Nettlefest

A fun celebration of local wild abundance.

10th Annual Nettlefest Community Potluck Celebration

Come together to celebrate the return of Spring as we gather as a community for the 10th annual Nettlefest Potluck. (Yes - we've been celebrating Nettles for ten years!!!!) It’s all about gathering with friends and neighbours, sharing some wonderful food, and enjoying the entertainment of some amazingly-talented locals. Join us, and bring something to share with others.

(Kitchen volunteers needed. Join us to make the Nettle Soup and Nettle Bread for the evening potluck.)

5:30pm, Sunday April 2nd, South Galiano Community Hall

Galiano’s Next Top Nettle Cooking Competition

Chefs, cooks and foragers: It’s time to put your “pedal to the nettle” in this year’s competition. Sunday, April 2nd as part of the 10th Annual Nettlefest Community Potluck Celebration at the South Galiano Community Hall. Come “test your nettle” by entering your best nettle dish against fierce island competition. And the sting: all dishes must be in by 5:30pm.

Categories
• Dan the Man Island Style (featuring ingredients grown and foraged on Galiano)
• Avant-Garde Cuisine
• Homestyle Cooking

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Ninth Annual Nettlefest by Alison Colwell

Spring has come early to Galiano this year. The currants and salmonberry bushes are in flower, the banana slugs are out and the frogs are singing in the ponds, and everywhere there are nettles! Nothing says spring like the arrival of the tasty green plant—free for the foraging. Plus, nettles are good for you, high in Vitamin C and calcium. To quote Sandy Pottle's famous nettle song:

And then I tried granny’s spring tonic
And now I feel simply bionic
I’m stepping more lightly
I’m looking more sightly
And my brain it ain’t quite so moronic

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Nettlefest Community Potluck Celebration

5:30pm, Sunday April 17, South Galiano Community Hall

Come together to celebrate the return of Spring as we gather as a community for the 9th annual Nettlefest Potluck. It’s all about gathering with friends and neighbours, sharing some wonderful food, and enjoying the entertainment of some amazingly-talented locals. Join us, and bring something to share with others.

(Kitchen volunteers needed. Join us to make the Nettle Soup and Nettle Bread for the evening potluck.)

Project: 

Galiano’s Next Top Nettle Cooking Competition

Sunday, April 17, South Galiano Community Hall

Chefs, cooks and foragers: It’s time to put your “pedal to the nettle” in this year’s competition. Come “test your nettle” by entering your best nettle dish against fierce island competition. And the sting: all dishes must be in by 5:30pm.

This year's categories:
- Dan the Man Island Style - featuring ingredients grown and foraged on Galiano
- Avant-Garde Cuisine
- Homestyle Cooking

Project: 

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