13th Annual Pemberton Slow Food Cycle
It's time to break out the bicycles and get ready for the 2017 Slow Food Cycle in Pemberton. This popular event happens the 3rd Sunday of August, which falls on August 20th this year. This will be Pemberton's 13th annual Slow Food Cycle, allowing consumers to connect with their food and the land.
If you've never been to the Slow Food Cycle before it can be simply described as a 45 km bike ride up the Pemberton Valley combined with a farmers market along the way, but it's so much more than that. Pemberton's Slow Food Cycle connects you with your food, you get homegrown ingredients with a handmade approach, so you can truly appreciate 'slow food'.
Each year has seen an increase in both cyclers and farms opening their doors to the people, and why wouldn't it. the Slow Food Cycle celebrates taking your time, growing food at home, and eating things slow. Spend the whole day checking out every farm or just go for a few hours, it's up to you. With a flat and easy road to follow any route is a good one, just follow the signs as you go and enjoy the beautiful mountains and country scenery surrounding the Pemberton Valley.
Take your time as you pedal up the Pemberton Meadows Road, stop at stalls along the way to purchase delicious goodies for yourself. You may want to strap a basket on your bike because there's going to be lots of vendors selling local produce, crafts, art, food, and more. Or if you plan on doing a lot of shopping there will be a shuttle service which will allow you to shop and pick up your purchases when you get back to the start.
The Slow Food Cycle will go from 9AM - 3PM and start on Pemberton Meadows Road, north west of the Village of Pemberton, at the Meadows Playing Fields (Look for School District 48's Bus Garage). Cost to participate is only $5 per person or $20 per family (up to 6 members). Children 5 and under are free!
Call For Artists
Would you like to sell art at the Slow Food Cycle? The Pemberton Arts Council is looking for artists to showcase and sell their artwork at 'Art on the Farm' located at Across the Creek Organics. Artists will be responsible to be there to sell their own art (preferably backpack or bike basket sized) but tents and tables will be provided. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 18th if you're interested.
Do you need a place to stay during the Slow Food Cycle? Pemberton Valley Lodge offers great deals and packages so you can get the best possible trip to Pemberton this summer.
Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017