Langley Eats Local is back this year, not even a pandemic can keep down the excitement about eating local and supporting our local farmers!
A huge thank-you goes out to Metro Vancouver for their support of Langley Eats Local and agriculture in Langley!
Our passport program is back and bigger than last year – there are 13 local businesses you can support this year to get your stamps and get entered in to win a huge bag of local swag!
BUT FIRST – our 2020 Langley East Local Kick-Off! We were hoping for a big dinner and a movie but to ensure everyone’s health and safety the movie is online and the food is take out. This is not your regular take-out though. Chef Adrian Beaty (http://adrianbeaty.ca) is preparing a two course local and vegetarian dinner to take home that you can pick up at the Fraser Valley Cider Company (https://www.fraservalleycider.ca) – and don’t forget your LEL kick-off swag bag and a bottle of local cider is also included in the ticket price.
When you get home, get comfy and get ready to watch “From Seed to Seed” a documentary film by Katharina Stieffenhofer (http://fromseedtoseed.com). The film is about regenerative farming and how farmers can be a part of helping our climate crisis. Filmed in Neugberthal, in Southern Manitoba, the film takes you on a journey through a growing season from seeding to harvest, to experience the beautiful and sometimes harsh world of those who grow our food.
To get your tickets for the Kick-Off: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/langley-eats-local-kick-off-tickets-113567236662 (Purchase of your first ticket comes with a bottle of cider and swag bag, if this is an evening of folks in your circle you can add on additional tickets without a swag bag or bottle of cider).
(**please note: there was a typo in our newsletter and the dinner will not be gluten free)
Our only other event this year that you can come and join us at is a lunch at the historical Michaud House in the City of Langley. COVID-19 protocols will be in place for this 100% local lunch. Ingredients are produce grown at the Nicomekl Elementary School garden. Soup and fresh biscuits are on the menu. Yum!
Apart from fresh locally sourced delicious food, beautiful views of the grounds and an informative talk on the history of the house and the land are an additional treat. Tickets are $2 and the proceeds go to the Michaud House.
To get your tickets for the Heritage Lunch: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/historical-event-and-a-local-lunch-tickets-113565888630?fbclid=IwAR3BiPaFjg0Pz93uWbyXcZfVSjN9QCuCj_sh8253uMqhUTzfGr_KbALNjo4
Even though you can’t hang out with our fabulous LEPS staff there are many other ways to get involved in Langley Eats Local!
Our usual Eat Local Challenge runs from Aug. 9 to 15. Sign up to get daily tips on eating local and if you participate in the Eat Local Challenge through social media you will be entered to win daily prizes!!
So remember to eat local, take lots of pictures and tag your favourite local businesses and don’t forget the hashtag #langleyeatslocal!
Sign up for the Eat Local Challenge at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyFitVtvIWx-EOIH3Txql5fmkojoBRzT8bKZdmOCzWuuHBAA/viewform or email [email protected]
Our Passport Program is back after its success last year. Visit 8 out of 13 businesses, get stamped, and you could win a massive prize basket of local fare, valued to $300! The Passport kicks-off on July 30 and runs to August 27.
Passports are available and at the Kick-off event at the Fraser Valley Cider Company as well as all the participating businesses. You can also stop by the LEPS office to pick up a passport, we will definitely be here on kick-off day from 9:00-11:00am but they will also be available at the office during the week when staff are in.
Our Passport businesses are:
- Camp Beer Co.
- Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery
- Dhaliwal Farm
- Early Bird Family Farm
- Farm Country Brewing
- Festina Lente Estate Winery
- Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market
- Fraser Valley Cider Company
- JD Farms Specialty Turkey Farm
- Leef and Stem Culinary Co.
- Roots and Wings Distillery
- Veronica’s Gourmet Perogies
- Well Seasoned, A Gourmet Food Store
And one last exciting addition to Langley Eats Local this year (‘cuz hey, making it a month long just wasn’t enough to make this year really POP!). Early Bird Family Farm (https://www.facebook.com/earlybirdfamilyfarm) is a new addition to Langley’s farming community.
Join the Early Bird family and LEPS on Saturday, August 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd from 10:00am until 2:00pm to visit the farm and animals. Fresh flowers, tomatoes and garlic will be available for purchase.
(Pssst… they are also a stop on the passport so don’t forget to get your stamp when you come in!)