Community events focus on food

Nanaimo Foodshare is shining the spotlight on local food with a pair of community events Oct. 29 at Bowen Park auditorium.

Nanaimo Foodshare is shining the spotlight on local food with a pair of community events Oct. 29 at Bowen Park auditorium.

The Community Roots Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It showcases the wares of farmers, food and craft artisans and includes educational presentations on overwintering and preserving root vegetables.

There is no charge for admission.

The Celebration of Local Food runs 6 p.m. to midnight with a five-course meal designed and cooked by five Nanaimo chefs and featuring local fruits and vegetables.

Tickets are $75 and available at Nanaimo Foodshare, 271 Pine St., or Island Natural Markets, 6960 Metral Dr.

For more information, please go to www.nanaimofoodshare.ca or call 250-753-9393.