We’re so excited for the third annual Harvest Festival at Zaklan Heritage Farm! Young Agrarians and friends, join us for a fabulous night of networking, eating and dancing. Our hosts Doug Zaklan and Gemma McNeill are young farmers in their third year of production on this family-owned farm. This year they have increased production and offer eggs, flowers, fruit, veggies and honey to their customers. Zaklan Heritage Farm is a fantastic example of growing and managing the land ecologically for optimum health and fertility.
Date: Saturday, September 13th
Times: 5pm Farm Tour, 6pm Potluck, Music 8pm
Address: 13278 84th Avenue, Surrey, BC
What to Bring: A potluck dish to share and tools to eat with!
The Band: The Still Spirits – Dance the night away in the outdoor field beauty of Surrey’s urban farm gem. The Still Spirits are blue grass meets folk and are guaranteed to get folk up on their feet and whirling around.
This event will be the last stop on the Vancouver Urban Farming Society bus tour.
About Zaklan Heritage Farm: Started in the 1920’s by Dragan and Marta Zaklan, the Zaklan Family has been farming this land for over 80 years. In 2011 the now urban farm underwent a revitalization led by Doug, the next generation of Zaklans. With Doug’s vision, and ample support from the family, the farm has been transformed into a diverse mixed vegetable and livestock operation.
Our 8 acres grows a diversity of vegetable and fruit crops, as well as provides space to pasture livestock, including our 95 laying hens. The birds are rotated around the farm throughout the season, providing them access to fresh green grass and grubs all year long. Growing food using an intensive production system, with small machinery and hand tools, we are able to minimize our fossil fuel consumption and better manage our soils in an ecologically sound way.
To learn more please visit the Zaklan Heritage Farm website.