Farm to Table

Gala Dinner

Friday Night 

Photo: Mark Taylor and Kelly Schaecher

Join us at our 

kick-off

Gala Dinner

August 16th, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Deep Cove Winery,  1195 Chalet Road

$69.00

Seasonal 4-course farm-to-table dinner, accompanied by live music from Edie Daponte and friends, as a trio.  Wine available for purchase.

See menu below! 

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Dinner Menu:

First:

Local wild side stripe prawn prepared in a Thai recipe (details to come). 

from Kallayanee's kitchen. Kallayanee and her husband Ry teach the art and spirit of Thai cooking from their home kitchen on McTavish, with a view that overlooks the hills and bays of North Saanich.

 

kms travelled: 9.6 km. Caught from the bays around North Saanich.

 

Second:

Salad (details to come) 

with ingredients picked-that-morning from the wonderful Kildara family farm (two generations + spouses all work on the farm), tucked away in beautiful Deep Cove. The farm literally down the street from Deep Cove winery!

 

kms travelled: 210 metres

 

Main:

The main protein is from Four Quarters in Sidney. Geoff Pinch, owner/operator of Four Quarters Meats, was raised on a farm in Victoria eating braised rabbit, lamb sausage, fresh goat cheese, and organic vegetables.

 

Your choice of:

 

Pasture raised, grass fed Beef cheeks,

from mid-island, prepared by Four Quarters (details to come)

 

kms travelled: 85.9 km.... 46.9 km if you take the Mill Bay ferry!

 

OR

 

Turkey, super-local,

from Kildonan Farms on Chalet Road in North Saanich (details to come).

 

kms travelled: 8.3 km

 

Main sides:

 

(we have a super yummy recipe in mind but still need to taste test it to be sure):

 

Heirloom tomatoes

from Anneth Farms on West Saanich Road

 

kms travelled: 1.9 km

 

Herb toppings

from Smyth's Market garden on Downey Road.

 

kms travelled: 2.7 km

 

Smashed Potatoes

farmer TBA

 

Fresh baked dinner bun

by pastry chef Mitchell Morse of the fabulous Fickle Fig on Mills Road

 

kms travelled: 8.3 km

 

Dessert:

still being dreamed up,

by pastry chef Mitchell Morse of the fabulous Fickle Fig on Mills Road

 

kms travelled: 8.3 km

 

Drinks:

 

Wine for purchase from Deep Cove Winery, grown from the grapevines you are looking at!

 

kms travelled: 0 km

 

San Pellegrino. from more than 100 km away....

(North Saanich doesn't have a sparkling non-alcoholic drink producer. Yet. Will you forgive us if we don't count this one towards our km count...?)

 

 

Total kms from the soil to your plate:

 

69.6 km if you ordered the beef (we are assuming that they did indeed take the Mill Bay ferry);

31 km if you ordered the turkey....

 

....with a quick stop in the kitchen!

 

Total amount of love & local food passion that went into your meal:

too much to put a number on, of course!

McTavish Academy of Art

1720 McTavish Road

Sunday August 18, 9:30am - 11:30am

If you like your pancakes loaded high with seasonal local berries and real whipped cream, and served up in a country field, then this is the breakfast for you!

Fundraiser for CRFAIR’s GoodFood2025 $8 adults/$5 kids, AT DOOR

CASH ONLY

Following the breakfast, local musicians Water in the Crawlspace will be doing what they do best: getting us up and dancing with square dance numbers and a live caller. Bring your kids!

If dancing isn't you're thing, fear not! You can munch on pancakes and tap your foot in time with the music...

On Sunday, enjoy  our Pancake Breakfast!

... and later, the Field Dance

What can you expect at a field dance?

Twirling! Dancing! (and/or) Foot-tapping Listening! There's nothing more true to countryside community than a dance in a field. Which is why we're so excited that Water in the Crawlspace is making one happen. 

Water in the Crawlspace was formed in 1999, and though its members have changed a bit, they're still going strong! Gordon and Farrell are the two remaining “originals”. They have been joined by Bob de Wolf, Al Udell, Dick Pollard and Gordon’s son, Rowan. The instrumentation includes, guitars, piano, bass, fiddles, mandolin, accordion, harmonica and saxophone (when Dick is in town). The repertoire includes traditional fiddle tunes, old time country, western swing, Canadiana, originals and whatever else strikes their fancy. 

They look forward to seeing everyone there! 

 
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