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                    Playing With Your Food...
                        on Vancouver Island

Producing our own food is the most fundamental way that we connect with the earth, and sharing a meal is one of the simplest and most meaningful ways that we come together as communities. In the upcoming weeks there will be some wonderful opportunities available across Vancouver Island to gather together and celebrate with food.

Whether you're an aspiring cook or a pumpkin-carving virtuoso...you'll find all kinds of inspiration here:

SOUTH ISLAND:

Food for Thought

Until Sunday October 9th in Colwood

This show is all about food - it's colours, textures and shapes Click for More »

Canning Workshop – Preserving your Harvest

Tue. September 27th in Victoria

Learn how to preserve fruit and vegetables to enjoy during the upcoming months! Click for More »

FEATURED EVENT!
Art of the Cocktail 2011

Sat. October 1st - Mon. October 3rd in Victoria

Art of the Cocktail opens the door to a world of elegant spirits: great classics, the fresh trend, established players, niche bitters and the artisan regional distillers. Click for More »

FEATURED EVENT!
The 13th Annual Salt Spring Island Apple Festival

Sun. October 2nd on Saltspring Island

Salt Spring Island, BC is Apple Heaven, growing over 350 varieties of apples organically. Our Apple Festival is historical, educational and fun, with tasting, tours, juice, baking and apples sales.
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The Chef Survival Challenge IV

Sun. October 2nd in Saanich

Watch some of the city's finest chefs go head to head through a very challenging obstacle course, including the infamous boat race to condiment island, haystack hurdles and much more! Click for More »

Food Security: It's in Our Hands

Tue. October 4th in Victoria

This will be an opportunity to network with others in Food Security, to learn about and get involved with Transition Food Group. Panel discussion "What steps can we take to be food secure?
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Galey Farms 2011 Pumpkinfest

Sat. Oct 8th - Sun. Oct 30th in Victoria

Pumpkinfest features live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm...and more! Click for More »

Wild Mushrooms – An Introductory Course for Adults

Thu. October 13th in Victoria

Features classes on Mushroom ID (with Shannon Berch), Edible Mushroom (with Bill Jones) and Mushroom Photography (with Rich Mably) Click for More »

Salt Spring Vineyards Annual Grape Stomp

Sat. October 15th on Saltspring Island

An afternoon of music, food and stomping good fun. Grape-stomping competitions, special tastings and oysters. An event not to be missed!
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Molés & Adobos (Mexican Sauces)

Wed. October 19th in Victoria

Learn how to make five unique and traditional Mexican sauces! Recipes include Molé Pablano, Molé Pipián, Adobo, Achiote and Al Pastor
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Crush: A Fine Wine Affair

Sun. October 16th in Victoria

A luscious gathering of fine people, fine food and fine wine in support of the Belfry Theatre.
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Gluten Free Recipes - Tasty & Fun!

Tue. October 18th in Victoria

Join Chef Sonja and discover some savoury and sweet recipes created without gluten.
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Candlelight Conservation Dinners 2011

Thu. October 27th across Vancouver Island

A Delicious Way to Save Energy! Click for More »

Enchanted Halloween at Heritage Acres

Fri. October 28th - Sun. October 30th in Saanich

For three days in Oct, Heritage Acres transforms into a Halloween wonderland accented by handcrafted lanterns, carved pumpkins, spooky décor, costumed performers, live music, + themed installations. Click for More »

Wild Mushroom Show

Sun. October 30th in Victoria

Discover the wacky and wonderful world of the mushrooms of Vancouver Island! Click for More »

Thai Cooking

Tue. November 1st in Victoria

Discover the wonderful aromatic flavours of Thailand in this exciting new cooking class with Chef Sonja! Click for More »

An evening with Urban Farmer Curtis Stone

Thu. November 10th in Victoria

Canadian urban farmer Curtis Stone will talk on how he produced food for profit and in the 2011 growing season generated between $1500-$3200 a week producing food in the city.
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Muse Winemaker's Dinner at Deep Cove Chalet

Sat. November 12th in Sidney

Fabulous gourmet fare paired with sumptuous Muse wines, this annual Winemaker's Dinner with Deep Cove Chalet's Chef Pierre Koffel is a gourmand's delight not to be missed. Click for More »

Traditional Mexican Dishes with Pasilla Pepper (Chile Poblano)

Wed. November 16th in Victoria

Learn how to use one of the most popular and versatile peppers grown in Mexico! Recipes include Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chile Relleno, Pasilla Pesto & Enchiladas de Pasilla. Click for More »

COWICHAN:

FEATURED EVENT!

Yellow Point Cranberries Reveal Day 2011

Sat. October 1st in Ladysmith

A unique British Columbian experience! Learn about the harvest, grab some fresh cranberries for Thanksgiving and taste all our products...new ones and old favourites! Click for More »

Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce 2011 Gourmet Gala

Sat. October 1st in Duncan

This year's event will showcase local food, wine and artisans. Come enjoy the wares of local producers and artists who call the Cowichan region home.
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Local Food Dinner at Deerholme Farm

Sat. October 1st in Duncan

Unique and local. We pick a theme and cre­ate a multi-course tast­ing menu based on local prod­ucts and global cook­ing styles. You'll get the recipes, too!
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Preserve the Harvest Workshop Series

Tuesdays Sept 27, Octb4th and 11th in Duncan

Learn the basics to food preservation at the Cowichan Green Community's (CGC) 3rd annual preservation workshop series "Preserve the Harvest."
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Field to Table Thanksgiving Dinner

