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We’re excited to announce our next fundraising dinner with be Saturday, August 18th at Salt Spring Seeds. This vegetarian meal will be a fundraiser for The Root – a planned community facility envisioned to assist farms with the processing and wholesaling/distribution of locally grown produce. Come early and enjoy a farm tour given by local legend Dan Jason!
Our farm to table series focuses on showcasing local produce prepared by gourmet chefs. This meal will be a collaboration between local chefs Danya Smith (Lulu’s Apron) and Kari Mathieson. Both women are passionate about food and preparing nourishing and beautiful meals. There will be a lot of love put into this meal!
Dan Jason has been a passionate gardener since he planted his backyard in Montreal at age 13, and is committed to empowering people to grow their own food and save their own seed. Since 1976 he has lived on Salt Spring Island, BC, where he created the mail order seed company Salt Spring Seeds, which specializes in heritage and heirloom open-pollinated and non-GMO seed varieties of vegetables and plants. Dan was strongly involved in Seeds of Diversity Canada in the early years, and founded the Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada in 2003, which he now heads. Dan has written many books, including his most recent Awesome Ancient Grains and Seeds. Saving Seeds as if Our Lives Depended on it is now in its 7th printing. As an active critic of genetically modified seeds, patents on living organisms and industrial agriculture in general, he is a dedicated educator on sustainable organic gardening and farming, food politics, seed saving, and a farmer of beautiful gardens full of vegetables, grains, medicinal and culinary herbs and flowers.
The meal will be eaten in the beautiful garden, where guests can enjoy the view and the sounds of birds and local musicians. Tickets are $65 and are now available online at www.eventbrite.ca/e/vegetarian-farm-to-table-dinner-at-salt-spring-seeds-tickets-48004914993 or in person at Eat, Drink, Ferment. We will have local beverages available for purchase.