Deerholme Farm in Travel + Leisure

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Deerholme Farm and the Cowichan Valley Featured in July 2010 Travel and Leisure Magazine

In Vancouver Island”s Cowichan Valley, there is a growing food scene that defiantly (and deliciously) local
by Peter Jon Lindberg

“… if Bill Jones is hosting one of his monthly dinners, book ahead at Deerholme Farm. Jones, a supremely talented chef, is also a passionate forager, and wild mushrooms are often the highlight of his tasting menus, served in his cozy farmhouse. Working with a single sous chef, Jones puts a French and Asian spin on farm-to-table cooking: a recent menu included Chinese-style duck with hoisin sauce made from the farms own squash and a hen and egg dumpling soup infused with fresh ginseng and wasabi from the garden.”

The article comes off like a love letter to an emerging culinary destination and raves about the uniqueness of the region and the passion of the people who ” …prefer to let the food and wine do the talking” and a valley that is the “..highlight of Vancouver Islands culinary circuit”.

Travel and Leisure Magazine is based in New York City and is one of the premiere travel and dining magazines – with a total audience of more than 3 million. (

Deerholme Farm
4830 Stelfox Road
Duncan, BC, V9L 6S9
250 748-7450

Next Dinner:

Saturday June 19th

Pasture-raised Cowichan Valley Meats

  • Grilled chicken skewer with a Jamaican-spiced walnut pesto
  • Beef tenderloin Carpaccio with roast garlic and blue cows-milk cheese
  • Chinese-style BBQ pork salad with morel mushrooms and Asian vegetables
  • Duck and barley soup with a smoked chickpea crouton
  • Local Salt and Grand Fir needle crusted lamb with maple-bean casserole
  • Lavender shortcake with local berries and sweet cicely custard

About Bill Jones

Chef, Author and Forager

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