Written By Guest Writer Destinations / Events / Places Oct 22, 2016 Linnaea Farm Launches Dinner Club & 2017 Programs SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestCortes Island’s venerable Linnaea Farm is staging a series of dinners this winter featuring organic ingredients from the farm, guest speakers and locally produced wines. Executive Director Tamara McPhail says the series is an opportunity for Cortes Islanders and visitors to experience excllent organic seasonal cuisine, highlighting produce, herbs, and compassionately raised meat from the farm, lovingly prepared by steward/chef Kirsten Vidulich. For decades Cortes residents and visitors have enjoyed raw products from Linnaea from our farm stand, local food co-op, or summer markets, but now we’re taking it to the next level by inviting folks to indulge in delicious cuisine produced right here on the farm.So far, three Dinner Club dates are scheduled, each with its own theme: Saturday, November 26th – Lamb Saturday, January 14th, 2017 – Beef Saturday, February 25th, 2017 – TBAEach event features a meal which includes three dishes: appetizer, entrée, dessert along with wines from neighbouring Quadra Island’s Southend Farm & Winery, which is already gaining a prized reputation for producing high quality wines.But that’s not all, the events also contain an educational component. Guest speakers discuss the designated theme, including history, culture and Linnaea Farm’s sustainable agriculture philosophy, as well as leave time for questions from diners. For more information and to buy tickets send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.2017 PROGRAMSLinnaea Farm is also pleased to announce it’s 2017 courses and offerings.The 2016 Market Garden Program was so successful, two are being staged in 2017. July 8 15 August 12 19Participants go home with the know-how to get the most from their gardens, whether professional scale market garden or apartment balcony containers.NEW! After numerous requests for inclusive residential farm experiences, Linnaea is excited to launch Family Farm CampFarm, Field & Ocean, July 22 29. This program gives families direct access to farm life, from organic gardening and crops to animal husbandry. But that’s not all. Farm acitivies are integrated with wildlife walks and ocean exploration such as beach combing, kayaking and shellfish harvesting.Families, couples, friends and individuals are always welcome to enjoy a Linnaea Farm Stay, nearly anytime of the year. The comfortable, spacious farm house boasts cozy bedrooms and fully equipped kitchen for preparing meals, an abundant library with books about sustainable living and agriculture, all overlooking pristine Gunflint Lake.For full details about any of Linnaea Farm’s offerings visit linnaeafarm.org. 315-acre Linnaea Farm is committed to organic, sustainable agriculture, food security and educational programs. Located in the heart of Cortes Island, charitable, not for profit Linnaea is looked after by eight resident stewards and home to sheep, cattle, chickens and abundant wildlife.To read more about Linnaea Farm visit their Storehouse page here. 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 Destinations March 16, 2017 Tofino – Ucluelet March Food Buzz Welcome to spring from the west coast. This time of year means the return of migrating whales past our shores, and the event that welcomes them – ... Read More Destinations November 1, 2016 Vancouver Buzz – November | December 2016 Air Canada’s Enroute Magazine has put out it’s list of restaurants that are in the running for Top 10 Canada’s Best New ... Read More Destinations November 1, 2016 Up Island Buzz – November | December 2016 “We all eat, it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.” said Anna Thomas famously. Heading into this holiday season, there ... Read More Destinations November 1, 2016 The Tofino Buzz – November |December As the temperatures drop on the west coast we start thinking about off-season indoor events. One of my favourites – and one of the most enduring ... Read More Destinations / Victoria September 8, 2016 Catch The Last Summer Rays and Have a Picnic: Where to go & What to bring Maybe you think of picnics as an unpacked basket, a cloth on the ground, laden with culinary delights, and a scenic and sunny view all around you. ... Read More Destinations / Events July 29, 2016 Permaculture Comes to Life on Cortes Island Imagine spending two weeks at Linnaea Farm learning all about how the power of nature posesses the know-how for designing sustainable systems. Simply ... Read More Comments are closed.