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Thank you for everyone who came to the Flavour Trails Community Celebration at Sandown! We hosted a two-day market featuring the Sandown farmers and friends, Country Wool's sheep shearing, FarmFolk CityFolk seed cleaning trailer, farm tours, and more. We hope you were able to make it out despite the smoky skies, but if you missed this one and would like to join in next time, reach out or follow our events page.
What is Flavour Trails? The Flavour Trails® Programs promote and organize community celebrations that provide opportunities to experience the quality and creativity of the Capital Region’s harvesters, farmers, fishers, food producers, chefs, vintners, cider makers, brewers and distillers.
By connecting communities to local farmers, growers and makers, Flavour Trails contributes to the growth and sustainability of the local food economy, igniting community-wide learning of our regional food producers and creating deeper “first-name basis” relationships with the wonderful makers, farmers and growers on our bustling agricultural landscape.
Did you know we were featured on CBC Radio All Points West? Rohit Joseph came to Sandown to talk about regenerative agriculture, carbon sequestration, and more with Brooke Hayes from the UVic Ecogastronomy Lab and Emily Harris, Sandown's Community Engagement Manager.
Click the link below to listen!
Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture
The Sandown Centre is located on the traditional lands of the SENĆOŦEN speaking W̱SĺḴEM (Tseycum) peoples of the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. We respectfully acknowledge how colonialism disrupted ties between Indigenous peoples' and their traditional food ways and seek to reconcile this through thoughtful, collaborative, and inclusive land care. We are grateful for the Tseycum peoples’ careful stewardship of these lands and waters since time immemorial and to this day.