3-in-1 FABULOUS FALL FESTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY!
The 1st Annual Slocan Park Community Fun Day, The 2nd Annual PRESS FEST, and the 3rd (not exactly annual) Pickle Palooza all together in one place for a full day of Events and Fall Festivities! Bring the Family (and not the dogs), come hungry & ready to stock the pantry and kick up your heals.
Fancy yourself a handy-canner? Enter the preservation contest for a chance to win a pantry stock up! Bring a few bushels of apples and get your juice freshly pressed and packaged to be shelf stable onsite!
VENDORS WANTED: $20 / table outdoor 10×10 tent sites available. See details below for food or non food vendors:
General Inquiries about the day can be directed to: Dayna@kootenayfood.com 250-355-0055
ABOUT PRESS FEST:
WKPCo-op IS HOSTING THE MOBILE JUICE PRESS AGAIN THIS YEAR!
GOT FRUIT… MAKE JUICE:
Everyone is welcome to bring their own apples &/or pears (fresh-picked non-bruised fruit) for pressing & packaging in shelf stable (retail ready “bag-in-box”) 3L /5L packages. You pay a small per liter fee for processing, keep the bears at bay, free up your freezer space & enjoy your own fruit juice all year long. FARMERS this is a great opportunity for taking a profitable new product to market. SAVE THE DATE & PLAN FOR PICKING!
TOO BUSY TO PICK YOUR OWN TREES:
You can register your trees for gleaning. Our valley is bursting with over-productive gardens, fruit laden trees and hungry bears… and too much of a good thing, can sometimes be a problem! Fortunately, there are 3 food groups in our area teaming up to create solutions by harvesting and sharing this good food in creative ways.
HERE ARE 3 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP PRESS FEST
REGISTER your own trees to be picked (you’ll get a share of the bounty)
DONATE your fresh harvested garden excess (fruit & veggies both)
VOLUNTEER to pick fruit, it’s a fun way to give back (and you keep a share)
CONTACT THE FOOD GROUP IN YOUR AREA TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GLEANING & VOLUNTEERING:
NAKUSP + AREA : ROOT & BRANCH HARVEST
778-206-0040 | firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW DENVER + SILVERTON : HARVEST SHARE
SLOCAN VALLEY: KOOTENAY FOOD (WKPCo-op)
250-355-0055 | email@example.com
ABOUT COMMUNITY FUN DAY:
The first Annual Slocan Park Community Fun Day is opens to the public Sunday Sept 24 @10am
Vendors: all day
Slocan Park Hall memberships: all day
11am -4pm. Diamond Willow Band
11am – Kids activities, games, races
11am – Borscht lunch
12:30 Kids Bike parade/ prizes
2pm Kids ball game
General notes: bring a lawn chair – listen to music – leave your dogs at home please!
Artisans and other non-food vendors interested in participating should contact:
Sharon Pawliw | (250)226-7474 | firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT PICKLE PALOOZA:
After a few years hiatus this super fun preservation festival returns to the Valley!
Part Canning Contest & Tasting Ballot, Part Food, Farm & Preserve Vendors, Part Jar Swap.
Enter your preserves in the canning contest! Bring 2 jars (500ml+) entry 3 categories to choose from; PICKLES, JAMS & SALSA & SUCH
All entries will have 1 jar opened and judged by a public tasting ballot, and the other jar (un-opened) will go into the prize pantry.
1 Winner from each categories will win a pantry stock up (1 jar of each of that categories entries!)
Entries must be 2 of the same type / batch of preserves, made this year in a clean kitchen using a safe water bath home canning process.
Preserve from each category will be judged based on: presentation, flavor, and uniqueness.
All entries cost $2 + 2 jars
From 12-1 the tasting ballot will be open to the public. Tasting judges will be provided with a plate of neutral crackers and tortilla chips (both gluten free) to use to help taste your way through all the entries. You select your favorite preserve from each categorie based on: presentation, flavor, and uniqueness.
The cost to be a Tasting Ballot Judge is $2
This is a fun way to swap your excess pickles for the jam you didn’t have time to make, or turn your peaches into relish!
Bring 1-3 jars of your favorite preserves from this season (of the type you made the most of) to the swap table BEFORE 1PM.
You will be given a ticket for each jar you enter, at 1:30PM we will announce the canning contest winners and start drawing ticket numbers to select your swap jars!
FOOD + FARM VENDORS:
We are looking for a number of addition food and farm vendors to share you wares! We will set up the Kootenay Food Marketplace outside around the Apple Press, so expect good foot traffic!
Food & Farm Vendors should contact: email@example.com You can download the KootenayFood-Vendor Application HERE