Gluten-Free Events Calendar

If it’s gluten free and happening in Victoria, Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands, you’ll find it listed here! From tastings to contests, farmer’s markets to food trucks – this is your calendar to Gluten-Free Paradise!  Join Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies and add a new restaurant – and possibly a new gluten-free friend – to your repertoire!

Wild Poppy Market 11th Anniversary Party @ Wild Poppy Market 11th Anniversary Party
Jul 29 all-day

Wild Poppy Toss the BossWild Poppy is thrilled to celebrate 11 amazing years of serving our community!

Join them on July 29th for a day full of fun, gratitude, and delicious treats. E

njoy free lemon cupcakes, drip coffee, and tea throughout the day.

The first 11 customers will receive special gift bags, and we’ll have a raffle with proceeds going to the Nanaimo Brain Injury Society, as Kate is participating in this year’s “Toss the Boss.

Don’t miss out on the festivities, a chance to win great prizes, and the opportunity to support a wonderful cause.

Wild Poppy Market DonutsWild Poppy Market offers thoughtfully delicious grab & go meals, drinks, local brands and absolutely spectacular gluten-free baking! Learn more about Wild Poppy Market …

Hours: Mon-Sat 8-5. Closed Sundays.

Find Wild Poppy Market at 541 1st Ave in Ladysmith, just one quick block off  Trans Canada Highway 1.  Turn at the Buller Street lights and proceed to 1st Avenue.  Click here for map.

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Wild Poppy Valentine Cake

NEW! Cake & Cupcake Menu!

6″ 4-6 Servings • 8″ 6-10 Servings • 10″ 10-16 Servings

Fresh Fruit • Vegan Chocolate • Chocolate Mousse • Carrot Cake • Blackberry White Chocolate • Cheesecake (10″)

Cake Base – White, Chocolate or Vegan Chocolate
Frosting – Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry, Mango, Lemon, Caramel, Maple Walnut, Peppermint Chocolate Chip

Wild Poppy Market CupcakeBaked Goods Menu

Mile High Meringue Pie •  S’mores Bar  • Assorted Donuts • Macadamia White Chocolate Chunk Cookie  • Gingersnap (vegan)

Daily Muffin •  Morning Glory Muffin (vegan) • Blackberry White Chocolate Scone • Cinnamon Roll •  Cheese Scone

Sandwich Bread • Gluten Free Multi-Seed Bread

Cupcakes • Cheesecake Cups • Nanaimo Bar • Brownie • Trifle Cup • Raspberry Cheese Cake Bar

* Pure oats are used in gluten-free “Date Squares’ and in ‘Overnight Oats.’ Oat flour is never used at Wild Poppy Market

Wild Poppy Market Turkey CranberryMarket Menu – offerings change by day but can include soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, panini, English muffins and bowls.

Quiche • Breakfast Wrap • Breakfast Sandwich • Hot Pastrami Panini •  Turkey & Brie Panini

Soup of the Day • Market Salad • Cobb Salad • Roasted Vegetable Salad • Grilled Chicken Caesar

  • Gluten-free menu items are carefully prepared on site, then wrapped or sealed, carefully displayed and identified as gluten-free (red stickers.)
  • Gluten menu items are baked off site, carefully prepared on site using strict no cross-contact protocol.  Typically sandwiches, wraps, panini, English muffins are then wrapped or sealed, carefully displayed and identified as vegan (green stickers) and / or containing wheat (blue stickers.)

Wild Poppy Market ShoppingMarket Shopping – Wild Poppy is pleased to partner with ‘passionate people creating fabulous things’ from the Island and across Canada.

Enjoy  your favourite gluten-free brands but note,  some items do contain gluten in an effort to meet the needs of all  customers.

Read ingredient labels carefully.

View the slider above to behold the breadth of available brands!

Kate Cram Wild Poppy MarketMeet the Chef
Kate Cram is a married mother of 3 boys. She grew up on Vancouver Island, moving to New York after high school to attend The Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park.

Upon graduating with an associate degree in Culinary Arts, she returned to the island to pursue a career in fine dining.

In August of 1999 she and her family, opened her first restaurant, The Sunflower Café.

In 2003, she opened Old Town Bakery in Ladysmith. The Old Town Bakery became very successful and is widely known for its cinnamon buns.

Happily, immersed in baking. Kate became a Red Seal Baker in 2008. In 2013, after experiencing many health challenges, Kate and her husband Geoff, opened Wild Poppy Bistro, a restaurant specializing in thoughtfully sourced and prepared foods with an emphasis on gluten free and vegan options.

In 2018, Kate became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist which aided in menu development and helped her to understand that food itself is natures best medicine.

Kate Cram appears in the Island Eats Cookbook featuring 41 chefs and establishments from Vancouver Island and surrounding Gulf Islands. Copies available in store.

Contact Kate at [email protected]Kate Cram Wild Poppy Market Island Eats 2

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