Agriculture is an important part of Richmond’s cultural and economic past, present and future. Home to over 200 active farmers and a unique blend of urban and rural, active farming and vibrant restaurants, Richmond’s reputation as a hub for urban agriculture and unique culinary experiences is well established and ready to grow.
Throughout 2017 the City of Richmond will be marking Canada’s 150th birthday with a year-long series of programs and events that celebrate one nation, hundreds of cultures, thousands of communities, millions of people, and limitless stores – inspiring Richmond to welcome our future. Given Richmond’s reputation for great food and farming, one of the key events to celebrate the nation’s birthday will be the first annual Richmond Harvest Fest.
This free festival will be held Saturday September 30, 2017 from 11:00am to 7:00pm at Garden City Lands, an amazing 136.5 acre park in the heart of Richmond. This remarkable open space is currently being developed as one of Richmond’s signature parks and will be home to active farming and agricultural programs, a dedicated natural area and extensive opportunities for public recreation.