Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer is ending?

This post has no photos. Sorry.

I can still update you though.

We have:
pickling cukes
green beans
bunch dill
snaptop carrots
bunch carrots
bunch beets
hungarian peppers
local green peppers
okanagan canning tomatoes
local hard cabbage
peaches and cream corn
super sweet yellow corn
local blueberries
local plums
okanagan freestone canning peaches
okanagan nectarines
white potatoes
okanagan sugar baby watermelon
okanagan canteloupe
zuchinni
cauliflower
squash (butternut, spaghetti, marrow, acorn)
russian garlic
rhubarb
sunrise apples

These seasons are ending:
cherries
apricots
peas
strawberries
blackberries

These seasons are starting:
roma tomatoes
red potatoes
yellow potatoes
okanagan apples





Thursday, August 4, 2011

August + Sunshine = Corn!

Thats right! Local Corn is ready. Now don't be expecting big, huge cobs, it's still young and small because of the lack of sunshine but, it's ready and it's sweet! Give it a week or so and we'll see cobs the size you are used to seeing.


Besides corn, we've got tons of local fruit and veg arriving daily. I've been very busy the past couple weeks so I'll give you a big update finally.

Local Green Beans

Local Broccoli

Local Pickling Cukes

Okanagan Peaches

Rainier Cherries

Local Raspberries

Local Blueberries

Local Yellow Plums

Local Sweet Plums

Okanagan Apricots

Green and Yellow Beans

$1 Local Zuchinni

Local Snaptop Carrots

Local Bunch Beets

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Blueberries

The first Blueberries actually arrived a couple days ago but.....I was a little lazy and haven't posted until now. But actually it's been feeling like summer out, and its been feeling like summer at the store too. It is busy! :)


I've got all sorts of updates and very few pictures. Picking Cucumbers are starting to arrive so make sure to call in to order if you're looking for 10lbs+.

If you're looking to make jam we have strawberry and raspberry flats available. Blueberry flats will be available in about 5 days. Spring strawberries are nearing the end of their season, this means softer and riper berries. Everbearing or Fall strawberries will be ready in about a month. Please call the store for current pricing as it changes on a regular basis. 604-852-0888

And last but not least, local corn, I know you've all been wondering. Right now, we are expecting it to be ready at the end of July.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cherries, Khol Rabi, Cabbage & Baby Dill

New Local Produce arriving daily! 

Okanagan Cherries

 Local Khol Rabi

  


Local Green Cabbage  





Local Unsprayed Baby Dill






Bananas are also on Special for a limited time, 59cents per pound while quantities last

Emily and Lanny hard at work bagging potatoes

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Raspberries & Apples

Local Raspberries are just around the corner. In fact, we are receiving a small amount daily so small quantities are available.

2010 Okanagan Apples are on for a good price these days.

We have bins full of Golden Delicious and Spartan Apples.

Goldens 50¢/lb or 5lbs for $2.50*


Spartans 79¢/lb or 5lbs for $4.00*

Update: Okanagan Cherries should be arriving in one week.

* while supplies last. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Peas....and a Strawberry Update

We now have local sugar/snap peas. Super tasty and easy to eat on the go.




Strawberries are also now available in large quantities. If you are looking for over 20lbs please phone ahead first to order. Prices change on a regular basis so please phone for the most up-to-date information. 604-852-0888




No Spray berries are also available in small quantities. They are supplied by Elaine's Strawberries in Chilliwack. 


As a final note, this is what my drive to work looks like at 7:15 in the morning. :)



Friday, June 17, 2011

Local Produce

I am so excited to tell you that this warm weather and sunshine has brought us Local English Peas, Local Bunch Carrots and Local Field Zucchini. New produce arriving daily. Stop by to taste the local foods at their finest.




Wednesday, June 8, 2011

P-p-p-p-potatoes!!!!


New Potatoes are here!


These are warba nuggets and table potatoes.
Nuggets

 Table potatoes. These are a little larger than the nuggets.


It sure was nice to walk into the cooler this morning and see that stack of new potatoes sitting there. Its about time we saw some local produce. Freshly dug potatoes will be arriving 3 times a week throughout the summer.

