Gardengate will host its 15th annual Summer Salsa Challenge on Friday, Aug. 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The community-focused organic farm in Brocklehurst is inviting the community to attend and sample salsas from more than 10 community teams and cast their vote for the People’s Choice and Team Spirit awards.
The Chef’s Choice Award will be handed out by local salsa experts.
Also included at the event will be a photo booth, garden tours, live music and food.
Gardengate was formed in 1999 to address two issues: food security and opportunities for people with mental-health issues. It is managed by Open Door Group in co-operation with the Kamloops Food Policy Council.
With support from local businesses, volunteers and Interior Health, the 2.8-acre Gardengate site was established at 915 Southill St., beside the Overlander Extended Care Hospital.
Gardengate donates close to 20,000 pounds of organic produce to local charities each year.