Salt Spring Island

August 15, 2018

The Salt Spring Island Harvest Food and Drink Festival, presented by Country Grocer, will take place during the month of October, 2018. Our Festival brings together farmers, growers, food providers and chefs from Salt Spring Island and Vancouver Island, with vintners, brewers, cideries and beverage providers from neighbouring Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island and Coastal BC – a “100 Mile Diet” Food and Drink Festival! Visit for details and tickets.

During the month of October, local restaurants and farms will be hosting Harvest Dinners where the talent of chefs will combine with locally produced ingredients in a winemakers inspired menu. Restaurants will be encouraged to feature Harvest Food & Drink Festival Inspired Menus with the spotlight on local ingredients, wine and beer offerings. Participating restaurants, prices, wineries and menus to be announced. We are also inviting Southern Gulf Island restaurants to be involved!

Some of the marquis events will be:
• Salt Spring Apple Festival – September 30th
• Thanksgiving Weekend – October 6 – 8th
• Sip & Savour Salt Spring – October 13th from 1-4 pm
• Salt Spring Ceramics Award Gala – October 13th
• World Food Day – October 16th
• Halloween Sooktacular – October 31st

Sip & Savour Salt Spring – Saturday October 13th
Your culinary adventure begins with the Salt Spring Saturday Market, where everything is grown, harvested, created and made on Salt Spring Island. With the bounty of the Fall Harvest upon us, the Market with be brimming with fresh, local fruit, vegetables and grains grown in our unique micro-climate. The Market opens at 9:00 am and is located in Ganges Village’s Centennial Park.

On Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, the Salt Spring Farmer’s Institute will be transformed into a fabulous Sip & Savour Salt Spring Grazing Experience as visitors will sip fine beverages from the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island and BC, and savour samples of delicious local and regional foods prepared by local chefs and food producers. Early Bird Tickets are $55 and $65 after October 15th or at the door. Tickets are available at or at the SSI Chamber office. Part proceeds will go towards the Gulf Islands Secondary School Culinary Program, supporting local food education.

On Saturday evening, various locations will be hosting Harvest Dinners featuring live music and great food to keep you entertained. Also included is the Closing Gala of the Salt Spring Ceramics Awards. Through the weekend, restaurants will be also hosting long table Harvest Brunch and Dinner events with a focus on the local bounty of the Islands. Plan your trip on

For further information, please contact:
Janet Clouston – 250.537.4223 or email

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Gary Hynes, a writer and photographer, founded EAT magazine in 1998 and is its editor and chief paperboy. He studied Electronic Music with Samuel Dolan at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Audio Recording Technology at ...

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