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Spring is coming - we're gaining almost 2 minutes of daylight a day already!

It's time to start thinking about planting, and seedy Saturdays are a great place to find ideas as well as seeds.  The big one is Victoria Spring Seed and Garden Show sponsored by the James Bay Market Society at the Conference Centre on Feb. 21st.  Click the link for details. You can check out the SEEDS OF DIVERSITY website for a complete list of Seedy Saturdays around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands (and across Canada!).  And if you don't have time or space to grow your own, we'll be holding the first of our 3 spring markets on Sat. March 14th (the next two are on April 11th and May 9th).  Our 2015 weekly markets start on Sat. June 6th.

And if you're looking for great fresh food close to home, WHITE HOUSE STABLES just had a pig come back from the Butchers - BACON, pork sausages, (including a gluten free option), a limited number of salami, and did I mention bacon?  are in stock! As well as Turkey sausages. You can find their address, hours and contact info on their website. 

 Also, Sean (from the market) has dungeness crabs for sale at $9 a crab.  You can contact him at 250 661-7569.

For those of you who've been missing fresh local shitakes and oyster mushrooms from MARQUIS MUSHROOMS... THEY'RE BACK! Starting with our first spring market on March 14th, we'll have a selection of their outstanding mushrooms for sale at the Community Table! 

 

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North Saanich Farm Market News

WIN A MARKET BASKET!

We're happy to announce the winner of our Market Basket was Gary Holman, our local NDP MLA!  Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the North Saanich Food for the Future Society and our efforts to support local agriculture, local growers, and our community.  Tickets are $5.00 each, or 3 for $10.00 and are available at every market until the moment of the draw! Click on "read more" to see what you'll find in our harvest basket! Read more »

Becoming a Market Vendor or Volunteer

Our market is focused on supporting agriculture and food production on the Saanich Peninsula.  We`re currently looking for new growers and food vendors to serve healthy food at the market.  Read more »

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