JULY 27, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – City Beet Bike Tour & Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 21, 2019

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Join City Beet Farm in Vancouver, BC for a tour of their multi-site urban farm and a potluck social afterwards!

Join us for a bike tour of their multi-site urban farm in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver. Bike or walk from site-to-site, while discussing City Beet’s practices, challenges and philosophy around using ecological practices that prioritize the health of our community and the soil.

Join us for a social afterwards at 6 PM at the Mighty Oak Cafe to connect and share food with new friends who are interested in shaping Vancouver’s food system! Bring a dish to share!

WHEN: Saturday July 27, 2019

LOCATIONS: 

Bike Tour: 4:30 PM – Meet at Tea Swamp Park (16th and Sophia St)

Potluck Social: 6 PM – Meet at The Mighty Oak Cafe (18th and Columbia St)

BRING: Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with for the potluck social portion.

SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please invite your friends and share our Facebook event!

TICKETS: Buy tickets and support City Beet Farm here! This event is also a fundraiser for City Beet to build a new multi-purpose trailer to act as a mobile processing, cooler and pop-up market facility! Tickets are required and sliding scale (free for kids!). Funds raised will be used toward increasing our ability to make local food more accessible in Vancouver. If you are unable to make the minimum contribution, please contact info@citybeetfarm.com to arrange an alternative! 

About City Beet Farm

City Beet Farm is a small-scale urban farm located in the heart of Vancouver. The food we grow is a symbol of community commitment, love for the land, and a break in the status quo.

City Beet Farm is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples: the mi ce:p kʷətxʷiləm (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

We are Maddy and Elana, the farmers and faces behind City Beet Farm. All our veggies and flowers are grown by us on yards in the Riley Park/Mount Pleasant area in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Maddy is a first generation farmer from Toronto, Ontario. Maddy’s farm dreams were born from five seasons of tree-planting with her hands in the soil. Farming, for her, is a way to integrate her entrepreneurial spirit with her love of nourishing people and connecting with community through local, accessible food.

Elana is a first generation farmer, graduate from the UBC farm practicum and soil scientist. She has a strong sense of commitment to land and believes that to grow good food and feed communities we must first take great care of the soil. She feels that food is the way we share our love. Like all the best gifts and trusted medicines, it is best fresh and from hands you recognize.

Find City Beet Farm online:

Websitewww.citybeetfarm.com

Facebook: @citybeetfarm

Instagram: @citybeetfarm
Additional Information
  • Children and dogs are welcome to join us us for this event. Note dogs are not allowed for the social portion though as it is at a cafe.
  • Carpooling is encouraged! Have space in your car? Need a ride from out of town? 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 Lower Mainland Facebook Group to stay up to date with all events. 
  • Let us know you are joining us buy confirming your attendance on our Facebook event!

If you have any questions please contact Michalina Hunter, Community Manager:

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