August 21, 2023

Nathan Wild

FARM NEWS

Our New Article Just Came Out 📰

Back in June a journalist named Brian reached out because he was interested in our collaborative business model. He came out to the farm to interview us and wrote an article about what we've been up to in Country Life In BC Magazine 🙂

 

We’ve Just Made Ordering a Little Easier

Some of you will have noticed that we've made a new update to our checkout system. Before you head to checkout there will now be an option to choose your delivery day. You will no longer have to leave a note or message us if you want Saturday delivery. All you'll have to do is choose it on the calendar.

We're always trying to think of ways to make the online farm store as seamless as possible. If you have any questions please let us know!

 

 NEW PRODUCTS

Golden Berries

Description: Golden Berries are a unique and rare fruit related to tomatoes. They grow in papery husks which need to be removed before eating. Its flavour is sweet with notes of pineapple, butterscotch, and cantaloupe.

We will be turning these into jam for our Holiday thumbprint cookies but we wanted to give everyone a chance to try them fresh. There will be a limited amount available and only for this week!

Details: Sold per pint. Store on counter.

 

 

Red Bell Peppers

Description: Red bell peppers have a crisp and crunchy texture with a sweet flavour. Containing over double the amount of vitamin C compared to green bell peppers, they are an excellent source of antioxidants.

Details: Sold per in 1/2 lb and 1 lb portions.

Grown by Crooked Horn Farm, Winlaw.

 

Bake-At-Home Blueberry Pie with Crumble Topping

Description: In just minutes you can have a fresh from the oven, warm, homestyle Blueberry Pie. Simply pop it in the oven and let the smell of sweet blueberries get the whole family excited.

Once it's ready, pull it out of the oven. Cut a nice thick slice, add a big scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream and watch it slowly melt over the pie. The shortbread cookie pie crust is sweet, buttery and flakey.

The filling is warm, sweet and tart. The sweet blueberries combined with a touch of organic lemon juice really makes the flavour pop. And the slightly crunchy crumble topping adds a wonderful contrast of textures that delights with every bite. This is a simple, yet elegant blueberry pie that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home with minimal mess or clean up.

 

 

 

Bake-At-Home Jalapeno & Cheddar  Quiche

Description: You want a hot and savoury dinner but you don't have the energy to make something from scratch. Why not try our Bake-At-Home Jalapeno & Cheddar  Quiche?

Once thawed, pop it in the oven and in just 40 minutes you can have dinner for the whole family.

Once cooked, cut a slice and take a bite. The quiche is warm and the texture is soft and fluffy. The flavour is deeply cheesy with notes of classic cheddar, sharp Parmesan and gooey mozzarella with a nice heat from the jalapeno that's just right. Combined with its buttery and flaky whole wheat crust, this meal is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

 

 

Tomatillos

Description: Tomatillos are small, round fruits, similar to tomatoes, which are popular in Mexican and southwestern cuisines.

They're almost always harvested when green, although as they ripen they can turn yellow, purple or red, depending on the cultivar. But unlike most fruits and vegetables, it's the green, unripe tomatillos that have the most flavour.

The husk starts out green but fades to brown as the fruit matures. In their unripe state, tomatillos have a bright, acidic flavour and a firm texture which lends itself to using in salsas, primarily the classic salsa verde, as well as various soups, stews, stir-frys, curries, chutneys, and dips. Eaten raw, they retain their bright tangy flavour, and when cooked, such as by braising, roasting or grilling, the tanginess mellows and gives way to mild sweetness. When combined with chiles, tomatillos help to mellow out their heat.

Details: Sold per pound.

 

 FOOD FOR THOUGHT 🍎

Wildfires

Wildfires like these are a reminder of the effects of global warming caused by humans. When the sun is shining and skies are blue its easy to forget that our planet is in a state of crisis.

One of the biggest contributors to this crisis is our industrialized, globalized food system which is reliant on petroleum-based fertilizers, gas-powered machinery and a mass transportation system that spans the globe. This system produces almost all of the food in our grocery stores, restaurants and fast food chains. It's become our default diet.

There is a growing movement to fight against Big Ag and it's negative effects however. It's made up of young, first generation, community-based farmers. They see the writing on the wall and they know it's time to build an alternative food system. One that is local instead of global. Human-powered instead of oil-powered. Regenerative instead of extractive. And natural instead of synthetic.

You may feel helpless in moments like these but there is something we can all do ever single day to fight back against global warming. Eating local. Support community-based farms. Adopt a seasonal diet.

A simple shift in how we shop will have an enormous impact on fast global warming progresses.

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