Bandit Farms: A Little Farm with a Big Heart

My 2013 Slow Food Cycle experience was pretty much the opposite of a Slow Cycle. I had a 5 month old baby and hadn’t hooked up the bike trailer or got my shizzle together in general, but my fella threw my bike in the car after the baby’s mid-morning feed and said, “I’ve got the … Continue reading

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Year in Review : Choose Pemberton 2012

This was the year the Huffington Post hailed Pemberton as “the best place in Canada to spend Thanksgiving”, Vancouver Magazine offered up 10 reasons to head to Whistler and keep on driving north, Dirt Magazine UK featured Pemberton for its mountain biking assets and concentration of “so many skilled and talented backcountry recreationalists (and professionals)” … Continue reading

A thriving community tradition – WI Plant and Bake Sale, Saturday May 5

The Women’s Institute’s annual Plant and Bake Sale (with special guest appearances from the Pemberton Farmers Institute seed swap and seed potato sale) takes place Saturday, May 5, from 9am til noon, in the Pemberton Legion parking lot. For those in the know, it is the best place to pick up Pemberton tested plants and seeds, … Continue reading

Mosquito Lake Trail Run, April 22

3 surefire signs that spring has come to Pemberton: dog poo, skunk cabbage and the Mosquito Lake trail run. Inspired by this message in my inbox: yay for may. the Mosquito Lake run is April 22. registration 930, run at 10 all proceeds to PSAR a bit more than 10km, lots of hills, all trail … Continue reading

A taste of India, made in Pemberton – meeting Nidhi of Nidhi’s Cuisine

If you’re hankering for organic, locally sourced vegetarian cuisine around Pemberton, you don’t have to look any further than Nidhi’s Cuisine. And thanks to Nidhi, you don’t have to go to Kashmir to enjoy Pemberton produce with an Iranian and Muslim twist. As the weekly Farmers Market winds down, Nidhi Raina will showcase her food … Continue reading

Making coffee count, at the Mount Currie Coffee Company

Before November 2007, when the Mount Currie Coffee Company opened its doors, Pemberton was a kind of Siberia for coffee-purists, an isolated wilderness far far from anywhere. But when the much anticipated cafe opened it doors, that all changed. The Pemberton coffeehouse scene started happening. Owner Chris Ankeny, a photographer and snowboard pro formerly of … Continue reading

16 Farms, 50 Vendors, Food, Art, Love. Slow Food Cycle – the Vendors List.

Party on with the Rootdown pig and the Foodlovers

Chef Maxim Ridorossi and Pastry Chef Jenna Dashney are the Foodlovers Cooking Company.  They have made their home in the Pemberton Valley after years of travel: Maxim refined his skills in some of Canada’s finest restaurants (Toronto’s North 44, Vancouver’s West, Victoria’s Café Brio, Sooke Harbour House, the King Pacific Lodge) and Jenna learned chocolatiering in Paris, … Continue reading

Bikes and Food. That’s how the Slow Food Cycle works.

Back in 2005, an event was dreamed up to let people see what Pemberton was all about. (Jack Christie writes the Untold Story of the original Slow Food Cycle in the Straight.) Now attracting thousands of riders, the “peloton of pleasure seekers” has also been voted one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s top 20 travel-worthy … Continue reading