Central Park Farms’ Long Table Dinner

Earlier this week, we were honoured to host a group of local media and influencers for a beautiful long table dinner highlighting some of our favourite food and beverage producers here in Langley.

With the help of the talented Summer Dhillion of Slap Communications we welcomed a select group of media to come dine on a feast prepared by Chef Adrian Beaty alongside those who produced the food and beverage behind the meal.

Roots & Wings Distillery’s Vital Vodka

When guests arrived they were greeted with an ice-cold spiked lavender lemonade from Roots & Wings Distillery. Langley’s first and only distillery, they treated us to their inaugural artisan spirit — Vital Vodka.

With drink-in-hand, media were given the opportunity to tour the farm getting a backstage pass to see exactly how our farm operates including a cuddle session with baby chicks while learning what makes our farm different than the farms that produce the meat in your local grocery store.

The calm before the dinner storm.

Following our tour, it was time to settle in for dinner produced by Chef Adrian using only products from Langley farms.

Chef Adrian working his magic

Guests dined on a meal that included our pasture raised pork and non-GMO fed poultry and micro greens and seasonal vegetables from our friends over at True Grit Farm.

True Grit Farm prides themselves on always delivering honest, sustainably-grown, nutrient dense food. They focus on producing high quality micro greens for restaurants throughout the Lower Mainland as well as a CSA program that helps provide well-grown produce to our community.

True Grit Farm salad with herb vinaigrette.

During our meal guests enjoyed two selections from Backyard Vineyards — Their currently sold-out Rose and their slightly off-dry Riesling.

Backyard Vineyards is a full production winery nestled in the countryside of South Langley whose small boutique setting produces award winning yet approachable wines for everyday enjoyment.

Backyard Vineyard’s winemaker James

No dinner would be complete without a little entertainment and we were lucky to have local musician Ryan McAllister providing the soundtrack for the evening. And, capturing the magic was Brooklyn D Photography.

Ryan is nothing short of amazing

Such a special evening

Langley’s Trading Post Stout brined Central Park Farms’ ham, house made beer sausage and bacon stout jam

Christie Lohr, Jamie Khau, and Michelle Morton

Dinner underway

Central Park Farms’ Boss Chick Kendall alongside her farm boy Jay.

I’m proud to have been in the company of such fantastic Langley producers — Thank you to each of you for your contributions to the evening. Thank you to Tourism Langley and Destination BC for supporting our event.

And, a special thank you to each of our guests, I know summer is a busy time of year and that your calendars are full, I truly appreciate each one of you taking the time to come out and learn what our little farm is all about!

Kendall ~ The chick behind Central Park Farms