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Photos by Michele Mateus Autumn harvest season is marked by celebrations around the world for a season of sharing with friends, family, and the community. Dig into abundance at one of the many Fraser Valley farms where your family can pick your own pumpkins out of a vast field, gather a bushel of crisp apples right from the trees, and take home a feast of local foods for around your own table. Fraser Valley Farms with Autumn Markets Krause Berry Farms 6179 248th Street Langley, BC 604.856.5757 www.krauseberryfarms.com Dave’s Orchard 5910 – 216 Street Langley, BC 604.532.5265 www.bcfarmfresh.com/farms/daves-orchard Aldor Acres Family Farm 24990 – 84th Ave. Langley, BC aldoracresfamilyfarm.ca Maan Farms 790 McKenzie Road Abbotsford, BC 604.864.5723 www.maanfarms.com Taves Family Farm 333 Gladwin Rd Abbotsford, BC 604.853.3108 www.tavesfamilyfarms.com Willow View Farms 288 McCallum Road Abbotsford, BC 604.854.8710 www.willowviewfarms.com Fantasy Farms Inc. 9423 Gibson Rd Chilliwack, BC www.fantasyfarmsinc.ca Words by…

By Brittany Tiplady For the love of garlic! We’re so fortunate to live in a province that is abundant with beautiful fresh produce year round. Gear up for garlic month happening in August with this list of Metro Vancouver restaurants that have added some garlicky features to their menu, as well as a list of Farmer’s Markets so you can support local and grab your garlic to-go. Richmond Garlic Festival You won’t want to miss the 10th annual Richmond Garlic Festival happening August 19. Chefs from various restaurants in Richmond and Vancouver will be volunteering to present festival-goers with a grand selection of garlic-based eats including garlic ice cream. Of course the festival’s supporter, The Sharing Farm, will be selling their famous own-grown garlic as well. Dates: Sunday, August 19 Time: 10 am- 3 pm; visit their website for more details! Location: 2771 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC Kulinarya Filipino Eatery…

By Anna Black This year’s Chilliwack Garlic Festival, now in its sixth year, is being dubbed by organizers as being “bigger, smellier, and more rockn’ than ever!” Featuring local vendors, food trucks (such as GQ, Bannock Wagon, Teriyaki Boys, Lenny’s Lemonade), music, events, a beer and wine garden, kids zone, and of course garlic, the festival takes place September 17th and 18th at Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack. Featured performers at this year’s festival include Steve “Elvis Elite” Elliott, Cambree Lovesy, Magpie, The Outdoor Poets, The Dusty Aces, Lb4Lb, and more. There will be a busking and main stages. New to the Chilliwack Garlic Festival this year is the addition of two Fantasy Farms chili cook-offs in support of Chilliwack Community Services’ Christmas sharing program. Open to both amateur and professional chili cooks, the first event is sanctioned by The Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI), a non-profit that raises money for local charities by promoting American red chili. Cooks…