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What's Fresh?
August 2018

on South Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Apricots, Basil, Beans, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Carrots, Cherries, Crab Apples, Corn, Currants, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Melons, Mushrooms, Nectarines, Peas, Peaches, Peppers, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Zucchini…

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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 to 7:30pm

Goldstream Market
Saturdays 10am to 2pm

James Bay Community Market
Saturdays 9am to 3pm

Moss Street Market
Saturdays 10am to 2pm

North Saanich Farm Market
Saturdays 9:30am to 12:30pm

Peninsula Country Market
Saturdays 9am to 1pm

Oaklands Sunset Market
Back Soon ~  Wednesday June 27th, 2018 

Saanich Sunday Farmers Market
Back Soon ~  Sunday July 7th, 2018

Sidney Street Market
Thursday Nights 5:30 to 8:30pm

Sooke Country Market
Saturdays 10am to 2pm

 

Get Fresh @ Local
Food & Drink Events

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

Feast of Fields
Sunday, August 26, 2018 1-4pm
@ Kildara Farms - 11294 Chalet Rd., North Saanich
Purchase tickets

Good Food Summit
November 22 & 23, 2018
Currently accepting proposals for Workshops & Panels. 
Call for Sponsorships! 
More info

Westcoast Brewery Tours
Brewery, distillery, wine and cider tours for every occassion.
Book your tour

 

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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