This years annual Slow Food Cycle was a fantastic day. The weather was beautiful and sunny in the mid 30's, with a huge turnout of thousands of cyclists who took over the 30 some odd km's out the Pemberton valley. The idea behind the event is to bring awareness to where produce comes from and to celebrate eating locally by farmers opening their farms up to the public and having top notch chefs & food producers offer their food creations along the route. Not to mention music and art vendors also setting up booths at many of the farms. Check out slowfoodcyclesunday for the dirt on this event.
Organic garlic drying in the barn.
Near the end of the ride is a produce stand that works on trust & goodwill. People take what veggies they want from the cold box, and leave the money in a slot. It is run by some local farm kids who stock up the stand from their family farm.
A retro tractor still in use at the Helmer farm, as well as a healthy patch of onions at IceCap organics farm. Check out their sites to see what they are doing on at their amazing farms.
The final stretch of road...
And a waterfall at the end of the valley to cool off under before the 30km ride back... :-)
This is by far my favourite day of the summer here in Pemberton, just another reason to love our little valley!