Saanich Fairground office manager Gloria Dol and members of the North and South Saanich Agricultural Society serve up dessert at the annual Saanich Peninsula Harvest Feast.

Saanich Fairground office manager Gloria Dol and members of the North and South Saanich Agricultural Society serve up dessert at the annual Saanich Peninsula Harvest Feast.

Sweet treats for Harvest Feast

A taste of the harvest made mouths water at this year's Saanich Peninsula Harvest Feast.

A taste of the harvest made mouths water at this year’s Saanich Peninsula Harvest Feast.

Hundreds chowed down on steaming bowls of seafood chowder and squash soup that were passed hand-to-hand along with baskets of fresh baked bread and fried bread. The young folks helped the older folks with heavy plates and clean up while community groups rallied the troops to serve up supper.

The Central Saanich Lions heaped generous portions of locally grown corn, carrots, green beans, turkey and beef spiced with hot gravy, cranberry sauce, oregon grape and red currant jelly onto hungry diners’ plates.

No fewer than 17 items were on offer for dessert that was served by board members of the North and South Saanich Agricultural Society, including coveted pieces of lemon meringue pie that were distributed to lucky winners.

All the food was contributed by local farmers and prepared by a variety of Peninsula eateries for the evening, and with the exception of a few items like tea and coffee, the main ingredients were all locally grown.