Anne Janzen of Farm Fresh Events is organizing the inaugural Experience Delta Farm and Culinary Tour on Aug. 7.

Get a taste of Delta’s farms

The Experience Delta Farm and Culinary Tour takes place Aug. 7

  • Jul. 27, 2016 7:00 a.m.

A select number of Delta farms, gardens, orchards and vineyards will swing open their gates to welcome the public in for a peek – and a taste – of what life is like on the farm.

The Delta Chamber of Commerce and Farm Fresh Events are hosting the Experience Delta Farm and Culinary Tour on Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Some of the region’s top farm-to-table chefs will be providing samples of culinary delights using fresh ingredients grown at each farm.

Chefs from Bishop’s, Terroir Kitchen, Grub on Main, Pat Quinn’s, Beach Grove Golf Course and the One20 Public House will be paired with each destination to offer artfully prepared bites showcasing the very best of Delta’s farms and farming families.

“We are proud to use locally sourced produce,” said Scott Pratico, executive chef of Pat Quinn’s Restaurant & Bar at Tsawwassen Springs. “It’s really nice to see an event like this happening in our own backyard, and featuring products from just down the road.”

Participants will visit locations including the Tsawwassen First Nations Farm School, Earthwise Society Certified Organic Farm and Demonstration Garden, Wellbrook Winery, Greystone Stables, Emma Lea Farms, Didar Berry Farm, Westham Island Herb Farm and Angel Estate Winery.

“It a thrill to match these talented and creative chefs with some of my favourite local farms,” said event producer Anne Janzen of Farm Fresh Events. “The 2016 Experience Delta Farm and Culinary Tour will engage the community through the universal language of really good food, and will help showcase and promote sustainable agriculture in an accessible way.”

Visitors have the choice of opting for a self-guided tour, where friends and families can travel the backroads of this historic farming community and visit at their own pace, or jump on an Experience Delta Tour Bus. Bus tickets are available for $29.95 (plus taxes) for a single ticket, or $49.95 (plus taxes) for a pair of tickets, and can be purchase online at www.bit.ly/EDFarmTour

This Sunday’s North Delta Farmers’ Market will feature the return of the Super Thai Food Truck who will create their famous curries using local ingredients and, in honour of the upcoming Farm and Culinary Tour, will provide samples for the very first time.

The market takes place each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84 Ave.

For updates, and to purchase bus tickets for the Experience Delta Farm and Culinary Tour, visit www.bit.ly/EDFarmTour and be sure to follow all of us on social media.

Just Posted

Surrey man drops one-kilo brick of cocaine as cops arrest him outside his house

Amanpreet Singh Gill serving two years less a day for possessing cocaine for purpose of trafficking

Raising of Peace Arch Park totem corrects a ‘historic wrong’

Haida pole at international border was restored and raised at instigation of SFN

SURREY EVENTS GUIDE for Sept. 26 and beyond

Concerts, plays, festivals and more in our weekly calendar

Surrey RCMP issue arrest warrant for suspect in Sheraton hotel stabbing

Police say Malcolm Drydgen faces an aggravated assault charge, and it’s believed he’s in the Lower Mainland or Alberta

ELECTION QUESTIONS: Is Surrey safer than it was four years ago?

Who has the best plan to fight crime in Surrey? That’s for voters to decide on Oct.20

VIDEO: More cameras, police coming after Marissa Shen killed in Burnaby park

B.C. privacy watchdog worries that the cameras are a ‘slow creep’ to a surveillance state

Dead B.C. motorcyclist was member of group that raced down mountain road

Some group members record their rides on Strathcona Parkway and post times to page

Indigenous athletes in spotlight at BC Sports Hall of Fame

New gallery to feature Carey Price, Kaila Mussel and Richard Peter

B.C. couple who went missing on flight from Edmonton named by family

Family released a statement Wednesday saying they’re still intent on finding the two-seater plane

Abbotsford raccoon dies from injuries suffered in a trap

Wildlife protection group offering $1,000 reward for information about incident

VIDEO: A close look at what you were breathing during the B.C. wildfire season

Electron microscope images show soot and tar particles generated by worst B.C. fire season

B.C. woman donates $250,000 to ovarian cancer research for friends

Two of Patty Pitts’s friends passed away from the disease within a year

B.C. could provide clues as to how New Brunswick electoral results shake out

Premier Christy Clark faced a strikingly similar scenario following the province’s 2017 election

Ottawa working to iron out kinks in public alert system

The alerts are being credit with saving lives during last week’s tornadoes

Most Read