Saanich Organics hosts fundraiser

A local group is raising funds for a new walk-in cooler in a very tasty way

A local group is raising funds for a new walk-in cooler in a very tasty way.

Saanich Organics is a small group of certified organic farmers who work together to market their combined produce under the name Saanich Organics. The group also mentors new farmers through an apprenticeship program.

“We are deeply committed to growing sustainable agriculture in our region,” explained one of the group’s members, Rachel Fisher, adding that the organization recently installed a new walk-in cooler and packing area at their Mt. Newton farm and are hoping to recoup some of their costs.

“Our whole marketing system and our new walk-in cooler and packing area benefit our whole community of organic farms, not just ourselves,” Fisher said.

The fundraiser, which takes place Sunday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. at the farm, costs $50 per person and will include a delicious meal prepared by chef Amy Loewen and local drinks, including beer from Hoyne Brewing.

For more information and tickets, call 250-818-5807.