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The Meaning of Farm-to-Table

More and more of us are appreciating locally-sourced food but do we know all that it means? Farm-to-table as a concept isn’t new, yet with all the recent focus on things like sourcing food locally and buying direct from a…

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The Island’s Best

Rediscover Salt Spring Island this summer with a visit to our favourite local gems.  Salt Spring Island has a reputation for being both an artistic hub and an organic farming paradise. While much of this creative bounty can be found…

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Our SSI Community: Jill Louise Campbell

Jill Louise Campbell’s art and gallery are iconic in our community. Her whimsical and ethereal paintings are striking yet relatable, leaving you with both a sense of awe and a palpable emotional connection to her work. Here on Salt Spring…

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The Slow Food Movement

Experience a taste of local slow food in the Bistro where we serve freshly harvested produce grown in our own organic gardens.  The Slow Food movement believes that food should be grown and bought locally, prepared with care, and consumed…

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Why Fresh Matters for Flowers

Choosing responsible floral arrangements means considering where and how they were grown.  Who doesn’t love a bouquet of fresh flowers? Their vibrant colours and delicate smells have the power to light up an entire room and bring instant joy to…

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A Flair for Micro-Weddings

More elaborate than an elopement but more intimate than a traditional celebration, micro-weddings are having their moment this season.  More and more couples are choosing unique and creative events to celebrate their vows and one of the most popular trends…

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Escape to Nature

Missing time out of doors? Watch for our new Garden Breaks videos to experience a little of the Hastings House country charm from home. Island destinations have a number of unique characteristics and here on Salt Spring Island, it’s no…

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The Art of the Cocktail

Coming up later this season, join us for our Seaside Social Hour and indulge your senses in the fine yet simple pleasure of the modern craft cocktail.  Traditionally, the cocktail was defined as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of…

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Farm Stand

Down on the Farm

New for next season, stop by our very own farm stand where we will be offering all of our surplus produce along with special Hastings House treats.  Hastings House has been growing produce for our dining rooms since 2015 when…

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Black Eyed Susans

Tidings from the Country

September 2019 The Dish on Dining It’s mushroom time on the west coast and our chefs are swimming in the bounty. Visit our Manor Dining Room or our Bistro to enjoy a variety of special dishes featuring beautifully wild foraged chanterelles,…

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