Activity Schedule

Check out the Agriculture in the City activity stage with entertaining and informative presentations for all ages.

Friday, April 23

11:30 to 12:30 Agriculture in the City Kick-off – “Farm to Fork Fashion Show”You have never seen the story of food from the farm gate to you your dinner plate told quite like this. Special guests BC Minister of Agriculture and Lands, Steve Thomson and MP Andrew Saxton will join us for the festivities.
12:30 to 1:30Raising and cooking BC Pork:
Jerry Gelderman, BC Pork Producer & BC Chefs Junior Chef Demo

Grilled Pork Chops with Cranberry-Apple Glaze
Jerry Gelderman accompanied by Geraldine Auston will talk about raising high quality pork in BC. Jerry’s care for the animals is reflected in the rich flavour of his pork. Taste the difference.
Junior chefs from the BC Chefs Association will be cooking.

Sponsored by the BC Pork Producers and the BC Cranberry Growers Association.
1:45 to 2:30Alfalfabet A-Z: A reading with author Carol Watterson.Where can you find a gaggle of giggling geese frolicking with a herd of happy Herefords? In Alfalfabet A to Z, the Wonderful Words from Agriculture!
From Ants on Asparagus to Zoom, Zoom Zucchini, new readers discover the many sights, sounds, flavours and seasons of the amazing world of agriculture. Step inside the lively pages of Alfalfabet to learn the ABC’s of food and farming.

Ms. Watterson will be available to sign books at Chapters after the reading.

Chapters is offering 10% off of Alfalfabet A-Z with an Ag in the City coupon.
3:00 to 3:45Thai Basil Shrimp with BC cream and BC shrimp, BC Chefs Junior Chef Demo

Thai it up with an east meets west menu.
Junior chefs from the BC Chefs Association will be cooking with cream and more!

Sponsored by the BC Dairy Foundation.
4:00 to 4:45
Growing Diversity on an organic farm, Mary ForstbauerMeet one of the leaders in BC organics and learn about her family's farm in Chilliwack, BC.
5:00 to 5:45Powered by what? Chris Bush from Catalyst Power

What’s clean smelling, produces energy, non-chemical fertilizer and animal bedding?

Anaerobic digestion. Chris Bush will talk about how manure can be transformed with the use of bacteria.
6:30 to 7:15BC Blueberry-Onion Sauced BC Pork Tenderloin, BC Chefs Junior Chef DemoExperience the savoury side of blueberries.
Junior chefs from the BC Chefs Association will be cooking with blueberries and BC pork tenderloin.

Sponsored by the BC Blueberry Council.

Saturday, April 24

11:00 to 12:00Salsa: the world in a bowl. A cooking class for kids with Chef Barb from Project CHEF

Chef Barbara Finley from Project CHEF will teach kids how to make a corn and black bean salsa while they learn about food kilometres.

Sponsored by Greenhouse Delight Foods Inc.
12:00 to 12:45A day in the life of a greenhouse grower,
Ron Van Marrewyk from West Coast Vegetables

Ever wonder who grows your greenhouse vegetables?

Meet one of the farmers who does and learn about his work day.

Supported by the BC Greenhouse Growers Association.
1:00 to 1:45It’s a bug eat bug world out there! Dave Gillespie bug reseacherJoin researcher Dave Gillespie as he matches beneficial insects with pests to reduce the amount of pesticides used in agriculture.
It’s a world of bug drama, surprise attacks, and unique arsenals.

Supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
2:00 to 2:45BC chicken paninis with roasted BC tomato soup, Take a Bite high school chef demo
High school chefs from Ag in the Classroom's Take a Bite Program will be cooking with chicken.

Sponsored by the BC Chicken Marketing Board.
3:00 to 3:45
4-H for city kids, Michael Poon4-H leader Michael Poon has started a chapter at the UBC Farm. Discover the opportunities for city kids to get involved!
4:30 to 5:15Comparative composting, Growing City CompostingBokashi? Worm bins? Garden compost? Learn the method that works for you to turn yard and kitchen waste into soil.
5:30 to 6:15BC blueberry syrup on Canadian whole wheat pancakes, Take a Bite high school chef demo
High school chefs from Ag in the Classroom's Take a Bite Program will be cooking a West Coast breakfast favourite.

