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!

Top Picks for Dining! • Top Picks for Shopping! • Celiac-Friendly Fast Food!

Oct
24
Tue
Paradise Found Food @ Salt Spring Tuesday Farmer's Market
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Paradise Found Foods’ Founder, Nomi Davis, for an in-person tastings at Salt Spring Island Tuesday Farmer’s Market – except when raining!

Find fresh produce, fresh cut flowers, plant starts, homemade food and snacks from local organic farmers and artisans. Find tons of fresh, locally grown farm veggies, berries, fruits and food. Participating vendors either “bake it or grow it” themselves! Please Note: There are no crafts at this market. Learn more here.  Visit Salt Spring Island Facebook

Paradise Found Food on Vancouver Island

Healthy seed and vegetable crackers hand-made with love in small batches on Salt Spring Island, BC.

Jam packed with real goodness, Paradise Found Super-Seed Crackers are a savoury, high-protein, high-fibre and nutrient-rich, dehydrated vegetable & seed cracker. Raw, organic, mostly-local, no gluten and vegan, they’re delicious, nutritious and convenient.

Paradise Found Foods uses certified gluten-free seeds, flours and other ingredients and creates their crackers in Laughing Daughters Bakery’s dedicated gluten-free kitchen.

Learn more about Paradise Food Found
Learn about Paradise Found Foods’ Suppliers
Facebook • Contact


Paradise Found Food WP

Beet & Kale Cracker All Organic Ingredients

  • Soaked flax, beets, sprouted sunflower seeds, kale, sprouted buckwheat groats, sprouted pumpkin seeds, lemon, nutritional yeast, salt.

Cabbage & Zucchini Cracker All Organic Ingredients

  • Soaked flax, red cabbage, zucchini, sprouted sunflower seeds, sprouted buckwheat groats, sprouted pumpkin seeds, lemon, nutritional yeast, salt.

Granola Crisps (On Salt Spring Island Only)

  • Using the same Super Seeds in our crackers as a base, we’ve added the yummy goodness of chia, amaranth, sorghum and blue berries. Another high-protein, nutrient-dense food that’s perfect to start your day off with – a live, gluten-free, quick and easy meal to take on the run or add to your yogurt at home.

The Back Story

Founder, Nomi Davis

Our crackers first made their appearance when I realized that I had a physical reaction whenever I ingested bread. Looking for a substitute. I use quotations here for “gluten-intolerance” because: with more research over the years into the rashes, wheat in general and GMO food, I’m  inclined to believe it more to be, for me, a reaction to the pesticide glyphosate in our food systems.

As a Natural Health Consultant with over 3 decades in the field, I have some knowledge into these subjects and in the creation of these crackers, health was the number one priority. We are what we eat after all and our conscious cracker are a perfect addition to our healing retreats here at Paradise Found.

Learn more about Nomi
paradisefound.ca
facebook.com/paradisefound.ca
eco-diva.com
NomiLyonns.com

Oct
28
Sat
Screamin Brothers Frozen Desserts @ Lifestyle Markets
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Frozen Dessert Tasting at Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street in Victoria!

Wish you could try before you buy pricey gluten-free food?  Here’s your chance! Join Ellen Bayens of  The Celiac Scene for a fun and informative taste extravaganza! Second and fourth Saturday of every month Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street between 12 and 2 pm. Look for Ellen’s smile in the New Bulk Department . No diagnosis or RSVP required. 

Screamin Brothers frozen treats

• Orange Pineapple – Orange Juice Concentrate, Honey, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Mint Chocolate – Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Honey, Organic Peppermint Extract, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Key Lime – Honey, Key Lime Juice, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Chocolate – Honey, Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Organic Vanilla Extract
 Vanilla – Honey, Organic Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Beans
• Mocha – Honey, Fair Trade Coffee, Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Chocolate Banana – Honey, Organic Bananas, Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Blackberry – Honey, Blackberry Puree, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Maple Syrup – Organic Maple Syrup, Organic Maple Extract, Organic Vanilla Extract

We owe it all to Dawson and his food sensitivities! Screamin Brother JR may be tall, and little brothers Joseph and David cute, but if you have gluten-intolerance and/or an allergies to milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sulphites, sesame seeds, seafood and mustard, Dawson (in sunglasses below) deserves all of our thanks!

Screamin Brothers

The Screamin Brothers’ story grew in Canada but was born of tragedy.  In January 2010, the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti was not far from the oldest of the Screamin Brothers’ thoughts.

One of J.R.’s brothers had arrived home from Haiti only weeks before, and his youngest brother was now stuck in the wake of the devastation, his orphanage destroyed and living in a tent.

