Photo provided by Richmond Sharing Farm
Gourmet garlic, grown without pesticides but with lots of laughter and hard work by volunteers, is the theme of the day at the Richmond Sharing Farm’s tenth annual Garlic Fest on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Also on offer at the free admission festival will be live music, a large selection of The Sharing Farm’s own produce, an expanded farmers market, giveaways and a children’s area with family friendly fun. The farm spans many acres so there’s room for everyone at Garlic Fest.
Promising fun for Richmondites of all ages, the main focus of the festival is the Sharing Farm’s garlic but BC Garlic and Maddock Ridge Farm will contribute a great range of the stinking rose, the nickname for garlic, varieties.
The money raised from this, the farm’s major annual fundraiser, supports the farm activities which, in turn, offers food to hungry people in Richmond through a variety of programs including the Richmond Food Bank and school food programs for hungry children. According to Statistics Canada, one child in four in our municipality lives in a family where there isn’t enough money to buy all the groceries growing children need to be healthy. That’s where Sharing Farm comes in, offering healthy food at no cost to feed the hungry of our city.
Top chefs donate hours of their time to showcase a variety of offerings, each graced with garlic.
In addition, Victory Garden’s Samantha Philips will offer growing tips so you can grow the best bulbs of your own and, there will also be samples of garlic ice cream. Do you dare try it?
Parking is available in the west field of
Spul'u'Kwuks Elementary school on Barnard Drive and will then offer a
five-minute walk to the Sharing Farm. The usual road to the farm will be
closed. Also, there will be a shuttle bus from the Terra Nova shopping centre
at No 1 Rd. and Westminster Hwy. There is no car access or parking at the
Sharing Farm for the Garlic Fest.
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