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november 15-19 2021
THE NICU PROJECT - BY FERN CAFE

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November 15-19, 2021 Fern Cafe will be hosting our first NICU Project. We, the owners of Fern Cafe are previous NICU parents and spent our first Christmas as a family in the Victoria General NICU.
We have a great appreciation for the nurses and a personal understanding of the day-to-day life within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and therefore we have decided to collect donations during the week to pay it forward.
The donations will go towards special Christmas presents for the parents staying on/around Christmas Day. Russell Books has honoured a 10% discount towards our order. The decision of a story book gift comes from the fact that reading is a great form of bonding with your baby or as a family.
Any remaining donations will go towards the Victoria General NICU.
Fern will also be personally delivering pastries to the Victoria General NICU nurses a couple days before Christmas.
On November 18 2021, also known as World Prematurity Day, Fern will be donating all proceeds from our sales of cinnamon buns to Fern's NICU Project.
A link will be available below during the dates of Nov 15-19 to donate - anything helps towards this great cause! Spread the word!

We will be donating 46 books (2 books per NICU bed). To help folks decide on a donation amount, I have listed the 2 books below and the cost! 

 

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The Littlest Family's Big Day $11.48

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Love You Forever
$3.77

NOVEMBER 10 2021
fERN BIRTHDAY BASH! FERN TURNS 3!

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Wednesday, November 10 2021 - Fern Cafe and Bakery is turning 3! We will have contests, prizes, Big Bad Party Buns, the "Badass Birthday Bash Burger", giving out random gift cards here and there to random customers, and overall celebrating 3 years in business tucked away on North Park Street of Fernwood.
This year we are bringing back one of our crazy 365 contests. We will be giving away a year of Big Bad Cinnamon Buns to the winner who guesses the closest number of Cinna buns sold since opening in November of 2018. Our previous winner, coined the "Cinnamon Bun Queen", was Megan. Who will be the champion this year? No hints will be provided! The ONLY way to place your guess will be on our website as of Wednesday. We won't accept guesses via private message or through Instagram. Don't worry, we will make it easy for y'all to place your guess, please hang tight!
Please come join us! We are so thankful for the support over the years, especially during the pandemic.

NOVEMBER 11 2020
VI PLANT SHOP POP UP!

Our good pal, Beth, owner of VI Plant Shop will be doing her first pop up shop outside of our cafe! She will have loads of plants, holiday gift boxes, as well as home decor.

Stop by and support this local, amazing mom if you love plants or know a pal who needs a plant pal in their life!

VI Plant Shop - "A thoughtful selection of houseplants and home goods to bring nature indoors."

NOVEMBER 7 & 8 2020

Fern's 2nd birthday bash!

During the weekend of November 7th and 8th we threw  our Second Birthday Bash! We had a great turn out as so many of you came to celebrate 2 years in business! We had an Instagram contest partnering with several local businesses to bring you one big giveaway! "365 Days of Coffee" Contest by guessing how many hot beverages we had sold from opening day (Nov 10 2018) until the end of October 2020. We had live music featuring our good friend Carla of Sorry Disorder, she played in the back of her truck and it was amazing to say the least! Lastly, we launched another new feature latte (Peppermint Mocha).

Our official first day in business was November 10, 2018. We had decided to throw our (obviously annual) celebration the weekend beforehand as the 10th falls on a Tuesday this year and parties are much better celebrated on weekends, am I right or what?! We still acknowledged our official anniversary Tuesday the 10th this year and welcomed your happy faces to come and do one final celebration just by bringing joy to our day and hopefully vise versa!

We SO look forward to seeing all of you come and celebrate with us on our Birthday each year and are SO grateful for all the dedicated and loyal customers. We simply could not do what we do without your love and support! Y'all are the best for supporting a local, vegan, owner operated mom and pop shop.

Thanks for continuing to feed the dream!

Feburary 1 2020

Fern's grand re-opening

During the month of January 2020 we closed for a month to completely renovate our back prep area and turn it into a commercial kitchen. This allowed us to create a bigger and better menu now that we can produce more food! This also meant we were able to produce daily doughnuts from there on out! We were so excited to see you all again and appreciate how many of you shared in the excitement with us reopening day February 1st!

November 9th & 10th 2019

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Birthday celebrations for our One Year Anniversary of the birth of Fern took place November 9&10 2019. We had draws, free things, and live music! Thanks for joining us on the humbled weekend! Here's to many more! Our first birthday, of many! Thanks for feeding the dream!

September 28 2019

a home for hooves; 2 years forever to go

Home For Hooves is a family run animal sanuaury for rescued and abandoned farm animals located in Duncan, BC. Fern Cafe and Bakery had the honour of catering the 2nd year anniversary dinner that was held at the Goward House. Owners Braden and Tamara catered the 82 guests. Their was a full buffet style dinner, including; vegan cheese and meet boards, pickles, veggies, fruit, crostini/crackers, creamy tomato pasta, meetballs, roasted autumn vegetables, focaccia bread, and greek & feta salad. For dessert a decadent brownie with a scoop of chocolate mousse, strawberries, and mint. All of which was made in house. The event included a raffle draw and a vast variety of items to bid on for a silent auction, all of which were donated by local people and businesses. This whole event raised nearly $4000 for the sanctuary!

July 20 2019

VEGTORIA

Vegtoria is an annual festival that celebrates veganism, cruelty-free living, compassion and the environment. In July 2018 Fern Cafe and Bakery made their debut before having a brick and mortar location - but in the midst of finding the perfect one. July 20 2019 was Fern's second year which featured Cinnamon Bun Ice-cream Sammies as well as French Macaron, tarts, cookies, merchandise, and matcha lemonade.