Urban Digs is having a party at the farm on Sunday to celebrate summer & the launch of the FarmCity Fresh Cart which officially hit the streets last week. Drop by any time between 4-10. Your $10 admission includes one free drink (beer or organic fruit soda), music & a tour of the farm. Re-up BBQ will be on site with their smoker and guest chef Liam Lewis aka “The Little Locavore” serving up their award winning free-range ribs or chicken & coleslaw for $8. Salads will be available to purchase on the Fresh Cart for $8 and along with a few more surprises for you too! On the Fresh Cart there will be a wide range of local fruits & veggies as well as local, handmade pasta, ice cream & other tasty treats. Victory Gardens will be here too with veggie starts and invaluable gardening advice. Meet the FarmCity Coop Farmers and learn more about where your food comes with tours of Urban Digs Farm where you can meet our friendly farm animals & learn more about sustainable meat production and our neighbour & fellow Co-op member Earth Apple Farm, where they are growing a wide range of market vegetables. Steel and Oak Brewing will be here too with the most local beer in town brewed just 5km down the road from the farm!
Venture out to New Westminster and you’ll soon be able to sample right from the tap at Steel Oak Brewing Co. It’s fitting that the city be home to a new brewery as it’s history of brewing dates back to the 1800’s and continued until 2005 when one of the big guys shut its doors. In fact there is a Brewery District brewing in the city.
Owned by locals Jorden Foss and James Garbutt. Beers brewed by Peter Schulz who spent time at Russell Brewing and then headed to Germany to take the brewmasters program at the Technical University of Berlin. He then worked at Guinness and at Schalander Gasthausbrauerei in Friedrichshain, Berlin before heading back to BC.
I interviewed Foss at the brewery a few weeks back and he mentioned that the beers with be “European beers with a Northwest twist”. In the works are a Red Pilsner, a Smoked Hef, an ESB, and a Pale Ale. The Oak in the name hints toward their barrel program which will get under way later in the year. For now there will be draft on tap shortly as they are just on the verge of opening and bottles towards the fall.
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