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Can’t make it to the Saturday Farmers’ Market?

Local food you love is coming downtown to you for Third Thursdays, this summer. The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market is partnering with the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association (DCBIA) and the Elevate the Arts Festival to bring fabulous Farmers’ Market vendors together with Elevate vendors. Come on out to Farmers, Food & Art – Every […]

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Avenue Café

  You can’t miss the buzz in the valley! Lately, lots of local food and beverage businesses are starting up or changing hands. Gregor and Michelle Mowatt, the new owners of the well loved Avenue Bistro, are excited to be a part of the movement: all are contributing to our local community and collaborating with […]

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Continuity, Collaboration, Community and Celebration – Beaufort Winery

A Visit with Mark Timmermans of Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery Last year, there was a ton of speculation and curiosity following the sale of Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery to James and Suzy Amis Cameron. Mark Timmermans, recently moved to the valley with his wife Freya and their 3 children to take on the […]

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Mango Salsa by Chris Graham

Mango Salsa Recipe

Hi, Chris here; the “Tamale Guy” from the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market. Some of you may remember heaping this mango salsa onto your tamale. Well, here’s the recipe! Enjoy! Mango Salsa Ingredients: 4 Ripe Mangos (Ataulfo is best) Small Red Onion Juice of One Lime Sprig of Mint Seedless Grapes (Red looks better) Salt Hot […]

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First Impressions

First Impressions

First Impressions By Katie Phelan From left to right: Mark, Nao, Katie and Cohen Chicken: Carmen Dog: Gus Cover Photo credit: Mark Sims I really didn’t know what I was letting myself in for when my fiancé and I decided to move from Siena, Italy to the Comox Valley. (Well, that’s not exactly true; I […]

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