Event Details

Comox Valley Chamber in collaboration with Smith Lake Farms brings you the 1st Annual Agri-tour & Summer BBQ. Proudly sponsored by RLR Lawyers, Experience Comox Valley and featuring local Chamber Member food producers, we gather to celebrate the end of summer at Vancouver Island's premier agritourism destination. Bring your family and enjoy the Farm!


Smith Lake Farm's own Clea Adair will be sharing her story of dreaming the farm into existence and we will have the opportunity to tour the apiary and learn about the bees. Partial event proceeds will go to support the Comox Valley Farmers' Market Association's 'New Farmer Bursary'.


Is there anything better than locally grown? We don't think so!

For our BBQ dinner, we will be showcasing Smith Lake Farm sausages and Comox Valley Farmers' Market vendors produce. Land & Sea Brewing is creating a custom brew for this event, the 'Summer Stout' utilizing Smith Lakes' own farm grown honey. Natural Pastures Cheese Company and Wayward Distillery will join us, offering custom tastings of their award winning products. Eatmore Sprouts & Greens have generously donated sprouts and microgreens for our Valley grown salads. We are extremely proud to support our Chamber Member food and product producers with this collaborative event!



Are you planning on attending the Summer BBQ & Agri-tour at Smith Lake Farms? Make a staycation of it and book one of the on farm glamping tents for the full farm experience!

See below for details.


We welcome the entire Comox Valley community to come and connect with your local product producers over a refreshing beverage and delicious local eats in an amazing setting!



BEE TOURS

Smith Lake Farms is focused on raising sustainable local bees that have mite resistant qualities. They believe in the importance of a local plan for food security and pollinators are an integral component.

With the generous support of Experience Comox Valley, our guests will have the opportunity to tour the apiary and learn about the bees.

  • Bee Tours COMPLIMENTARY (limited spaces available, pre-registration required - see ticket add-on)
  • Experience Comox Valley support donated to non-profit org (CVFMA - New Farmer Bursary)
  • max. 10 attendees/tour (ages 3-adult)
  • closed toe shoes required/hair tied back
  • 2 time slots available; 4:30 & 5:30pm (please arrive minimum 15min prior to start time)


LAND AND SEA BEER COLLAB with SMITH LAKE FARMS HONEY

Presenting the 'Summer Stout', a collaboration between Chamber Members, Land & Sea Brewing and Smith Lake Farms. The farm honey is made from nectar foraged at Smith Lake Farm. It is amber to light coloured depending on the year and blooms. Head Brewer at Land & Sea, Tessa G, strives to produce clean, crisp and crushable session beer and has a passion for precision when brewing. The CV Chamber is proud to help foster this opportunity for collaboration!


NATURAL PASTURES CHEESE COMPANY & WAYWARD DISTILLERY ONSITE TASTINGS

Chamber Members, Natural Pastures Cheese Company and Wayward Distillery will be joining us for this event to offer tastings of their award winning products. Honey based spirits and artisan cheese pairings? Yes, please!


GLAMPING SPECIAL for SUMMER BBQ & AGRITOUR GUESTS

Smith Lake Farms have generously offered our guests the opportunity to stay on the farm for a farm themed staycation!

Use discount code CVCC25 for 25% off a minimum (but not limited to) 2-night Standard Rate stay from Aug. 28 - Sept. 2, 2024. Please be advised that the Standard rate does not include a cooler, kitchen tote and propane tank for the fire pit as these are 'Add Ons'. Details can be found on Smith Lake Farms website HERE.

Important BOOKING information and FAQs available on the Smith Lake website and we encourage anyone who is interested in booking to check it out! (Limited availability so reserve your spot today!)

Aug 29, 2024

4:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Smith Lake Farm
Larkin Road 1481
Merville, British Columbia, Canada

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Summer BBQ & Agritour - CHAMBER MEMBER

CHAMBER MEMBER ONLY - Includes BBQ dinner

[Please email hello@comoxvalleychamber.com if you require a vegetarian option}

CAD $40
Summer BBQ & Agritour - Non-Member

Non Member - Includes BBQ dinner

[Please email hello@comoxvalleychamber.com if you require a vegetarian option]

CAD $50
Summer BBQ & Agritour - CHILD (3-12 years)

CHILD (3-12 years) - Includes BBQ dinner
2years & under Complimentary

[Please email hello@comoxvalleychamber.com if you require a vegetarian option]

CAD $15
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