September 28, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Be sure to get your place in line for St. Mary of the Incarnation's Blackberry Festival. This annual Metchosin event is a highlight on Metchosin's fall event calendar. This is a guaranteed way to fill your freezers and your pantry with yummy blackberry goodies such as our 10" inch deep dish country blackberry pies this year with 35% more berries per pie than in previous years. We will also offer our bake table with such goodies as jams, jellies and cordials and baked treats from the congregration.
You will be able to be the host/hostess with the most-est able to whip up a fine dessert for all your Fall entertaining without doing much more than popping our ready to bake pies into your oven.
The congregants at St. Mary's have been busily preparing for the festival by picking local berries from all their prized picking areas. To make the 270 pies they are expecting to sell, they will be using upwards of 90, 4L ice cream pails full of berries.
We acknowledge our dedicated crew of berry pickers and pastry makers with the generous support of Royal Bay Bakery owners Brad and Ashley who have donated their time and labour to help us mix the large quantities of pastry dough required for this sale with their industrial mixer. The Festival itself has been running for many, many years.
The church Sanctuary will be transformed into a quaint tearoom, serving homemade scones with locally made blackberry jam. Local Girl Guides will assist in the serving of these tasty delights. Be sure to get here early to avoid disappointment as people line up in anticipation of the doors opening and getting the first choice of pies. Our doors open at 10 am and the sale runs until 2pm.
Background image by Benjamin Madison and photo by St. Mary's Metchosin