HOIDAY BOX - ORDER BY DEC 20 , 2012

THE BEST OF BC AND THE ISLANDS

*FABULOUS BIG BROWN BOX FILLED WITH ISLAND AND REGIONAL

ORGANIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLES (20 PLUS POUNDS)………. $50

INCLUDING:

LOCAL SQUASH, POTATOES, CARROTS, BEETS, GARLIC, RUTABAGA, BRUSSEL SPROUTS

 BC ONIONS,EARS, APPLES

*TREAT YOURSELF, YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

OR

*DONATE TO: VICTORIA WOMENS TRANSITION HOUSE, SANDY MERRIMAN HOUSE, NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE, SINGLE PARENTS RESOURCE CENTRE, or CASA MARIA REFUGEE HOUSE (WE’LL DELIVER YOUR DONATION)

*SUPPORT FOODROOTS AND LOCAL FARMERS - HELP BUILD LOCAL FOOD SECURITY

*ENJOY A SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SEASON

FRESH AND READY FOR PICKUP

DEC 22 (4-6pm)   DEC 23 (Noon-2pm)

AT THE FOODROOTS WAREHOUSE UNIT 3 – 625 HILLSIDE AVE (BETWEEN ROCK BAY AND GOVERNMENT)

PAY BY CASH OR CHEQUE ON PICKUP

ORDER 5 OR MORE BOXES AND WE’LL DELIVER THEM TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE

ORDER VIA EMAIL          leefuge@pacificcoast.net      

ORDER BY PHONE           250-385-7974

ORDER DEAEDLINE IS 9AM, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20

 

OPEN CINEMA SEASON LAUNCH

OPEN CINEMA Digs into Urban Roots for Season Nine Launch

WHEN: 7pm Wednesday October 12th, 2011 (Doors 5:30pm)

WHERE: The Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St (elevator access)

COST: $10-20 suggested donation

 

                                   

Urban Roots:

When Everything Collapses Plant Your Field of Dreams,

a documentary about Detroit’s remarkable inner city urban

farming phenomenon. Featuring a local food concession, cash bar and

community discussion about local urban farming initiatives, this will be the

third in an ongoing series of food & farming events, ‘Cinema-in-Season’ in

partnership with FoodRoots and sponsored by Vancity.

More information and a trailer at http://www.UrbanRootsAmerica.com

CBC Radio One’s national food columnist Khalil Akhtar will moderate the

lively post-screening discussion, with guests Sol Kinnis (City Harvest),

Gabe Epstein (Gorge Tillicum Urban Farmers), Kristina Bouris (City of

Victoria Community Planner) and Philippe Lucas (Victoria Downtown

Public Market Society). "We can count food miles, measure sustainability,

build green visioning plans and debate the strength of the impact, but at

it's core, urban farming produces better, more delicious food.” comments

Akhtar. “That is inarguable. In my kitchen, that is the biggest reward of

living in a city that encourages food production in urban spaces."

Recently referred to as ‘one of Victoria’s most successful cultural

enterprises’ by Times Colonist film reviewer Michael Reid,

 

 

FOODROOTS: CANNING WORKSHOPWITH REBEKKA JEHN
Thursday August 25 2011 - GREAT SUCESS AGAIN THIS YEAR

6:30 pm - 9:30pm

  

Summer and fall are seasons of plenty - gorgeous, fresh fruit and vegetables all around us.

If you'd like to extend the seasons of plenty but don't quite know how to do it, join us for the FoodRoots canning classes.


The classes will be led by Rebecca Jehn, a farmer/chef who sells preserves at the Moss Street Market. Rebecca has taught many canning classes and is eager to share her knowledge. Each participant will take home a jar of canned fruit and a jar of preserved veggies - both made in the class - and a set of handouts prepared by Rebecca.
There are 15 places available in each class.

