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2013 Nanaimo Harvest Festival

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Saturday, September 14th, 2013
10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Nanaimo’s third annual Harvest Festival celebrates the local natural food movement. The heart of the Festival is a lineup of 40 vendors, educational displays and interactive presentations focused on the local food movement.

The one-day event includes a ‘Fresh Food Fair’ featuring local chefs and food trucks offering tasty dishes. Non-stop bluegrass and roots blues performers will keep the festival atmosphere lively.

Bunnies, lambs, goats and other baby farm animals are there for your petting pleasure as Tiger Lily Farms returns with their corral of critters for the little ones to learn a bit about farm life. Island Farms’ ‘Farmer Vicki and Daisy the Cow’ will also be on hand.

A Farmer & Vendor Market will offer fresh produce, locally harvested and value-added products from local growers and producers. Over a dozen displays will highlight these food sources, Nanaimo’s emerging regional food strategy, recycling programs, community gardens, information on our water resources, and much, much more.

Live Performances during the day by:
10:30 am - Mount Benson Ceilidh Band
11:30 am - Cross Canada Fiddlers
12:30 pm - Trinitude
1:30 pm - Gerry Barnum
2:30 pm - Coombs Old Time Fiddlers Bluegrass Extravaganza

All day long - Balkan Gypsy Harvest Dancers -- Genya Bomfield Belly Dancers between sets

Fresh Food Fair:
Farm 2 Fire (Mobile Forno Oven Pizza)
Mucho Nacho Food Cart (Traditional Tacos)
Trim Titan (Natural Juices made in front of you)
Hungry Rooster (Polish Perogies)
Coco's Cafe (a co-op social enterprise with made from scratch menu)
Millstone Eatery (fresh, local Roast Pumpkin Soup & Apple Scone)
McLean's Specialty Foods (taste some local cheeses)

Bring a non-perishable food item for Loaves and Fishes Food Bank or a cash donation for FoodShare and receive a ballot to vote for your favourite dish or chef.

Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Children's Entertainment
    Craft & Hobby
Concerts | Music
    Blues | R&B
    Indie | Folk
    Roots
Everything Else
    Benefit | Fundraiser
    Community
    Culinary
    Health & Wellness
    Home & Garden
    Market
Festivals
Location: Wesley Street
Old City Quarter, Nanaimo
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Kim Smythe
eventguy@shaw.ca
250-758-5555
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