Comox Valley Launches 30-Day Local Food Challenge

Passports Available June 25 as Registration for the Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge Gets Started This Weekend

June 25, 2011 (Courtenay, B.C.) – The Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge kicks off from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market this Saturday as they begin live registration and passport distribution for what has become one of the largest month-long food festivals in British Columbia.

Pick up a passport to more than 40 events this July and register it to be eligible for more than $3,500 in prizes including a trip to the Okanagan as this year’s celebration of the roots of food through the bounty of the Comox Valley gets started.

The 2011 Food Challenge includes fabulous Showcase Events such as the Local Libations Cocktail Competition at Old House Restaurant, a tour of the new Shelter Point Distillery in Oyster River, winery tours, canning classes, kids events, food art, jazz and tapas, shellfish celebrations and more.

You can pick up passports and register live at Saturday and Wednesday Farmer’s Markets through July 9 as well as at Canada Day celebrations in Lewis Park. Passports are available beginning June 25 at the Comox Valley Visitor’s Information Centre, Seeds Natural Food Market in Cumberland, Beyond The Kitchen Door in downtown Courtenay and Otter’s Kitchen Cove in downtown Comox. Mini passports for people visiting the Valley are also available at local hotels including the Old House Village Hotel, Best Western Plus and Holiday Inn Express, all offering discounted culinary packages during the Food Challenge.

The Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge is an immersive community experience each July that connects people to the agricultural traditions and potential of this region experiencing local food through hands-on activities. Get all of the details at

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