July 10, 2023
We just finished our fall planting. The weeds are relatively under control. The garden is producing an unbelievable amount of food and flowers. For the first time ever we feel like we’ve crested the mountain that is setting up our garden. And the timing couldn’t be better. The cherry tomatoes are just starting to come on and we’re about to enter peak production season. It’s been a journey to get to this point but it feels like all of that hard work is going to pay off!
We did our first Saturday delivery last week and it was a huge success! We were really happy to see so many community members take advantage of our new weekend delivery day. It brings us a lot of joy whenever we can make eating local easier and more convenient.
And just a reminder if you would like a Saturday morning delivery simply write “Saturday delivery” in the delivery instructions section during check out. See our instructions to see what that looks like if you need a visual. Just click the link below
Description: Broccolini is similar to broccoli in flavour and look. However, broccolini have thinner and more tender stems that are delicious to eat. This makes them easier to cook with.
Arugula with edibles flowers is back in stock!
Description: New Potatoes are young potatoes that have been freshly dug and have not been cured. To us, these new potatoes feel special. Potatoes are thought of as a winter food but these new potatoes feel more like a summer food.
This variety of potato is known as Warba. They have very thin skins that can be rubbed off with your fingers with beautiful hints of vibrant pink. Their moisture content is much higher than a mature potato which gives them an airier, creamier texture. And the flavour, oh my!
Because the sugars haven't converted into starch yet, new potatoes have a much sweeter flavour with notes of butter. These are without a doubt the yummiest potatoes we have ever had! Try them baked, fried or use them in a potato salad.
Details: Sold per pound. Keep in the refrigerator.
Description: Larkspur have long thin stems with star shaped blooms. This bouquet includes pale pink and smoky purple.
Caution: The larkspur plant is considered poisonous. The leaves may cause skin irritation when touched, however we have not experienced any reactions after handling them. Do not ingest. Exercise caution around children and pets.
Details: Your bouquet will arrive in a bucket with water. Once you receive it transfer it into your own vase or vessel. At your next order leave the bucket outside and we will pick it up.
New Seasonal Bouquet
Second bouquet style of the season featuring some new flowers. Sunflower, Rudbeckia, Larkspur, Yarrow, Strawflower, Dara, Zinnia, Bupleurum, and more!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT 🍎
Eating With Your Eyes
We dropped off some of our edible flowers this week at the Black Cauldron in Nelson. They specialize in very fancy cocktails and food. They use edible flowers in most of their dishes and cocktails to enhance their presentation. Why do they consider presentation to be so important?
Because if something looks amazing it will actually taste better. The reason is because it raises your expectations and excitement. And when you expect something to taste awesome you create a bias in your mind. That bias tricks you into thinking that what you're about to consume is going to taste better than it actually is.
This has been proven scientifically numerous times. For example, in a blind taste test people were given three wines ranging in price from cheap, mid and expensive. Everyone rated the most expensive wine as the best tasting. All three wines were exactly the same. The only difference was their expectations of the wine.
So, if you really want to impress someone with your cooking be sure to focus on the presentation. Adding edible flowers is an easy way to do that. It'll make a bigger impact than you think 🌼