Category: Latest News

How to Save the Bees (Free Event)

Posted by Katie Engqvist - February 19, 2017 - Events, Latest News DSC_0258

As many of you may be aware, our bee and pollinator populations are in decline. They are starving because there is not enough nectar in the summer months.  If we all work together, we can turn this situation around.  Pollinators are vital to our local food supply. The Peninsula & Area Agricultural Commission (PAAC) is […]

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Have you been to Mar Farms?

Posted by Katie Engqvist - July 20, 2016 - Events, Food, Latest News

Have you stopped by Mar Farms yet this season? Find them at 7120 Veyaness Road on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. They are also at the Goldstream Farmers Market from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and the Ogden Point Market from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, […]

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Don’t forget to pick up corn

Posted by Katie Engqvist - July 19, 2016 - Food, Latest News DansCorn

Have you had farm fresh corn yet this season? It’s the earliest it’s ever been in years and that means even more chances to enjoy it this summer. Dan’s Farm, 2030 Bear Hill Road, has fresh corn picked daily ready for you to enjoy. For more info go to

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Farm Fresh Guide 2016-17

Posted by BobT - April 6, 2016 - Latest News Farm Fresh 2016c over

Good news on a sunny day! This year’s Farm Fresh guide will be distributed in the Times-Colonist on Saturday, April 16.  Look for it the following week at your favourite farm stand!

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Salt Spring Island Apple Festival

Posted by BobT - September 24, 2015 - Latest News Apple Festival

16th Annual Salt Spring Island Apple Festival Sunday, October 4, 2015 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buy a program at Fulford Hall (about 1 km from the Fulford ferry ) and start your self-guided tour of 18 Salt Spring Apple Festival host farms to explore, many of which are not normally open to the public. […]

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Berries, berries and more berries!

Posted by BobT - June 27, 2015 - Latest News Canada Day celebration

News Flash! Everything’s coming up berries – like three weeks early! Check out these certified organic blueberries from Northbrook Farm. Farmer Phil (Phil’s Farm) farm has blueberries and raspberries & U-pick too. Nicole from Michell Bros. Farm suggests: “If you are headed to Island View Beach this weekend to beat the heat, be sure to […]

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Farm News for June 12

Posted by BobT - June 12, 2015 - Latest News Saanich Organics peas

It’s a pea-utiful day in your neighbourhood.  Saanich Organics has loads of peas for you! Look for the Saanich Organics tables at Moss Street Market and James Bay Market this Saturday, and at the Sea Bluff Farm stand in Metchosin too. Check out these “this weekend only” garden specials at Patio Gardens in Central Saanich: […]

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Farm Fresh news…

Posted by BobT - June 5, 2015 - Latest News Strawberries

Dan’s Farm has u-pick strawberries as well as picked berries every day. AND talking about early berries this year, Ian Windsor of Cowichan Bay Raspberries tells us he expects to have raspberries available by June 18! Eve Marsh of Marsh Farms welcomes you to come experience picking your own veggies. “We have a great selection […]

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Merridale Launches Cowichan Gin!

Posted by BobT - June 5, 2015 - Latest News Cowichan Gin announcement

On June 12 and 13, 2015, merridale will launch their new Cowichan Gin.  The craft cidery and distillery will celebrate the new craft gin as an addition to their Cowichan Spirits Line by holding two days of events focused on the foraging of wild, edible foods. Merridale’s new Cowichan Gin will be released on June […]

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Farm Fresh News for May 23

Posted by BobT - May 23, 2015 - Latest News Roost Farm Centre Pizza

Here’s some FarmFresh news for the weekend of May 23… Dan’s Farm: “We are selling strawberries this weekend by the pint and should have a good supply. Our strawberries have no sprays on them. We also have spinach, kale and Swiss chard.” Marsh Farm: “All mixed greens are now ready. Romaines abound. Kale, swiss, chard, […]

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