AUG 14, 2022: SAANICH, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Peas n’ Carrots Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 21, 2022

You’re invited to a Farm Tour and Potluck at Peas n’ Carrots Farm in Saanich, B.C! Want to connect with fellow farmers and food lovers? Come out to take a break, share food, and nerd out on farming on August 14th!

Farmer Katie runs Peas n’ Carrots Farm on leased land she accessed through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Now in her second full year on the land, she grows mixed vegetables for a CSA, her onsite farm stand and two farmers’ markets. Production is focused on the food staples that keep Katie’s family fed and ignite a passion for cooking, culture and cultivating.

We’ll tour the farm, enjoy a potluck dinner and take a moment to enjoy some downtime together on this Sunday evening in August. The new Vancouver Island Land Matcher will be there to connect with you in person and to share information and answer questions about the B.C. Land Matching Program and other Young Agrarians programs.

Farm Tours and potlucks are a space for farmers to get out of their fields for an evening and connect with other growers. Despite the jam-packed days of the height of the season, it is important to take a minute to relax and come together to share a meal and appreciate the awesome job you are doing! Farmers and growers of all types and scales are encouraged to attend, as well as the farm curious who would like to come out and connect with local growers and see what your farmers are up to.

DATE: Sunday, August 14, 2022 • 5-8pm

LOCATION: Traditional territory of the Lkwungen and WSANEC peoples. 4005 Prospect Lake Road, Saanich, BC.

REGISTER: To give us an idea how many people will join us, PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

DIRECTIONS/PARKING: Visitors are encouraged to come through the main gates and park on the paved driveway or down the gravel pathway.

SCHEDULE (times are approximate): 
5-6 Farm Tour
6-8 Potluck and Connect

BRING: Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a dish to share and a plate and utensils for eating. There will be no dish washing facilities.

CARPOOL INFO: If you are looking for or can offer a ride to or from the event, please post in the Facebook event discussion to connect with others.

WASHROOMS: Please keep in mind there are no washroom facilities available onsite.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Please stay home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, OR if you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are completing a period of self-isolation as mandated by public health, OR if you have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. Refer to the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool for more information.

We welcome cancellations at any time – you can do so through Eventbrite, through the link in your registration confirmation email, or by contacting community@youngagrarians.org. Please let us know if you aren’t able to attend. If provincial health guidelines for events change, we may cancel the event and you will be notified by email.

AVIAN FLU PROTOCOLS: To prevent the spread of the current avian flu, if you keep chickens or have visited a farm or household that does, please wash your boots before coming onto the property.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • This event is free and open to everyone! Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home.
  • Carpooling is encouraged! Have space in your car? Need a ride? Post in the Facebook event discussion.
  • Not sure what to bring to the potluck? Consider supporting your local, organic farmer and/or food producer and find inspiration with their ingredients. Also, it is greatly appreciated if you can include a little card with the ingredients list for your dish in case people have food allergies/sensitivities.
  • Join our Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Facebook Group to stay up to date with all events.
  • Sign up for our e-newsletter to get events and opportunities for your region delivered straight to your inbox.

SHARE: Planning on joining us? Invite your friends and share the Facebook event!

ABOUT PEAS N’ CARROTS FARM

Peas n’ Carrots Farm is an organic farm operating on leased land in Saanich with about half an acre under production. Farmer Katie grows mixed vegetables and raises chickens for eggs while keeping community in mind.

Check out PEAS N’ CARROTS FARM online:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peasncarrotsfarm/

Instagram: @peasncarrotsfarm

UPCOMING VANCOUVER ISLAND EVENTS

Not able to join us for this event? Fear not! Save the date for a Land Social coming up later in August:

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2022
LAND SOCIAL AT WILD BEE FLORALS – Courtenay, BC

If you are interested in hosting an event at your farm and bringing together the farming community in your area, please reach out to azja@youngagrarians.org with your idea!

GOT LAND? WANT LAND? 

Through the B.C. Land Matching Program, Young Agrarians offers support to farmers looking for land for their farm business, and landholders looking for farmers to farm their land. We’ve made more than 204 matches on over 9,100 acres to date! The Vancouver Island Land Matcher will be attending the event to answer any questions the B.C. Land Matching Program. For those unable to join us, you can send a message to azja@youngagrarians.org for more information.

The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded on Vancouver Island by the Province of British Columbia, with support from the Cowichan Valley Regional District and the Real Estate Foundation of BC.