Culinary Happenings Aug. 18-19, 2012
by Billie Ann Woo
I'm pretty sure there isn't a kissing booth at the festival. In any case - it's strictly BYOM - bring your own mints! Have you been to the Sharing Farm? It's on a pocket of land in the beautiful Terra Nova area of Richmond. The Farm is (apart from two staff) volunteer run and grows organic produce for local food banks. I had the pleasure of volunteering there and my duties included helping dig the ditches for...garlic! The Garlic Festival is happening on Sunday and features artisan garlic sales, garlic ice cream, cookign demos, entertainment, kids activities and food. It's a great way to spend a Sunday - go for a walk around the lands afterwards. Visit the website for transportation details (limited parking onsite).
Sunday Aug 19th, 10am-3pm, Terra Nova Rural Park, 2631 Westminister Hwy, Richmond, BC
http://www.sharingfarm.ca/ai1ec_event/4th-annual-garlic-festival/ , @sharingfarm
Steveston Farmers Market
Make it a Richmond day and check out the Steveston Farmers Market. Local food vendors aplenty - don't forget to get some Pajo's on the dock!
Sunday Aug 19th, 10am-4pm, Corner of 3rd Av & Moncton St., Richmond, BC
Learn more about Tibetan culture at the Tibet Festival happening at the beautiful Van Dusen Gardens. There will be a marketplace, traditional dance, music, meditation workshop, astrology, and of course - food!
Saturday Aug 18th, 10am-7pm, Van Dusen Floral Hall (5251 Oak St, Vancouver)
This weekend check out the free Latin Festival happening in Churchill Square. There will be great music and dancers as well as lots of food! There will also be a beer garden and lots of activities for the entire family.
Saturday Aug 18th - Sunday Aug 19th, 12-11pm both days, Churchill Square