Archive | May, 2012

Langley Farmers Market

25 May

Wednesday marked the start of the Langley Farmers Market season. The market is held in the courtyard area of Kwantlen’s Langley campus on the Langley Bypass and Glover Rd, and are every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 6pm until October 3. Parking at the university is $2, but you can get that reimbursed at the Market Info tent. Some of the vendors accept major credit cards, but if you’re a dolt like me and forget to bring cash, apparently you can buy Market Bucks that can be used at any of the vendors’ booths.

I’d passed by the market many times in the past, but never bothered to stop in and check it out. I’m glad I gave it a chance this week! There were about 30 vendors selling veggies, plants, baked goods, beauty products, spices, jewelry and tons more. The variety is fabulous! Many of the vendors were also giving free samples of their stuff, so I got to try a few delicious things that I’ll for sure be purchasing in the future.

The weather had been pretty horrid for the few days leading up to it, so it was nice that the sun came out for the afternoon, even though it was pretty windy.

I highly recommend stopping by at some point over the next few months! I’m excited to see what will be available as more produce comes in season.

Fraser Valley Summer Food Events 2012

17 May

It’s been a ridiculously long period of time since I’ve written about upcoming food events, but thought that today was a good opportunity to do that. Now that summer is on the horizon, more and more excellent food and wine events are going to be popping up around the Fraser Valley. I really hope that I’m able to go to most (if not all) of these events, but with my money situation being what it is right now, I’ll just have to wait and see. Luckily there’s plenty of time before tickets go on sale or will be in danger of selling out.

I’m listing the events in chronological order, and will update this post as more events get announced. If you know of any upcoming events that I haven’t listed here, please let me know either in the comments or via email at: feastandfare[at]gmail[dot]com and I’ll be happy to update the post with that information.

July

6 – Tip ‘n Taste, Langley

29 – Langley Eats Local, Langley


September

9 – Feast of Fields, Maple Ridge

14-16 – Fraser Valley Food Show, Abbotsford

16 – BBQ on the Bypass, Langley

 

Happy festival eating!

Help send me to BlogHer Food!

3 May

Today I heard about this fabulous sounding conference hosted by BlogHer that’s geared specifically to food bloggers. It’s being held in Seattle from June 8-9. It would be an incredible conference to attend. I know I have a lot to learn when it comes to food blogging, and I’d love to soak up any kind of advice and expertise that I can get from people who’ve been at it for longer than I have. On a side note, it’s almost my one year anniversary of running this site! Exciting!!

As much as I would love to attend this incredible conference, I don’t have the money. I’m currently unemployed and am on a very strict budget, so I don’t exactly have a spare few hundred dollars laying about. I don’t know how one goes about getting sponsorship, but I’m going to look into it. If there’s any way that I can get a person(s) or a company to pay my registration fee in exchange for something reasonable (or for free!), then I hope I can find it. I wouldn’t even need a hotel room, since I have free accommodation in the Greater Seattle area, thanks to my many awesome family members and friends who live there.

So, if you’re interested in helping to fund this conference experience and by extension helping me to improve this website, I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment, or just send me an email at: feastandfare[at]gmail[dot]com. I only wish I’d heard about this sooner, so I would have had more time to potentially make this happen, but I’ve still got a month. Anything can happen in a month!