Since 2009 LEPS has been organising Langley Eats Local to celebrate the abundance of our region, giving an opportunity for Langley residents to get to know the farmers and producers in our area. It takes place August 10th at the Langley Community Farmers Market, which runs Wednesdays from 12-4:30pm at the KPU Langley campus (20901 Langley Bypass).
Three quarters of Langley is in the Agricultural Land Reserve, and the combination of our rich soil and temperate climate means we can grow and raise an incredible variety of foods here. Did you know you can not only get berries and vegetables directly from our farmers, but you can also find local cheese, all kinds of meat, fruit, wine, mushrooms, and even locally-made chocolate and ice cream?
New in 2016 is our Eat Local Challenge: For the week leading up to the event (August 3rd – 10th) sign up to commit to sourcing as much of your food as possible from local producers. Set your own goals and use #LangleyEatsLocal to tell us how it goes! All participants registered by 4:30pm August 3rd can pick up a goodie-bag at the August 10th event, and will be entered to win a gift basket too!
Then on August 10th, join us at the Langley Community Farmers Market 12-4:30pm to experience our amazing variety of farmers and food producers with kid-friendly activities, and chances to win locally-sourced prizes.
But the highlight of the day, also new for 2016, will be the chance to watch local-food-champion Chef Adrian Beaty whip up some amazing dishes – and sample five of Chef Beaty’s creations for just $5! Advance tickets for the sampling are now available at the Farmers Market on Wednesdays or the LEPS office the rest of the week.
To register for the Eat Local Challenge or to get more information about the sampling, Ava Shannon, Agriculture Program Coordinator, [email protected] or 604.546.0337