Introducing the Fresh Roots Silent Auction! This year for the Backyard Harvest Dinner with Friends, we are hosting a virtual silent auction with the event to fundraise for our youth program. All proceeds of this auction directly benefit SOYL (Sustainable Opportunities Youth Leadership), which engages and empowers youth.

Auction will remain open for one hour after the Backyard Harvest Dinner with Friends virtual event on August 19th, closing at 8 PM. Winners will be contacted by Fresh Roots with instructions to redeem their prizes.

Even if you are not able to make it to the Backyard Harvest Dinner, this is a great way to get involved in this year’s celebration. Click on the images below to start bidding!


#1 – Fresh Roots – Week of 2022 Summer Camp

Camp Fresh Roots is the best place for your child to grow next summer. A full week at Camp Fresh Roots lets campers ages 6 to 11 dig deep, ask questions, find answers, and connect with the wider community! All full week programs include a farm fresh snack Monday-Thursday and lunch prepared by staff and campers once a week. Full day programs also take a walking field trip or have a special guest each week. Camps are located at either the schoolyard farm at David Thompson Secondary in Vancouver or Suwa’lkh School in Coquitlam. Click here to explore our different camp options.

Valued at $370.

#2 – Fresh Roots – 2022 Full Season CSA Box Subscription

School your salad with this 20-week program lets you eat fresh and seasonally throughout the season, while also supporting Fresh Roots Schoolyard Market Gardens. For an average of $22.50/box, you get a week’s worth of produce: greens, root vegetables, fruits (like tomatoes and squash!) and herbs. Your Veggie Box will change with the season, containing 5-7 items and providing you with an amazing range of vegetables grown with care using organic practices. This is a chance to eat in an attuned way with our BC seasonality, and to discover new foods and cooking traditions. Our newsletter will provide you with recipes and ideas on how to prepare your veggies, as well as stories about the farm and programs.

Valued at $450.

#3 – Café Ético – Morning Coffee Set

Start your morning by supporting fair trade farmers when you enjoy this delectable dark roast espresso, with dark plummy notes, hints of chocolate and a sweet, velvety finish, complemented with a CoDevelopment Canada mug.

Valued at $25.




#4 – Susgrainable – Cookie & Pancake Prize Pack

Integrate sweet with sustainable with this pancake and cookie prize pack. This includes

  • A re-usable tote bag
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • ChopValue Susgrainable Limited Edition Coaster Set.

Valued at $50.


#5 – Coho – Local Businesses Prize Box & $25 Gift Card

Explore a wide selection of BIPOC Vancouver-based organizations with this exclusive prize box that brings to you meaningful brands in the Lower Mainland. The winner will receive:

Valued at $100.

#6 – Backcountry Brewing – Ultimate Prize Pack & $50 Gift Card

Take your drinking experience to a whole ‘nother level with apparel and merchandise, beer, hot sauce and gift card to have the ultimate backcountry adventure. This prize includes one Backcountry hoodie, two IPA glasses, one mixed 4-pack of beer, one ball cap hat, one waffle-knit toque, one t-shirt, one12oz bottle of Backcountry Beer-Infused hot sauce, and one $50 gift card.

Valued at $250.


#7 – Saul Good Gift Co. – Local Gourmand Gift Basket

Get a taste for Vancouver with these local favourite products. Inspired by the 100-mile diet, this gift basket showcase some of BC’s best-loved artisan products. It has been a perennial best seller for as long as we can remember, and for good reason. The quality, quantity, and composition of these gift baskets make them ultra-easy to take home and enjoy for weeks to come. And equally, if not more importantly, this gift doesn’t just say “thanks,” it expresses how much you truly appreciate everything your clients or co-workers have done.

What’s Included in this gift basket:

Valued at $155.

#8 – Organic Ocean – ‘Bring Your Sexy Back’ Seafood Couples Pack

Dive into romantic seafood dinners with your partner. With approximately 14 servings, the Organic Ocean Couples Pack has you covered impress the love in your life with a good variety of seafood.

