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!

Dec
4
Mon
10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 4 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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Gyro Park Pepper's Foods

Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


 Independent Grocer Award

Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Click for more information

Dec
5
Tue
10% Senior Discount – Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 5 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

Seniors enjoy 10% off – Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods

• 10% Student discount EVERY day!


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

art of slow food pepper's igPepper's Foods Gluten-Free Flyer

Bake My Day Pepper's FoodsStella's Gluten-Free Perogies New Packaging igWiseBites IG


Gyro Park Pepper's Foods

Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!

10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 5 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

art of slow food pepper's igPepper's Foods Gluten-Free Flyer

Bake My Day Pepper's FoodsStella's Gluten-Free Perogies New Packaging igWiseBites IG


Gyro Park Pepper's Foods

Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


 Independent Grocer Award

Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Click for more information

Celiac Dietitian at Your Fingertips! @ Instagram
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

‘Q&A Tuesdays on Instagram’

Your chance to submit any questions you may have on nutrition, education or receive downright free advice! Fellow celiac and expert Gluten-Free Dietitian, Selena De Vries, RD, is eager to help!  Ask by 4pm Pacific Time and get your answer the same day!

How it works!
1.  Visit Selena’s profile at https://www.instagram.com/celiac_dietitian/
2.  Click on her profile picture (screenshot 1)
3.  Wait until you see the “ask me a question” sticker and then click it and type your question (screenshot 2)
4. Receive your answer by clicking through Selena’s stories i.e. the same spot where you entered your question

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Selena De Vries The CelIac Dietitian 3I’m Selena – THE CELIAC DIETITIAN
I operate an online private practice specializing in the dietary management of celiac disease and the gluten free diet. And, I’m celiac too.

As the go-to expert on everything gluten free, I help people master the gluten-free diet so they can live gluten free with more ease. I take the ‘complicated’ out of the gluten free diet, and give you the practical and realistic advice you need so you can still live your life!

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  • Does it feel like celiac disease is taking over your life?
  • Do you want a solution that makes celiac feel less overwhelming and less stressful so you can get back to living and loving your life?
  • Are you thinking about celiac from the time you wake up, to the time you go to bed?
  • Are you worried about cross contact? ,
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  • Are you experiencing persistent symptoms?
  • Does celiac  disease often creep into your thoughts?

Well, no more. You’re in the right place now. And, it’s time for this to change!


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Live Gluten Free with More Ease – Hybrid Group Program – Master the Gluten Free Diet
This online program combines 1:1 support and group coaching support. Sky rocket your knowledge beyond what most healthcare providers know and kick anxiety and stress to the curb. This hybrid program is the ultimate, A-Z, course that will help you live gluten free with more ease.
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Selena De Vries The CelIac Dietitian 8Eat Out with Confidence – Group Coaching – Become a Celiac Savvy Restaurant Diner
If you find yourself avoiding eating out because of anxiety around cross contact, not knowing the right questions to ask, or not trusting that the staff are taking you seriously, then this online, group coaching course is for you.
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Selena De Vries The CelIac Dietitian 71:1 Individual Coaching – Receive an Individualized Action Plan
This online service is best suited to help people find relief of persistent symptoms such bloat, constipation, reflux, or fatigue. It is also helpful for newly diagnosed and people who prefer to work, solely, in a 1:1 capacity.
Learn more
Apply here

Dec
6
Wed
10% Senior Discount – Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 6 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

Seniors enjoy 10% off – Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

The health and safety of Pepper’s Foods’ staff, customers and community is their foremost concern. 

Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, Pepper’s Foods will provide the following 3 options to ensure that customers continue to receive the quality & service they have come to rely on. All are subject to change depending on staffing levels.

1. Online Delivery Service – Monday to Friday
2. Online Pick Up Service – Monday to Friday

  • Simply visit their website at www.peppers-foods.com and click on the Delivery option. Alternatively, you can telephone the store 250-477-6513 and provide your order to a staff member over the phone.

3. Concierge Personal Shopping – Monday to Sunday 7am to 6pm. How Does Concierge Shopping Work?

  • Come visit us outside the store.
  • Give us your detailed list.
  • We quickly and safely shop your orders for you.

Follow Pepper’s Foods

A bustling market at 3829 Cadboro Bay Road, steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

• Sale on Gluten-Free Items
• Weekly Specials
• Gluten-Free Product List
• Deliveries to Your Door
Facebook
Pepper's Foods GF Freezer SectionTwitter
Instagram
• 10% Student discount EVERY day!
• 10% Senior’s discount Tuesdays and Wednesdays

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.”

  • Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
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The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


 Independent Grocer Award

Click for more information

10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 6 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

art of slow food pepper's igPepper's Foods Gluten-Free Flyer

Bake My Day Pepper's FoodsStella's Gluten-Free Perogies New Packaging igWiseBites IG


Gyro Park Pepper's Foods

Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


 Independent Grocer Award

Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Click for more information

Dec
7
Thu
10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 7 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

art of slow food pepper's igPepper's Foods Gluten-Free Flyer

Bake My Day Pepper's FoodsStella's Gluten-Free Perogies New Packaging igWiseBites IG


Gyro Park Pepper's Foods

Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


 Independent Grocer Award

Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Click for more information

Millstone Farm Shop @ Millstone Farm & Organics
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Millstone-Farm-Sign igMillstone Organics Farm Shop is open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 10am to 5pm

Store shelves are stocked with freshly milled flours, All-Purpose Flour Mix, Pancake Mix and GF spices. Whole gluten-free grains, organic fresh eggs, organic, single-forest Maple Syrup,  recyclable egg cartons & cook books are also be available for purchase.


Millstone Organics Certificate of Appreciation wpMillstone Farms’ flours can be milled to order. Pre-order by phone, text 778-350-1455 or email at millstonefarmer@gmail.com. Collect in person at the farm. 

Almond Flour • Amaranth • Arrowroot Starch • Baking Powder • Baking Soda • Brown Flax Flour • Brown Flax Meal • Brown Flax Seeds • Chickpea • Coconut Flakes • Coconut Flour •  Corn (tested to be gluten-free) • Cornstarch • Dried Organic Black Beans • Garfava • Vegan Chocolate Chips • Golden Flax Flour • Golden Flax Meal • Golden Flax Seed • Millet • Oat (pure from Avena) • Potato Starch • Psyllium Husk • Quinoa • Sorghum • Superfine Brown Rice • Sweet • White Rice • Tapioca Starch • Teff • White Rice • Xanthan Gum

  • Millstone Farm’s extensive line of organic flours  are stone-milled in a dedicated gluten-free facility.
  • Grains can be milled up to 3 times to ensure that the flour contains the entirety of the grain.
  • Gluten-free oats are milled in a separate mill in order to protect celiacs who cannot tolerate even pure oats.
  • Whole, unmilled grains are also available for purchase.
  • Organic spices, sourced from organic suppliers from around the world,  are milled to order for optimal aroma and taste, then stored in light-impenetrable, miron glass.
  • All-purpose and pancake mixes are created in house and are xanthan gum free.
  • Also at the store: organic fresh eggs, organic, single-forest maple syrup,  recyclable egg cartons, cook books & so much more.
  • Coming soon – an outdoor cob oven for rustic, gluten-free baking! Think cinnamon buns and pizza!
  • TESTIMONIAL: “My friend and I went to the most interesting family farm yesterday afternoon.  It is Millstone Farm & Organics and they specialize in organic, gluten-free grains. One can order fresh ground flours and pick up when convenient. They also have the MOST amazing vanilla, vanilla beans, and powder, fresh organic eggs, lots of interesting articles in their little shop. They also have spices which can be fresh ground, essential oils, etc. Check them out if you live on the Island.”  Diane Jenson

Millstone Farm’s  herbs and vegetables, organic soaps & wool products are focused on healthy, sustainable, zero waste living and packaged in refillable & reusable containers.

Shop Online

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B-glutenfreevictoria European Baking @ Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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How to order! 

bglutenfreevictoria.square.site
Instagram via DM
bglutenfreevictoria@gmail.com
• 250-208-3646
• Pick up or delivery arranged when ordering.

Enjoy a selection of baguettes, bars , biscuits, bread, buns, cinnamon buns, coffee cakes, cookies, croissants, filled pastries, loaves (banana bread & orange cranberry,) muffins, pies & sourdough! Best of all! MINI DONUTS!

COMPLETE Market Schedule
TODAY’S APPEARANCES


Esquimalt Farmer's Market

ESQUIMALT FARMER’S MARKET – Thursdays 4:30 – 7:00
Indoor at Esquimalt Recreation Centre 527 Fraser St – October 5, 12, 19, 26 • November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & December 7, 14

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Tanja Blondin wpAbout Tanja!

Listen to Tanja on ‘A Canadian Celiac Podcast!’

Tanja Blondin,  Owner / Operator of B-glutenfreevictoria, has been baking for as long as she can remember.  Her German heritage continues to inform the food that she creates.

With hospitality in her DNA, Tanja has done it all from baking to catering,  always with the best in presentation.

When her daughter was born, Tanja started a cake business that allowed her to work from home. The business was so successful that it grew into a full catering and pastry shop in Ontario. From there, she went on to manage  restaurants, including the Starbucks that she transferred to in Sidney, to be closer to family.

Seeking a change from the coffee business, Tanja assumed a position in the bakery department of Sidney Thrifty Foods. It was around this time that she began experiencing health problems that lead her, and her daughter, to be diagnosed with celiac disease. Her employer tried to accommodate her condition with a move to the cake decorating department, but the proximity to airborne gluten flour was too much for her.  Tanja had to resign, but that does not mean she stopped baking. Their loss was our gain!

