Fall Season at the Richmond Country Farms Market

Richmond Country Farms Market is one of our favourite place to shop. There is also a small animal farm (not petting zoo) on site for viewing. Pumpkin patch is opened in October and is a popular place for primary school outings. You will see a lot of school buses during the pumpkin patch season.
Country Vines Winery Tasting Room is opened for wine lovers.

It is a great place to shop for seasonal produce. When we were there, corn was the highlight.

There were few truck loads of corn and the price is unbelievable, 10 for $1.

Squashes are in season.

Ornamental Gourds for Fall decorations. (more…)

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Richmond Night Market 2017

Upon return to Bridgeport, we went to the Richmond Night Market near the River Rock Casino.

The theme for this year is prehistoric park.

The line into the market was very long. So, we bought the zoom pass which is slightly cheaper per entry and the most important factor is we can skip the line. Beware that it’s cash only in the night market.

Since we just had dinner, we only got a snack to try. Nanzaro wanted to had some fries.

He picked the Pho Fries, which is topped with a savory sauce, minced pork, sriracha, beansprout, cilantro and red onion. This is $7.50. (more…)

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Garlic Festival 2012

Lorna and I went to Garlic Festival in mid August.

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This is the third garlic festival held at the Terra Nova Sharing Farm, according to Lorna. It’s my first time to this festival.

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A reception table welcome visitors to the festival.

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We caught a lovely song  performed by an artist.

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Lush vegetables and flowers in full growth in the summer. (more…)

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Applepalooza 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadian readers. Canadian Thanksgiving was instituted in 1957 by the Canadian Parliament as a day of general thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed. This post is about the celebration of the harvest of apples.

The second annual Applepalooza took place at the Gilbert Road Community Garden at the south end of Gilbert Road and Dyke Road. This is also the location for the South Dyke Sharing Farm where the apple orchard is.

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It was a bright sunny fall day which was a blessing.

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There were lots of activities for the family. It’s a great event to celebrate the fall harvest, particularly apples.

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The apple trees were planted in 2008 and they are already yielding a good harvest.

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Among the apples is one mystery apple which has yet to be identified. It’s green in colour but not as tart as Granny Smith? It will be great if someone can identify the mystery apple. (more…)

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