Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Farm Tour!
Come one, come all to the Salt Spring Farm Tour! Get your tix online (see right), or visit our booth at the Harbour House on Salt Spring on Saturday, September 29th from 9 am onwards to buy tickets in person. Join us for a phenomenal experience of local food heaven, community, and empowerment of local & international food producers.
Enjoy a magnificent learning and sensory experience while supporting the ladies & gents who graciously grow our food. Read More….
SEPTEMBER 29th-30th, 2012
Tours of 17 farm destinations over 2 full days!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW A PDF OF THE FARM TOUR MAP… & come to the Harbour House between 9 and 1 Saturday the 29th or between 9 and 11 Sunday to pick up your hard copy with added extras including a planting calendar by Linda Gilkeson & more wonderful heritage photos of Salt Spring Island’s rich farming history.
EVENING PUBLIC EVENT WITH BILL HENDERSON HIGHLIGHTS FOOD SECURITY ISSUES
Saturday Sept 29th, join us for an evening of discussion, film, and music focussed on food security. “Farming as if our lives depended on it” will open with a set of perfect songs by Bill Henderson, followed by a juicy panel discussion featuring Harry Burton of the Salt Spring Apple Festival along with entomologist Linda Gilkeson, Michael Ableman and other growers & community activists. Tix to this event are being sold separately from FArm Tour tickets through Artspring, 100 Jackson, 537-2125, Buy through the box office for $20 or $12 if you have a Farm Tour ticket, or collect advance ‘pay what you can’ tickets at the Saturday Market or the Harbour House on the 29th.
This year’s apple harvest promises to be very poor, resulting in the cancellation of the venerable Apple Festival. The evening event to provide context and continuity for the many visitors who look forward to Apple Fest each year, and take the opportunity to look at why crops fail, and what communities can do to build their resilience in a time of a changing climate.
With Bill Henderson, Harry Burton, Linda Gilkeson, Bree Eagle, Michael Ableman & more… tix at Artspring. $20, or $12 if you are on the farm tour. No ‘pay what you can’ tix will be available at the door.
Who’s Your Farmer?
Harry Burton, Apple Luscious orchards
“I feel very lucky to be an avid apple grower. What a beautiful direction to channel your efforts! A further reward is available for those growers seeking new, old or unique varieties of apples. Then it becomes a passion. You are lost and there is no turning back. “ Read more…
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