Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Victoria Jul 10, 2013 Sooke Farm Tour set for Sunday, August 18 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestMeet regional growers on their home turf while visiting a colourful mix of new and historic farms on the west shore from Metchosin to Otter Point A collection of remarkable local farmgates will again swing open to the public on Sunday, August 18 as the Sooke Region Food CHI Society presents its third Farm Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The ticketed, self-guided tour features ten bountiful working farms in serene, picturesque west shore settings. Participants will meet some of the Sooke region’s busiest and friendliest farmers, walk their acreages, visit with farmyard critters, and learn from the experts about food gardening and sustainable production systems. Everyone is invited to bring a stack of shopping bags to carry home a bounty of fruit, veggies and value-added products available for purchase at what will be the height of the local growing season. “It’s a great day out for anyone interested in the farming workstyle and life behind the scenes,” says organizer Keeley Nixon, one of Sooke Region Food CHI’s volunteer directors and a farmer herself at Otter Point’s ALM Farm. “Our hosts will be greeting visitors and showcasing the everyday tasks like cultivating, composting, transplanting and harvesting that it takes to produce food locally”. The Farm Tour ($12 per adult; free for kids 12 and under) highlights working farms featured in the latest edition of Food CHI’s annual Food & Farm Guide. The event is a fundraiser for a variety of Food CHI community initiatives, which include the Sunriver Community Garden and the Sooke Farmer2Farmer Network. Tour stops in 2013 stretch east from Happy Valley Lavender and Herb Farm in Metchosin as far west as Silver Cloud Farm on the border between Shirley and Otter Point. Along the way drivers and cyclists are invited to detour to eight other area farmgates: Eagle Paws Organics, Ragley Farm, Mrs. Lewers Farmhouse, T’Sou-ke Nation Ladybug Garden, ALM Organic Farm/Full Circle Seeds, Barefoot Farm, Oreveas Creek Organics and Tugwell Creek Farm & Meadery. Tickets will be available starting in early July at various locations in Sooke and on the south island, including the Sooke Country Market and Victoria’s Moss Street Market (both on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Please visit http://sookefoodchi.ca/events/farmtour for further details and event updates, or email email@example.com. farm tourssookeVancouver Island SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... 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.