Written By Anya Levykh Edibles / Vancouver Sep 10, 2013 Forage with Chef Chris Whittaker at Fraser Common Farm SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestIf 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. Details:Saturday, September 14, 3pm-7pmFraser Common Farm1322 – 256 St, Langley, BCTickets: $70 Tickets available at Eventbrite.foragingSustainabilityVancouver SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Anya Levykh Anya Levykh was born on the shores of the Black Sea, in what was formerly the USSR. The cold, Communist winters were too much for her family, and, before she was four feet tall, they had left for warmer climes in the south of ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Get Fresh January 18, 2018 Delicious Citrus “Citrus’s naughty by nature proclivities ensure an ever-expanding family tree.” It’s funny isn’t it, that flavours as zippy and ... Read More Sponsored / The Big Picture January 10, 2018 New Year, New Trends! Our 2018 Predictions From working closely with hundreds of chefs and restaurants across North America over the past 6 years, there’s no doubt that we pick up a thing or ... Read More Comments are closed.