The Story of Italian Pacifico
From it's roots on the banks of the Mediterranean, Italian cuisine is a favourite all over the world, and our little corner is no exception. With locally sourced ingredients, these products give it a north Pacific twist. Mixing it all together with a stir stick hand-crafted from our region's signature arbutus trees, this basket is an offering they can't refuse.
- Arbutus Wood Stir Stick (Heartwood Studio)
- Basil Infused Olive Oil (Sugo Sauce)
- Chili Flakes (Organic Fair)
- Classico Sauce (Sugo Sauce)
- Organic Emmer Fettuccine (Cowichan Pasta Company)
- Garlic Granules (Organic Fair)
- Roasted Garlic Sea Salt (Vancouver Island Salt Co.)
- Oregano (Organic Fair)
Organic Fair is a small batch crafter of exclusively organic & fair trade gourmet products. They operate from their 5 acre organic farm in Cobble Hill, B.C.
Cowichan Pasta Company
Wanting something of his own and seeing a special artisan niche, artisan chef Matt Horn brought Cowichan Pasta to life in 2010. They work with local farmers to grow both ancient grains and modern grains for their pasta production.
Sugo Sauce was born as the result of a relationship between nonna and nipote (grandmother and grand-daughter in Italian). Nonna and nipote bonded and connected through the act of teaching and learning how to make nonna’s version of a common simple sugo recipe ‘Classico’.
Vancouver Island Salt Co.
After a decade travelling the world as a chef, my young family decided to plant our roots on beautiful Vancouver Island. Surrounded by pristine ocean waters, I wondered why Canada did not have its own Sea Salt. A friend told me that "if it could be done, it would be done"...
-Andrew Shepherd, Founder
Woodturner Ken Broadland worked as a Conservation Officer on southern Vancouver Island for 29 years before retiring in 2002. He started woodturning as a hobby in 1991. The wood Ken uses is salvaged from around the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.