Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sooke Slow Food Cycle

Join Slow Food Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands at the Sooke Slow Food Cycle

Date: Sunday September 23rd, 2012
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Sooke - start or end at Edward Milne School

An initiative of the Sooke Transition Town Society and the Juan de Fuca Cycling Coalition, the non-profit, volunteer-run community event is designed to inspire, educate and entertain anyone interested in creating greener, more sustainable home, life and workstyles. In keeping with our name, the pace will be down-home slow, and while we advise that riders pack a lunch, there will be tasty local food samples along the way.

Cycle around the 15 stops on the workshop route! Join the Farmer's Market with local vendors, petting zoo, slow food garden and the sustainable expo at Edward Milne.

Online ticket prices - $21 for an individual or $42 for a family

Brewery Tour & SSI Feast | Saltspring Island

 plan a weekend getaway to Salt Spring September 15th & 16th— the Salt Spring Island Fall Fair will be in full swing and this Brewery Tour and SSI feast will let your summer feel complete

sunset station
"Sunset Station" © Striatic 2006

Saturday September 15th
Please mark your calendars & RSVP!

  • Tour of the brewing facility
  • Demo of traditional cask making
  • An opportunity to taste the ale portfolio and the new limited fruit herb ale paired with a few bites.
Please note, there is no charge to attend this portion of the event but please RSVP by September 11th directly to Becky Julseth by email becky@gulfislandsbrewery.com

4pm - Beer paired dinner to celebrate the Hop Harvest with Chef Bruce Wood at Bruce's Kitchen
  • 5 Salt Spring Island Ales and 4 regional Island courses
  • Dinner to be timed to allow guests to depart on the 7:50 pm ferry
  • $65 per person plus tax and grat, $55 for members plus tax and gratuity
  • Space is limited to 20 people

An autumn Hop Harvest menu with Chef Bruce Wood and Salt Spring Island Ales & Brewmaster Murray Hunter
Saturday September 15, 2012 at 4:30 pm


  • Fanny Bay oysters baked with chard, house smoked bacon, fresh breadcrumbs & Heather ale
  • Ravioli of Salt Spring golden ale braised short ribs
  • Double smoked bacon & shiitake brodo
  • Beef, Salt Spring Porter & Moonstruck Beddis bleu pies with plum chutney
  • Salad of Belgian endive, apples, celeriac & hazelnuts
  • Moonstruck White Grace cheese with honeycomb & oatcakes
  • Beer gingerbread with rye & vanilla bean roasted fall fruits, crème chantilly

$65 per person + HST, gratuity not included
($55 for Slow Food members)

Please RSVP directly to Bruce's Kitchen by September 11th;  Call Bruce's Kitchen (250) 931-3399 or email chefbruce@shaw.ca

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ragley Farm 100th Anniversary

Slow Food members are encouraged to attend this farm-focused event!

Ragley Farm 100th Anniversary
Sunday August 19th
11 am - 4 pm
5717 East Sooke Road

For more information contact
(250) 642-7349

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lamb Roast Fundraiser with Whole Beast Meats

Join Slow Food Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands and Chef Cory Pelan of Whole Beast Meats
at a lamb roast fundraiser for Terra Madre in beautiful Metchosin

Sunday August 26, 2012 2:30 PM-6:30 PM
Lamb Roast at 3:30 PM
A map with directions will be provided with ticket purchase or emailed on request.

$35 per person/$30 Slow Food Members
Bring your own locally sourced side dish with a local food story

Side dish inspiration:
  • Saanich greens with Saltspring Sunrise Premium Edibles Hazelnut Oil and balsamic vingar
  • Roasted root vegetables with Whole Beast sausage
  • Homemade bread with red fife wheat
  • U-pick blackberries with whipping cream
** Please add $20.00 if you would like a side dish prepared for you **

Tickets available at The Whole Beast, 2032 Oak Bay Avenue
For more information call (250) 590-PORK or email cured@wholebeast.ca