Langley – While it is called a ‘challenge,’ when the task at hand includes seeking out seasonal salad ingredients, finding freshly-baked breads and treats, and buying beverages made in our own backyard, its terms are deliciously easy to accept, especially when they can all be found in one enticing place.
The Langley Eats Local event returns this summer, along with the Eat Local Challenge.
Showcasing the diversity and availability of food grown or produced in the region, Langley Eats Local is a free annual event presented by the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) and the Langley Community Farmers Market. The Market, which is regularly supported by the Township of Langley, is held every Wednesday from May to October in the Kwantlen Polytechnic University parking lot at 20901 Langley Bypass.
This year, Langley Eats Local will take place Wednesday, August 8 from 12:00 to 4:30pm. The event will feature more than 50 local vendors offering a variety of fresh and ready foods, demonstrations, activities, and prizes for children and adults. As well, Langley’s own farm and food advocate Chef Adrian Beaty returns to offer up five hand-crafted, locally-sourced appetizers for tasting.
While there is no charge to attend Langley Eats Local, tickets for the appetizer sampling are $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Farmers Market, from the LEPS office at #201 4839 – 221 Street in Murrayville, or online at langleyeatslocalsampling2018.eventbrite.ca
The Eat Local Challenge also begins on August 8. Residents can sign up for free by pledging to source as much of their week’s food as possible from local producers and farmers, from August 8 to 15.
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