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What's Fresh?
December 2018

on South Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Apples, Arugula, Beets, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celeriac, Garlic, Kale, Kiwi, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Pears, Peppers, Potatoes, Quince, Winter Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Walnuts…

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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 indoors thru November 1st

Goldstream Market
Resumes May 2019

James Bay Community Market
Resumes May 2019

Moss Street Market
Indoor Market Saturdays 10am to 2pm Nov thru April 2019

North Saanich Farm Market
Resumes June 2019

Peninsula Country Market
Resumes June 2019

Oaklands Sunset Market
Resumes June 2019 

Saanich Sunday Farmers Market
Resumes July 2019

Sidney Street Market
Resumes May 2019

Sooke Country Market
Resumes May 2019

 

Get Fresh @ Local
Food & Drink Events

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

6th Annual Victoria Beer Week
March 1 - 9, 2019
Various locations. Tickets on sale Dec.11, 2018
Purchase tickets

Victoria Tea Festival Revival
March 9, 2019, 12-5pm
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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