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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 [...]

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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