Monthly Archives: September 2016

★ Stock Up! Market ★

4th annual on Sat Oct 15, 10:00am-1:00pm at the South Hall

Shop for winter storage crops directly from LOCAL farmers IN BULK to fill your pantry for the winter. Load up on local root veggies, greens, cabbage, squash, apples, tomatoes, peppers, meats, fish, preserves and pickles. Last market of the season! Volunteers needed to help with set up and clean up.

CABLE BAY FARM, Retreat Cove

Galiano organically grown produce: Green‎ and Red Peppers; bunches of Hakurei White Salad Turnips, Merlin & Cylindra Beets and Beet Greens


Garlic, winter squash, tomatillos, kale, bulk tomatoes, pole beans, black beans, and apples.


Olde country sheep with pasture perfect lamb, including sausages. Eggs, squash, cascade berry vinaigrette.

DAISY HILL FARM, Galiano Island

Preserves, salsa, tomatoes.


Preserves, dried fruit, and fresh fruit and vegetables.


Organic applesauce.

LAURIE MACCALLUM, Therah valley, Galiano Island

IOPA certified garlic.


Fresh frozen Sockeye fillets; cold-smoked Albacore Tuna loins; Smoked Sockeye half-fillets; pre-sliced goldboard cold-smoked sockeye; thick-sliced ‘pounder’ smoked salmon bellies.


Squash, potatoes, storage onions, hot peppers, broccoli, kale, apples, garlic and chard.

HOPE HILL FARM, Salt Spring Island

Whole frozen chicken, beef, winter squash, garlic, and sweet onions.

BECKY’S HOT FOOD available while you shop.

Spicy Jamaican patties (beef and veg.) samosas (beef, chicken, veg., and spinach), chicken wraps (with coconut milk base and spices), homemade Jamaican ginger beer, and ginger cookies. These products are available at wholesale, on order.

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Gleaning Report by Emma Luna Davis

Another fruitful season of the Gleaning Project is drawing to a close. Every year I’m amazed at the generosity of this island, and the incredible bounty that we share. I feel so lucky to have this job since picking fruit outside with friends and neighbours is one of my all-time favourite activities. There really is nothing more beautiful than the sunlight coming through the leaves of an apple tree, and there is a special kind of zen to picking ripe fruit. And always the promise that the next one will be the biggest or the most perfect or the sweetest.

This year so far, the Gleaning Project has brought 65 volunteers together to pick over 8,500 lbs of produce, including assorted varieties of plums, figs, hazelnuts, crabapples, apples, pears, quinces, corn and kale. The volunteers who come out find all kinds of creative ways to use the harvest for their families: drying, pickling, canning, and of course just fresh eating. This year, one picker is using an upcycled washing machine to make cider! The Food Program’s share was distributed to families in need, as well as used for workshops and community kitchens and events.

This year it seems the word about this project really got around, as we had double the number of landowners and farmers who reached out and invited us to come pick. We are very grateful for their generosity – without it there would be no Gleaning Project. Thank you everyone, and see you next year!

The 7th Annual Community Potluck Picnic

The Galiano Community School & Activity Centre, Sep 11, 12-4pm, rain or shine

Come join your neighbours, bring a friend, meet someone new. Share a favourite dish, stories, games and live music. Last year was a blast! Celebrate the end of a great summer. Everyone, young and old, is welcome.

Pie-baking contest! Zucchini Races! Soccer game! New this year: Tug-o-war at 12:30!

Zucchini races!

Two categories: kids and adults. Each category is divided into two vehicle types: Integral (i.e. the vehicle would collapse if the zucchini was removed) and modified. There is also an award for the most creative vehicle design. Vehicles can be no more than 13” wide, and to win a prize, all the power must be supplied by the incline ramp. However, in the words of the judges:

“No zucchini, no matter how outrageous, will be refused!”

Allotment Society Garden Contest categories:

*Best basket of fruit

*Best basket of vegetables

*Biggest Pumpkin

*Tallest Sunflower

*Best bunch of flowers (wild or grown)

2018-06-20T16:37:14-07:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: Community Picnic, Food Program|0 Comments