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Harvest-palooza delivers a local feast

Local food was celebrated at the North Columbia Environmental Society’s second annual Harvest Palooza at the United Church on Saturday.



Local food was celebrated at the North Columbia Environmental Society’s second annual Harvest Palooza at the United Church on Saturday. There was a potluck featuring a variety of mains and deserts created from local ingredients.

There was also presentations about local food, including a test to see if you could tell the difference between local and store-bought produce and a seed exchange.

The prize winners were as follows:

Largest vegetable: James Van Dam for his hubbard squash.

Largest flower: Gwen Lips for her sunflower.

Best local flavour: Tomatillo ketchup by Greg Hill.

Best desert: Apple plum grape cake by Meghan Anderson.

Most ingenious and delicious: Sweet potato marble bundt cake by Gill McLachlan.

Best local dish: Chanterelles by Toni Johnson.

Artist’s choice: Huckleberry pie by Pat Wells.

See the slideshow above for pictures from the event.