Written By Guest Writer Events / Places Mar 23, 2012 Canoe Brewpub & the VDP Market Society: Love a Farmer SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestBy Maryanne Carmack, Communications, the Victoria Downtown Public Market SocietyLast Wednesday March 14th, Canoe Brewpub launched their new Belgian Pale Ale in conjunction with the Victoria Downtown Public Market Society (VDPMS) Love a Farmer event – celebrating local farmers and Island producers. The two make a brilliant pairing!The beer launch drew an early crowd eager to taste the creative Belgian beer brewmaster Daniel Murphy created. The tasting quickly transitioned into a packed room with many farmers, producers, business owners and members of the public wanting to learn more about Vancouver Island food security issues and the good work of the VDPMS. Canoe offered free samples of their Belgian beer and Belgian waffles, and tasty treats were available from three VDPMS farmers’ market vendors – Cold Comfort, Cowichan Pasta and Vancouver Island Salt Co. The VDPMS invited Brent Warner, former Executive Director of Farmer’s Markets Canada, to tell us about the economic benefits of farmers’ markets on local economies. The discussion was followed by a screening of the amazing new local agriculture documentary Ingredients, a celebration of the farm to table movement and exploring solutions for creating a community-based seasonal food system.There was also an exciting raffle at the end of the night featuring local food-centered prizes, with all proceeds going towards the establishment of a downtown public market.The VDPMS Summer markets will start in April. See you thereVDPMS: Philippe Lucas (Chair), Maryanne Carmack (Communications) & Scott KellyVDPMS would like to thank all those who participated in this great event, Canoe Brewpub for being such kind hosts, Brent Warner for sharing his vast knowledge and experience, and the following businesses for donating prizes: Canoe Brewpub, Truffles, Cascadia Liquor, Silk Road, Sunset Room, Foo, Ottavio, The London Chef, Island Chefs Collaborative, Saanich Organics, Ingredients, Kristin Grant & VDPMS vendors! Beer & Cidercanoe brewpubEdiblesfarmerspubsTrue Grain Bread SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Causes / Events March 28, 2017 10 Questions for Food Activist Arlene Stein Arlene Stein is a Canadian food activist and the executive director and founder of Canada’s largest food symposium, Terroir, which takes place ... Read More Culture / Events March 27, 2017 Celebrating Canadian Gastronomy at Terroir, May 29, 2017 This year marks the 10th annual Terroir Symposium in Toronto, described as “a gathering of dreamers, disruptors and international luminaries in the ... Read More Events / SH March 17, 2017 Summer Dreaming at Linnaea Farm Imagine a tranquil setting, close to nature with spectacular scenery. The air is clean and filled with birdsong and the water tastes sweet. ... Read More Events / Restaurants / Victoria February 24, 2017 Dine Around 2017 Menu Preview Running until March 5, 2017 Victoria’s Dine Around and Stay In Town (bit of a mouthful that) offers eaters a chance to try restaurants that may be ... Read More Events / Restaurants January 2, 2017 Tofino Buzz: January | February 2017 January and February are quieter times to visit the west coast, but you will often be treated to a solid winter storm complete with power outage. The ... Read More Destinations / Events October 22, 2016 Linnaea Farm Launches Dinner Club & 2017 Programs Cortes Island’s venerable Linnaea Farm is staging a series of dinners this winter featuring organic ingredients from the farm, guest speakers ... Read More Comments are closed.