Looking to satiate your strawberry cravings? Hankering for a weekend of local food, wine, and good company?
From June 24 to 25, the Saanich Peninsula has it all.
The 2017 Strawberry Buzz Festival is a wonderful chance to explore the cuisine and landscape of the Capital Region.
The festival itself is free, but don’t miss the chance to experience the two ticketed CRFAIR fundraiser events: the Simply deVine Pig Roast ($30), and the Strawberry Pancake Breakfast ($8 adults, $5 kids).
On Saturday and/or Sunday, treat yourself to a self-guided tour, biking or driving through your choice of thirteen Markets, Farms, Vineyards, Cideries, Breweries and more!
Free samples and products will be available at several locations, including:
- Strawberry-infused cider slushies at Sea Cider
- Strawberry samples at Gobind Farms
- Strawberry gelato samples at Mosi Bakery
- Free honey samples and strawberry kombucha at Babe’s Honey
Create your perfect route across the peninsula with the Flavour Trails Map:
Simply deVine Pig Roast
- When: June 24, 1-4pm
- Where: deVine Vineyard
- Cost: $30
Overlooking the Saanich Peninsula and Haro Strait, Pig Roast attendees will be treated to a feast of local gourmet dishes and the music of “Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Beboppers”.
Simply deVine’s 2017 Pig Roast menu, created by Chef Mitchell Morse, includes spit-roasted pork drizzled with blueberry bbq sauce, a home-made brioche bun, two stunning side salads, and a local strawberry dessert.
The $30 price includes the full meal and music. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available at additional cost. Purchase online tickets here.
Family Strawberry Pancake Breakfast
- When: Sunday, June 25, 9:00-11:00 am. Dan’s Farm Market.
- Where: Dan’s Farm Market.
- Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for kids.
Start your day off right with a stack of pancakes topped with local organic berries and sauce, whipped cream, and a sprig of mint.
Whether you’re looking to get an early start on the day’s berry-picking or you want to spend your Sunday with a full stomach, the Pancake Breakfast at Dan’s Farm Market is the place to be.