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What’s Good This Week August 4+

Vancouver Events

Well I’m a little behind this week as a stupid summer cold has slowed me down, but I’m hoping the worst is over as there’s no time to be sick! This week we are prepping for Les Dames Summerdine happening next Wednesday, Meet the Rancher at Hopcott in Pitt Meadows, which makes a nice little drive, there’s cider to be had at Orchard and the Sea and far more!

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Orchard & the Sea – August 5, 6, 7

Head to Gastown for artisan cider and hand-crafted small bites from Chef Jefferson Alvarez at 55 Powell Street 6-11 pm this weekend As I did my food tours the past few weeks I wish I’d had time to stop into Birds and The Beets for this pop up! Perhaps this weekend! Orchard and the Sea

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Hopcott Farms Meet the Rancher – August 6

Hopcott Farms is celebrating 10 years this August at Hopcott Meats and has two months of fun-filled events to share. This weekend Meet the Rancher includes a charity BBQ for Alisa’s Wish, live music, free coffee and product samples, and activities for all ages. With an ever-growing number of people concerned about where their foods come from, Hopcott Meats has responded with an opportunity to ‘Meet your Rancher’ where the public is invited to stop by and learn from the ranchers who raise their meat.

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Come Forage with Chef Chris Whittaker August 7

On August 7th Come Forage with Chef Chris Whittaker on beautiful Fraser Common Farm, and Laurica Farm. Tour the two farms, all the while learning more about them, and foraging. Then enjoy dinner you helped to forage ingredients for. This event is an annual fundraiser for the ongoing educational programs of Fraser Common Farm. Get tickets here!

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Experience Delta Farm And Culinary Tour August y

Join us on Sunday, August 7th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when a select number of Delta farms, gardens, orchards and vineyards swing open their gates to welcome the public in for a peek and a taste of what life is like on the farm in one of the most significant agricultural communities in all of B.C.  Details

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Les Dames Summerdine – August 11

Dine for a cause this coming Wednesday. $79 gets you an amazing dinner and wine pairing. Ticket available at Notch 8 at Hotel Vancouver, Chicha Peruvian on East Broadway, Arc at the Fairmont Waterfront, Nicli in Gastown, Kaya Malaysian (8 dishes) and Boulevard at The Sutton Place Hotel. TICKETS  Funds go to scholarships to women in wine and food and children’s school programs.

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Tomato Fest at Provence August 2-31

It’s the 7th Annual Tomato Fest. Take advantage of our exclusive 3-course menu ($55) and optional wine-pairings ($22) that highlight fresh, in-season and locally-grown heirloom tomatoes. Click for details

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Lobster at the Keg – Until August 28

Sample steak and lobster, whole lobster, lobster tails, lobster tacos and more at the Keg until August 28th. Details

 

Family Run Hopcott Farms Growing Again

Hopcott Farms Expands Retail Space

Family-run Hopcott Farms opened their retail space in 2006 and has now increased it’s Pitt Meadow facilities to a total of 7,700 meat-filled feet!

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We never miss the chance to stock up on grass-fed beef, meat pies, sausages, bone broth and pepperoni if we are passing through, or even near Pitt Meadows, and now we can stop in for lunch as well.

We sampled menu items and toured the facilities in January and wish we lived closer! The Hopcott’s are now providing even more healthy “pick up and go’ dinner options, and there’s a bistro focused on locally-sourced and foraged ingredients.

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They’ve also added cooking and butchery classes and are licensed and serving local artisan craft beers and wine.

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Hopcott Premium Meats is located at 18385 Old Dewdney Trunk Road in Pitt Meadows and specializes in non-gmo, no-added hormones, natural beef.

Canadian Beef #GIVEAWAY with Hopcott Farms

Canadian Beef #GIVEAWAY with Hopcott Farms for a $100 GC to the storefront!

Thanks to all for the votes! I had thrown my hat in the ring Canadian Beef Ambassador, but didn’t read the rules properly (girl has to slow it down!), so have had to withdraw for now, although I’ll still be rooting for keeping it local and Canadian Beef.

