Forage with Chef Chris Whittaker at Fraser Common Farm

If you’ve ever dined at a Vancouver restaurant touting the local, seasonal, sustainable mantra, then chances are you have heard of —and tasted—the amazing herbs, salad greens and vegetables from Glorious Organics. This Fraser Valley farm is located less than an hour from the city, and has become famous for their truly glorious greens.


But did you know that it isn’t just one farmer behind all the growing goodness? Glorious Organics is, in fact, the work of a dedicated group of people who work—and live—at Fraser Common Farm, an intentional community of about a dozen people who all “live lightly” on the land (composting toilets, anyone?), and work together. More co-operative than commune, the farm also has a blacksmith, among other artisan crafters, and works with The Land Conservancy on habitat preservation.  The farm also provides social and education experiences for both adults and children, including a popular kids’ farming day camp every summer.


On Saturday, September 14, Chef Chris Whittaker of Forage Restaurant will be hosting a dinner at Fraser Common Farm as a fundraiser for the farm’s new education centre. I attended a preview of the dinner a few days ago, and it promises to be a fantastic experience. Not only will you be enjoying a fantastic dinner en plein air, you will help Chef Whittaker forage for some of it as well (don’t worry, the dinner isn’t solely dependent on your hunting/gathering abilities). Throw in a reception, live music and tasty beverages, and the night is complete. This is the first farm dinner to ever be held at Fraser Common Farm since its inception more than 30 years ago, so mark your calendars and get ready to feast in this “glorious” field.



Saturday, September 14, 3pm-7pm

Fraser Common Farm

1322 – 256 St, Langley, BC

Tickets: $70


Tickets available at Eventbrite.

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