Thursday, May 23, 2024

The Strawberry Buzz Festival is happening this weekend


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.

Alistair Ogden
Former staff writer at Victoria Buzz.

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