Slow Food Tour 2012
A summer day, country roads, a bicycle, you, your family, your friends and hundreds more. Simple treats and wonderful eats...what an amazing way to support local farmers and a global cause. A truly delicious way to spend the day.
Across the globe, the food system is broken. Worldwide, 30 percent of food is wasted, 1 billion people go to bed hungry each night, while another 1 billion suffer from health problems related to obesity and agriculture contributes roughly one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Meanwhile, people are increasingly disconnected from how their food reaches their plate, making solutions to the global agricultural system seem even more difficult to attain.
Slow Food is part of the solution. We are an international organization building a network of small-scale sustainable farmers. A recent UN report says, small-scale farmers can double food production in ten years using simple farming methods. And that we must increase global food production by 50 - 70% to meet the needs of the planets growing population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050.
Support the Slow Food movement and our local Fraser Valley farmers. Harrison/Agassiz and Chilliwack will feature farms that are unique to their areas so be sure to sign up for both cycle tours and spend the weekend at one of the comfortable Valley accommodations. Both Slow Food Cycle Tours are perfect for families. The routes are around 25km and relatively flat. And best of all, kids 12 and under can take part free of charge for the cycle tour but must pay for food along the way
A shopping shuttle service has been provided by Tourism Harrison. They collect your purchases from the farms and bring them back to the registration area for you to pick up.