You’re getting a lot of seafood, which is why we’ve frozen, and individually sealed each of these items for easy storage in your freezer at home. Additionally, this careful process ensures Organic Ocean’s strict standards for health and quality are maintained.

What’s included with the Couples Pack:

  • 2 pcs – Wild Sockeye Salmon Portions 6 oz, Boneless – Ocean Wise
  • 2 pcs – Wild BC Halibut Portions 6 oz, Skinless, Vacuum Packed – Ocean Wise
  • 2 pcs – Wild BC Lingcod Portions 6 oz, Skin-on, Vacuum Packed – Ocean Wise
  • 2 pc – Wild Albacore Haidacore™ Tuna 1/2 Loin, Hook and Line Caught – Ocean Wise
  • 1 tub – Wild BC Humpback Shrimp Tails, 1 lb tub

Valued at $110.

#9 – Organic Ocean – ‘Set The Table’ Seafood Family Pack

Feast on the fruits of the oceans with your loved ones. Whether it’s for family or hosting guests, the Organic Ocean Family Pack is perfect for when you have to Set the Table to feed a bunch of hungry people all craving a seafood dinner buffet. This pack is also great for seafood lovers who want to prepare a different meal each and everyday. With approximately 40 servings in this pack, we assure you there will be more than enough to go around.

You’re getting a lot of seafood, which is why we’ve frozen, and individually sealed each of these items for easy storage in your freezer at home. Additionally, this careful process ensures Organic Ocean’s strict standards for health and quality are maintained.

What’s included with the Family Pack:

  • 2 pcs – Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets, Skin-on, Boneless – Ocean Wise
  • 4 pcs – Wild BC Halibut Portions – 6oz each, Skinless, Vacuum Packed – Ocean Wise
  • 4 pcs – Wild BC Lingcod Portions – 6oz each, Skin-On, Vacuum Packed – Ocean Wise
  • 2 pcs – Wild Albacore Haidacore™ Tuna Loin – Ocean Wise
  • 2 pks – Hokkaido Dry Scallops, 1lb/pk – Ocean Wise
  • 2 pks – Wild Blue Shrimp, 1lb/pk – Fair Trade Certified

Valued at $240.

#10 – Vessi – $135 Gift Card

Enjoy Vancouver in any weather with a new pair of Vessi’s famous sneakers. This gift card gives you access to their wide selection of shoes to fit all of your outdoor needs. Using modern tech, they are 100% waterproof, breathable, lightweight, and 100% vegan.

Valued at $135.




#11 – Reusable Bubble Tea Cup – Gift Set Duo

Get eco-friendly with your bubble tea consumption with this reusable bubble tea cup gift set. The set includes two Reusable BBT Cups with bamboo lids, two stainless steel wide straws in a colour of your choice, two straw cleaning brushes for wide straws, two bamboo straw cases, and a greeting card printed on 100% paper to gift to a boba lover in your life.

Valued at $45.


12 – Baaad Anna’s – Beginner Knitting Class

Jump start your new favourite hobby from the comfort of your home with this Online Knitting Class via Zoom. This is a beginner knitting class for anyone who has never picked up needles, or for someone who is looking for a beginner refresher. Participants will learn the basics including casting on, knitting, purling and casting off. The class project will be a choice between a simple cowl or arm warmers. All the materials you need ti get started are included with registration.

Valued at $95.


#13 – 2 Guys With Knives – $100 Gift Card

Meet your fitness and health goals with ease with prepared meals from 2 Guys With Knives. Whether it be paleo, keto, vegan, easily modify your meal to fit your specific dietary needs.

Valued at $100.




#14 – With/On – Kimchi Trio Set

Spice up your everyday meals with this delicious kimchi set. The winner will receive a taste of With/On’s local products – one jar of Traditional Napa Kimchi, one jar of Cubed Radish Kimchi and one jar of House Napa + Daikon Kimchi. Choice of regular or vegan kimchi.