An Update:
Peas and Carrots should be available on June 20th, give or take a few days.
Strawberries should be ready in about two weeks. 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Words that start with "S"

Sunshine
Spring, or is it almost summer?
and...... Strawberries!

I mean it folks, they have finally arrived. Stop by the store and pick up your locally grown greenhouse strawberries. Field berries will be ready in about 2 weeks.

On another note, we are expecting local nugget potatoes on June 9th. Count down the days, they'll soon be here.

If you were wondering how this season compares to last year I'll give you some details.
Last year we had peas on May Long weekend, this year we still have to wait at least another week.
Last year we had local potatoes on May 22, this year, June 9th.
So overall, all local produce is around 3 weeks behind.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rain and Local Produce

I thought I should give you all an update about how the local food is coming along, it is May after all. If you are wondering when your favorite food will be ready locally, you can check out the Fruit and Veg page.

Please keep in mind that here in the Fraser Valley, we are not able to produce fruit and vegetables all year long even in the greenhouse because of the temperatures and amount of sunlight (or day length) required. Also, all fruit and vegetable production in the field is dependent on air and soil temperature, day length, and a balance between sun and rain.

 This year, as I`m sure you have all noticed, it has been uncharacteristically cold and rainy. This means that for all field crops (corn, potatoes, beans, peas) and even berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) will be delayed a few weeks. The wetness means that farmers haven`t been able to drive into their fields to plant, and that seeds are likely to rot rather than sprout without warm soil. And the cold means that the berry bushes will be slow to set flowers which are vital if you ever expect to have any fruit.

we are lucky to have the local rhubarb which loves this kind of weather, and I have heard that some potatoes have been planted. If you`re travelling out this way, feel free to drive out to the Sumas Flats and see what is happening out in the fields there. You will be able to see for your self the status of the corn, potatoes, beans, brussel sprouts strawberries or blueberries.

So, when you enter any store hoping to make a purchase of local produce, I hope you feel a little bit more educated about its production.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Rhubarb!

Hey all,
it came sooner than I thought, Local Rhubarb is now here!
You know what that means? It really is spring! Yes I know it doesn't feel like it at all. I mean what is with all this rain? But it also means there is rhubarb pie to be made. And Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake and Rhubarb Cake.
Speaking of..... Here's a recipe for Rhubarb Cake. I made it a few times last year and it was excellent. By the time the other fruits come into season my whole family is tired of anything that has anything to do with Rhubarb, but what can I say? I just get over excited by the first local products of the year.


Rhubarb Cake

Need:
2/3 cup oil
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup sour milk
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups chopped rhubarb drained (if frozen)

Do:
Mix the above ingredients.

Pour into a round bunt pan. bake for 45 mins at 350F

Flip out of pan and onto plate. Top with cream cheese icing.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring Time!

Hey all,
Remember to check in every now and then. Spring is almost upon us and you know what that means, the local stuff will be ready soon. Keep your eyes open for Rhubarb and maybe even some greenhouse Strawberries in the near future.

Also, the local products that we have in the store right now include:

Mushrooms
25lb and 50lb bags of Carrots
Beets
Garlic
Potatoes (Russets, Yukon Gold and Reds)
Turnips/Rutabega
Parsnips

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Reason to Stop In

Lately when customers have been coming into the store they have been exclaiming on how wonderful it smells! Usually when they say this they are referring to the smell of cooking bacon or fried onions that come wafting over from the kitchen. But these days customers say it smells wonderful, like cinnamon, cinnamon and apple pie. So if there was one reason why you need to come in the Yellow Barn today, its because you need to come and experience the wonderful smells coming from our kitchen. And if that happens, the chances are you won't be able to resists sitting down for a plate of bacon and eggs.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Product Spotlight: Gesundheit Bakery

Our very first Product Spotlight and I would like to highlight Gesundheit Bakery.

Run by Andreas and Katherine Miller, they have been in business since 2005. Specializing in European breads, buns and sweets, the Yellow Barn has been proud to sell their products for the past 5 years. Fresh products are delivered to the Yellow Barn 3 days a week. Make sure to stop in and try this excellent line of bread products.
- Granddaughter Jill

February Hours

Monday to Saturday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday 9:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday, January 15, 2011

January Hours

The Yellow Barn's current hours are:

Monday to Saturday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Closed Sundays