Breakfast and blues affiliated with MusicFest, part of food challenge

Music lovers coming in to the Comox Valley for Vancouver Island MusicFest this weekend can fuel up and get the music started as The Zocalo Café in downtown Courtenay hosts Breakfast and Blues.

Samples abounded at Shelter Point Distillery Saturday afternoon

Samples abounded at Shelter Point Distillery Saturday afternoon

Music lovers coming in to the Comox Valley for Vancouver Island MusicFest this weekend can fuel up and get the music started as The Zocalo Café in downtown Courtenay hosts Breakfast and Blues.

From 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, folks can drop in for a breakfast of all-local food and a jam session with blues guitarist Jim Lambert as a part of the Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge.

“We wanted to give people a chance to have a great breakfast and get geared up for the great MusicFest lineup this year while also having the chance to get a taste of some of the incredible local food available in the Comox Valley,” said Zocalo owner Catherine Bell. “Guitarist Jim Lambert pulls that all together with his mellow sounds and music sensibility. It’s a fun start to a great festival weekend.”

No reservations are needed, and folks can also take the shuttle from downtown Courtenay to MusicFest following breakfast.

Breakfast and Blues is one of the more than 40 events that are part of the third annual Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge, an immersive community experience each July that connects people to the agricultural traditions and potential of this region.

Each year, folks are challenged to spend 30 days experiencing local food through farm and food producer tours, restaurant events, educational activities and demonstrations that showcase the bounty of nearly 500 farms, food producers and food-related organizations in the Comox Valley.

— Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge

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