What to do with decades of experience baking European pastries?  Tanja reimagined them using gluten-free, organic ingredients, freshly milled at the dedicated gluten-free Millstone Farm Organics in North Saanich:

  • almond flour • baking powder • brown rice flour • buckwheat flour • chia • buckwheat flour • eggs (fresh!) • flax seeds • millet flour • potato starch • psyllium husk • oats (pure) • quinoa • sorghum flour • sliced almonds • tapioca starch • teff flour • xanthan gum • white rice flour

Tanja adapted her favourite recipes to gluten free in her dedicated kitchen, and set up a booth on Sunday’s Mary Winspear Centre to test the market. The response has been so positive that she has gone on to create a ‘B-glutenfreevictoria Food Trailer’ – a first for Vancouver Island and beyond!

View the possibilities and order online through bglutenfreevictoria.square.site, or stop by her trailer during her busy  market schedule this summer.

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Dec
8
Fri
10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 8 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

art of slow food pepper's igPepper's Foods Gluten-Free Flyer

Bake My Day Pepper's FoodsStella's Gluten-Free Perogies New Packaging igWiseBites IG


Gyro Park Pepper's Foods

Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


 Independent Grocer Award

Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Click for more information

Millstone Farm Shop @ Millstone Farm & Organics
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Millstone-Farm-Sign igMillstone Organics Farm Shop is open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 10am to 5pm

Store shelves are stocked with freshly milled flours, All-Purpose Flour Mix, Pancake Mix and GF spices. Whole gluten-free grains, organic fresh eggs, organic, single-forest Maple Syrup,  recyclable egg cartons & cook books are also be available for purchase.


Millstone Organics Certificate of Appreciation wpMillstone Farms’ flours can be milled to order. Pre-order by phone, text 778-350-1455 or email at millstonefarmer@gmail.com. Collect in person at the farm. 

Almond Flour • Amaranth • Arrowroot Starch • Baking Powder • Baking Soda • Brown Flax Flour • Brown Flax Meal • Brown Flax Seeds • Chickpea • Coconut Flakes • Coconut Flour •  Corn (tested to be gluten-free) • Cornstarch • Dried Organic Black Beans • Garfava • Vegan Chocolate Chips • Golden Flax Flour • Golden Flax Meal • Golden Flax Seed • Millet • Oat (pure from Avena) • Potato Starch • Psyllium Husk • Quinoa • Sorghum • Superfine Brown Rice • Sweet • White Rice • Tapioca Starch • Teff • White Rice • Xanthan Gum

  • Millstone Farm’s extensive line of organic flours  are stone-milled in a dedicated gluten-free facility.
  • Grains can be milled up to 3 times to ensure that the flour contains the entirety of the grain.
  • Gluten-free oats are milled in a separate mill in order to protect celiacs who cannot tolerate even pure oats.
  • Whole, unmilled grains are also available for purchase.
  • Organic spices, sourced from organic suppliers from around the world,  are milled to order for optimal aroma and taste, then stored in light-impenetrable, miron glass.
  • All-purpose and pancake mixes are created in house and are xanthan gum free.
  • Also at the store: organic fresh eggs, organic, single-forest maple syrup,  recyclable egg cartons, cook books & so much more.
  • Coming soon – an outdoor cob oven for rustic, gluten-free baking! Think cinnamon buns and pizza!
  • TESTIMONIAL: “My friend and I went to the most interesting family farm yesterday afternoon.  It is Millstone Farm & Organics and they specialize in organic, gluten-free grains. One can order fresh ground flours and pick up when convenient. They also have the MOST amazing vanilla, vanilla beans, and powder, fresh organic eggs, lots of interesting articles in their little shop. They also have spices which can be fresh ground, essential oils, etc. Check them out if you live on the Island.”  Diane Jenson

Millstone Farm’s  herbs and vegetables, organic soaps & wool products are focused on healthy, sustainable, zero waste living and packaged in refillable & reusable containers.

Shop Online

  • click on images below for more information
  • free shipping in Canada on orders over $75.00
Millstone Organic Flours

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Natural Wool Dryer Balls

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Dec
9
Sat
10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 9 all-day

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University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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Gyro Park Pepper's Foods

Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


 Independent Grocer Award

Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Click for more information

Art of Slow Food @ Duncan Farmer's Market
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Art of SLow Food Moss Street MarketFarmers’ Markets: Dates & appearances may change. Confirm on Gluten-Free Events Page!

NEW! Art of Slow Food 100% Gluten-Free Cafe & Bakery opens on Fisgard!

To order in advance of  market days questions, custom orders or dietary information, contact Kaitlin via Contact formthebaker@theartofslowfood.com • 902.476.7732

The Art of Slow Food meets dietary limitations or preferences of all kinds – gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan & sugar-free – food that isn’t complicated or unpronounceable.

