A weekend stop in Duncan is not complete without coffee at Saison Vineyard, and neither can coffee be drunk without something to nibble on from the bakery.
Choices were very tough indeed on my recent visit, but the black cherry upside down cake prevailed. Some nice looking produce on the veg stand as well, but we were heading to the farmers market on a pretty warm day, so we had to leave it all behind.
Spent the afternoon lolling about in good company at Maple Bay, where the breeze subsided to leave an utterly perfect afternoon view of Mount Maxwell, with sailboats and kayakers passing by and an osprey busying itself above.
Meanwhile, back in Victoria, things are well at Haliburton Farm, where the farmstand continues to groan with plenty, and the weekly veg boxes are plumped out with seasonal treats. This week the takings included sui choy and cherries, the plumpest, sweetest sugar snap peas, and bundles of carrots and herbs (Lemon Bergamot, chocolate mint, and tender young cilantro).