It was Winterlicious

Pictured: top left: Frank O’Brien of SunTrio farm

Right: the Sea Bluff Farm bill of fare

Bottom left: Squashes from Sea Bluff Farm and Cherry wood-smoked rock salt from Vancouver Island salt Co.

Bottom right: Preparing chestnuts for roasting at the Ottavio Italian Bakery & Delicatessen table

The day began appropriately with snow. Appropriate, because today the first ever Victoria Winter Market was held downtown in Market Square. A handful of hardy vendors set-up on the lower level in the square and brave but chilled shoppers were rewarded with fresh produce, hot roasted Italian chestnuts served in paper cones, local meats, hot apple cider, a display of local salts and more. Is there any lingering doubt that a year ‘round, indoor public market is needed in Victoria?

WHO: The Victoria Downtown Public Market Society

WHAT: Winter Farmer’s Market

WHEN: 11-3pm, Saturday

Nov 20

Dec 18

Jan 15

Feb 19

March 19

WHERE: Market Square, Inner Courtyard

 

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