Where to Find Art of Slow! Retailers, Coffee Shops, Farmer’s Markets & More!

Contact formthebaker@theartofslowfood.com • 902.476.7732
theartofslowfood.comFacebookInstagram
View The Art of Slow Food Photo Gallery


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You asked for it! The Art of Slow Food is now selling their raw, sourdough pizza dough. Each dough ball makes a 14″-16″ sized pizzas. Find them in the refrigerator or freezers sections of carrying retailers and farmers markets.

About the Dough

  • Made with spring water, psyllium husk, ground flax, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, natural levain (wild yeast) and sea salt
  • Good for 21 days in the fridge, 3 months in the freezer
  • Remove dough from fridge and let it reach room temperature
  • Dough will be workable, easy to roll but a bit more sensitive to tearing than gluten dough
  • Roll out with a dusting of gluten-free flour or between two pieces of parchment paper
  • Crust can be par-baked for 3-5 minutes at 450˚F or for 7-10 minutes all dressed, until cheese browns
  • Par-baked crusts can be frozen until needed.

Art of Slow Food Sourdough

This is extra-special gluten free bread: fresh baked, rustic, soft, chewy and easily digestible sourdough! Using natural wild levain and a base of psyllium husk, flax and water, the dough is fermented for 12-18 hours to allow phytic acid breakdown and real flavor development. The bread is then baked on a stone to create rustic loaves with appealing crust.

The Art of Slow Food  does not use common gluten-free ingredients such as xanthan gum, agar agar, potato starch, rice flour or other high-starch ingredients. The bread is made with only 7 simple, organic ingredients, in order of predominance: Spring water, psyllium husk, ground flax, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, natural levain (wild yeast) and sea salt.

As a result of slow fermentation, the carbohydrates and starches in the bread are broken down, creating a light, soft digestible bread. The psyllium husk and ground flax act as a digestive aid and provide a soft, chewy texture without gluten or added starches.

Sourdough selection includes Toasted Sesame, Plain, Kalamata Olive, Rosemary Poppyseed and on occasion, Cranberry Walnut!


art of slow food ferments wpAbout the Ferments

Their sauerkraut is made the traditional way – fermented for a minimum of 3 weeks in traditional German crocks and never pasteurized. Enjoy a number of varieties that are versatile and go well with any meal – sandwiches, salads, stir fries, soups, eggs or sausages. Sauerkraut is a highly probiotic food, and is best used to accompany meals to aid in digestion.

Sauerkraut selection includes Dilly Kraut, Cortido Kraut and Chimichurri Kraut.

About the Baker / Fermentor / Creator 

Kaitlin is a whole foods chef and baker and has been fermenting for 7 years. She works exclusively with artisan-style traditional foods, using local and organic ingredients to create simple, accessible nourishment. She strives to teach sustainability and self-sufficiency through the art of slow food. Kaitlin has extensive experience working with dietary restrictions and nutritional deficiencies and will work with any specifications by request.
Workshops

kaitlin chamberlin art of slow food

Kaitlin Chamberlin

Learn the ancient tradition of preserving foods and maximizing nutrition with simple tools and local foods. Bring your own jar and take home a ferment. Learn more here.

 

 

Art of Slow Food @ Moss Street Holiday Market
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Art of SLow Food Moss Street MarketFarmers’ Markets: Dates & appearances may change. Confirm on Gluten-Free Events Page!

Moss Street Holiday Market – Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10 10am – 4pm
Fairfield Gonzales Community Association building (1330 Fairfield Rd), the Garry Oak Room, a portable, and the Sir James Douglas School gym. Details here. 

NEW! Art of Slow Food 100% Gluten-Free Cafe & Bakery opens on Fisgard!

To order in advance of market days questions, custom orders or dietary information. contact Kaitlin via Contact formthebaker@theartofslowfood.com • 902.476.7732

The Art of Slow Food meets dietary limitations or preferences of all kinds – gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan & sugar-free – food that isn’t complicated or unpronounceable.

Where to Find Art of Slow! Retailers, Coffee Shops, Farmer’s Markets & More!

Contact formthebaker@theartofslowfood.com • 902.476.7732
theartofslowfood.comFacebookInstagram
View The Art of Slow Food Photo Gallery


art-of-slow-pizza-dough-ig

You asked for it! The Art of Slow Food is now selling their raw, sourdough pizza dough. Each dough ball makes a 14″-16″ sized pizzas. Find them in the refrigerator or freezers sections of carrying retailers and farmers markets.

About the Dough

  • Made with spring water, psyllium husk, ground flax, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, natural levain (wild yeast) and sea salt
  • Good for 21 days in the fridge, 3 months in the freezer
  • Remove dough from fridge and let it reach room temperature
  • Dough will be workable, easy to roll but a bit more sensitive to tearing than gluten dough
  • Roll out with a dusting of gluten-free flour or between two pieces of parchment paper
  • Crust can be par-baked for 3-5 minutes at 450˚F or for 7-10 minutes all dressed, until cheese browns
  • Par-baked crusts can be frozen until needed.