J.R. knew he couldn’t just stand by idly so he took his love of creating with food and began selling his dairy free frozen treats to raise money to help.

It didn’t take long for these delicious products to become so popular that J.R.’s brothers offered to help with the business.  The boys could see that the more frozen treats they sold, the more children they could help both locally and internationally!

Today, the Screamin Brothers are determined to make a difference with the world’s greatest natural resource … children!

Using Organic Coconut Milk, water and organic guar gum as their base, they have created gluten-free, allergen-free treats in 9 delicious flavors – with more treats coming soon!

See the splash that Screamin Brothers made on Dragon’s Den, read about their story here or prepare to meet these ‘pint-sized’ celebrities in person by following their schedule on Twitter!
• Little known facts about Screamin Brothers
• Follow Screamin Brothers on Facebook

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Check Here for Weekly Specials • View the complete Flyer HERE!

View Lifestyle Markets’ Complete Gluten-Free Product List • Gluten-Free Vitamins and Supplements

Gluten-free products have taken over at Lifestyle Markets!

Look for Lifestyle Markets’ ‘Wee Gluten-Free Tags’ to guide you!

In 1995, celiacs were hard-pressed to find food that met their basic ‘gluten-free’ requirements. Lifestyle Markets came to ‘the table’ and became the ‘first-stop-one-shop’ for anyone new to the diet – or new to town.

20 years later, Lifestyle Markets is once again championing our cause – asserting that gluten-free consumers are entitled to the very best organic, non-GMO options available, within our dietary imperative. Count on excellence as their standard!

Gluten-Free Bakers: Lifestyle Markets offers the most comprehensive selection of gluten-free flours and baking ingredients in British Columbia.

Gluten-Free Product List
Gluten-Free Vitamins and Supplements
View This Month’s Gluten-Free Sales
View the Complete Lifestyle Markets Flyer
Weekly Specials

Visit Lifestyle Markets’ sister store in Cook Street Village next to Big Wheel Burger or Lifestyle Select in Sidney, next to Sidney Pet Centre.

Can’t visit in person? Take a virtual store tour … 
Shop online! Free shipping across Canada on orders over $70.


Wish you could try before you buy pricey gluten-free food?  Here’s your chance! Join Ellen Bayens of  The Celiac Scene for a fun and informative taste extravaganza! Second and fourth Saturday of every month Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street between 12 and 2 pm. No diagnosis or RSVP required. 

Lifestyle Markets Tastings

Oct
31
Tue
Paradise Found Food @ Salt Spring Tuesday Farmer's Market
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Paradise Found Foods’ Founder, Nomi Davis, for an in-person tastings at Salt Spring Island Tuesday Farmer’s Market – except when raining!

Find fresh produce, fresh cut flowers, plant starts, homemade food and snacks from local organic farmers and artisans. Find tons of fresh, locally grown farm veggies, berries, fruits and food. Participating vendors either “bake it or grow it” themselves! Please Note: There are no crafts at this market. Learn more here.  Visit Salt Spring Island Facebook

Paradise Found Food on Vancouver Island

Healthy seed and vegetable crackers hand-made with love in small batches on Salt Spring Island, BC.

Jam packed with real goodness, Paradise Found Super-Seed Crackers are a savoury, high-protein, high-fibre and nutrient-rich, dehydrated vegetable & seed cracker. Raw, organic, mostly-local, no gluten and vegan, they’re delicious, nutritious and convenient.

Paradise Found Foods uses certified gluten-free seeds, flours and other ingredients and creates their crackers in Laughing Daughters Bakery’s dedicated gluten-free kitchen.

Learn more about Paradise Food Found
Learn about Paradise Found Foods’ Suppliers
Facebook • Contact


Paradise Found Food WP

Beet & Kale Cracker All Organic Ingredients

  • Soaked flax, beets, sprouted sunflower seeds, kale, sprouted buckwheat groats, sprouted pumpkin seeds, lemon, nutritional yeast, salt.

Cabbage & Zucchini Cracker All Organic Ingredients

  • Soaked flax, red cabbage, zucchini, sprouted sunflower seeds, sprouted buckwheat groats, sprouted pumpkin seeds, lemon, nutritional yeast, salt.

Granola Crisps (On Salt Spring Island Only)

  • Using the same Super Seeds in our crackers as a base, we’ve added the yummy goodness of chia, amaranth, sorghum and blue berries. Another high-protein, nutrient-dense food that’s perfect to start your day off with – a live, gluten-free, quick and easy meal to take on the run or add to your yogurt at home.

