Market News-April 30th-May 7th, 2014

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Great food news.. the season of abundance is fast approaching, we’re on the brink of getting in lots of local and BC grown goodness.. so soon!!!

The moment you have been waiting for.. BC grown fresh Fiddleheads are coming soon! Keep a lookout in store during the beginning of May for these tasty and nutritious greens!

Last year, the Okanagan was hit hard by stormy weather.. sadly many soft fruit crops were ruined by hail. However, this year things are looking bright! Our friends in the Okanagan have told us that it’s been a great season so far! That’s the kind of news that makes us smile!!!

Stone fruit season is on the way.. Keep a lookout for nectarines and peaches! Coming soon.. Yay!

A rare treat at this time of year.. sweet pomegranates from Chile are in store now. Yum!

Tomatoes galore are in store! Dirt cheap this week are cherry, grape and on-the-vine tomatoes. Make your own salsas, sauces, add ’em to your salads, have ’em for breakfast! Do you love tomatoes as much as we do?!

It’s been tricky to find arugula out there.. but our team has sourced some out just for you! These popular greens are in store now.

Speaking of greens.. grow your own! T’is the season to get gardening-get planting in the sunshine! We have plants, veggie starts ..lots of GREENS!.. herbs and seeds galore at The Potting Shed.

We have a very special guest coming to The Root Cellar this Sunday… Local author of “Zero-Mile Diet” Carolyn Herriot will be at The Potting Shed on Sunday, May 4th, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Carolyn will be sharing 30 years worth of tips & tricks for successful home-grown food production. You will learn about many new food choices for your garden and healthful ways to serve home-grown fruits & vegetables to your family. Bring your questions about how to maximize yields & save seeds for future harvests! Carolyn’s other books include the “Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook” and “On the Garden Path”. Her books, seeds & veggie starts  can be found at The Potting Shed. See you on Sunday!

Our team is on the hunt for some special asparagus.. special how? Stay tuned! We’ll keep you posted right here on the next Weekly Market News. Also on our website blog ( and on our facebook page (

Until next time.. Enjoy the sunshine & EAT YOUR GREENS!


Local chips and dips!

Locally made and delicious-come by to meet the maker of Adriana’s The Whole Enchilada on Saturday May 3rd at 11:30 a.m-2:30 p.m!Adriana's in store demo

Edge Food Energy Bars

Meet the maker of Edge Food Energy bars! In store demo and sampling TODAY, Sunday April 27th, from 1:00pm-5:00pm. These island made Organic, vegan friendly bars are made with nutritious and wholesome ingredients-best eaten before, during and after any physical activity. Come on over to try the three tasty bars, Fortify, Maintain & Replenish!

In-store demo-Edge Bar

Spice rubs & spice blends

In store special.. Locally made Pixie Chicks Assorted Rubs & Spices are $4.99/EA! ~until April 27th. Spice up your dishes, dressings, sauces!Pixie Chick spice rubs

Let’s celebrate Earth Day!

It’s almost that time of year again to celebrate our earth! on Tuesday, April 22nd The Root Cellar will donate $1.00 for every CUSTOMER who brings in their reusable shopping bags, to FarmFolk CityFolk – a non profit organization that supports community-based sustainable food systems across BC. For more information visit
This Earth Day I will ____________ more and ____________ less. Let us know!EARTH DAY 2014

Farm Fresh Duck Eggs are here!

Duck Eggs are here! Fresh from The Good Farm in the Cowichan Valley. Rich & smooth- any recipe that calls for eggs- try duck eggs to make things extra tasty ..especially desserts! How do you eat your duck eggs?!Duck eggs

Say Thanks with flowers!

April 23rd is the day to say THANKS to all the hard working administrative professionals out there ..Say thanks & show your appreciation with flowers! The Potting Shed has you covered. Pre-book your bouquets and arrangements now-we deliver too!Potting Shed-Admin Professional Day

Got one? Get one!

This Earth Day… Root Cellar Jute bags are only $5.99/EA! Today we are donating $1.00 for every customer who brings in their own reusable shopping bags to Farmfolk Cityfolk, a non-profit organization that promotes community-based sustainable food systems across BC – this includes our local farmers! Happy shopping with your re-usable bags!

Earth Day-Jute Bags