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Garlic Festival returns to Sharing Farm

Marilyn Churchill spent the day braiding Italian softneck garlic at last year’s Garlic Festival. - Amanda Oye file photo
Marilyn Churchill spent the day braiding Italian softneck garlic at last year’s Garlic Festival.
— image credit: Amanda Oye file photo

The sixth annual Garlic Festival will draw thousands of people to the Sharing Farm this Sunday.

The festival serves as a crucial fundraiser for the largely volunteer-driven facility, which grows fruits and vegetables that are earmarked for either the Richmond Food Bank, or local community meals.

More than 4,000 people came out to celebrate all things garlic last year. Among the highlights are garlic ice cream, cooking demonstrations, farm tours, kids activities, and, of course, garlic sales.

Proceeds from the garlic festival allow the farm to continue to grow food for families in need and help maintain the farm’s vast array of programs.

The festival will be held at Terra Nova Rural Park on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit sharingfarm.ca for more information.

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