September Potluck – Richmond Incubator Farms!

Posted by Sara Dent on September 12, 2012

In collaboration with Vancouver Urban Farming Society, Barefoot Farms, Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society and Lulu’s Acres – we’re gathering for a September Harvest Potluck, at the Richmond Incubator Farm!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012, tour starts 5:30 pm, potluck 6:30 pm

Please bring food to share, plates and cutlery to eat with!

Friends and family friendly:)

It’s going to be a beautiful farm tour and potluck!

Carpooling recommended out to the farm in Richmond! Click here for map

Parking: The Farm lane way and parking lot are on Gillbert Rd just before Gilbert ends at Dyke Rd in South Richmond.

Participating Farms:

Lulu’s Acre – We’re looking forward to helping to host the Urban Farmers, see you soon! Lulu’s Acre farms according to biodynamic and organic principles. They grow nutritious and delicious food for local markets on Lulu Island a.k.a. Richmond, B.C. This year Lulu’s Acre started with several hundred pounds of garlic. The coming years will see us focus on long-season crops and winter delicacies.

Barefoot Farms like so many urban farms is a multi-location farm based out of the Kingsway-Knight area in East Van. The farm consists of three urban plots and a half-acre plot in South Richmond with a total area of about ¾ of an acre in vegetable production. Barefoot Farms is in its first year of operation with a 17 week CSA. Barefoot Farms offers Harvest (full) shares and Greens with Envy (half) shares to 22 members, and sells weekly at the Westside Community Food Market. Half of our shares are delivered to an engineering firm in Burnaby. This model is working really well, with plans to expand next year.

Barefoot Farms is primarily a one-man operation with the help of an intern for two days a week. It has been a very interesting year, breaking new fallow ground in Richmond and in Van with many trials, tribulations and joyous times. Barefoot Farms is working towards a sustainable farming model both ecologically and financially while being very excited about reconnecting people with their food, where it comes from and how it is grown.

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society enhances urban food sovereignty by creating equitable access to healthy food and educating communities through engaging, innovative neighborhood farms, and most recently through schoolyard market gardens. Our vision is neighborhood market gardens that create places for inter-generational, cross cultural, and multilingual opportunities for sharing knowledge, environmental stewardship, where fresh foods, health, and well being abound.


Caption: Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society’s Richmond Location during a fantastic volunteer day putting up the greenhouses!  Photos (in order of appearance) of Munisha Tumato, Ilana Labow, Rida Vanderkam and Marc Shutzbank by Sara Dent:

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