This past weekend we made our annual trip to Saltspring Island. This is trip is normally in celebration of the apple festival, however due to bug infestation and disease the apple festival was cancelled this year. We decided to go to the island anyways.
We had a beautiful hotel room overlooking the harbor and was backed by a lovely organic farm. We enjoyed a delicious zero-mile dinner, visited the local farmers market where we scored some delicious gluten-free treats and a beautiful garlic braid. We ate lunch in the park and enjoyed the fall colors and then we ate some amazing dairy-free sorbetto (better than any ice cream I've ever had!). We finished our day with a relaxing walk through Ruckle Park.
The next day was our farm day. We visited our favorite cheese factory and their lovely goats and chickens. We stopped by a glorious lavender farm. I'm pretty sure I should live on a lavender farm in my future. We also paid a visit to Apple Luscious. It was painfully obvious that the bugs have ravaged their apple trees. Such is the trouble with organic farming.
It was a lovely, relaxing fall vacation. The falling leaves, crisp air, beautiful colors, all made for some beautiful days. Loving the new season.