Saanich Peninsula Harvest Feast 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Doors open at 5 p.m. | Dinner served at 6:00 p.m.
Main Hall, Saanich Fairground
1528 Stelly’s Cross Road, Saanichton
SORRY – SOLD OUT!
The Saanich Peninsula is the traditional bread basket of the Greater Victoria area. Today, the Peninsula has the greatest concentration of active farm stands in British Columbia. At a time when interest in “buy local” is growing, we have the good fortune to be able to celebrate our food and agricultural heritage with a 10-mile harvest dinner (with the exception of dairy, coffee, tea – and cranberries). We’ll also have Vancouver Island cranberries from Yellow Point, but will provide local options, like oregon grape jelly and red currant jelly.
We believe it’s important for the whole community to share in this celebration and we’re doing our best to make this special event an 9100affordable evening out.
So what’s for dinner? This is a traditional harvest supper – with some unique local flavours! The evening opens with a wine and cider tasting offered by local wineries. Celebrants will enjoy a full-filling experience, beginning with green salad and artisan breads from the Roost Farm Bakery, made with wheat grown on the Saanich Peninsula. The main course features roast turkey and beef, accompanied by mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, acorn squash and corn on the cob. Dessert highlights the diversity of fruit grown on the Peninsula, including fruit pies and other treats – even a lemon meringue pie made from lemons grown on the Saanich Peninsula! And, of course, the feast would not be complete without the heavenly fresh–squeezed apple juice from Farmer Phil! All food used in the feast – with the exception of the cranberries – is grown or raised right here on the Saanich Peninsula.
This event is organized by community volunteers (the “Feasties”) and hosted by the North and South Saanich Agricultural Society (www.saanichfair.ca) and the Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association.
In order to make this a truly community event, we could use help from the community with food prep (like shucking corn) and setting tables. Many thanks to local 4-H groups for all the help you provide! If you are interested in helping, call Robert Thompson (250-652-4691) or email email@example.com.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 24, 2013 (advance tickets only)
Ticket prices: Adults $25 or $22 BYOP* | Children 12 and under $10 or $7 BYOP*
* BYOP – “Bring Your Own Plate” – you need to bring your own plate, cutlery, dessert plate, cup or mug for coffee or tea, glass for juice or water (in other words, a complete table setting). Try to avoid paper plates – they’re not the best for this type of hot dinner.
Where can I buy tickets? Please note: We do not take reservations or hold seats. If you want to sit with a large group of family and friends, please arrive early! We will do our best to accommodate you.
Fresh Cup Roastery Cafe
104 – 1931 Mount Newton Cross Road
1191 Verdier Avenue (Royal Bank plaza)
The Roost Farm Centre
9100 East Saanich Road
If you want more information, contact Robert Thompson (250-652-4691) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s main course will be prepared by Zanzibar Cafe (Brentwood Bay). Coffee and tea services provided by Fresh Cup Roastery Cafe.