December 20, 2022

FARM NEWS

Thanks For All Of Your Support! 🥰

We received the most orders we’ve ever gotten this week. So many in fact that we had to wake up in the middle of the night to start packing them. We were worried we weren’t going to be able to get them all done before it got dark again, so we started our route while it was still dark out - hence the blurry photo. It was a good thing we had our van Moby because we filled it up!

Getting an overwhelming amount of orders is always a bitter sweet moment. We’re thrilled to be getting so much support from the community but having to fulfill all of those orders with just two people is an absolute grind. I’m not sure how we pulled it off but we managed to get it. Building a localized food system has not been an easy journey, but it sure has been a rewarding one. Thanks again for all of your support!

 

Delivery Reminders

Just a reminder that our next delivery day will be tomorrow, Wednesday Dec 21st. Today will be your last chance for delivery if you want it for tomorrow so be sure to place your orders.

We’re doing a special Christmas Eve delivery on Saturday, Dec 24th. If you would like your delivery for that day just let us know in the notes section or email us after you place your order.

Next week we’ll also be offering a Thursday Dec 29th delivery instead of our usual Sunday delivery because of New Years. We’ll mention this again next week to remind you.

 

NEW PRODUCT

Christmas Morning Bake-At-Home Cinnamon Buns With Cream Cheese Frosting

Emily’s family has had a long-standing tradition of making cinnamon buns for Christmas morning. The smell of yeast and cinnamon. The soft pull-apart buns. The tangy vanilla cream cheese frosting that slowly melts into the cracks and crevasses. Yum!

This is a bakery-quality dessert that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home with minimal mess or clean up. What more could a you ask for?

About Our Bake-At-Home Cinnamon Buns

For these cinnamon buns we started with a 100% whole wheat Anita’s pastry flour. The whole wheat gives it an added depth of flavour while also providing vitamins and minerals that are completely void in white flour. We then added the filling, made from butter, brown sugar, a hint of organic nutmeg and our secret ingredient - organic true cinnamon.

True cinnamon is made from the tender inner bark of the cinnamon tree. It has a more subtle and elegant cinnamon flavour compared to the more commonly used cassia cinnamon, which can have a harsh and spicy cinnamon flavour.

To top it all off we have included a side of tangy vanilla cream cheese frosting. The whole wheat flour combined with the tangy frosting and sweet cinnamon swirls gives these cinnamon buns a great balance and an unforgettable flavour.

Details

Includes 4 unbaked cinnamon buns in an aluminum pie tin and one container of vanilla cream cheese frosting

 

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

Okanagan Stitching

When we lived in Kelwona we became friends with Manisa and her daughter of Okanagan Stitching. They hand sew beautiful reusable linen jar covers, bowl covers and 100% cotton bees-waxed bread bags. A perfect gift for any bakers in your life!

 

Zero-Waste Reusable Vegetable Bags

Our Vejibags keep your vegetables fresh and crisp far longer than vegetables stored in a plastic bag, reducing food waste and saving you money! It works for loose leafy greens, heads of lettuce, kale, beets, carrots, broccoli, celery, eggplant, green beans, mushrooms and pretty much any other veggie!

While conventional plastic bags and boxes suffocate vegetables by trapping stale air and ethylene gas, a damp cotton Veji bag keep moisture-loving vegetables alive and crisp in a high humidity, breathable environment.

Our vegetable storage bags are made from undyed, unbleached, 100% organic french terry cotton, grown by the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative, and hand sewn by employee-owned Opportunity Threads, in Valdese, North Carolina.

Available in:

Standard 11” x 12”. Great for carrots, cucumbers, peppers, baby spinach, salad greens, arugula, heads of lettuce, Asian greens.

 

The Sourdough School: The Ground-Breaking Guide to Making Gut-Friendly Bread

We've read a lot of books on sourdough over the years and this one is one of our favorites. It has easy to follow instructions and is a must-have guide to anyone who is trying to learn or improve their sourdough baking.

Achieve the delicious crust and addictive tang of a homemade sourdough loaf with this comprehensive guide from expert Vanessa Kimbell.

At her renowned Sourdough School, Vanessa has taught countless students the secrets of this healthy, more easily digestible bread, and now she has compiled her teachings for the home baker.

From creating your own starter from scratch, you'll then move on to basic breadmaking techniques, before progressing to using sprouted grains and experimenting with flavors to produce Fig and Earl Grey and Cherry Plum loaves.

With step-by-step photography, detailed instructions, specialist advice and Vanessa's indispensable encouragement, The Sourdough School celebrates the timeless craft of artisan baking.

 

Locally-Grown Herbal Tea

Description: What's the secret that makes this the best herbal tea we've ever had? It's made with fresh, locally-grown ingredients!

Little Piece of Paradise Farms is a small-batch culinary and medicinal herb farm located in Winlaw. They specialize in herbal tea blends which are either grown on their farm or wild harvested. Their tea blends are soothing and the flavours are divine. If you're a tea lover this will become your new favourite warm drink!

Details

Loose leaf tea available in 8 gram bags.

Sleepy Dragon ingredients: Chamomile, sage, yarrow, lavender.

Paradise Mint ingredients: Menthol mint, peppermint, Korean mint.

Women's Tea ingredients: Raspberry leaf, nettle, red clover, Chinese mot

 

Locally-Made Soap Bars

Description: These hand-crafted soaps are made by Mountain Valley Farm in Winlaw. They have created an amazing collection that simultaneously cleanse and nourish the skin with the herbs and vegetables that they grew on their farm. They also use local tallow, lard, honey, milk, and ingredients that are wild-harvested and ethically/organically sourced.

Details (Produced in a facility that uses almond oil, so please be aware of this for those with severe nut allergies.)

Scents

Aloe Vera & Cucumber

Lavender

Wild Rosehips & Honey

Evergreen

Carrot & Calendula

Pumpkin Pie

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