Cost is $45.00 (including HST). Depending on the number of registrants, we hope to offer a few subsidized spaces for unwaged folks (a waiting list will be taken for those requesting a subsidy).

DATES: THURSDAY, AUG.25
TIME: 6:30PM - 9:30PM
PLACE: FAIRFIELD GONZALES COMMUNITY CENTRE
KITCHEN, 1335 THURLOW (east end of Sir James Douglas School)
TO REGISTER: send your name, email address and phone number to leefuge@pacificcoast.net    Write "canning class" and date of class you wish to attend in subject line

QUEEN OF THE SUN: What are the Bees Telling Us?
JULY 10 TO JULY 14 CINECENTA

             

FOODROOTS is proud to support the National Theatrical Release of the new award-winning, grass-roots feature documentary, Queen of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, critically acclaimed director of the grass-roots hit The Real Dirt on Farmer John. Box Office Magazine calls it,“The Feel-Good Advocacy Movie of the Year.” and Roger Ebert calls it: "A remarkable documentary that's also one of the most beautiful nature films I've seen." and Current calls it: "Likely the most important documentary of the year."  View the trailer. Read recent notable press.


Queen of the Sun is premiering in Victoria, BC at the

Cinecenta Theatre-

University of Victoria, playing July 10th-14th!

7:15 and 9 PM

Checkout the information tables for FoodRoots, Share Organics, LifeCycles and the Vancouver Island Beekeepers.

 

FOODROOTS and OPEN CINEMA SEASON EIGHT LAUNCH:
Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 7 PM
FRESH
new thinking about what we are eating!

a documentary by Ana Sofia Joanes
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.
www.freshthemovie.com
in collaboration with FoodRoots
the first in a series of seasonal celebrations of film, food and farming
OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION
Guests TBA
Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad St (elevator access)
$10 suggested donation

Cash bar, local organic food concession, popcorn, coffee, door prizes, more!
Doors open at 5.30pm
250.381.4428
www.opencinema.ca
OPEN CINEMA is a Program of MediaNet

FOODROOTS: CANNING WORKSHOPWITH REBEKKA JEHN
Wednesday August 25 2010 6:30 pm - 9:30pm

  

Summer and fall are seasons of plenty - gorgeous, fresh fruit and vegetables all around us.

Growing Connections Conference Poster

 

 


If you'd like to extend the seasons of plenty but don't quite know how to do it, join us for the FoodRoots canning class.
The class will be led by Rebecca Jehn, a farmer/chef who sells preserves at the Moss Street Market. Rebecca has taught many canning classes and is eager to share her knowledge. Each participant will take home a jar of salsa and a jar of blueberry jam - both made in the class - and a set of handouts prepared by Rebecca.
There are 15 places available in the class. Cost is $45.00 (including HST). Depending on the number of registrants, we hope to offer a few subsidized spaces for unwaged folks (a waiting list will be taken for those requesting a subsidy).
DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25
TIME: 6:30PM -9:30PM
PLACE: FAIRFIELD GONZALES COMMUNITY CENTRE KITCHEN, 1335 THURLOW (east end of Sir James Douglas School)
TO REGISTER: send your name, email address and phone number to leefuge@pacificcoast.net or call 250-385-7974 and leave the requested information..
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 9AM Tuesday, August 24

Reserve your place today!
Email leefuge@pacificcoast.net or call 250-385-7974

 

FoodRoots presents: Growing Connections 2010
Saturday March 13 8am-4:30pm

Growing Connections Conference PosterFoodRoots invites you to a day of workshops geared to beginner and small farmers interested in growing for market. Hear practical advice on farming from experienced growers in our region. Presenters include Ruby Commandeur, Dan Ferguson, Brian Hughes, Heather Stretch, Candace Thompson, Graham Myers and others.

First Unitarian Church, 5575 West Saanich Road
Registration and lunch $25.00

Reserve your place today!
Email leefuge@pacificcoast.net or call 250-385-7974
Registration deadline: March 10

To view program details, click here (please note that the program is still a work in progress, check back often for updates!). To dowload the conference poster, click here.