Art of Slow Food Sourdough

This is extra-special gluten free bread: fresh baked, rustic, soft, chewy and easily digestible sourdough! Using natural wild levain and a base of psyllium husk, flax and water, the dough is fermented for 12-18 hours to allow phytic acid breakdown and real flavor development. The bread is then baked on a stone to create rustic loaves with appealing crust.

The Art of Slow Food  does not use common gluten-free ingredients such as xanthan gum, agar agar, potato starch, rice flour or other high-starch ingredients. The bread is made with only 7 simple, organic ingredients, in order of predominance: Spring water, psyllium husk, ground flax, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, natural levain (wild yeast) and sea salt.

As a result of slow fermentation, the carbohydrates and starches in the bread are broken down, creating a light, soft digestible bread. The psyllium husk and ground flax act as a digestive aid and provide a soft, chewy texture without gluten or added starches.

Sourdough selection includes Toasted Sesame, Plain, Kalamata Olive, Rosemary Poppyseed and on occasion, Cranberry Walnut!


art of slow food ferments wpAbout the Ferments

Their sauerkraut is made the traditional way – fermented for a minimum of 3 weeks in traditional German crocks and never pasteurized. Enjoy a number of varieties that are versatile and go well with any meal – sandwiches, salads, stir fries, soups, eggs or sausages. Sauerkraut is a highly probiotic food, and is best used to accompany meals to aid in digestion.

Sauerkraut selection includes Dilly Kraut, Cortido Kraut and Chimichurri Kraut.

About the Baker / Fermentor / Creator 

Kaitlin is a whole foods chef and baker and has been fermenting for 7 years. She works exclusively with artisan-style traditional foods, using local and organic ingredients to create simple, accessible nourishment. She strives to teach sustainability and self-sufficiency through the art of slow food. Kaitlin has extensive experience working with dietary restrictions and nutritional deficiencies and will work with any specifications by request.
Workshops

kaitlin chamberlin art of slow food

Kaitlin Chamberlin

Learn the ancient tradition of preserving foods and maximizing nutrition with simple tools and local foods. Bring your own jar and take home a ferment. Learn more here.

 

 

B-glutenfreevictoria European-Style Baking @ Moss Street Holiday Market
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Moss Street Holiday Market
Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10 10am – 4pm
Fairfield Gonzales Community Association building (1330 Fairfield Rd), the Garry Oak Room, a portable, and the Sir James Douglas School gym. Details here. 

How to order! 

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bglutenfreevictoria@gmail.com
• 250-208-3646
• Pick up or delivery arranged when ordering.

Enjoy a selection of baguettes, bars , biscuits, bread, buns, cinnamon buns, coffee cakes, cookies, croissants, filled pastries, loaves (banana bread & orange cranberry,) muffins, pies & sourdough! Best of all! MINI DONUTS!


B-glutenfreevictoria appears throughout greater Victoria, including Goldstream Market, Moss Street Market, Esquimalt Farmers Markets, Westcoast Outdoor Markets, Metchosin Farmers Market and seasonal events!

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Moss Street Markets 
Indoor – 10am to 1pm November to April (Garry Oak Room and Sir James Douglas school gymnasium. )
Outdoor – 10am to 2pm – May to October
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COMPLETE Market Schedule
TODAY’S Listings


Tanja Blondin wpAbout Tanja!

Listen to Tanja on ‘A Canadian Celiac Podcast!’

Tanja Blondin,  Owner / Operator of B-glutenfreevictoria, has been baking for as long as she can remember.  Her German heritage continues to inform the food that she creates.

With hospitality in her DNA, Tanja has done it all from baking to catering,  always with the best in presentation.

When her daughter was born, Tanja started a cake business that allowed her to work from home. The business was so successful that it grew into a full catering and pastry shop in Ontario. From there, she went on to manage  restaurants, including the Starbucks that she transferred to in Sidney, to be closer to family.

Seeking a change from the coffee business, Tanja assumed a position in the bakery department of Sidney Thrifty Foods. It was around this time that she began experiencing health problems that lead her, and her daughter, to be diagnosed with celiac disease. Her employer tried to accommodate her condition with a move to the cake decorating department, but the proximity to airborne gluten flour was too much for her.  Tanja had to resign, but that does not mean she stopped baking. Their loss was our gain!

What to do with decades of experience baking European pastries?  Tanja reimagined them using gluten-free, organic ingredients, freshly milled at the dedicated gluten-free Millstone Farm Organics in North Saanich:

  • almond flour • baking powder • brown rice flour • buckwheat flour • chia • buckwheat flour • eggs (fresh!) • flax seeds • millet flour • potato starch • psyllium husk • oats (pure) • quinoa • sorghum flour • sliced almonds • tapioca starch • teff flour • xanthan gum • white rice flour

Tanja adapted her favourite recipes to gluten free in her dedicated kitchen, and set up a booth on Sunday’s Mary Winspear Centre to test the market. The response has been so positive that she has gone on to create a ‘B-glutenfreevictoria Food Trailer’ – a first for Vancouver Island and beyond!

