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An Abundance of Artistry on Mayne November 12 -14 2021

story by Deborah Strong Mayne Island’s annual Fall Studio Tour is back for another exciting year to brighten up the season, and once again Arts on Mayne is pleased to be organizing the event. From November 12-14, thirty-six artists/artisans will show visitors what they make and, in many cases, where they make it. It’s a great opportunity to shop locally and support Mayne’s creative community, and it goes without saying it’s perfect timing to purchase holiday season gifts. There will [...]

The Farmers Market: Cornerstone of Pender Island

Story and photos by Hans Tammemagi This Saturday morning, like most Saturdays, the Pender Island Farmers Market beckons me. Arriving early, I find about 50 vendors putting the finishing touches on their booths. Lineups have formed, some having begun even before the bell was rung. A great thing about a small island is that we locals know each other. Thus, I am friends with most of the vendors. As I wander, Dean shows me the fancy wooden boxes he has [...]

Artists Thrive on Pender Island

Story and Photos by Hans Tammemagi A hand-printed sign peered out from among a tangle of blackberry bushes with an arrow pointing toward “Art in the Wash - Open House.” I followed a twisting road lined with apple trees whose boughs hung low with large green apples, reaching a small parking lot. A path led to a wooden shed, the top half of its open stable door revealing the artist, Stan Ogloff, a white goatee and moustache gleaming in the [...]

Foraging at Farm Stands on Salt Spring Island

Written by Stephania Jean with story photos Feature photo by Stasia Garraway Try something different this season: rethink your usual grocery routine by going farm stand foraging on Salt Spring Island. Step away from the fluorescent lights, the Muzak, and the shopping cart traffic. Forget about dizzying aisles of products stacked on top of products and plan a visit to the source of it all, on island farms. Reacquaint yourself with what fresh means--not a date on a sticker, but [...]

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