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Have a Say on North Saanich’s Agricultural Future

The District of North Saanich is inviting residents to participate in a community and stakeholder meeting on April 26 to contribute to a review and update of the District’s Whole Community Agricultural Strategy.

Clare Vipond Wins Art Raffle

We’re pleased to announce that CLARE VIPOND’s name was drawn at our final market of 2015 — she wins this painting by Sandhu Singh.

Market Raffle – Win an original painting by Sandhu Singh

Local award-winning watercolour artist SANDHU SINGH has very generously donated a painting created specially for the market to be raffled as a fund-raiser for the North Saanich Food for the Future Society.  Tickets will be available soon – look for them at the...

MLA 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....

Highlights of the 2014 North Saanich Flavour Trail

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...

How Do You Keep Your Summer Fruit From Going Moldy?

Berries are delicious, but they’re also kind of delicate.  Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market.  There’s nothing more tragic than paying $5.50 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the...