JUL 16, 2022: SURREY, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at A Rocha Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 20, 2022

You’re invited to a Farm Tour & Potluck at A Rocha Farm in Surrey, BC!

A Rocha is a christian non-profit focused on caring for the environment through education, conservation science and sustainable agriculture. Their farm is about 2.5 acres with about half of their production in a no-till system (they just switched over this year!). Their primary focus is their CSA with 170 shares, but they also sell at their farm market on site, do a bit of wholesale and restaurant sales, and donate shares/produce to partner agencies through grants and donations. Their team varies quite a bit through the season as they have a core staff, and then welcome short term workers, volunteers and host interns every spring, summer, and fall who join them to work on the farm and live in the community.

We’ll tour the farm, network, and enjoy a potluck meal together afterwards. The event is free and open to everyone. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home.

DATE: Saturday, July 16, 2022 | 4:30-8pm

LOCATION: Traditional territory of the Coast Salish people: including Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Stó:lō and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. 1620 192 Street, Surrey, BC, V3Z 9V2. There is a parking lot accessible from 192 in front of their farm store

REGISTER: So we have an idea of numbers, please register on Eventbrite here.

SCHEDULE (times are approximate):
4:30-5:30 Farm Tour
5:30-6 Introduction circle
6-8 Potluck Social

BRING: Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a dish to share, a plate, and tools to eat with! Optional: face mask.

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:

  • Carpooling is encouraged! Have space in your car? Need a ride? Post in the Facebook event discussion (link coming soon)
  • 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 and Sea to Sky Facebook Groups 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!

Questions? Contact Michalina at community@youngagrarians.org

UPCOMING LOWER MAINLAND EVENTS

Not able to join us for this event? Fear not! Here’s a quick look at the dates and places we’ll be visiting this season.

September
SEP 17, 2022: SURREY, BC – Seed of Life Farm

DATE TBD
PITT MEADOWS, BC – Bode Family Farm / Hopcott Farm

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