Jennifer Peters of nextjen.ca applies green walnut grappa jam to some gluten-free carrot cake samples at the fourth annual walnut festival held by Vista D’Oro Farms and Winery on Sunday in South Langley. The fourth annual event was a fundraiser for Canuck Place children’s hospice.

Jennifer Peters of nextjen.ca applies green walnut grappa jam to some gluten-free carrot cake samples at the fourth annual walnut festival held by Vista D’Oro Farms and Winery on Sunday in South Langley. The fourth annual event was a fundraiser for Canuck Place children’s hospice.

Walnut Festival raises funds for Canuck Place

Fundraiser held at Vista D'Oro Farms in South Langley raised $1,200 for children's hospice

A poorly-timed stretch of rainy weather reduced the turnout for the fourth annual Walnut Festival at Vista D’Oro Farms and Winery on Sunday.

Despite the damp, the fundraiser for Canuck Place children’s hospice still managed to raise $1,200.

Lee Murphy of Vista D’Oro, who volunteers at Canuck Place, said there would “definitely” be a fifth festival fundraiser next year.

Vista D’oro invited a number of “our favourite chefs/creators/farmers to spend the day at the farm with all of us, in celebration of the green walnut.”

Visitors could sample various products and listen to live music under the walnut trees at the farm, located at 346 208 St.

Canuck Place fundraising co-ordinator Jeffrey Thiessen dropped by Sunday.

“This is the first year I’ve actually been able to attend,” Thiessen said.

He praised  Vista D’Oro for their continuing support.

“It’s the relationship I value and that’s why I was glad to meet them this year.”