Culinary Experiences

Saanich Peninsula Harvest Feast

Saturday, September 21, 2012
Doors open at 5 p.m. | Dinner served at 5:30 p.m.
Main Hall, Saanich Fairground
1528 Stelly’s Cross Road, Saanichton

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 affordable 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, starting with a First Nations seafood chowder and fry bread, plus green salad and rolls made with wheat grown on the Saanich Peninsula. The main course features roast turkey, beef, and pork, accompanied by mashed and roasted 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.

Stay tuned for updates…

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