Valued at $35.




#15 – Dirty Apron – Hands-On Cooking Classes for Two

Sharpen your cooking skills with your foodie friend or partner in this unforgettable culinary experience. During the hands-on classes, our experienced and engaging chef instructors walk students through each step required in crafting a complete meal of appetizer, entrée and dessert. After the preparation and plating of each dish is finished, students gather at the communal dining table in the stylish dining room to enjoy their creations alongside a glass of wine, while the staff takes care of the dirty dishes. Students use only the best tools of the trade thanks to partnerships with All Clad cookware, Wusthof knives, Wolf ranges, and Sub Zero fridges.

Check out the calendar of upcoming classes here for more information.

Valued at $380.

#16 – The Pie Shoppe – Date Nite Package

Date night has never looked so ‘ap-pie-tizing’ with this perfect romantic bundle. Included is one savoury pie (choice of fish, meat, vegetarian, or vegan), one bottle of BC Natural Wine by Rathjen Cellars in Vancouver Island (choice of red or white), two slices of seasonal fruit pie, and one locally-crafted chocolate bar.

Valued at $80.



#17 – Tantalus Vineyards – Wine Tasting for 4 with Prize Package

Experience the the fine wines of the Okanagan Valley with a Flagship Tasting Experience for 4 people. There, the winner will also receive a bottle of Tantalus’ 2020 Bear Chardonnay, a bottle of their 2019 Pinot Noir, a jar of Arlo’s Honey farm honey that is farmed on their vineyard site, and a Tantalus merchandise market tote bag.

Valued at $150.


#18 – Backyard Eden – Garden Installation

Create the backyard garden of your dreams with this in-ground garden installation to convert up to 100 ft2 of grass into garden space. What’s included – soil, organic soil amendments, mulch, and material for a crisp edge liner.

Valued at $400.



#19 – Granville Island Broom Co. – Essential Set of Handcrafted Brooms

Get swept away by local handmade, long-lasting brooms. This set comes with three of the essential brooms you’ll need to make your home fabulous:

  • The Compact Sweeper (53” long) – their smaller sized floor broom, great for all purpose sweeping.
  • The Small Cobwebber (40” long) – their short handle cobwebber is meant for reaching into hard to get places and clearing away cobwebs.
  • The Turkey Wing Style Whisk – their most versatile whisk broom, for cleaning up messes in a home or workshop, great for use with dustpans

Valued at $105.

#20 – Vancouver Water Adventures – Kayak or Paddleboard Rental for Four

Glide through False Creek on a water adventure with friends and family. The winner will receive 2-hour equipment rentals, kayak or paddleboard, for up to 4 guests.

Valued at $190.



#21 – The Learnary – The ‘Bookworm’ Prize Kit

Curl up with a good book over your perfect of tea with this prize pack, perfect for the nature bookworm in your life!

The pack includes:

  • a sturdy canvas “be curious” tote bag
  • a ceramic chalkboard “be curious” mug
  • a Field Guide to Bats
  • “I Love Dirt: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature”

Valued at $65.

#22 – YVR Cookie – Signature Gourmet Cookies Gift Box


Discover the hype and bring out your inner cookie monster with these delicious, jumbo cookies that will make you running for more. Enjoy five locally-made Gourmet Cookies of your preference, packaged in a two-piece box set along with a personalized message and satin ribbon.

Valued at $45.


#23 – Academie Duello – Longsword, Rapier, or Archery 1-Month Course


Unleash thy inner knighthood with this fundamental course for either Longsword, Rapier or Archery. This is a 1-month beginner course that give you a basic skill in either of these weapons. There are eight 1-hour classes per course. Click here for more information about each type of program.

Valued at $180.





How to Register for the Silent Auction

Text: freshroots followed by your full name

To: +12267980488

Example: freshroots John Smith



Click on the ‘Register’ button

Enter your details and click ‘Register’


Scan the QR code below

Get your dinner event tickets by August 13: 




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