Interested in local food systems and security? You’re invited to an afternoon of connecting with local farmers, food producers at the second annual Skeena-Bulkley Valley Meet and Greet.
Join Vicky and Chris of Thimbleberry Farm for an afternoon of networking and idea-sharing. Make new connections and strengthen old ones among the region’s agricultural community members.
This casual afternoon will consist of an introduction circle, farm tour, and potluck grazing table. Bring a snack or dish to share, and get ready to make new farm friends and expand your support network!
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 2–6PM
WHERE: Thimbleberry Farm, 2206 Archer Avenue, Terrace, BC, V8G 1E7
BRING: Please bring warm clothes, a dish or snack for sharing, and a lawn chair if possible. We will have a bonfire, but will be prepared to host indoors if required.
FACEBOOK: Please join the Facebook event and invite all your farmy friends! Also feel free to share on any community pages or message boards.
RIDESHARE: If you are coming to Terrace from away, and need a ride OR can offer someone a ride, please post in the Facebook event discussion.
2:00PM – Start Time
3:00PM – Intro Circle
3:45PM – Farm Tour
6:00PM – End Time
- To connect farmers operating in the Skeena and Bulkley regions to one another;
- To connect established farmers with experience and knowledge with young farmers and individuals who are interested in working in agriculture;
- To connect those seeking land for agriculture with those who have it;
- To determine what our farming community needs in terms of support and information, with the goal of organizing further social events, workshops, and information sessions through government and agricultural organizations such as Young Agrarians.
We are looking forward to connecting with our fellow farmers!
About Thimbleberry Farm
Thimbleberry Farm is located in Terrace, BC. Established in 2016, owners and operators Vicky and Chris manage a market garden, pastured poultry, layer flock, and meat rabbits. As a no-till, no-pesticide/herbicide farm, Vicky and Chris integrate the farm’s different operations to create a healthy and diverse agro-ecosystem that produces nutritious, ethically grown food for their community.
Vicky and Chris practice small-scale, intensive farming. They would like to show people that a lot of food can be produced on a small acreage using little mechanization. They feel their operation is an example of a very accessible way to farm.
Learn more about the Thimbleberry Farm:
- Children are welcome to join us for this event but please leave ALL pets (especially dogs) 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 Central and Northern BC Facebook Group to stay up-to-date with happenings in the area.
Let us know you are joining us buy confirming your attendance on the Facebook event!