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!

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Please stop by any day of the week.
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