midsummer night's green  dinner

August 11th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who supported us this year! What a night!

When you think of the 100-mile diet, you might think about limited options, bland food, or a diet that is more dutiful than it is enjoyable.  If this is the case, you’ll be proven wrong at our Midsummer Night's Green, where a locally-sourced meal will have guests experiencing bursts of diverse and fresh flavor and a fine dining experience like none other in town.

This formal event takes place on site Terra Firma Farms, an organic farm located on Begbie Bench.  Local chefs Benoit Pageau, Kelly Roberts & Sean Whalen will prepare a lavish multi-course meal inspired by locally sourced ingredients including Terra Firma Farms and Greenslide Cattle Co. and wine pairing from regional wineries. You can enjoy cocktails made by Monashee Distillery, craft beer from Mt. Begbie Brewery, herb-infused cocktails, and sway to the sound of live jazz, fiddle and acoustic music. Additionally, a silent auction  showcasing an array of local products and services from Revelstoke’s supportive business community.

There is something very special about a beautiful meal prepared from ingredients that carry with them a story you know, and whose production has contributed to the welfare of the community you live in. Sharing this meal with friends, under an open sky with views down the Columbia River valley, elevates the experience just that much more. Not only does the Midsummer Night’s Green event advance what Revelstoke has to offer for fine dining experiences, but also the whole event serves as a fundraiser for LFI food resiliency projects in this community. This is not an event to miss.

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garden & art tour

7th Annual Tour, July 28th, 2019

The Garden & Art Tour promotes local food by pairing together local gardens and artists to showcase the talent we have in our community. The event aims display local food, what can be grown in our community
and local artistic talent. This event features spectacular flower beds, backyard chickens, fig trees and accessible gardening.  We have an eclectic mix of artists such as pottery, cooking, painting and even hair design. 
The event is self guided, following a map with participants walking or biking between garden venues. This event is fun for all ages, bringing a little garden and artistic inspiration into our own lives.

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Local Farm Tour Series

August 30th  4:30PM

Tour 2: Urban Farm Cycle Tour. Click here for more information about the tour!

This summer, the Local Food Initiative is providing you with the opportunity to see where your delicious, fresh food is coming from.

Have you ever noticed the wide variety of land being farmed within such a small area of B.C.? Join the LFI Farm Tour Series this summer and see how farmers creatively use the land to provide locally sourced food to Revelstoke. One of the farms we plan to visit, Greenslide Cattle, is a great example of this, transporting their herd across the Columbia River on a cattle sized barge. Along with this there are multiple urban farms popping up and farmers cultivating all forms of land from riverbanks to hillsides.