Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks and Farmstead Wines has launched an online auction where 100% of the net proceeds will be entrusted to the Save the Farm Campaign.
The online auction launched on September 10 and will close the morning of Saturday, September 20th. The highest bidder will be awarded a homemade five-course dinner for eight prepared by Barbara-jo McIntosh, and Anthony Nicalo. In honour of UBC Farm, the evening’s menu will feature sustainable local ingredients from the Farm paired with Farmstead Wines, a selection that promises natural and sustainable production.
The Save the Farm Campaign works to raise awareness around the benefits and essentials of sustainable local farming. The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm started this campaign when development threatened to decrease the Farm’s size from a healthy twenty-four hectares to as few as five hectares. The consequence would be fatal to the Farm’s current use as a functioning organic farm that provides sustainable nourishment to local Vancouver communities, advancements in food policy, farming research and youth learning programs.