With warmth and joy, we at One Straw would like to wish you and yours a happy holiday season!  We are so thankful for all of your continued support and are so happy to have your interest in food security on the sunshine coast!

So far it has been a great year with our annual Seedy Saturday, the first ever Seedy Saturday Night, a revitalized Edible Garden Tour with Field to Feast Dinner at the Sechelt Long House a fun Fall Faire and a host of new partnerships and rejuvenated board of directors!  Live and Learn has offered tons of workshops, the Ocean Vegetables Gardens have been expanding and the Fruit Tree Project is reforming :) Very exciting!

The darker and colder times of the year are great for reflection and we as a society are in a state of visioning and are very curious about what our members and supporters hope to see for the future of One Straw.  Your voice matters to us, in fact we can't do this without you!!

If you have ideas, we would love to hear them, please follow this link and place your comments in the document provided.  Send Form

We will keep you posted as to where we go from here, and in the meantime, have a great December and enjoy some of the awesome events posted below!

in gratitude,
One Straw Society
Cookie Exchange
With Lynn Grossutti
Sunday, December 13th, 2pm                At the Masonic Hall in Roberts Creek               All are welcome

Join Lynn Grossutti of Green Planet Foods and the Live & learn program for our 2nd annual cookie exchange.  In the kitchen we will be making a two amazing Christmas cookie recipes from Lynn's repertoire. Participants need to bring a tin of their own Christmas cookies to share in the exchange and will go home with a tin full of cookies from all the participants.  
Class fee is $15
Please pre-register for this event.

Presented by the Live and Learn Program of One Straw Society
Funded by a grant from the Vancouver Coastal Health SMARTFund.
 Antipasto Christmas gifts  With Georgy Good

Sunday, December 13th, 11am   at the Masonic Hall in Roberts Creek
Join Georgy and Live & Learn this Christmas season as we make delicious antipasto using Georgy's famous recipe.  Georgy was the owner of a private label catering company working in the lower mainland.  She developed and produced a variety of amazing products for local stores. The products had to be made to be consistent, safe and of the highest quality.  In this workshop you will learn how to make her amazing antipasto and all participants will take home a jar or two for that special someone this holiday season.  
Class fee is $20 - Please pre-register for this event

Presented by the Live & Learn Program of One Straw Society
 Funded by Vancouver Coastal Health’s SMARTFund
Christmas Craft Fairs on the Sunshine Coast
A great way to support local over the holidays!
Dec 5 - Al & Jeanne Pottery Open House
  2:00-7:00pm - 488 Central Ave, Grantham's Landing

Dec 5 - Sun Haven Waldorf School Winter Faire
 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dec 5-6  European Style Christmas Market
  Gibsons Public Market
  2:00pm - 8:00pm

Dec 5-6 - Arts & Crafts from the Hood Christmas Market
  Seaside Centre

to Dec 7 - FibreSmiths Christmas Arts and Crafts Sale
  787 Madison Place, Grantham's Landing
  10am-4pm Daily

Dec 11-12-13 - Lund's Open Studio Holiday Event
includes 4 studios
  Tug-Ghum Gallery, Lund Historic Hotel
  10am-4:30pm til Dec 24th
  Rare Earth Pottery, 9644 Quarry Place
  Three Stone Fibre Studio, 1495 Sorenson Rd
  12-4pmfarm gate
  Lilth Studio, 9500 Malaspina Rd

Dec 12 - Last Chance Christmas Market
  Gibsons & Area Community Centre, 700 Park Road
  10am-5pm - 25+ vendors

Dec 12 - Serendipity Christmas Craft Fair
  Pender Harbour Community Hall
  10:00am - 4:00pm

Dec 12-13 - Festive Sale at the Arts Building
  464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
  10am-5pm both days
Farm Gate Market
Wednesdays 3pm - 6pm       Roberts Creek Hall                                              
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Photo by Dana S Wilson www.gaiacraft.com

Come by every Wednesday afternoon to the Roberts Creek Hall to enjoy some of your favourite vendors while mingling with community and catching up with friends.

The Market will be closed on December 23rd and 30th, re opening on January 6th :)