Start Here (F.I.S.H), Modo Co-op, Dalina, Callister Craftv Soda, Blue Heron Cheese and more to be announced in the next few days.

**Special LIVE Musical Guest**


Vancouver native Sam Parton is a founding member of Canadian folk group The Be Good Tanyas. A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Parton co-founded the band in the late nineties with Jolie Holland. In 2017, Parton and Holland reunited and released Wildflower Blues, an album that wove together influences spanning jazz, blues, country, folk, rock, experimental, and the great wide history of American song, into their own kind of soul music.

Our generous sponsors!