Ruby Lake Resort
Feast of Fields
Lynn Grossutti (Green Planet Foods) and Norm Blair (Deeprooted.ca) are working with the Ruby Lake Resort on their exciting plans to develop a greater resource for the Sunshine Coast community in terms of local food, educational opportunitie and much more.
They're planning a fabulous 'Feast of Fields' event on September 22nd. You can count on food, music and fun throughout the day. There will be a presentation from One Straw, an announcement from the arts community and a conversation on the future of Ruby Lake Resort and community engagement! 2 PM till Dusk. The day will include a performance by Brothers in Farms and The Creek Big Band. Visit the website at www.rubylakeresort.com for more information.
Ocean Vegetable Community Farm
Ocean Vegetables Community Farm has begun design and construction on phase two! Head by the site over the next few weeks to see how things are progressing!
5th annual FALL FAIRE!
Sunday, October 6th
Roberts Creek Hall
Apple press, kids activities, farm fresh food vendors, and harvest soups just in time to get you in an autumn mood!
Greatest Jam or Jelly
Best fermented preserve
Biggest pumpkin or Squash
**New! Fastest Zucchini car!
Most unique looking veggie
Vendor spaces are filling up very quickly so get in touch ASAP if you are interested!
$2 admission at the door.
Agricultural Area Plan
4 part speaker series
The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Plan team is excited to host a series of 4 upcoming workshops featuring guest speakers from across BC! Each event will feature invited speakers to inspire us followed by a community discussion around enhancing our local food system. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!
Speaker Series #1
Arzeena Hamir and Moss Dance (Merville Organics) will share their experience with the "Produced in the Comox Valley" logo and will discuss collaborative farm marketing strategies. Tuesday September 24th at the Seaside Centre, Sechelt 6:30pm-8:30pm. http://mervilleorganics.ca/
Speaker Series #2
Heather Pritchard (FarmFolk/CityFolk) will be on hand to discuss cooperative farming models and her experience with the Fraser Commons Farm Cooperative. Wednesday October 2nd at Frank West Hall, Elphinstone from 6:30-8:30pm. http://www.frasercommonfarm.com/
Speaker Series #3
Anna Helmer (Helmer's Potatoes) will be on hand to discuss the impact of agritourism in Pemberton from the Pemberton Slow Food Cycle. Tuesday October 8th at Roberts Creek Hall from 6:30-8:30pm. http://www.slowfoodcyclesunday.com/
Speaker Series #4
Anne Macey (Salt Spring Island Farmer's Institute) will discuss their Mobile Abattoir Initiative. Tuesday October 15th at Coopers Green Hall in Halfmoon Bay. http://ssifi.org/
For more information about the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Plan please visit:
Food Action Network Potluck
With Special Guests
The Otesha Project
Tuesday, October 1st 5:00-8:30 PM
Save this date! FAN potluck and theatrical performance from The Otesha Project.
The Otesha Project is a national youth-led charitable organization that uses experiential learning, theatre and bicycle tours to engage and empower Canadians of all ages to take action for a more equitable and sustainable world.
More info about Otesha performance time and venue to follow soon. But if you like bikes and care about the environment, you won't want to miss coming out to support this troupe of youth on bikes!