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Jan 29 2015 - 1:01pm

We are going to be making David's Smoked Chipolte Pepper Paneer and Dream Cheese in Olive oil.
Check out both recipes on David's web site:

You must RSVP if you want to come. I must limit the class size.
Class is $15-$20 sliding scale.

Jan 27 2015 - 10:47am
Food Program | Community Greenhouse

All are welcome to get the gardening year started and share ideas about what to grow together in our community greenhouse. We will have seeds and seed catalogues to browse through. Bring your own seeds and catalogues to swap and share. This group suits all levels of experience and commitment.

Jan 19 2015 - 12:56pm
Food Program | Growing Food

Join us at this year’s Seedy Saturday on February 14th from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Farmers’ Institute on Salt Spring. This is a non-profit grassroots event that provides an opportunity for gardeners, seed companies and nurseries to exchange seeds and ideas.

Jan 19 2015 - 8:34am

The Galiano Club Community Food Program is offering Food Safe Level 1 on island. The course will take place April 18th at the South Community Hall. The class runs from 9am to 4pm. The cost of the course is $75, which includes the workbook and certificate upon completion.

There are 25 spots available in this on-island class. Contact Alison at: to register.

Jan 7 2015 - 2:37pm

Our next cheese making Adventure will be on Saturday Jan 17th for - Mozzarella balls - we're doing it again!! See you all at 5:30pm.

Here's the link to David's 30 minute mozza recipe:

The Cheese Club is an informal group of cheese enthusiasts and is open to anyone - But you MUST RSVP if you want to come so that I have enough supplies for everyone.

Jan 7 2015 - 2:31pm
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

Kitchen starts at 10am. If you can come help prepare the soup for lunch and meals for the seniors - that would be appreciated.
RSVP's help me figure out how many people will be in the kitchen.
We are a busy, fun group of people in the kitchen, and always looking for new volunteers.

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Jan 7 2015 - 2:29pm
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

Soup is sometimes more than soup. It's sustenance, comfort, a lifesaver, and a social glue. The community-building-fundraising movement of the same name in Chicago inspires our “Soup & Bread” Lunch.

On Feb 23rd at the South Hall. Lunch will be open to everyone at 12:30pm.
This event is a fundraiser for the Food Program’s Soup for Seniors Project
There is a suggested donation of $5-$10

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Jan 7 2015 - 2:21pm
Food Program | Growing Food

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s the perfect time of year to start thinking about rebirth and renewal, and seeds!
Bill C-18 is currently before the Parliamentary Agriculture Committee. According to the National Farmers Union, “If passed, it will give multi-national agri-business much more money and control while increasing farmers’ costs and reducing farmers’ autonomy and Canadian sovereignty.”

Jan 7 2015 - 2:14pm
Food Program

By the time you read this the Stock Up! Market will have passed, the Saturday Market will be finished and our gardens will be winding down. Hopefully you were able to put away some of the season’s bounty to keep you through the winter. Canned tomatoes, dried tomato slices and frozen pesto are bursting out in our house.

Jan 7 2015 - 2:06pm
Food Program | Growing Food

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’ve got a pot of tomatoes bubbling away on the stove. Doug picked more than 20lbs this morning, his tomatoes are producing well this year – producing far more than we can possibly eat, but I don’t want to compost any of them! Instead, I’m cooking them down and will can them into a thick tomato sauce later this evening. Making a homemade tomato sauce that we’ll use on pizza, pasta and curries all year long.
On average Canadians throw away a quarter of the vegetables that we buy – it’s expensive and wasteful, even worse if you’ve grown the food yourself.