Take a trip down spice road with Earthwise

DELTA – Feeling adventurous? Longing for a taste of the exotic? Then mark your calendar for Saturday, July 5 and follow the Spice Road to the Earthwise Farm and Garden for a taste of the East.

Spice Road Market is a unique Delta event that invites people to discover local cultural diversity through art and food.

This year, Spice Road Market focuses on the traditions of India, challenging local chefs to take part in a vegetarian “black box” competition by using organic produce from the Earthwise farm to create a signature dish that reflects the culinary traditions of India. The contents of the black box are secret, but the chefs can add spices and other ingredients of their choice to create their dish.

A $10 advance-purchase ticket ($15 at the door) allows you to sample all of the dishes and vote for your favourite.

In addition to the culinary arts and spices of India, Spice Road Market will showcase music, dance and fine art.

Delta Arts Council will host an exhibit featuring Eoghan Moriarity’s photographic tour of India. Also, award-winning musician Akhil Jobanputra and the Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver will perform traditional Indian music featuring a variety of classical instruments.

There will be a variety of Indian-themed vendors, Mehndi artists and a

special Kids Zone offering an Earthwise twist to traditional mosaic art.

Spice Road Market runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and food tickets may be purchased in advance. Earthwise Farm and Garden is located at 6400 3rd Ave., Tsawwassen.

For more information, visit Earthwisesociety. bc.ca, email info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca or call 604-946-9828.

Delta Optimist