DAY AT THE FARM

What a day! On Saturday, September 10th, we welcomed an estimated 5,000 people to the Westham Island Herb Farm for this annual free community event.

The weather was hot and sunny, Elmo potatoes were unearthed in record-breaking numbers, Thorn and Sparrow captivated us with their voices, and the booths of 20 exhibitors were busy with attendees ready to talk about wildlife, farming and conservation.

Putting on an event like this requires help from many, and we are so grateful for the Westham Island Herb Farm, sponsors, volunteers and others who helped in many ways to make Day at the Farm 2022 a success!

We can’t wait to do it all again next year. Mark your calendars for September 9th, 2023.

Sept. 10th, 2022

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

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

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.

WHAT PEOPLE LOVE ABOUT "DAY AT THE FARM"

EVENT MAP

Day at the Farm - Map - 09082022

Please click the map for a downloadable, printable PDF of the event map.

MAP LEGEND

1. Avenue Machinery

2. Farm Credit Canada

3. Delta Chamber of Commerce

4. B.C. Cranberry Grower’s Association

5. Ducks Unlimited

6. Fortis B.C.

7. West Coast Seeds

8. Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust

9. BC Agriculture in the Classroom

10. UBC Land & Food System / UBC Dairy Research

11. ES Cropconsult

12. BC Fresh

13. Ocean Ambassadors / Pick up 3

14. Delta Farmers Institute and Ministry of Agriculture and Food

15. Delta Naturalists

16. Dining Tent

17. Hay Pit

18. Info Booth

19. Cooking Contest Entry Tent

20. Men in Kilts

21. Kids Tent

22. 4H

23. Birds of Canada

24. Stewardship Center of BC

25. O.W.L.

26. Mini Baler

27. Poultry in Motion

FOOD VENDORS:

A. Bread & Cheese

B. Altmaerker Deli (hot dog)

C. Skyy Thai Food Truck

D. White Spot

E. Rolled West Coast

F. Johnny's Pops

ONGOING ATTRACTIONS:

HAY-WAGON RIDES:

Travel around Westham Island Herb Farm on a guided tractor tour to learn more about crops grown here in Delta.

FERRIER:

Ferrier discussing hoof care and trimming donkey hooves (shoeing at 11:00 and 3:00)

FARM ANIMALS:

Visiting farm animals including chickens, goats and cows

ACTIVITIES

LIVE MUSIC:

Grab a seat on a hay-bale and take in some tunes from local talent Thorn and Sparrow!

@thornandsparrowmusic

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 - Poultry in Motion

POULTRY IN MOTION:

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

OWL:

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

BC AG IN THE CLASSROOM:

Sample food from talented chefs as they cook up delicious meals using local produce.

BREAD AND JAM CONTEST

Do you have a favourite bread recipe? Have you been canning this year? Bring your bread or jam to Day at the Farm and enter it into our cooking competition.

 

Contest entry is free. All submissions will be tasted and judged by Red Seal Chef Trevor Randle. 

FOOD TRUCKS:

Johnny Pops

Bread & Cheese

Skyy Thai

Rolled West Coast

Altmaeker Deli

White Spot 

BCFRESH:

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

STAGE SCHEDULE

10:15am-10:30am

Welcome from Delta Mayor George Harvie

Welcome from Carla Qualtrough – Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust Welcome

10:30am-11:00am

The musical stylings of Thorn and Sparrow 

11:30am-12:00pm

Farm trivia and giveaways

Conservation Spotlight

Learn about key conservation actions happening right here in Delta

How do some insects reduce crop pests? – ES Crop Consult

12:00pm-1:00pm

The musical stylings of Thorn and Sparrow

1:30pm-2:30pm

Farm trivia and giveaways

Ellis Family Welcome

Bread Contest Judging – Chef Randle 

Jam Contest Judging – Chef Randle

2:30pm-3:00pm

Farm trivia and giveaways 

Mini auction – Ian Paton

3:00pm-3:30pm

The musical stylings of Thorn and Sparrow

3:45pm

Farm trivia and giveaways 

Closing remarks and thankyous 

NOTES FOR A SUCCESSFUL DAY

***Please note that the Schedule may change as the event date becomes closer.


  • There will NOT be an ATM on site, so please bring cash where appropriate 
  • Westham Island is accessed by a one-way bridge, anticipate delays in getting to the event due to traffic accessing the island
  • Parking is free and will be in a farm field
  •  Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on the event site.
  • There will be a water bottle refill station available to reduce waste. Please bring your refillable water bottles.
Day at the Farm

PARTICIPANTS

Delta Farmers Institute

UBC – Floral Strip students

DIRECTIONS

EVENT SPONSORS

British Columbia Waterfowl Society
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