DAY AT THE FARM
Sept. 10th, 2022
from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Westham Island Herb Farm, 4690 Kirkland Rd, Delta, BC
ABOUT THE EVENT
For over 15 years, residents from across The Lower Mainland have traveled to Westham Island to see what a day in the life of a local farmer is all about.
Hosted by Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Westham Island Herb Farm, Day at the Farm is a family-friendly event that invites community members from around the region to learn and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of growing quality food here in the Fraser River Delta. By attending Day at the Farm, visitors can learn more about how farmland supports an abundance of local wildlife and helps to make the Fraser River Delta such a special place.
Located on the Fraser River Estuary, Westham Island’s nutrient-rich soil provides an ideal environment where crops can thrive and wildlife habitat can flourish. Through interactive booths and displays, visitors can learn about soil health, ecosystem services, and the critical role farmers play as stewards of the land.
In order to keep this event free and accessible, we rely on the generous help of our volunteers! As a token of our appreciation, all volunteers will be gifted a free meal and t-shirt!
All volunteers will be scheduled for half-shifts and will be matched with a role best suited to their individual skill-set.
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Develop a stronger connection to your food by farming your own produce! Dig up some locally grown potatoes and bring them home to eat for dinner.
POULTRY IN MOTION:
See how farmers raise chickens through a unique display featuring live birds.
Travel around Westham Island Herb Farm on a guided tractor tour to learn more about crops grown here in Delta.
DRAFT HORSE PLOWING:
Attend a demonstration with horses to see how Delta’s farmers used to plow their fields.
BC AG IN THE CLASSROOM:
Sample food from talented chefs as they cook up delicious meals using local produce.
Take the opportunity to chat with bird experts and meet rescued birds of prey face to face.
Pick up free local produce and learn about what makes buying local food so special.
*Please bring cash with you as there is no ATM machine on-site!
WHAT PEOPLE LOVE ABOUT "DAY AT THE FARM"
"Day at the Farm is a great event to introduce city folks to a taste of country life!"
"This event is always great! The food trucks are good and the entertainment was spectacular. Keep up the good work! "
"Fantastic event! It keeps getting better and better every year!"
"Great family event!I love that I can bring my grandkids for free."
"The hayride was very fun and educational!"
This event will adhere to current provincial COVID-19 guidelines. Staff and volunteers will be taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all guests. Hand sanitization and hand washing stations will be provided. Vaccine passports will NOT be required for admission unless mandated by the Public Health Office.