View the possibilities and order online through bglutenfreevictoria.square.site, or stop by her trailer during her busy  market schedule this summer.

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Millstone Farm Shop @ Millstone Farm & Organics
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Millstone-Farm-Sign igMillstone Organics Farm Shop is open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 10am to 5pm

Store shelves are stocked with freshly milled flours, All-Purpose Flour Mix, Pancake Mix and GF spices. Whole gluten-free grains, organic fresh eggs, organic, single-forest Maple Syrup,  recyclable egg cartons & cook books are also be available for purchase.


Millstone Organics Certificate of Appreciation wpMillstone Farms’ flours can be milled to order. Pre-order by phone, text 778-350-1455 or email at millstonefarmer@gmail.com. Collect in person at the farm. 

Almond Flour • Amaranth • Arrowroot Starch • Baking Powder • Baking Soda • Brown Flax Flour • Brown Flax Meal • Brown Flax Seeds • Chickpea • Coconut Flakes • Coconut Flour •  Corn (tested to be gluten-free) • Cornstarch • Dried Organic Black Beans • Garfava • Vegan Chocolate Chips • Golden Flax Flour • Golden Flax Meal • Golden Flax Seed • Millet • Oat (pure from Avena) • Potato Starch • Psyllium Husk • Quinoa • Sorghum • Superfine Brown Rice • Sweet • White Rice • Tapioca Starch • Teff • White Rice • Xanthan Gum

  • Millstone Farm’s extensive line of organic flours  are stone-milled in a dedicated gluten-free facility.
  • Grains can be milled up to 3 times to ensure that the flour contains the entirety of the grain.
  • Gluten-free oats are milled in a separate mill in order to protect celiacs who cannot tolerate even pure oats.
  • Whole, unmilled grains are also available for purchase.
  • Organic spices, sourced from organic suppliers from around the world,  are milled to order for optimal aroma and taste, then stored in light-impenetrable, miron glass.
  • All-purpose and pancake mixes are created in house and are xanthan gum free.
  • Also at the store: organic fresh eggs, organic, single-forest maple syrup,  recyclable egg cartons, cook books & so much more.
  • Coming soon – an outdoor cob oven for rustic, gluten-free baking! Think cinnamon buns and pizza!
  • TESTIMONIAL: “My friend and I went to the most interesting family farm yesterday afternoon.  It is Millstone Farm & Organics and they specialize in organic, gluten-free grains. One can order fresh ground flours and pick up when convenient. They also have the MOST amazing vanilla, vanilla beans, and powder, fresh organic eggs, lots of interesting articles in their little shop. They also have spices which can be fresh ground, essential oils, etc. Check them out if you live on the Island.”  Diane Jenson

Millstone Farm’s  herbs and vegetables, organic soaps & wool products are focused on healthy, sustainable, zero waste living and packaged in refillable & reusable containers.

Shop Online

  • click on images below for more information
  • free shipping in Canada on orders over $75.00
Millstone Organic Flours

Organic, Gluten-Free Flours

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Organic Canvas Totes

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Natural Wool Dryer Balls

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Organic Shea Butter

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Millstone Multi Purpose Brushes

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Mizu Real Fruit Ice Cream Food Trailer @ Christmas on the Farm
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Wagon rides, live music, hot chocolate, popcorn, story telling, kids crafts & games, farm animals, Christmas photo booth, bon fire, marshmallows and of course, Mizu Real Fruit Ice Cream!

403 Lowry’s Rd, Parksville BC 10am to 3pm
$5 cash admission at the gate. 2 & under FREE
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In summertime, find Mizu’s Real Fruit Ice Cream trailer most days at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay Beach but please confirm at Mizu’s Facebook Page or Instagram Account for daily locations and times!

A taste of New Zealand in the heart of Vancouver Island!

Mix strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mixed berries, mango or pineapple with ice cream or vegan soft serve. Served in a gluten-free, vegan waffle cone. No added colours, flavours or sugar.

NEW! Pints of Mizu are now available for purchase! Enjoy strawberry, strawberry-banana, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry & mixed berry!

For years, Jamie Lynn has been obsessed with owning her own ice cream trailer. Lucky for us, she made her dreams – and ours – come true! Catch her before she flies away to chase another dream – obtaining her pilots’s license!

Jamie and her husband Vinny, a heavy-duty mechanic by trade, built the ice cream trailer from scratch, then decorated it with images ofd beautiful berries. You can’t miss it at Departure Bay Beach in Nanaimo or at a host of special events. Look for the line up!

