This blog was initially going to be about food. OK, truthfully, it was going to be about chocolate, hot chocolate to be precise. In spite of embracing a broader format, I suspect much of what I write will be about food.

One of the things I love most about living in Victoria is our easy proximity to wonderful organic food and fantastically passionate creators and growers of food. As is usual on a Saturday morning, I found myself at Moss Street Market yesterday with my lovely friends Kerry and Tatum. This market was was formed 20 years ago and is comprised of locally grown organic produce, meat, flowers and honey as well as local art, crafts, jewelry, baking, preserves etcetera. Here’s a link to their website:

Our good friend Rebecca is one of the vendors. Here’s a picture of some of her beautiful vegetables.

Lemon cucumbers and baby summer squashes from Rebecca's Garden.

Sometimes on Fridays I help her harvest at her beautiful garden.

I bought two lovely bunches of lavender from another farmer. The market was at its most abundant right now. Below is a photo of some poppy heads. I’d never seen them for sale before. We also bought ten pounds of blueberries as it was Ruby Red Farms’ last market of the season.

Moss Street Market runs every Saturday until the end of October. Here’s a website which lists some of the farmers’ markets in British Columbia:

Beautiful bunches of poppy seed heads. they were a tall variety apparently; reds and pinks.