Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse (Photo by Alexia Foster)

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse (Photo by Alexia Foster)

Farmed & Foraged: An Earth Day brunch

Janusz Urban, forager and sous chef (Photo courtesy Toque Catering)

Janusz Urban, forager and sous chef (Photo courtesy Toque Catering)

Celebrate Earth Day with a hand-crafted, locally sourced brunch at the award-winning Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula.

Sunday, April 22, 2018
11 a.m to 1 p.m.
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
2487 Mt. St. Michael Road, Saanichton, BC


The multi-course meal is being created by Toque Catering and will feature foraged foods from the nearby forests and ocean, alongside farm-fresh produce and meats. Cider pairings will complement each course.

Guest speaker: Michael Ableman

Salt Spring Island-based farmer, author, photographer and urban and local food systems advocate, Michael Ableman, will share his perspective on farming as land stewardship and the relationship to place that often goes with food production.

Michael Ableman (Photo courtesy Michael Ableman)

Michael Ableman (Photo courtesy Michael Ableman)

Michael Ableman, the cofounder and director of Sole Food Street Farms, is one of the early visionaries of the urban agriculture movement. He has created high-profile urban farms in Watts, California; Goleta, California; and Vancouver, British Columbia. Ableman has also worked on and advised dozens of similar projects throughout North America and the Caribbean, and he is the founder of the non-profit Center for Urban Agriculture. He is the subject of the award-winning PBS film Beyond Organic, narrated by Meryl Streep. His previous books include From the Good Earth, On Good Land and Fields of Plenty. Ableman lives and farms at the 120-acre (50-hectare) Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.

About Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse is an award-winning organic orchard and ciderhouse that crafts traditionally fermented ciders on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula. With panoramic views of the orchard and Haro Strait, Sea Cider is an idyllic setting to spend the day.

About Toque Catering

Toque Catering is a Victoria-based catering company that crafts seasonally inspired, delicious and beautifully presented food. Sous chef and forager Janusz Urban takes inspiration from the diverse natural world of Vancouver Island. He can often be found scouring the coastline, searching deep in the forest or wondering far into the mountains, with hopes of collecting wild ingredients to bring back to the kitchen.

This is the third year that the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Sea Cider and Toque Catering have come together to recognize Earth Day with a special Farmed & Foraged feast.

This fundraiser will support the Nature Conservancy of Canada's conservation work in BC.

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