Willowcrest Farm is the site of one of the early homesteads on Salt Spring Island. Before sub-division, the farm was originally 100 acres. Sadly the first home and barn, built in 1880, burned to the ground in 1914, leaving only the ancient walnut tree which is still standing. The present home was built between 1924 – 30 using logs and stone from the property. In 1984, Tony and Margaret Threlfall acquired the 31/2 acre farm, which was the original home site, and added an additional 9 acres and began building a flock of Border Leicester sheep whose fleece is one of the favourite varieties for spinners. Today, the farm has downsized in sheep production but still offers quality wool. The vegetable garden, fruit trees, grape vine and prize winning eggs, all seen at Fall Fair, complete their goal toward self-sufficiency.
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Join us to celebrate the successful fifth year of the abattoir on Saturday 18th November, from 5:30 pm at Fulford Hall. Come out and support local food, vibrant community and sustainable farming.
Enjoy an all local dinner menu with pork, turkey or vegetarian options, and Jana’s fruit pie for dessert. A cash bar will feature Salt Spring beer, wines, cider and kombucha. Simone Cazabon will be our MC and of course there will be the famous birthday bash silent auction where you can bid on the services of local tradespeople, local produce, and many other things you have always wanted!
Tickets are $50 each through Brown Paper Tickets, Foxglove and Salt Spring Books.
With music by Marianne Grittani
Marianne Grittani began performing in the late 60s when she was 14 in Toronto, Ontario. Her music, with so many varied influences defies categorization. She calls it ‘folky, funky and anything in between’. She explores a lot of musical territory, on standard acoustic six string guitar, a resonator guitar and mandolin. Her compelling voice along with her strong sense of rhythm, melody and dynamics weave through and around her lyrics to create an engaging musical tapestry.