Field days 2017

Field days 2017

2017 Field Days and Events

  • Seed production training
  • Tasting events
  • BC Seed Trial field days

Seed Production Training

Friday, June 30
Small Grains Field Day at The Bread Lab

1 – 3pm,  Mount Vernon, WA
Free event, registration not required.


Wednesday, July 12

Organic Kale Breeding One-Day Intensive with Laurie McKenzie from Organic Seed Alliance

Co-hosted by Cowichan Green.
9am – 4pm Duncan/Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island.
Full day: $25 Register and learn more.


Tentative date: September 6

Seed Production & Processing Tour at Uprising Seeds, Bellingham, WA

See how seed is grown, processed and packed at this middle-sized, regionally-focused seed company.


Monday, September 25

Community Field Day & Tasting at Organic Seed Alliance Research Farm in Chimacum, WA


Friday & Saturday, November 3-4

BC Seed Gathering at the KPU, Richmond Campus

Read more. Tickets available soon.


Tasting Events

Saturday, July 22
Golden Beet Tasting & Seed-Themed Market, UBC Farm Market

Experience vegetable diversity in a whole new way with guided tasting by Chef Rob Clelland. Plus seed cleaning demo and chance to tour the BC Seed Trials research site and UBC Farm’s seed crops.
By donation, register now


Sunday, August 13

Okanagan Feast of Fields at Caldwell Heritage Farm in Kelowna

Feast of Fields is a 3 hour roaming feast and celebration of local food. Join us at the FarmFolk CityFolk tent for a carrot tasting featuring the BC Seed Trial carrot varieties grown on Okanagan farms.
Read more and get tickets.


Thursday, August 24

Good Grains: Celebrate local grain with pizza & beer

Meet the farmers, brewers and bakers that are bringing local grain production and processing back to Metro Vancouver. and learn about local grain production & processing. 6-9pm with the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, tickets on sale soon


Sunday, August 27

Vancouver Island Feast of Fields at Ravenhill Herb Farm in Saanichton

Feast of Fields is a 3 hour roaming feast and celebration of local food. Join us at the FarmFolk CityFolk tent for a carrot tasting featuring the BC Seed Trial carrot varieties grown on Vancouver Island farms.
Read more and get tickets.


Sunday, September 10

Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields at Krause Berry Farm in Langley

Feast of Fields is a 3 hour roaming feast and celebration of local food. Join us at the FarmFolk CityFolk tent for a carrot tasting featuring the BC Seed Trial carrot varieties grown on Vancouver Island farms.
Read more and get tickets.

 

Saturday, September 16
UBC Farm Open House at UBC Farm in Vancouver

Learn more about UBC Farm and all of the great programs, research and good food growing there. Join us for a tour of the BC Seed Trials research site complete with carrot tasting where you can test over 15 varieties of nantes carrot.
Free and family-friendly event.


BC Seed Trial Field Days

BC Seed Trial field days are dependent on crop maturity. Dates below are estimations that will be confirmed closer to the event.


Wednesday, July 19

Golden Beet Trial Evaluation Field Day at Heavenly Roots Farm on Saltspring Island

Join us for 2 hours in the field learning about the BC Seed Trials research and evaluating beets with a group of experienced farmers. Find your favourite varieties and see how commercial and locally-grown seed compared.Wednesday, July 19


Okanagan Seed Trial Field Day
at Sunshine Farms in Kelowna

Join us for 3 hours in the field learning about the BC Seed Trials research and looking at both leek and carrot trial crops. Learn more about the trial process and hear the perspectives of seasoned seed growers John & Russ Alcock.


September

Carrot Trial Evaluation Field Days details to be announced closer to the date.


November

Leek Trial Evaluation Field Days details to be announced closer to the date.


See our Field Days from 2016.

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