Written By Gary Hynes Edibles / Food Events Apr 19, 2011 It was Winterlicious SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestPictured: top left: Frank O’Brien of SunTrio farmRight: the Sea Bluff Farm bill of fareBottom 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 tableThe 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 SocietyWHAT: Winter Farmer’s MarketWHEN: 11-3pm, SaturdayNov 20Dec 18Jan 15Feb 19March 19WHERE: Market Square, Inner Courtyard WebsitemarketsPublic MarketWinter Market SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes ... Read More You may also like Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Get Fresh January 18, 2018 Delicious Citrus “Citrus’s naughty by nature proclivities ensure an ever-expanding family tree.” It’s funny isn’t it, that flavours as zippy and ... Read More Comments are closed.