Day at the Farm: Connect with Real Farmers and Eat Real Food

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Day At Farm - Farmer Driving Tractor - Corn field

Day at the Farm at Westham Island Herb Farm is one of the most exciting agricultural fairs in the Lower Mainland.

On Saturday, September 7th, join Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust (DF&WT) for the 14th Annual “Day at the Farm” community event. Free admission or by donation.

Bring your family and friends along a fun and refreshing outing at the Westham Island Herb Farm.

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Stevia: 100 – 300 times sweeter than sugar, no calories or carbohydrates, use for burns, colic and stomach problems | Rosemary: seasoning ingredient, improves digestion and circulation | Lemon Verbana: tea and beverage flavouring, use to stop muscle spasms, reduce fever | Italian Parsley: use as a garnish, flavouring stock and sauces | Artichoke: flower bud helps regulate blood pressure, improve liver and digestive health.
Discover about the nature and importance of agriculture and non-market environmental services that it provides. Enjoy fresh, delicious homegrown produce.

Without farmers, we wouldn’t have the fresh and tasty food choices on our table

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Delicious assorted tomatoes

Don’t miss out on the popular hay-wagon farm tours (led by 3rd generation farmer Gordon Ellis). What else is fun and exciting?

  • Live Local Music Talent Show and Mini-Auction
  • Homemade Food Contest
  • BC Fresh Potato Dig
  • Vancouver Food Trucks featuring Delta ingredients
  • Antique Tractors and Farm Equipment
  • BC Chicken Growers’ Association’s Poultry In Motion replica of a broiler chicken farm
  • BC Agriculture in the Classroom and student chefs preparing local fare
  • Wildlife Conservation on Farmland
  • and Much More…
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Kids playing on farm equipment and picking pumpkins

Homemade Food Contest

Starts at 1 pm. Drop off your dishes by noon beside the stage area. Enter for a chance to win gift baskets with your best homemade pie and/or jam using local ingredients. Chef Trevor Randle of BC Agriculture will be contest judge.

Pie and Jam Contest Prize

  • Vinca’s Kitchen Gift Baskets- best pie contest winner
  • BC Strawberry Council – Jam contest winner
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Delicious Apple Pie

Food Bank

Bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food bank. Farm Credit Canada Staff and volunteers will collect them at event entrances.

Nearby Travel Attractions

Westham Island Bridge

The picturesque Westham Island Bridge connects Ladner with Westham Island. Made of partially single-lane and wood-deck truss, the 108 year old bridge is one of Translink’s oldest assets.

The bridge (about 325 m long) passes over Canoe Pass in the Fraser River Estuary and is one of the oldest working swing-bridges in British Columbia.

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Great Blue Heron

It a favourite spot for photographers, birdwatchers and film and TV productions. One of the most famous was an episode of the X-Files TV series, “Kill Switch” A perfect haven for birds.

Reifel Bird Sanctuary (Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily)

Bring out your binoculars. Close to 300 species of birds have been recorded at the Sanctuary, with the highest diversity and numbers usually from fall to spring.

The Reifel Bird Sanctuary is one of 92 federal Migratory Bird Sanctuaries in Canada. This popular nature viewing spot in Metro Vancouver is ranked as one of the top ten bird-watching sites in Canada.