DAY AT THE FARM

Sept. 10th, 2022

from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Westham Island Herb Farm, 4690 Kirkland Rd, Delta, BC

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Day at the Farm - BC AG

ABOUT THE EVENT

Since 2007 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.

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VOLUNTEER

In order to keep this event free and accessible, we rely on the generous help of volunteers! As a token of our appreciation all volunteers will receive a limited edition 2022 Day at the Farm T-shirt and a voucher for food on-site. 

If you think you can help us please consider signing up! Shifts can be scheduled for the morning, afternoon, or both. We will make every effort to place you in your preferred location and job.

Please click on the link below to let us know your preferred day, time, and choice of t-shirt size.

ACTIVITIES

LIVE MUSIC:

Grab a seat on a hay-bale and take in some country/folk tunes from local talent!

POTATO DIG:

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.

Day at the Farm - Live Music
Day at the Farm - Poultry in Motion

POULTRY IN MOTION:

See how farmers raise chickens through a unique display featuring live birds.

HAY-WAGON RIDES:

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.

Day at the Farm - Horse Drawn Plough

OWL:

Take the opportunity to chat with bird experts and meet rescued birds of prey face to face.

BCFRESH:

Pick up free local produce and learn about what makes buying local food so special.

Day at the Farm

*Please bring cash with you as there is no ATM machine on-site!

Stage Schedule

10:30 AM

Live Music Set

11:00 AM

Opening Welcome

11:30 AM

Ferrier Trimming Hooves

12:00 PM

Live Music Set

1:30 PM

Jam Contest Judging

2:00 PM

Bread Judging Contest

2:30PM

Mini Auction

3:00 PM

Live Music Set

3:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Participants

Delta Farmers Institute

WHAT PEOPLE LOVE ABOUT "DAY AT THE FARM"

DIRECTIONS

COVID-19 PROTOCOL

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.

EVENT SPONSORS

British Columbia Waterfowl Society