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 Events / Victoria July 17, 2017 Vancouver Island Feast of Fields Celebrates 20th Anniversary Pictured above: The first Feast of Fields Vancouver Island organizing committee. (Left to right) Sinclair Philip, Alfons Obererlacher, Mara Jernigan, ... Read More Events / First Look July 1, 2017 Up Island News & Buzz (July/August 2017) This past winter gave all of us extra appreciation for a much anticipated warm sunny Island summer; the lineup of food and drink festivals ahead is ... Read More Events / Okanagan June 22, 2017 Deconstructing Dani García and the Feast: Food and Film Festival Everyone loves popcorn and junky food before a movie, but arguably—or absolutely—better are hand-selected local bites and drinks. Patrons to ... Read More Chefs / Events / Wine Events May 3, 2017 It’s true love when Chef Meets BC Grape Nowhere else can you taste so much great food paired with so much exceptional BC VQA wine. At Chef Meets BC Grape, you can sip from hundreds of wines ... Read More 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 Comments are closed.