There are so many great events happening in Vancouver this month that I just had to make sure y’all know what’s going on so you don’t miss anything! This Saturday is chock-full of great local foodie things to do.
You could start the day by heading over to the Winter Farmer’s Market at Nat Bailey and get some brunch from a new food truck, then meet up with chocolate expert Eagranie Yuh for a half-hour chocolate tasting and tour that lets you meet three different artisan chocolate makers at the market ($12, see below for registration, 3 times to choose from), then drop-in at the new Long Table Distillery at Hornby and Pacific for their grand opening to taste their first batch of gin and vodka and ogle their shiny copper boilers, and finish up the day at Woodland Smokehouse & Commissary at 6:30pm for a free talk about Food Rights in Canada with leading advocates for fresh milk and food rights, Ontario raw milk farmer, Michael Schmidt and Home on the Range Farms owner and local gal, Alice Jongerden….while snacking on a Cartem’s donut. Wow. That’s my kind of Saturday!
And there are loads more great workshops and seminars happening in February! Just check out the full Urban Huntress calendar to see if anything tickles your fancy. I try hard to ensure that all cool food related events are included. Kombucha, bread, mushrooms, chickens, gardening, cheese-making, bees…….so much to choose from.
This weekend’s events:
February Food Truck Fest!
Double the food trucks at the February Winter Farmer’s Markets. Click the link for the list of new recruits each week.
Meet Your Maker: Chocolate Tasting & Tour
Vancouver Farmers Markets and chocolate educator Eagranie Yuh are hosting chocolate tasting tours just in time for Valentine’s Day! Meet the makers themselves and learn about how chocolate is made from cocoa bean to bar, the art of hand tempering and more. Each tour meets at the Market Information Booth, visits three chocolate artisans and runs for about 30 minutes.
Tour members also receive a gift bag from Vancouver Farmers Markets and are eligible for exclusive discounts with each artisan
Tours run rain or shine – February 9 @ 11am, 12pm & 1pm. Bring your taste buds and wear your favourite rubber boots!
Register via Eventbrite, Cost: $12
Long Table Distillery Grand Opening
Vancouver’s own small-batch distillery is opening this Saturday with a day-long open house and tasting.
Drop-in anytime on Saturday Feb. 9, 10am-6pm and taste their first batches of Long Table Distillery Gin and Vodka!
Location: 1451 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Food Rights in Canada
Meet Canada’s leading advocates for fresh milk, food rights, and the future of food sovereignty – Ontario raw milk farmer, Michael Schmidt and Home on the Range Farms owner, Alice Jongerden.
“If you are concerned that your government is doing everything in its power to tell you what you can and cannot feed your family, this presentation will be of great interest.
Michael and Alice will share what you may not know, are not allowed to know, and what you can do to stop the bullying tactics of our health care system. Tea, coffee and donuts available from Woodland Smokehouse.”
Location: Woodland Smokehouse and Commissary, 485 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Event is free
RSVP: Jackie Ingram firstname.lastname@example.org