Free tea party, tours at Innisfree Farm

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Innisfree Farm is hosting an afternoon tea party and you are invited.

Join us at 3636 Trent Rd. in Royston on July 26, 2 – 4 p.m. for a free event.

Enjoy a guided walk in the specialty medicine and food gardens. Drink a cup of herbal tea and enjoy some tasty treats from the farm kitchen.

There will be guided tours of the herb and the vegetable gardens, as well as special guest, writer Cassie Liversidge who will be serving herbal teas, talking about herbal teas and signing copies of her book Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting and Blending Teas and Tisanes.

This free event will introduce your taste buds to a whole new flavour range and get you excited to grow herbs, even on a balcony or patio, and to blend your own teas.

Other events on the farm

Innisfree Farm in Royston opened its market stand the last weekend of June and will be open now on Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the summer season. Freshly picked, chemical free vegetables, herbal teas, salves and liniments made with local wild and garden herbs, beautiful bouquets of flowers, and soon you can look forward to picking your own fresh, sweet and tender raspberries. Innisfree Farm is renowned in the Comox Valley for their huge, juicy fruits, harvested throughout July and August, and often featured on the menu at Local’s restaurant.

As well as herb walks (Aug. 13, Sept. 10) and herbal medicine classes (Aug.  2, 3 and Aug. 9, 10), the farm is pleased this summer to offer a whole new concept for the Comox Valley – weed dating (3 – 5 p.m. July 26, Aug. 16, Aug. 30, Sept. 13), a new kind of dating service, speed dating for gardeners, plant lovers and foodie types.

Are you ready to find love among the lettuces, romance in the rose garden? Support the botanical garden while meeting other lonely singles.

Admission to the Weed Date is a suggested $10 donation that will go to the botanical garden charity.

 

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