The Back Story

Founder, Nomi Davis

Our crackers first made their appearance when I realized that I had a physical reaction whenever I ingested bread. Looking for a substitute. I use quotations here for “gluten-intolerance” because: with more research over the years into the rashes, wheat in general and GMO food, I’m  inclined to believe it more to be, for me, a reaction to the pesticide glyphosate in our food systems.

As a Natural Health Consultant with over 3 decades in the field, I have some knowledge into these subjects and in the creation of these crackers, health was the number one priority. We are what we eat after all and our conscious cracker are a perfect addition to our healing retreats here at Paradise Found.

Learn more about Nomi
paradisefound.ca
facebook.com/paradisefound.ca
eco-diva.com
NomiLyonns.com

Nov
11
Sat
Vegan Rob’s & Sap! Maple Water Sampling @ Lifestyle Markets
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wish you could try before you buy pricey gluten-free food?  This is your chance! Join Ellen Bayens of  The Celiac Scene for a fun and informative taste extravaganza! Second and fourth Saturday of every month Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street between 12 and 2 pm. Look for Ellen’s smile in the fabulous new Organic Bulk Food Department. No diagnosis or RSVP required.

Introducing Vegan Rob’s and Sap! Maple Water is Simple

Chef Pola Gluten-Free Vegan Robs

  • Entrepreneur Robert Ehrlich had already created several of the most iconic snack brands of the past generation but like Chef Pola Culinary, Rob wanted to launch a new snack food focused on nutrition and compassion.
  • His goals were simple: love yourself, our planet and all living things. Then make a product that was delicious, gluten-free and a whole lot of fun. Learn more here!

Chef-Pola-Gluten-Free-Sap-Maple-Seltzer

  • One ingredient with one mission: making the world a healthier place, without sacrificing taste. Enjoyed for more than eight generations by a family in Vermont, Chef Pola Culinary is bring Sap! to Canada!
  • Sap! is simple – one tasty ingredient simple. Just 100% pure maple sap direct from the tree with naturally occurring antioxidants, electrolytes, minerals, and nutrients. Sparkling, with a natural sweetness, Sap! is free of additives and preservatives. Learn more here!

MAPLE SAP! SODA MAPLE SAP! SODA

• pure maple sap • 80 calories • 18g sugar • USDA Organic • Low-Glycemic • Non-GMO • Gluten Free • 46 Naturally Occurring Nutrients • Electrolytes • Prebiotics (Good for Gut Health) • Polyphenols


BIRCH SAP! SPARKLING BIRCH SAP! SPARKLING

• pure birch sap • 25 calories • 6g sugar • USDA Organic • Low-Glycemic • Non-GMO • Gluten Free • 46+ Naturally Occurring Nutrients • Electrolytes


MAPLE SAP! SELTZER MAPLE SAP! SELTZER
• pure maple sap • 40 calories • 9g sugar • USDA Organic • Low-Glycemic • Non-GMO • Gluten Free • 46 Naturally Occurring Nutrients • Electrolytes • Prebiotics (Good for Gut Health) •  Polyphenols


Chef Pola Culinary

Chef Pola Culinary is on a mission to connect natural brands with conscious consumers. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, they are dedicated to sourcing high-quality, gluten-free products from around the world and introducing them to Canada, starting right here on Vancouver Island! A perfect fit for the lifestyle we love!

  • Pure – exceptional taste – naturally
  • Sustainable – healthy products for your whole family
  • Selective – family-run businesses with generations of knowledge

Gluten-Free Products have taken over at Lifestyle Markets!

 Lifestyle Markets Gluten-Free Shelf Tags

Now EVERY AISLE is ‘safe for celiacs,’ thanks to their ‘Wee Gluten-Free’ shelf tags. Look for the orange labels that shout out EACH and EVERY gluten-free item in throughout the store! Same goes for Lifestyle Markets’ sister store on Cook Street and Lifestyle Select in Sidney!

View their complete Gluten-Free Product List

For more than 20 years, Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street in Victoria, BC was known as the ‘first-stop-one-shop’ for anyone new to the diet or new to town. Lifestyle Markets offers the most comprehensive selection of gluten-free flours and baking ingredients in British Columbia.

Gluten-Free Sales!
View complete Flyer
Gluten-Free Vitamins and Supplements

Can’t visit in person? Take a virtual store tour …
Shop online! Free shipping across Canada on orders over $70.

Gluten-Free Tastings at Lifestyle Markets Victoria

New to the gluten-free diet? Wish you could try before you buy pricey gluten-free food? Drop in between 12 and 2pm every second and fourth Saturday of every month and learn to love the gluten-free diet! Food, fun and information with Celiac Disease Expert, Ellen Bayens. Embrace the good life in gluten-free paradise! Check the Tasting Schedule here!