NOV 3, 2019: SALMO, BC – Tour, Soup-Making & Potluck at Forrest Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 16, 2019

Forrest farms, salmo, quaills
  • Join Young Agrarians at Forrest Farm in Salmo, BC for a daylight savings farm tour, outdoor fireside duck soup-making and potluck social. This event is free and open to everyone. Please let us know if you can join us by selecting “Going” in the Facebook event. This will help to ensure we have enough soup to go around! 

WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 2-6pm

LOCATION: 1244 Airport Road, Salmo B.C. V0G 1Z0

BRING: Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with, warm footwear and clothes and a chair or a blanket. At this time of year, we’re always prepared for a little bit of…. snow!

SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please invite your friends and share the Facebook event.

Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home.

About Forrest Farm

Forrest Farm is a small-scale, mixed farm that is building towards being a zero waste farmstead creamery. The farm produces natural goat milk soap and natural wool products. The farm also raises free range chicken, quail, duck, goose and grass-fed lamb for both eggs and meat. In the near future they hope to be milking full time, and producing high quality sheep and goat cheeses that will be available both on the farm and from select retailers.

Forrest Farm Quail

Amanda and Ewan Forrest are proud to be taking a more common-sense approach to sustainable farming, borrowing aspects from both regenerative and holistic farming. Their number one focus is on animal welfare; their animals live happy and healthy lives in open runs and free-grazing on seasonal pastures. They are striving to be a minimal waste producer, using recycled and re-useable packaging wherever possible.

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Forrest Farm Quail Eggs with asparagus, hard-boiled egg and paprika

Small-scale farming gives them the opportunity to monitor the health and well-being of all their animals, giving them a better product, happier animals, and allowing them to make the best use of their land in picturesque Salmo, B.C.

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Happy animals at Forrest Farm

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One of Forrest Farm’s wool producers

Forrest Farm offers their products at several markets including the Nelson Cottonwood Market and Wednesday market and the Salmo Valley Farmers Market. They also sell through their unique winter protein CSA and through the farm stand. If you can’t find them at one of those locations, you can also purchase online! Their tasty pickled quail eggs were featured in the Basin Food Summit banquet dinner.

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You can follow what they’re up to at Forrest Farm on Facebook and Instagram! Did you get your copy of the Central Food Policy Council’s 2019 Farm and Food Directory? The Forrest Farm ducks are the cover page stars!

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Additional Information
  • Children are welcome to join us us for this event but please leave pets 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 Columbia Basin Facebook Group to stay up-to-date with all events.
  • Let us know you are joining us buy confirming your attendance on the Facebook event! 

If you have any questions please contact Hailey@youngagrarians.org.

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THANK YOU!

CBT

The Columbia Basin event series is made possible with funding from Columbia Basin Trust.

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