Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sunshine, Summertime and Local Foods

Its that time of year again, all the local fruit and veg seasons are getting underway.

Right now we are receiving local Raspberries and Blueberries daily, and the Strawberry season is coming to an end. Okanagan Cherries are just starting.

The English Pea season is in full swing and we expect to be getting Green Beans in the next week.
Thinking about making pickles? We received our first boxes of Pickling Cukes in yesterday. Dill will be ready in a week or so.

We have local Bunch Carrots and Bunch Beets as well as Nugget and Table Potatoes. The local Zuchinni is really nice right now too!

We are expecting the local Corn to be ready by the end of the month,

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rhubarb: The facts.

So, while we wait for other local fruit and vegetables to become available I thought maybe you would all benefit from a run down of what Rhubarb is.

Rhubarb is technically a vegetable. Only recently, in comparison to the multitude of other vegetables we eat on a regular basis, has it been accepted as a commonplace item of produce. Only the stalks (or petioles) are edible, the rest of the plant, specifically the green leaves are poisonous and contain oxalic acid. 

Rhubarb is most commonly consumed in pies or crisps. Its also good as a jam, or stewed and put on toast or pancakes. The stalks can also be eaten raw, though I always advise to dip them in sugar as they are quite tart. 

Rhubarb is easy enough to grow here in our Fraser Valley climate and flourish in the colder weather. The plants divide and spread and will live for over 10 years. If you would like to try your hand at growing Rhubarb we have plants for sale for only $5. Come and pick one up today! :) 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Rhubarb

The Local Rhubarb is already here! 

Local Rhubarb $1.49/lb
You can thank the wonderful sunshine and dry weather for the early crop. Last year on April 12th we had snow!

Because the day is getting longer we are extending our hours
Please stop by any day of the week.
Monday - Saturday 7:30am - 6:45pm
Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Got a Sweet Tooth?

We are happy to announce that we once again are carrying products from Perks of the Shuswap.

  • Sponge Toffee
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Deluxe Brittle 
  • Cashew Brittle

We've also just started carrying candy products from JB's Candy Shoppe located in Abbotsford.

  • Chocolate Caramel Pretzels
  • Chocolate Covered Licorice
  • Caramel Popcorn 
  • Caramel Pecan Popcorn

Monday, February 20, 2012

An Update!

Hi and Hello! It has been ages since I put any new info up here. That's simply because there hasn't been much going on. I can say that we still have local potatoes, carrots and beets available.

 Potato prices are as follows:
  • Yukon Gold: 50lb $17.50, 25lb $10.00, 10lb $6.50, 5lb $3.50
  • Russet: 50lb $15.00, 25lb $8.00, 10lb $5.50, 5lb $3.00
Carrots prices:
  • 50lb Horse Carrots: $22.50
  • 25lbs $12.00
25lb Beet Bags:
  • large size $12.00
  • medium size $14.00
  • cylinder beets $14.00
  • golden beets $20.00
Fresh Kale arrives weekly from Alex's garden as well as Fresh stalks of local Brussel Sprouts. The Sprouts should be exceptionally tasty after all the frost we've gotten this year.

 Okanagan apples are still in season; we have Gala, Ambrosia, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Spartan and Macintosh. All apple prices range from 99cents to $1.19/lb

We have local Hazelnuts at $3.29/lb and local Walnuts at $3.49/lb

Local Cabbage is just finishing although we still have some Red Cabbage arriving.

We have also started carrying Holy Crap Cereal as seen on the Dragons Den and Nutracleanse High Fiber Food Source.

Other than that, all I have to add is, I look forward to spring and the first taste of a local strawberry! 

All the best, Granddaughter Jill