DAY AT THE FARM

Sept. 9th, 2023 - 10 A.M. to 4 P.M

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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.


EVENT MAP

Day At The Farm - 2023 - Event Map

1. Avenue Machinery

2. Farm Credit Canada

3. Wetlands Education Program

4. BC Cranberry Growers Association

5. Ducks Unlimited

6. Fortis BC

7. KPU

8. Delta Chamber of Commerce

9. BC Greenhouses

10. Ministry of Agriculture and Food

11. Birds Canada

12. West Coast Seeds

13. Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust

14. BC Agriculture in the Classroom

15. UBC Land & Food System / UBC Dairy Research

16. ES Cropconsult

17. Fraser Valley Conservancy

18. Dining Area

19. Delta Naturalists

20. Hay Pit

21. Info Booth

22. Cooking Contest Entry Tent

23. Men in Kilts

24. Kids Tent

25. 4H

26. Organic BC

27. Myca Farms

28. Stewardship Center of BC

29. BC Fresh

30. Weaver

31. Mini Baler

32. Poultry in Motion

FOOD VENDORS:

A. White Spot

B. Altmaerker Deli (hot dog)

C. Johnny's Pops

D. Cookie's Ice Cream

ACTIVITIES

HAY-WAGON RIDES:

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

FARM ANIMALS:

Visiting farm animals including chickens, goats and cows

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.

BC AG IN THE CLASSROOM:

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

POULTRY IN MOTION:

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

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. 

BC FRESH:

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

STAGE SCHEDULE

10:15am-10:30am

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

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

  • 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
  •  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.

PARTICIPANTS

Weaver Diane Robson


DIRECTIONS

EVENT SPONSORS

How Can You Help?

Your donation will work towards conserving important farmland and wildlife resources contained in the Fraser River delta.

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