The community’s response to last year’s spring luncheon was overwhelmingly positive. The Tourist Trap will provide catering services and the menu will incorporate ingredients from local sources. This is an opportunity to sample the variety and quality of options available from Market vendors and other regional producers. Come and taste the difference local makes!
The partnered event, Seedy Saturday, is an initiative that supports Seeds of Diversity, formerly the Heritage Seed Program. This event occurs annually in communities across Canada. Seeds of Diversity is a Canadian volunteer organization that conserves the biodiversity and traditional knowledge of food crops and garden plants.
So, if you have been daydreaming about getting your green thumbs into the soil, then this is the perfect way for you to scratch that itch with a group of like-minded people. This is an opportunity to purchase organic/heritage seeds, learn more about Seeds of Diversity, and enrich your gardening experience. If you are already a skilled gardener and have knowledge to share and/or seeds to swap, then there will be others who can benefit from your expertise.
In addition to a wonderful meal and gardening resources, a silent auction with many prizes generously donated by local businesses, will also be available. Items will range from artwork to automotive services and everything in between. Bring your sense of adventure, there are sure to be plenty of interesting surprises.
Tickets for the Welcome Spring! Local Food Luncheon are $12 each and available in advance at Dobbit Bakehouse and The Tourist Trap. The menu consists of the following options: Winter Squash and Ginger Soup, or Savoury Cabbage Rolls, or Vegetarian Quiche, and each meal will include a choice of Sprouted Pea & Winter Greens Salad or Sesame Coleslaw. A dessert table with a selection of delectable goodies made by Market vendors will also be available at a cost of $3 per serving. There is no charge to participate in Seedy Saturday or the silent auction and all are welcome! It is clear that communities along the Eastern Shore care about the accessibility of healthy, local food. It is also clear that community members love a reason to celebrate together, and what better excuse than the arrival of spring!
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