Our food philosophy is driven by values on Environmental Sustainability: we acknowledge our responsibility as a community leader to increase our awareness and expertise in the field of environmental sustainability locally and globally; we strive to incorporate practices that minimize our environmental footprint; we provide and facilitate leadership to the community in the journey towards a sustainable relationship with the environment.

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival is our annual event to celebrate the harvest, showcase gardening, display and exchange vegetables in the Frog Hollow neighbourhood.

On the event day, we also have live band music, puppet show performance and information booths from local food network organizations. It’s a joyful outdoor get-together for families, seniors and neighbours of all ages and all backgrounds. It’s also an opportunity for the community to learn more about gardening, food security and environmental sustainability.


Our grand finale of the summer, 2023 Harvest Festival, was an absolute blast!

It was a truly magical day spent with our wonderful community, and we can’t express enough gratitude for everyone who joined us and made it a memorable morning. Together, we celebrated the abundance of the harvest, the warmth of friendship, and the strength of our community bonds.

This event is all about fostering connections, forging new relationships, and discovering the beauty of togetherness. Even now, we find ourselves mesmerized by the enchanting moments we shared on that beautiful day.

We owe a massive shout-out to our incredible team of volunteers and staff who worked tirelessly to ensure that our setup and take down happened in the blink of an eye. With 28 volunteers and more than 20 staff, their dedication and hard work made this event possible.

We also want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our community partners for their unwavering support. Without your presence, none of this would have been possible.

(Organizations and programs listed in alphabetical order:)

  1. Aileen Handmade
  2. Bio Creation Boutique
  3. City Reach Care Society
  4. East Village – HSBIA
  5. Frog Hollow Make It! Program
  6. Frog Hollow’s Seniors Knitting Group
  7. Frog Hollow YES CHEF! Program
  8. Greater Vancouver Food Bank
  9. Hastings-Sunrise Community Food Network (HSCFN)
  10. Hastings-Sunrise Community Policing Centre
  11. Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Green Market
  12. Learning Disabilities Society
  13. Lori A & Laura C from in Harmony in Nature Collective
  14. MLA Niki Sharma Vancouver-Hastings
  15. Quirk-E
  16. Season of Food – Hastings Community Centre Food & Garden Program
  17. The Carnival Band
  18. United Way British Columbia
  19. Vancouver Coastal Health
  20. Vancouver Farmers Markets
  21. Vancouver Fruit Tree Project
  22. Vancouver Public Library
  23. Vancouver Urban Food Forest Foundation
  24. Village Vancouver Seed Bank
  25. Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

To each and every one of you, we want you to know how much we cherish your presence and your support.

And let’s not forget the heart of our Harvest Festival—the Veggie Contest! We had a whopping 31 veggie contest entries, and our panel of 3 judges had the delightful but challenging task of selecting the winners.

In total, a remarkable 350 people attended the 2023 Harvest Festival, making it a day to remember and cherish for years to come. To everyone who participated, whether as a guest, volunteer, vendor, or contestant, we love you all! Thank you for making our festival truly special.

 * Our 2023 Harvest Festival is funded by City of Vancouver Sustainable Food Systems Grant and United Way of British Columbia. 


2023 Harvest Festival

Join us for the most exciting event of the season! 

Frog Hollow’s Harvest Festival is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever!

📅 Date: August 31, 2023
⏰ Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
📍 Location: Clinton Park, 2690 Grant St. Vancouver

FREE community event
Live Music
Snacks and Fresh Produce
Vendors and Crafts for Children
Information booths
Door prizes

But that’s not all, folks! The highlight of our festival is the legendary Veggie Contest 🥕🥦🌽 It’s time to show off your gardening prowess and creative skills!

🥇 Compete for the three coveted prizes:
🏆 The Biggest Vegetable
🏆The Funniest Vegetable
🏆The Most Creative Vegetable

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just a green-thumb enthusiast, the Veggie Contest is open to everyone in our amazing community. Let’s celebrate the bounty of nature and enjoy a day filled with laughter, good food, and fantastic company.

Tag your gardening buddies and spread the word! 🌱🗣️ Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to this joyous event as we bid farewell to summer with a blast!

Mark your calendars and we’ll see you there! 📆💫 Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this unforgettable Harvest Festival!

Participating local partners/vendors(incomplete list, more to come):


Memorable moments from the 2023 Harvest Festival wink

(Photo credit: Our long-term beloved volunteer Jennie Yuen & Frog Hollow staff)

Get in Touch. Get Involved 

Be A Volunteer

Help out at our gardens. Asisst preparing meals or snacks for programs in the kitchen. Organise food bags. Support other food security needs.

*Limited volunteer opportunities due to Covid-19. 

Be A Sponsor

We accept donated and unexpired food, food gift cards, cash or cheques. 

Food Security Program Staff Team

Eva Aboud

Community Outreach Coordinator

Food Security Coordinator

Facility Manager


Carrie Yan

Family Programs Community Worker


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