Linnaea Farm Launches Dinner Club & 2017 Programs

Cortes Island’s venerable Linnaea Farm is staging a series of dinners this winter featuring organic ingredients from the farm, guest speakers and locally produced wines. Executive Director Tamara McPhail says the series is an opportunity for Cortes Islanders and visitors to experience excllent organic seasonal cuisine, highlighting produce, herbs, and compassionately raised meat from the farm, lovingly prepared by steward/chef Kirsten Vidulich. “For decades Cortes residents and visitors have enjoyed raw products from Linnaea from our farm stand, local food co-op, or summer markets, but now we’re taking it to the next level by inviting folks to indulge in delicious cuisine produced right here on the farm.”

So far, three Dinner Club dates are scheduled, each with its own theme:

• Saturday, November 26th – —Lamb

• Saturday, January 14th, 2017 – —Beef

• Saturday, February 25th, 2017 – —TBA

Each event features a meal which includes three dishes: appetizer, entrée, dessert along with wines from neighbouring Quadra Island’s Southend Farm & Winery, which is already gaining a prized reputation for producing high quality wines.

But that’s not all, the events also contain an educational component. Guest speakers discuss the designated theme, including history, culture and Linnaea Farm’s sustainable agriculture philosophy, as well as leave time for questions from diners. For more information and to buy tickets send an email to Space is limited.



Linnaea Farm is also pleased to announce it’s 2017 courses and offerings.

The 2016 Market Garden Program was so successful, two are being staged in 2017.

• July 8 – 15

• August 12 – 19

Participants go home with the know-how to get the most from their gardens, whether professional scale market garden or apartment balcony containers.

NEW! After numerous requests for inclusive residential farm experiences, Linnaea is excited to launch Family Farm Camp—Farm, Field & Ocean, July 22 – 29.

This program gives families direct access to farm life, from organic gardening and crops to animal husbandry. But that’s not all. Farm acitivies are integrated with wildlife walks and ocean exploration such as beach combing, kayaking and shellfish harvesting.

Families, couples, friends and individuals are always welcome to enjoy a Linnaea Farm Stay, nearly anytime of the year. The comfortable, spacious farm house boasts cozy bedrooms and fully equipped kitchen for preparing meals, an abundant library with books about sustainable living and agriculture, all overlooking pristine Gunflint Lake.

For full details about any of Linnaea Farm’s offerings visit


315-acre Linnaea Farm is committed to organic, sustainable agriculture, food security and educational programs. Located in the heart of Cortes Island, charitable, not for profit Linnaea is looked after by eight resident stewards and home to sheep, cattle, chickens and abundant wildlife.

To read more about Linnaea Farm visit their Storehouse page here.

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