Book Mizu for your next celebration! Mizu Real Fruit Ice Cream FacebookInstagramMizurealfruiticecream@gmail.com • 1-250-319-5212


Mizu by the PintThe Soft Serve – You Choose!

  • Gluten-free, 100% Canadian, vanilla ice cream soft serve is made with premium ingredients by Island Farms.
  • Gluten-free, vegan, vanilla soft serve is made with coconut oil and Nora’s Creamy Cashew Milk.
  • Mizu dedicates a scooper, an auger and freezer for vegan, dairy-free soft serve.
  • Choose your favourite fruit. Mizu is happy to offer combos or mixes!
  • Enjoy your soft serve in a gluten-friendly cone, a gluten cone, or in a bowl!
  • NEW! Pints of Mizu are now available for purchase! Enjoy strawberry, strawberry-banana, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry & mixed berry!

Coming soon! Special flavours like Hokey Pokey Toffee in a pint, special orders & pre-ordering.


Mizu 2The Cones!

  • ‘Unique Cake (gluten) Waffle Cones’ and ‘Gluten-Friendly Waffle Cones’ are dairy-free, egg-free and ‘vegan-friendly.’
  • Made in a facility in Metro Vancouver that has been making waffle cones since 1982.
  • Gluten-friendly cones are made with documented to be gluten-free rice flour, arrowroot, soy lecithin, canola oil & cellulose.
  • Shared equipment is blown off and thoroughly scrubbed between gluten and gluten-friendly production.
  • Packaging is colour-coded to clearly identify gluten & gluten-friendly cones.

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  • On the trailer, gluten-friendly cones are stored in a LOCKED dedicated cupboard, separate from gluten cones.
  • When you make your dietary needs known upon ordering, staff will wash their hands and put on clean gloves before handling the cone.
  • Choose your fruit flavour, mixed with ice cream or vegan soft serve.

Mizu Raincoast Rescue SocietyWhy Mizu!

  • Named after Jamie & Vinny’s beloved Belgian Malinois!
  • Got a pup? Ask for Mizu’s ‘Pet-Friendly Dog Scoop’ made with a Sugar-Free Cake Cone, scoop of ice cream and a dog treat on top!
  • 50% of Mizu’s ‘Pet-Friendly Dog Scoop’ sales are donated to Sooke’s Raincoast Dog Rescue.

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What is the New Zealand connection?

  • Mizu’s Little Gem Mixer has made New Zealand famous for its soft serve! Components are easy to remove and completely washable. What’s not to love!

 


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Dec
10
Sun
10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 10 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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Gyro Park Pepper's Foods

Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


 Independent Grocer Award

Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Click for more information

Art of Slow Food @ Moss Street Holiday Market
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Art of SLow Food Moss Street MarketFarmers’ Markets: Dates & appearances may change. Confirm on Gluten-Free Events Page!

Moss Street Holiday Market – Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10 10am – 4pm
Fairfield Gonzales Community Association building (1330 Fairfield Rd), the Garry Oak Room, a portable, and the Sir James Douglas School gym. Details here. 

NEW! Art of Slow Food 100% Gluten-Free Cafe & Bakery opens on Fisgard!

To order in advance of market days questions, custom orders or dietary information. contact Kaitlin via Contact formthebaker@theartofslowfood.com • 902.476.7732

The Art of Slow Food meets dietary limitations or preferences of all kinds – gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan & sugar-free – food that isn’t complicated or unpronounceable.

Where to Find Art of Slow! Retailers, Coffee Shops, Farmer’s Markets & More!

Contact formthebaker@theartofslowfood.com • 902.476.7732
theartofslowfood.comFacebookInstagram
View The Art of Slow Food Photo Gallery


art-of-slow-pizza-dough-ig

You asked for it! The Art of Slow Food is now selling their raw, sourdough pizza dough. Each dough ball makes a 14″-16″ sized pizzas. Find them in the refrigerator or freezers sections of carrying retailers and farmers markets.

About the Dough

  • Made with spring water, psyllium husk, ground flax, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, natural levain (wild yeast) and sea salt
  • Good for 21 days in the fridge, 3 months in the freezer
  • Remove dough from fridge and let it reach room temperature
  • Dough will be workable, easy to roll but a bit more sensitive to tearing than gluten dough
  • Roll out with a dusting of gluten-free flour or between two pieces of parchment paper
  • Crust can be par-baked for 3-5 minutes at 450˚F or for 7-10 minutes all dressed, until cheese browns
  • Par-baked crusts can be frozen until needed.

Art of Slow Food Sourdough

This is extra-special gluten free bread: fresh baked, rustic, soft, chewy and easily digestible sourdough! Using natural wild levain and a base of psyllium husk, flax and water, the dough is fermented for 12-18 hours to allow phytic acid breakdown and real flavor development. The bread is then baked on a stone to create rustic loaves with appealing crust.