I am still rewarding all my readers and voters with a giveaway! I have joined forces with one of my favourite CANADIAN BEEF producers, Hopcott Farms, to give readers a $100 Gift Certificate to their butchery and storefront in Pitt Meadows.

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Hopcott Premium Meats sources meat and produce from local farmers, and is home to a butchery that crafts amazing sausages, premium meat cuts and a vast variety of well price and top quality meat. They partner with three BC beef farmers to bring the best of Canadian Beef to you!

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Please shop local and BUY CANADIAN BEEF and please keep your eye out for some more work with Canadian Beef Farmers and I! Good luck to all the remaining ambassador competitors!

CONTEST CLOSED #GIVEAWAY Fraser Valley Food Show Ned Bell’s TUNA/Tickets/Hopcott Farms Gift Basket

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Congrats to VELMA!

Now who wants to go to the Fraser Valley Food Show? We’ve got four tickets, a big tuck box full of Chef Ned Bell’s Albacore Tuna and other chef surprises, AND a stocked full gift basket from Hopcott Meats.

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In 2 weeks, gluten-free food producers, food vendors, butchers, sausage makers, and celebrity cooking experts descend at the Tradex – Trade & Exhibition Centre for The Fraser Valley Food Show, October 3-5, 2014. Tickets online at www.fraservalleyfoodshow.com.

Celebrating over 155 years of bountiful Fraser Valley harvests and food processing

In response to overwhelming consumer demand in the Valley, the Fraser Valley Food Show is showcasing the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. Experience food both local and international, celebrity chef demonstrations, cooking competitions, sausage making competitions, cheese and wine seminars, Bite of the Valley participating restaurants & food trucks and the Grapes and Hops wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion.

Throughout the three days of the show The Celebrity Stage will feature TV celebrities and featured presentations.

Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, food trucks, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza at the TRADEX Exhibition Centre. The Fraser Valley Food Show encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits; and of course fantastic shopping opportunities.

Come for lunch and stay for dinner! The Fraser Valley Food Show presents the Bite of The Valley restaurant & food truck pavilion. The chefs of favorite estaurants and food trucks from in and around the Valley will serve up their signature recipes. For a nominal charge ($1 – $6.00 inc. GST) per item visitors will be able to savor the flavors of numerous eateries.

Beer, wine and spirits will be well represented in the Tasting Pavilion where visitors can sip and taste a wide selection of beverages. The Grapes and Hops Stage will feature presentations and tastings by numerous local and regional beer and wine experts.

While at the Fraser Valley Food Show, visitors will also enjoy shopping in the marketplace of over 100 exhibit booths. Producers, manufacturers, retailers and food artisans will showcase a wide assortment of unique products for eating, drinking, cooking, entertaining, and outfitting a kitchen. Visitors to the Fraser Valley Food Show will especially enjoy the variety of locally grown and produced specialty food items that are not usually found in grocery stores and supermarkets. The bounty of The Valley under one roof!

 

 

Hopcott Meats – Meet your Rancher – Know your Food

HopcottMeats1 Head to Hopcott Premium Meats and Meet Your Rancher August 9th, 2014 as part of its 8th Anniversary Celebration.

Featuring a Charity BBQ, live music, free coffee and product samples, and fun for kids of all ages, the Hopcott Family is inviting the public to stop by and learn from the ranchers who raise their meat.

The celebration takes place alongside the Grand Opening of Meadow’s Maze Family Fun Farm.  With over 8.7 kms of corn maze trails, the 2014 maze design commemorates the 100th year of 4-H activities in British Columbia.

Visitors will also qualify to win prizes, such as gift baskets and a barbeque as the grand prize. 

About Hopcott Premium Meats

Hopcott Premium Meats is part of the Hopcott Farms family. The store opened in 2006 and is located near its sister operation, Meadows Maze, at 18385 Old Dewdney Trunk Road. This 3rd generation family-run butcher shop is committed to bringing quality, local, farm fresh products direct to their customers. For more information, visit www.hopcottmeats.ca, or follow on Facebook (/HopcottFarms) and Twitter & Instagram (@HopcottFarms) for updates.