Sponsored by the BC Blueberry Council.

Sunday, April 25

11:30 to 12:30 Growing, raising and cooking BC: Geraldine Austen with Junior BC Chefs

Grilled Pork Chops with Cranberry-Apple Glaze
Geraldine Auston from the BC Pork Producers and the BC Cranberry Growers Association will be offering insights into these two BC food industries. Junior chefs from the BC Chefs Association will be cooking.

Sponsored by the BC Pork Producers and the BC Cranberry Growers Association.
1:00 to 1:45Alfalfabet A-Z: A reading with author Carol Watterson.Where can you find a gaggle of giggling geese frolicking with a herd of happy Herefords? In Alfalfabet A to Z, the Wonderful Words from Agriculture!
From Ants on Asparagus to Zoom, Zoom Zucchini, new readers discover the many sights, sounds, flavours and seasons of the amazing world of agriculture. Step inside the lively pages of Alfalfabet to learn the ABC’s of food and farming.

Ms. Watterson will be available to sign books at Chapters after the reading.

Chapters is offering 10% off of Alfalfabet A-Z with an Ag in the City coupon.
2:00 to 2:45Demo:
Tuna with Spicy Crust and Fennel Cream, BC Chefs Junior Chef Demo
An inspired cream sauce with West Coast albacore tuna.
Many of us have fennel growing in our gardens. After this demo you will know what to do with it.

Junior chefs from the BC Chefs Association will be cooking with cream.

Sponsored by the BC Dairy Foundation.
3:00 to 3:454-H AmbassadorsThe 4-H Ambassadors bring their heads, hearts, hands and health (4-H) to Agriculture in the City. Learn how 4-H clubs foster knowledge, leadership, citizenship and personal development for youth in BC.
4:00 to 4:45
Thai Basil Shrimp with BC cream and BC shrimp, BC Chefs Junior Chef Demo
Thai it up with an east meets west menu.
Junior chefs from the BC Chefs Association will be cooking with cream.

Sponsored by the BC Dairy Foundation.

11:30 to 12:30

Kick-off

12:30 to 1:30

Jerry Gelderman, Pork Producer

&

BC Chefs

Junior Chef Demo

Cooking with pork and cranberries

Raising and cooking BC Pork

Jerry Gelderman accompanied by Geraldine Auston will talk about raising high quality pork in BC. Jerry’s care for the animals is reflected in the rich flavour of his pork. Taste the difference. Junior chefs from the BC Chefs Association will be cooking,

Grilled Pork Chops with Cranberry-Apple Glaze

Sponsored by the BC Pork Producers and the BC Cranberry Growers Association

1:45 to 2:30

Alfalfabet A-Z

talk and reading

Alfalfabet A-Z

Author Carol Watterson will tailor her talk and reading from Alfalfabet A-Z depending on the age of her audience. Learn cool facts about farming like “A chicken can run up to 14.5 km per hour.”

Ms Watterson will be available to sign books at Chapters after the reading.

Chapters is offering 10% off of Alfalfabet A-Z with an Ag in the City coupon.

3:00 to 3:45

BC Chefs

Junior Chef Demo

Cooking with cream

Thai it up with an east meets west menu.

Junior chefs from the BC Chefs Association will be cooking,

Thai Basil Shrimp with BC cream and BC shrimp

Sponsored by the BC Dairy Foundation

5:00 to 5:45

Chris Bush from Catalyst Power

Powered by what?

What’s clean smelling, produces energy, non-chemical fertilizer and animal bedding?

Anaerobic digestion. Chris Bush will talk about how manure can be transformed with the use of bacteria.

6:30 to 6:45

BC Chefs

Junior Chef Demo

Cooking with blueberries

The savoury side of blueberries

Junior chefs from the BC Chefs Association will be cooking,

BC Blueberry-Onion Sauced Pork Tenderloin

Sponsored by the BC Blueberry Council