The Art of Slow Food  does not use common gluten-free ingredients such as xanthan gum, agar agar, potato starch, rice flour or other high-starch ingredients. The bread is made with only 7 simple, organic ingredients, in order of predominance: Spring water, psyllium husk, ground flax, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, natural levain (wild yeast) and sea salt.

As a result of slow fermentation, the carbohydrates and starches in the bread are broken down, creating a light, soft digestible bread. The psyllium husk and ground flax act as a digestive aid and provide a soft, chewy texture without gluten or added starches.

Sourdough selection includes Toasted Sesame, Plain, Kalamata Olive, Rosemary Poppyseed and on occasion, Cranberry Walnut!


art of slow food ferments wpAbout the Ferments

Their sauerkraut is made the traditional way – fermented for a minimum of 3 weeks in traditional German crocks and never pasteurized. Enjoy a number of varieties that are versatile and go well with any meal – sandwiches, salads, stir fries, soups, eggs or sausages. Sauerkraut is a highly probiotic food, and is best used to accompany meals to aid in digestion.

Sauerkraut selection includes Dilly Kraut, Cortido Kraut and Chimichurri Kraut.

About the Baker / Fermentor / Creator 

Kaitlin is a whole foods chef and baker and has been fermenting for 7 years. She works exclusively with artisan-style traditional foods, using local and organic ingredients to create simple, accessible nourishment. She strives to teach sustainability and self-sufficiency through the art of slow food. Kaitlin has extensive experience working with dietary restrictions and nutritional deficiencies and will work with any specifications by request.
Workshops

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Kaitlin Chamberlin

Learn the ancient tradition of preserving foods and maximizing nutrition with simple tools and local foods. Bring your own jar and take home a ferment. Learn more here.

 

 

B-glutenfreevictoria European-Style Baking @ Moss Street Holiday Market
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

b-glutenfreevictoria booth wpB-glutenfreevictoria 100% Gluten-Free European Style Desserts and Artisan Breads.

Moss Street Holiday Market
Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10 10am – 4pm
Fairfield Gonzales Community Association building (1330 Fairfield Rd), the Garry Oak Room, a portable, and the Sir James Douglas School gym. Details here. 

How to order! 

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• 250-208-3646
• Pick up or delivery arranged when ordering.

Enjoy a selection of baguettes, bars , biscuits, bread, buns, cinnamon buns, coffee cakes, cookies, croissants, filled pastries, loaves (banana bread & orange cranberry,) muffins, pies & sourdough! Best of all! MINI DONUTS!


B-glutenfreevictoria appears throughout greater Victoria, including Goldstream Market, Moss Street Market, Esquimalt Farmers Markets, Westcoast Outdoor Markets, Metchosin Farmers Market and seasonal events!

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Moss Street Markets 
Indoor – 10am to 1pm November to April (Garry Oak Room and Sir James Douglas school gymnasium. )
Outdoor – 10am to 2pm – May to October
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Tanja Blondin wpAbout Tanja!

Listen to Tanja on ‘A Canadian Celiac Podcast!’

Tanja Blondin,  Owner / Operator of B-glutenfreevictoria, has been baking for as long as she can remember.  Her German heritage continues to inform the food that she creates.

With hospitality in her DNA, Tanja has done it all from baking to catering,  always with the best in presentation.

When her daughter was born, Tanja started a cake business that allowed her to work from home. The business was so successful that it grew into a full catering and pastry shop in Ontario. From there, she went on to manage  restaurants, including the Starbucks that she transferred to in Sidney, to be closer to family.

Seeking a change from the coffee business, Tanja assumed a position in the bakery department of Sidney Thrifty Foods. It was around this time that she began experiencing health problems that lead her, and her daughter, to be diagnosed with celiac disease. Her employer tried to accommodate her condition with a move to the cake decorating department, but the proximity to airborne gluten flour was too much for her.  Tanja had to resign, but that does not mean she stopped baking. Their loss was our gain!

What to do with decades of experience baking European pastries?  Tanja reimagined them using gluten-free, organic ingredients, freshly milled at the dedicated gluten-free Millstone Farm Organics in North Saanich:

  • almond flour • baking powder • brown rice flour • buckwheat flour • chia • buckwheat flour • eggs (fresh!) • flax seeds • millet flour • potato starch • psyllium husk • oats (pure) • quinoa • sorghum flour • sliced almonds • tapioca starch • teff flour • xanthan gum • white rice flour

Tanja adapted her favourite recipes to gluten free in her dedicated kitchen, and set up a booth on Sunday’s Mary Winspear Centre to test the market. The response has been so positive that she has gone on to create a ‘B-glutenfreevictoria Food Trailer’ – a first for Vancouver Island and beyond!

View the possibilities and order online through bglutenfreevictoria.square.site, or stop by her trailer during her busy  market schedule this summer.

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