Picnic Baskets

New this year, order a picnic basket we'll use to help North Saanich food producers show off what they grow!

Featuring the Food of the Festival

North Saanich has been called the grower's paradise and this year we are offering a Festival picnic hamper aimed to knock you off your feet! (... and into a beautiful meadow where you enjoy your lunch while enjoying ocean views.) 

These specially curated picnic hampers are filled with a variety of delicacies all grown and produced in North Saanich. Enjoy the best of the Flavour Trail, all in one place!

We have had the pleasure of working with our farmers and producers to create this hamper for you. We think it brings together the flavours of many unique venues into one delicious lunch for two. Full description of the contents will be published soon!

Picnic hampers are $40 + $10 deposit for basket, cutting board, knife, and 2 glasses (which you get back on return)

Your last chance to order a hamper will be August 9th. 

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to pre-order!

What's inside:

What better way to experience the Flavour Trail than by enjoying a collection of our grower's best - their 'show-off' vegetables, and baked goods. We've done the work so you don't have to! Here's what we are happy to share with you:

  • Sausage link sticks - cured from Four Quarters (no slicing or cutting needed)

    • Gourmet sausage - pre-sliced, no cutting needed. Perfect lunch food while you're on the trail.​

  • Tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil - from Brett Smyth, of Smyth Farms, a family farm known for growing top-notch vegetables on the peninsula for two generations.

    • Seeds passed down through generations, and ripened under careful watch. Heirloom tomatoes burst with flavour as only rich soil, sunshine, rain, and care can make them. We'll be packing these up fresh and keeping them cool so you can enjoy them at their best.​

  • Drizzling vinegar  - from Snowdon House infused with flavours grown on the Snowdon farm. (perfect for drizzling on the tomatoes, cucumbers, and bread!)

    • Infused with Douglas Fir, fruits, and other essences, you can push your vinegar the extra mile beyond bread and veggies; they'd be great in sparkling water as a shrub!​

  • Lentil Dip - Homemade! 

    • Vegetarian protein: bean dip is good for you, and good for your lunch. This recipe brings together local lemons and local lentils to make a spread/dip that brings out the freshest flavours in vegetables and we just love that.​​

  • Sweet tarts - from the Roost

  • Baguette and honey - from Willow Tree Bakery

    • Willow Tree Bakery will be baking baguettes fresh for the baskets - hearty crust and fluffy bread is excellent with almost all the contents of this hamper - sausage, basil and tomatoes, bean dip, or honey - have it as you like!​

    • Something is special about honey from local bees; they're well cared for, and have an abundance of nectar sources which are sure to make this honey tantalisingly exquisite.

  • Lemons - from Fruit Trees and More - (in baked form!)

    • citrus fruits, growing year round right here in North Saanich! - The best of sweet treats include lemon cookies - and these ones have an extra lemony glaze that means you'll certainly be able to taste the juice of these local fruits.​

  • Onion chutney - Homemade

    • Sweet and Tangy, and homemade. will go deliciously with bread!​

  • Bottle of sparkling water - (to add Snowdon infusion to, to make a Shrub)

Please note - wine is not included. 

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Why are we so eager to share these hampers with you? Here's a little insight into just how fantastic (and delicious!) some of our participating growers and producers are and the wonderful, good food they make! 

  • Four Quarters Meats

    • The brain child of Geoff Pinch, Four Quarters is a business market geared towards restaurants, catering companies, and specialty meat shops. Geoff's story starts here in Victoria, where he was raised on a farm, and includes time in restaurants across Canada. In Vancouver, working with an Eastern European family business, he discovered the world of charcuterie and the rest is history! We are lucky to have him back here and practicing the skills of butchery, sausage making, smoking, drying, and curing meats.

  • Snowdon House

    • What does Snowdon house have to say about its Douglas Fir products? The essence is "extracted from the needles," and "The delicate herbaceous flavour exhibits floral aromas," and "subtle pepper notes with a hint of lemon"

  • The Roost

    • The Roost is more than just a bakery/café/winery, as they themselves say: "the Roost roosts on 10 acres of farmland where we grow man items used to produce the food we proudly serve. The wheat grown and milled on-site is used to bake breads fresh daily. The blueberries, sheep, and a unique vineyard, all add to the authentic experience." Their baked goods are made with real butter, pure vanilla, and farm fresh eggs. Their sweet tarts are sure to be rich and delicious!

  • Fruit Trees and More

    • Didn't think lemons could grow on Vancouver Island? The wonderful Bob and Verna Duncan of Fruit Trees and More prove otherwise. They grow temperate, citrus, and Mediterranean fruit trees, and sell trees fruits, as well as Jams. They do not sell citrus fruits though - so this is your chance to seize the flavours of summer. Fruit trees and marmalade and jam made with fruit grown on site are available for purchase! 

Get excited for the local abundance specially collected for you!
 
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