Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Edibles / Sustainability Aug 1, 2014 Meat of the Matter Dinner SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestA five-course feast of meat to help support Vancouver Island meat producers. From the press releaseThe MatterAs island meat producers strive to provide quality product throughout Vancouver Island, farmers like John & Lorraine Buchanan at Parry Bay Sheep Farm face ever-changing rules and insurance restrictions, all of which gradually eat away at their razor-thin margins. Despite running a successful sheep farm for over 30 years, the challenges presented to farmers like the Buchanans are ever-mounting: delivery & transport cost increase due to insurance increased insurance costs for visits from local children mounting challenges and costs at the meat packing facility they maintain The MeatThis 5 course meal will feature meat from island-bred and grown animals and farmers; hormone-free, grain-fed, free-range chicken, beef, pork and lamb prepared and cooked by some of Vancouver Island’s best culinary minds.With the hopes of raising awareness and supporting our island meat producers, there’s not better way to acknowledge quality island-raised meat than to cook and eat it in a beautiful setting.This event is NOT about just contributing money – we all need to help raise awareness of the bureaucratic challenges that our local producers are facing. Event InformationTICKETS: visit parrybay.eventbrite.caWHERE: in a barn on Parry Bay Sheep Farm, Metchosin, Vancouver IslandWHEN: Thursday August 21 6:00pmWHO’S COOKING: ICC members representing Cafe Brio, Hotel Rialto, Vista 18, Spinnakersfarmersisland chefs Collaborative SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Dessert / Recipes July 13, 2020 Panna Cotta with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Basil Sugar Story and recipe and photography by: Isabelle Bulota Strawberry season has arrived! There is so much we can do with this delicious, beautiful ... Read More Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More 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 Comments are closed.