Sat. October 8th in Cobble Hill

Taste the local flavors that our island has to offer, and meet the artisans producing these fine products. Click for More »

Local Food Dinners at Deerholme Farm

Sat. October 22nd in Duncan

Unique and local. We pick a theme and cre­ate a multi-course tast­ing menu based on local prod­ucts and global cook­ing styles. You'll get the recipes, too!
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Candlelight Conservation Dinners 2011

Thu. October 27th across Vancouver Island

A Delicious Way to Save Energy! Click for More »

Murder Most Foul - Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Fri. October 28th in Chemainus

On a fall evening in 1900, island residents gather to hear about plans for a new hospital in Chemainus. But a murder interrupts the proceedings...
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2011 Salmon and Mushroom Festival

Sat. October 29th - Sun. October 30th at Lake Cowichan

Celebrate the wild edible treats of the Cowichan Valley--mushrooms and salmon, a perfect combination! Click for More »

Fall 2011 Wild Mush­room Work­shop and Forage

Sat. October 29th and Sat. November 5th in Duncan

A fun day explor­ing the wild mush­rooms of the Cowichan Val­ley. After a nice walk through beau­ti­ful and pro­duc­tive farm­lands and for­est we will turn to the farm for a unique and unfor­getable sam­pling of local food. Click for More »

Local Food Dinner at Deerholme Farm

Sat. November 12th in Duncan

Unique and local. We pick a theme and cre­ate a multi-course tast­ing menu based on local prod­ucts and global cook­ing styles. You'll get the recipes, too!
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Sunrise Waldorf School's Annual Pumpkin Path

Mon. October 31st in Duncan

Looking for a Halloween alternative to trick-or-treating? Join us for our Pumpkin Path. Open to the public, recommended for children up to 8 years old. NO masks or scary costumes permitted.
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CENTRAL ISLAND:

Italian Wine Steam Train

Sat. October 1st in Port Alberni

Celebrate this year's grape harvest with a celebration of italian lifestyle, featuring the best of Italian culture with music, food and wine. Click for More »

Harvest Dinner & Dance

Sat. October 1st in Cedar

Fresh Local Food from our Local Farmers! Fresh Local Musicians featuring "Sonny & Honey"! Come and Join us in a Harvest Dinner and Dance. Loads of Fun for Everyone! Click for More »

PICNIC IN THE PARK: A Picnic for the Soul!

Sun. October 2nd in Nanaimo

This event is planned as an old fashion picnic for the soul, to bring many cultural groups and families together in celebrating the many contributions our different cultures bring to the community. Click for More »

FUAL Information and Discussion Panel

Sun. October 2nd - Mon. October 3rd in Lantzville

FUAL finishes our information series about urban agriculture with a panel discussion with renowned local experts; Dr. Arthur Bomke, Janine De La Salle, Louise Negrave, and Dr. Jenny Horne.
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Parksville After 5 Club Dinner and Program

Wed. October 5th in Parksville

Parksville After 5 Club invites ladies to a program of music, feature presentation and guest speaker and dinner at the Pavilion, Morningstar Golf Club.
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Pasta Night Dinner

Fri. October 7th & November 4th in Nanoose

Pasta Night is back! Have your dinner created right before you eyes. Choose your pasta and sauce. Reservations recommended and this event often sells out. Click for More »

Dinner by Donation for New Emergency Expansion

Sat. October 8th in Nanaimo

We are hosting a dinner by donation with all the proceeds going to the expansion of the emergency department at NRGH! Click for More »

Raw Food 101

Sat. October 8th in Nanaimo

Learn, create an organic living meal, and share it all, create contacts, and like minded humans in your area! Click for More »

Let's Eat Local

Wed. October 12th in Parksville

Come and meet the people who grow and make our food. Farmers and food producers from throughout the Oceanside will present and showcase their products and share what they do.
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FEATURED EVENT!
The Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival 2011

Sun. October 16th in Nanaimo

From the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off to shopping the Farmer's Market...there's fun for the whole family at the Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival! Click for More »

Fall Wine Steam Train

Thu. October 20th in Port Alberni

What's a great way to celebrate Fall? Why...a Fall Wine Steam Train of course. Click for More »

The 19th Annual Bite of Nanaimo

Fri. October 21st in Nanaimo

A culinary feast celebrating the best of the city's restaurants. TheatreOne's biggest fundraiser of the year! Click for More »

Candlelight Conservation Dinners 2011

Thu. October 27th across Vancouver Island

A Delicious Way to Save Energy! Click for More »

NORTH ISLAND:

Blackberries, Apples & Bears

Sat. October 1st in Cumberland

This Mountain Village Style Fall Fair will feature interactive workshops, films, kids activities, walking tours, information focused on heritage food growing, harvesting and processing, hands-on apple arts and crafts, Bear Awareness, an edible wild plants tour and more. Click for More »

Candlelight Conservation Dinners 2011

Thu. October 27th across Vancouver Island

A Delicious Way to Save Energy! Click for More »

Pumpkin Carving Contest and Dock Clean Up

Sun. October 30th at Fanny Bay

UB Diving will be hosting an Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. All Divers welcome. We will also be doing a Dock Clean up. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. Click for More »

Port Hardy Pumpkin Patch Walk

Tue. November 1st in Port Hardy

Enter the pumpkin patch at your own risk! Spooky sights and sounds abound along the sea walk. Click for More »

      
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