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What's Fresh?
November 2019

on South Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Apples, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Celeriac, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Pumpkins, Radish, Squash, Swiss Chard and more….

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Why Eat Local?

When you make the choice to support locally grown & produced foods, you:
 

  • protect farmland, ensuring local food security

  • support & grow community

  • preserve artisan & heritage practices

  • make greater connections to your food

  • enjoy fresh, naturally ripened & nutritious food

  • slow down & savor the goodness

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The Get Fresh Guide connects eaters with the growers, producers, suppliers & supporters of fresh, local food & drink; plus responsibly sourced farm direct products.

 
 

we grow it

We are the farmers that grow your food & ethically raise animals

we make it

We are your local makers: beer, cider, wine, spirits, artisan products & foods

we provide it

Vendors of local wares: liquor stores, markets and grocery shops

we serve it

Serving local food from downtown Victoria BC to North Saanich

 

we live it

We are the people that live & share the get fresh way of life

we source it

When it can't be grown here, we fairly source farm direct products from afar

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Supporting local food networks through celebration & community

we celebrate it

Local food & drink events, Van. Isle tours & festivals, local food summits

recipes

resources

news & events

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Get Fresh @ the Market

Gather up your baskets & reusable bags & head on down to your local market to stock up on fresh fruit & veg, baking, crafts & more.

Esquimalt Farmers Market
Thursday Nights 4:30-7:30pm ~ Memorial Park, 1230 Esquimalt Road

Goldstream Market
Saturdays 10am-2pm ~ Veterans ~ Veterans Memorial Park

James Bay Community Market
Saturdays 9am-3pm ~ 494 Superior Street

Moss Street Market
Saturdays 10am-2pm ~ Fairfield Community Place

North Saanich Farm Market
Resumes June 1 2019 /Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm ~ 10990 W. Saanich Rd.

Peninsula Country Market
Resumes June 8 2019 / Saturdays 9:30am-1:30pm ~ Saanich Fairgrounds

Oaklands Sunset Market
Resumes July 3 2019 / Wednesday Nights 4:30-8:30pm ~ Oaklands Community Centre

Sidney Street Market
Resumes June 6 2019 / Thursday Nights 5:30-8:30pm ~ Beacon Drive

Sooke Country Market
Saturdays 10am-2pm ~ Otter Point Rd. at Eustace Rd.

 

Get Fresh @ Local
Food & Drink Events

Local food & drink festivals, Van. Isle food & drink focused food tours and local food summits. 

Feast of Fields
August 25th, 2019
Snowdon House, 1890 Mills Rd, North Saanich
Purchase tickets

Good Food Summit
November 19-22, 2019
Join CR-Fair for their annual network gathering! The Good Food Network connects organizations & individuals across the Capital Region with a shared vision & aligned action towards healthy & sustainable food.
More info

North Saanich Flavour Trails
Come experience this most amazing farm festival! Farmers, vintners & food artisans open their farm gates & invite you to taste, tour, experience & learn. 25+ participating venues. Self guided, all ages, music & feasting.
More info

 

Buying Local Feels Good

The deeper we dive into our local communities the richer our relationships and experiences become.

Shopping local is a joyful endeavour where we can slow down and appreciate the
bounty from the land and treasure the skillfull creation of fabulous food by local artisans.

 
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