September 23, 2021 Close to Home Staff
We’re bitter together! Join FarmFolk CityFolk, UBC Farm, and Chef Andrea Carlson of Burdock & Co for the 2021 Vancouver Radicchio Festival.
This tasting event will feature five radicchio varieties grown organically at FarmFolk CityFolk Research & Education Seed Farm and UBC Farm. Guests will have the opportunity to taste both raw and cooked samples of each variety and rank their favourites for a chance to win radicchio-themed prizes.
All radicchio varieties featured are part of the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement Project (CANOVI), a five-year collaborative project between the UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, and FarmFolk CityFolk. Read more about CANOVI here.
This event will be held on October 20, 2021, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Burdock & Co. To facilitate social distancing only 12-18 guests will be allowed in the restaurant per half an hour time slot. Inside the restaurant there will be three stations each catering a group of 4-6 guests. Proof of vaccination required at door and masks are to be worn till at your station. Combined samples will be equivalent to a light meal and guests will leave with a take-out radicchio filled meal to enjoy.
Please note that the data and results from this tasting will be used for research purposes. Please visit for more information and click here to view the informed consent statement for taste trial participants.