MAY NEWS FROM PROVISIONS
Celebrating Our 5th Anniversary Of Cooking For The Community
Hi everyone, We would like to send out a giant thank you to the community and encourage you to reflect for a moment in your homes when you read this to mark that May 1st was exactly 5 years since we opened our doors to serve you all. There are so many people that have made this possible and we thank all of you!
There have been so many joys, smiles, laughter, challenges and obstacles to surmount as we worked towards this moment and are grateful to every single one of the residents, visitors and all of your friends, family and extended family around the world that have come through our doors since then. Although we will not be holding a public celebration yet, we will be throwing an appreciation event when it is possible. Expect music, food, dancing, singing and visits with all of your neighbours when we can mark this magic time together.
We really just can't say enough how much pleasure it has given us to be able to be here with you for this time span. It's amazing and we are filled with gratitude. Thank you all so much!
MAY HOURS FOR PROVISIONS
Note: Please cut this out and put it on your fridge or in a place where you can see it if you are not sure when we are open. We regularly receive calls asking when we are open and thought it may help if this was mentioned. Also, keep in mind you can call 250-333-8558 for any pre-orders of food or groceries and can request assistance with pick ups from the ferry. There is the possibility of delivering certain items directly to your house with notice. Camino is happy to pick up essential food related or medical items for you directly from the ferry when he is available at no charge. These items can be held for you for pick up or delivery as well. Please ask for assistance, we would love to help!
Thali Tuesdays at Provisions Starting On May 12th
Starting next month we are going to be starting Thali Tuesdays on May 12th. Our plan is that this is a regular monthly event on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to give the island a chance to receive a hearty meal to take home for themselves or others.
First of all, what is a Thali? The Thali is typically served on a round plate or a banana leaf with small bowls of vegetables, curries, chutneys and or assorted fruit pickles and curd or yogurt lining the periphery. In the center of the plate is a heap of plain rice which is replenished as you move through the meal. Our version will be different, but stay true to the original concept.
Our plan is that the menu for the Thali will constantly change and feature different vegetables and styles of cooking them, a rotating menu of various grains and legumes as well as simple breads. There will be 2 options at each meal, a Vegetarian and a Meat feature to pick from. Expect a much more significant focus on the vegetables, grains, legumes condiments and toppings though.
This will also be a focus on showing that how we can all eat at a fair price, even in the current challenges that the world faces. All plates will have a suggested price of 5 dollars with an opportunity for those who would like to pay more to do so. Buying these meals for others as a gift will also be encouraged.
Although large groups of people eating communally is not permitted at this time, when it is we look forward to holding this event in our yard, surrounded by the garden, while we can all look out at the ocean and enjoy each others company as we eat together.
We have been busy working on a bountiful garden as well as working with other members of the community on other gardening projects and are really excited to be able to send out this offering to you all. We also encourage anyone who has a garden that will be producing more than they need to contact us and we would love to contribute to the cost of your garden in exchange for fresh veggies. A big round of applause to all the people who have participated in this in the past, it's appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, thank you all again so much for a fabulous 5 years, looking forward to 20 more.
All of our best, False Bay Provisions