 


 

 

POLITICAL PANEL FARM AND FOOD SECURITY

Ask a Politician your Questions on Food and Farm Security.  See you there!

 


RALLY FOR FARM AND FOOD SECURITY

Saturday April 18 over 300 farmers and eaters gathered on the lawn of the Legislature to raise the profile of food and agriculture in the upcoming election.
Green and NDP candidates both spoke of the needs to shore up the Agricultural Land Commission and stop the leakage of viable agricultural land, create programs that would assist farmers to grow and distribute their products, and to put a greater percent of the Provincial budget into Agriculture.  The vocal crowd booed the news that currently the BC government's budget allocates to Agriculture the lowest percentage of any province in Canada.  The Liberal party did not attend.  Food and Agriculture does not make the list of the twelve most important issues on their website.

Studies have shown that the citizens of BC believe the safest food they can get is local food.  The recent outbreaks of food borne disease all come from large centralized food processors. This along with the fact that here in BC and in Canada we are experiencing an epidemic of diet related diabetes had the crowd cheering and hugging the farmers in their midst!



SUSTAINABLE FEASTS

FUTURE FEASTS

FoodRoots needs a fundraiser to cover cost of warehouse overhead while the market season is slow.  How about a special feast or wine bar in April 2009 featuring information on the Agricultural Platforms of the Provincial polictical parties?  Email Susan with ideas, suggestion and to volunteer!

Please note the April Feast with Land Conservancy has been cancelled as they are busy with fundraising activities for their farms!

FoodRoots Sustainable Feasts

The first feast of the 2008/09 season on October 4 was a success in nearly every way!

The food was fabulous and included Chanterelle mushroom and wonderful Pumpkin Pie from Patisserie Daniel.

We learned from Joe Melton at Common Energy about some of the challenges their Locavores experienced in eating locally for three week this past September. 

PLUS we had an interesting and exciting presentation on mushrooms by Elaine Codling.

Unfortunately we did not have enough people attend to make it a financial sucess.  As a result we are forced to cancel the November Feast. 

We welcome suggestions for how to get the word out to other folks. 

We'll consider doing more feasts in the new year.

For some history of our past feasts click on New/Events link!

FoodRoots Sustainable Feasts will showcase locally grown and locally processed foods.

For the 2008 Season tickets will be $35 each including GST.  This will make the feasts more sustainable in that we will be able to pay a feast co-ordinator - a huge position previously done by volunteers.

 

                                 

Food from our Islands!

Each FoodRoots Sustainable Feast will feature


Learn about the wok of Common Energy and their Locavore Project!

FALL SUSTAINABLE FEAST MENU

APPETIZERS
CHEESE PLATE

Moonstuck Cheese

VEGAN PATE
Hornby Island

BAGUETTES

Wild Fire Bakery

SALADS

SALAD GREENS WITH GOLDEN CHERRY TOMATOES

CARROTS PARSLEY SALAD

Kildara Farm

Wyndlow Farm

VEGETABLES

MEDLEY OF LATE SUMMER VEGETABLES WITH CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS

Westcoast Wild

Westwind Farm

Cowichan Valley Organic Farm

Kildara Farm

ENTREES

CURRIED CHICKEN

Cowichan Bay Poultry

OR

CURRIED TOFU CASSOULET

DESSERT

PUMPKIN PIE WITH WHIPPED CREAM

by Wraggley Farm

 Avalon Organic Dairy

OR

VEGAN RASPBERRY APPLE CRUMBLE WITH GELATO

Salt Spring Gelato

using Tree Fruit Project fruit from LifeCycles Project Society

Cowichan Valley Organic Farm

Isabella Orchards

BEVERAGES

APPLE JUICE

Isabella Orchards

COFFEE

Level Ground

PLUS CASH BAR