Surrey Agriculture Week – September 15 to September 17, 2016

Surrey/Fraser Valley – Some in the Fraser Valley may scoff at Surrey, bragging about an Agriculture Week. While the Valley is known for veggies and dairy, and a little beef on the side, Surrey has been the brunt of every berry picking joke there is.

Surrey wants to change that.

From the City of Surrey Website:

Learn and celebrate food at the City of Surrey’s first ever Agriculture Week! Find out how food is grown, produced, harvested, processed, purchased, cooked and eaten in the City and across the region. Connect to those involved or interested in food and farming.

Register for the Agriculture Land Leasing Workshop and Agriculture Speakers Forum before the deadline: September 9, 2016.

Agriculture Week events

Agriculture Land Leasing Workshop

An interactive information session for land owners interested in leasing out their own agriculture land and for farmers, or prospective and/or young farmers/producers seeking to lease land for agriculture purposes. Lunch included.

Agriculture Speakers Forum

Learn what it takes for a healthy, vibrant, resilient food system to function and address the challenges, opportunities, and priorities for strengthening our City’s food system and local economies by attending this forum. This forum will focus specifically on the local dairy industry. Lunch included.

Pie in the Plaza

Pie in the Plaza is a public festival to celebrate food and farming in Surrey. The feature event will be the baking of B.C.’s largest blueberry pie! This fun and educational event includes a mobile petting zoo, seed planting, live music, food trucks, food and craft vendors, games, and interactive informational displays and activities with community organizations.

Farm Fresh Sundays

Starting September 4 and every Sunday throughout the month of September, dine out at local fine eateries and enjoy special dinner menus featuring a minimum of two-thirds locally farmed ingredients.

Agriculture Week Schedule

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Date Event Location in City Hall Cost Register
Sept 15 Agriculture Land Leasing Workshop Community Rooms $30, includes lunch Registration required*
Sept 16 Agriculture Speakers Forum Centre Stage $30, includes lunch Registration required*
Sept 17 Pie in the Plaza Civic Plaza Free No registration

*Registration Deadline: September 9, 2016

Agriculture in Surrey

Agriculture Week recognizes the contributions and complexities of the farming and food industry in Surrey, the region and Province. Find out more about Agriculture and Local food in Surrey.

Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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