The third annual Pemberton Slow Food Cycle is planned for Aug.
19 this year, but organizers are looking for feedback from the community on the
event and other Slow Food initiatives.
The event has secured financial support from the Village of
Pemberton, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, Resort Municipality of Whistler
and the Sea to Sky Community Services’ Food Security Project. The lion’s share
of that funding will go to produce an almanac with information helping people
eat food produced closer to home.
An open house will be held at the Legion in Pemberton on
Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. for anyone interested in being involved in this
year’s Slow Food Cycle. The organizers will provide an update on event
planning, and outline the tasks required of volunteers. The organizers are also
looking to expand the number of people involved with hosting the event.
“We want to give people plenty of time to start planning for
Slow Food Cycle 2007, and figure the best way to do that is get together in May
and kick things into gear,” said event organizer Anna Helmer.
Farms are already pairing with musicians and chefs for the event, which sees hundreds of people pedaling from farm to farm to sample locally grown food and learn more about the economic, social and environmental benefits of producing and eating food grown near their homes.