Savour the best of local food at first Richmond Harvest Fest

Savour the best of locally grown and produced food, beer and wine on Saturday, September 30 at the first annual Richmond Harvest Fest on the spectacular Garden City Lands. From top local chefs. food vendors and beer and wine sampling to a marketplace showcasing locally grown and produced foods, the festival will tempt and tantalize the taste buds.

Five local chefs will be cooking up mouth-watering dishes featuring local delicacies on the Culinary Stage, including Daryle Nagata from Steveston’s popular Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, Michael Manlulu from Britannia Brewing Company and Wheelhouse Seafoods’ Catherine Yamamoto. Just in time for Thanksgiving, all three will be preparing dishes featuring cranberries, Richmond’s top crop. Educator and herbalist Lori Snyder of Earth and Company will focus on edible plants and educator, writer and “diversivore” Sean Bromilow will be cooking up a Harvest Brunch.

In the festival marketplace, festival goers will find local produce at a number of booths, home-grown baked goods, local honey, artisanal ice cream and more. Those who want to skip the prep can visit one of a half dozen food vendors for an internationally-flavoured variety of foods.

Richmond craft breweries Britannia Brewing Company and Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks will be on site, along with local winemakers Country Vines Winery and Canada Berries Enterprises. Local beer and wine will be available to those 19 years and over with two pieces of ID, including at least one government-issued identification.

Other highlights include children’s activities including a straw bale slide and wagon ride, interactive agricultural displays and roving performers. The festival main stage will feature homegrown performers including a headline performance by popular Canadian folk/rock/reggae trio Jon and Roy. For additional event details visit

The Richmond Harvest Fest is Saturday September 30, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the 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 public recreation.

There will be no onsite parking at Garden City Lands. Parking will be available at Lansdowne Centre and a shuttle bus service will be available. Visit the Location section of the website to find sustainable ways to commute to the event. A bike valet will be available in a securely guarded area near the festival entrance.

Richmond Harvest Fest is produced by the City of Richmond with funding support from the Government of Canada. Main Stage sponsor is TD Bank Group. Marketplace sponsor is Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Culinary Stage sponsors are Mayberry Farms and Richberry Group. Community Partner is Vancity. Media sponsors are CTV, 103.5 QM/FM, Daily Hive and the Georgia Straight.