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By: Epicurean Pantry  09-12-2011

Saskatoon Farmers' Market at Riverlanding



Come join us!  The Eat Here Now 2011 Local Food Harvest Festival is an event organized by the Victoria Downtown Public Market Society in support of the re-establishment of a year-round, indoor local food-centered public market for downtown Victoria. We believe that the return of a permanent public market downtown is vital for a healthy local food system and community. Such a market will improve the island’s food security by increasing accessibility to island grown products during every season, helping local farms remain vibrant and sustainable.  Additionally, a downtown local food market will promote and support local businesses and bring neighbors together to commune and share resources, and provide a hub of food-related community education, commerce and creativity.

Eat Here Now is a FREE, family-friendly festival taking place from 11am – 4pm on Sunday September 11th in Spirit (Centennial) Square featuring some of the best farmers, fishers, butchers, bakers, processors, vintners, brewers, coffee roasters and restaurants in the region. To celebrate the craft of our food producers there will be live music from local musicians and DJs; the regions largest farmers’ market; a corn boil sponsored by Silver Rill Corn; a wild salmon roast by the Island Chef’s Collaborative and the BC Salmon Council; beer, wine, cider and mead tastings; and local restaurants demonstrating how they make the best use of regional produce and value-added food products.


Vantreight Farms | Puerto Vallarta Amigos | Relish Food and Coffee | Island Chefs Collaborative | Cafe Bliss | Kildara Farms | Saanich Organics | Terra Nossa Farm | Ottavios | Forward Thinking Foods | Alberts Creations | Il Forno di Claudio | Sea Cider | Merridale Cider | Driftwood Brewery | Mooberry Winery | Canoe | Brewpub | Ambrosia Conference & Event Centre | Cook Culture | Crumsby’s Cafe | Backyard Fresh | Salt Spring Sprouts and Exotic Mushrooms | Tower Point Farms | Haliburton Farm | Lifecycles Project Society | Victoria Compost Education Center | CR-FAIR | HomeGrown Collective | Black Olive | Choux Choux Charcuterie | Rebecca’s Garden | SunTrio Farm | FoodRoots | EAT Magazine | City of Victoria | 2% Jazz | Tula Teas | Silk Road Tea Co. | Bean Around the World | Fernwood Coffee/Parsonage | Nourish | Fol Epi | VI Salt Company | Stir it Up | Saltspring Island Cheese Co. | Awesome Sauce | Village Butcher | Farmlands Trust | Vigneti Zanatta Winery | BC Salmon | Marketing Council | Glanford Greenhouses | Dragonfly Hill Vineyard | Kulua | AJs | Organic Cafe | The Good Food Box Program | B-Red Bakery | Cold Comfort Ice Cream


The Victoria Downtown Public Market Society was formed in August 2010 to raise awareness, support and funds for the establishment of a permanent year-round marketplace in the downtown core of the City of Victoria, BC.

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