Setting a plate for local food


Eating locally will never be more satisfying than this. Sharing a meal with friends is one of life’s great pleasures, but sharing a meal with the people directly responsible for growing its ingredients can be revelatory. Sit side-by side-with farmers, producers and culinary artisans and partake in an unforgettable culinary experience created from their labours.

Learn what it’s like to be farming today from the people who actually do it while supporting their cause for a vibrant, just and sustainable local food system. The dinner conversations promise to be wide-ranging and sure to include topics surrounding sustainable agriculture, food policy and food security.

In a recent Globe and Mail article, Cathleen Kneen, from the ‘People’s Food Policy Project’, states rather prophetically: “Any jurisdiction that doesn’t feed its people is at the mercy of whoever does.”

Every ingredient for the meal will be sourced from suppliers to the Local Fresh Food Market. Located at 3010 Cambie St., the market is owned and operated by a committed group of BC food producers whose unique mandate is to supply Vancouver with only BC grown products – much of it coming from within100 kilometres of the store.

Event organizers Blaine Arnot from Savoury City Catering and Bonita Magee from FarmFolkCityFolk’s goal for the event is to create awareness and support for the store as well as resurrecting the CSA spring/summer box program, which suffered a setback earlier this year when principal organizer Deb Reynolds filed for bankruptcy protection leaving subscribers out of pocket and out of luck.

The menu promises to deliver some seasonal highlights including select local seafood and farm fresh veggies paired with local BC wines. Event sponsors include Savoury City Catering, FarmFolkCityFolk, Firefly Fine Wines and Ale, Vancouver Farmers Market Society and Big Red Chair Event Rentals.

Setting a Plate for Local Food
Celebration Dinner

June 24
Doors 6pm; Dinner 7pm
Capri Hall, 3925 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Gourmet dinner, guest speakers, live music,
silent auction
Tickets $75 online at
For more info, call Blaine Arnot,
Savoury City Catering 604-875-8484.

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