March 30, 2023
So Long Carrots 😥
We got word from Spicer Farms that there will be no more storage carrots. We want to apologize for the lack of vegetables that we’ve had over the past few weeks. We tried our best to source whatever was available here in the Kootenays. The two issues we ran into this year was lack of storage and supply.
This gap in variety should be the last time this happens. We’ll be getting our walk-in cooler next week which will solve our storage problem. And we’ve already made plans with local farms to grow us hundreds of pounds of storage crops for next winter.
We really appreciate how many of you have still been putting in orders despite the lack of variety. Your commitment to eating seasonally and supporting local farms is heart warming and motivating!
Special delivery Day For Easter Weekend!
On Saturday, April 8th we’ll be doing a special delivery day for Easter. There will be no deliveries on Sunday April 9th. We’ll also be making our carrot cupcakes with vanilla cream cheese frosting. These will go on sale starting next week 🙂
The Mighty Spinach is Back!
We stopped by Linden Lane Farm in Krestova this week. They told us they had a deluge of fresh spinach in their hoop houses. They asked us if we wanted some and we said hell yeah!
Eating your first meaty greens after many months is a unique experience. Your body wants to devour the entire bag which makes you realize how important greens must be in your diet. Seeing green things is also a reminder that summer is just around the corner!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT 🍎
Behind Every Great Chef Is A Great Farmer
Have you ever watched the Emmy award winning series Chef’s Table on Netflix? If you haven't, you should. If you watch every episode like we have you’ll start to notice a theme. Almost every master chef they interview is obsessed with finding the freshest locally-produced ingredients.
There is inevitably a scene where the chef goes to the local market or the farm where they source their ingredients. They ask for the farmer’s opinion on what’s fresh, in season and new and different. They then design their menu based on what the farmer shows them.
All good chefs have mastered their techniques but the best ones in the world know that cooking isn't all about technique. To make a truly remarkable meal you need truly remarkable ingredients. And to get those ingredients you have to find the great local farmers who grow them. Those ingredients are what make their food stand out. It’s what makes their dishes world-class.
It appears that without great farmers there would be no great chefs. Right now the chef is getting all of the accolades - and rightly so. Cooking in a restaurant is hard work and for a long time their behind-the-scenes work went unnoticed. But someday I hope to see the craft of farming front and center as well.
Master chefs are proving that you don't need to buy expensive foreign ingredients to make a great meal. All you need are the freshest locally-grown ingredients produced by passionate farmers.