The Taste of Abby Fall Food Festival invites everyone to explore a selection of food and agricultural events, treating one’s palate to Abbotsford’s deep history, diverse food culture, and delicious culinary cultivations. Held from September 9th to 18th, this inaugural celebration draws upon many areas, ranging from a night market kick-off event to a food security and sustainability video series.
The event line-up includes:
September 9th: Night Market
The night market runs from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Jubilee Park located at 2552 McCallum Rd.,
Abbotsford. Festivities include live music, artisan shopping, and over 100 unique voices including farmers, chefs and wine, beer, and cider makers. Interested guests are to visit the admissions page. The ticket price includes general admission and eight tokens for small food plates and beverages..
September 11th: Food Security, Food Sustainability, and Ag-Tech Conversations
A Youtube video series launch of solutions-forward
presentations: Archway Community Services Urban Farm, a not-for-profit teaching garden that empowers the community towards choosing local ingredients and supporting a deeper understanding of where food comes from.
Vertical agriculture in local and regional food systems, a potential approach for addressing sustainable food systems challenges where technology-driven food production systems can be developed in ways that align with environmental, economic, and food security objectives.
Food systems vulnerabilities in the Fraser Valley revealed by the pandemic. In collaboration with the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) government, this community-based research project explores new ways of improving and increasing local and regional resilience to future exogenous shocks.
Agri-tech incubator and accelerator programs and its role in contributing to sustainable food systems. The Abbotsford Food Asset Map, which explores the use of maps as tools for improving food security and justice by pinpointing areas of high and low local food assets and, therefore, vulnerabilities within the community.
Local cellular agriculture, an emerging set of technologies for producing local and reliable dairy and meat
alternatives with low environmental footprint, and the potential to operate in a variety of industrial, urban, and rural spaces.
September 18th: Awards Event
The first Taste of Abby Food & Farm Awards will recognize Abbotsford’s best culinary talents and agricultural producers. The awards will be co-presented from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Abbotsford, at Tavern on the Green, located at 35997 McKee Rd.
September 9th to 18th: Seasonal Experiences
Seasonal experiences with Abbotsford’s dedicated farmers and featured collaborations, menus, and promotions by passionate chefs and business owners.
Checkout the lineup of events here.