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Local award-winning watercolour artist SANDHU SINGH has very generously donated a painting created especially for the market to be raffled as a fund-raiser for the North Saanich Food for the Future Society.  Tickets are are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00, available at the market – look for them at the Community Table each week until Thanksgiving!  We’d like to also give special thanks to Germain Taylor for donating her time and expertise to create a custom frame for this wonderful painting!

Events

2015 SUMMER FETE IN THE NOBLE GARDEN – SUN. JULY 5th

377 Wain Road, 1:00 – 4:00

Our annual fundraiser in Phoebe Noble’s garden is back!  Join us on Sunday, July 5th, from 1:00 – 4:00 to stroll the beautiful garden, which has been maintained, and enhanced, by Phoebe’s daughter Sandra Holloway.  

Our entertainer this year is Jennifer Louise Taylor, and wines from Symphony Vineyard will be available at a no-host bar in the garden.  As well, local artists Sandhu Singh, Keith Levang, Stephanie Steele, and Liam Singh will be creating and displaying their art throughout the garden – and Judy McLaren has just been added to our list of incredible artists!

Come and talk to Sandra about her amazing high-yield, no weed vegetable garden, sip some wine, and spend a relaxing afternoon  – all while helping the North Saanich Food for the Future Society raise funds to continue to try to protect and support local agriculture.

Tickets are $25, or $20 for members, seniors and students; available at Russell Nursery, Dig This in Sidney, at the market, or by calling 250-656-3054.

Gary Holman wins the market basket!

We’re happy to announce the winner of our Market Basket was Gary Holman, our local NDP MLA!  Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the North Saanich Food for the Future Society and our efforts to support local agriculture, local growers, and our community.  Tickets are $5.00 each, or 3 for $10.00 and are available at every market until the moment of the draw! Click on “read more” to see what you’ll find in our harvest basket!

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Here’s what you’ll find in the basket – starting with the basket itself:  one of Bert’s coveted hand-made willow baskets!  Inside you’ll find:

– a beautiful, colourful bouquet of fall flowers from Bernadette of Something Greene

– a package of Captain Pete’s salmon jerky

– a fresh Drunken Woman lettuce from Ardmore Gardens

– one of Fickle Fig’s fruit crumble pies

– farm-fresh free-range eggs from Wray Creek Farm

– a hand-carved ash cutting board made by Thomas at Stonefields Farm

– a jar of savory tomato marinara sauce from Fickle Fig

– a hand-made North Saanich Farm Market apron

– a jar of Tina and Ashley’s very popular zucchini relish

– a jar of the best pickled beets ever from Denis of Beaufort Gardens

– a jar of Fruit Trees and More’s Robertson navel orange marmalade, made from oranges grown right here in Deep Cove

– a pair of cozy wool socks from Lorea of Country Wools

– a beautiful beaded bracelet from Christine Richards

– a crayon bag (complete with crayons and a colouring book) from Chris and Marilyn at Fabulous Frocks

– a luscious silk/wool scarf, hand-dyed in autumn colours, from Peter of Silknfibres

– a beaded choker from Sandy Phillips

As we get closer, we’ll be adding some more perishable items, such as a dozen fresh, free-range eggs, dried morel mushrooms, garlic, some of Flour Power’s granola, fall apples, a fruit pie, and a bouquet of bright, cheerful fall flowers.

2014 NORTH SAANICH FLAVOUR TRAIL – AUGUST 22-24th

It was a perfect weekend for the Flavour Trail! Attendance and weather were both great, with lots of people showing up for the market (a record number, in fact!).  All the venues were busy (that’s the crowd for the sheepdog herding demonstration above), and we thank everyone who tried the Trail.  We hope you’ll continue to patronize some or all of the venues, and please keep checking the Flavour Trails website for the next peninsula agriculture events (like the CHEF SURVIVAL CHALLENGE at Madrona Farm on Sunday, September 7th, and SAANICH HARVEST DAYS on September 12th and 13th)!