Celebrate local food, sustainability and Richmond’s agricultural pasts, present and future this Saturday at Farm Fest at Garden City Lands.
The free community event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features more than 40 farmers’ market vendors, many of whom have grown their crops on Richmond’s soil.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet local farmers, learn about farming equipment and wander through an artisan farmers’ market, featuring produce from across the Lower Mainland.
You can also climb aboard the Savage Farm steam tractor from 1916, take photos of plowing equipment and interact with other historical and modern farming machinery.
Another event highlight is the Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s interactive farming operation, where KPU farmers will provide interactive weeding strategies and plowing demonstrations.
There will also be live entertainment, community displays, a children’s play area and a temporary chicken coop housing live chickens.
As there is no onsite parking at Garden City Lands, festival attendees can park at Lansdowne Centre and the Sherman Armory at No. 4 Road and Alderbridge Way.
A shuttle bus service will run to and from these two locations continuously throughout the festival.
For additional details, visit Richmond.ca/Farmfest.