Farmers Market Featured at Langley Eats Local

By on July 20, 2015
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FARMERS MARKET FEATURED AT LANGLEY EATS LOCAL

From farm fresh produce and fine wine, to artisan meats and cheeses, to the best in baked goods, a feast of delicious food can be found right here in our own backyard.

On Wednesday, August 5, Langley Eats Local returns to give guests a taste of the bounty that is grown and produced right within their own community.

A foodie’s paradise, the free, family-oriented event will be held from 2 – 6:30pm in the courtyard of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), at 20901 Langley Bypass, during the weekly Langley Community Farmers Market.

“This is the 7th annual event and it has taken on a really interesting new direction and atmosphere,” said Ava Shannon of the Langley Environmental Partners Society, a Township of Langley partner organization that is presenting Langley Eats Local along with the Farmers Market.

When Langley Eats Local first started, it was hosted at various farms throughout the community. Now that the Langley Community Farmers Market has become well established and can be found every Wednesday throughout the summer at KPU, organizers felt it was the perfect opportunity to showcase a variety of local food growers and producers, all at once.

“It made sense to join forces and go big and attract even more people,” Shannon said. “The Market is doing so well and this will give the vendors some extra visibility.”

This is the second year that Langley Eats Local has teamed up with the Market, and with more and more people interested in eating locally and sustainably, Shannon anticipates it will be a hit.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample and purchase locally-produced vegetables, meat, cheese, bread, wine, honey, organic products, and more. The event will also feature free family activities such as face painting and a chance for kids to do farm “chores.” A canning demonstration will be offered and prizes will be up for grabs for children and adults.

The event will also be a great opportunity to learn more about local food production and the farmers who feed us: “People are taking an active interest in where their food comes from,” Shannon said, noting that a number of farmers featured at Langley Eats Local encourage the public to come see their farms. “They want people to go to the place where the food comes from. They want consumers to not just meet the farmer, but meet the farm. There is a lot of pride in what they do.”

For more information, contact Ava Shannon of the Langley Environmental Partners Society at 604.546.0337 or agriculture@leps.bc.ca.

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