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April 2014
Happy Earth Day! For every customer who brings their own reusable shopping bags today, we are donating $1.00 to FarmFolk CityFolk-a non-profit organization that promotes community based sustainable food systems across BC -this includes our local farmers! what do you plan to do today in the spirit of EARTH?! 

Earth Day - Dalai Lama

Happy Easter from the Root Cellar! Have a gorgeous day filled with sunshine, chocolates & fruit! A reminder that we are closing early at 7pm tonight – so shop early! Do you have any fun & wacky Easter traditions?! We want to hear!Watermelon Bunny-Easter Ideas

Spread a lil’ sunshine with this Easter gift! The Potting Shed has gorgeous colourful mason jar arrangements to brighten your weekend!
Potting Shed-easter mason jars

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

weekly MARKET NEWS on clear

Last week we saw our neighbour, Mr. Galey, getting the fields ready for the bunched carrots and early potatoes! Yipee!

The tomatoes at SunWing Farm, are ripe and ready to be picked! These fresh tomatoes are just days away from arriving in store! Keep a lookout!

It’s your last chance to fill up on Local Brassica Greens. They are on their way out.. we’d say you have about a week or so left. Get ‘em before the season is over!

Mustard Greens, have you seen ‘em around? Lucky for you, we’ve got this local and organic green! Sauté these healthy greens as a side for your next dish.

Add some refreshing crunch to your salad! Local long English cucumbers keep on coming in abundance!

Our Team is sourcing out some brown crimini mushrooms this very moment. There seems to be a shortage.. but we’re happy to say our Team has just sought some out, just for you!

We’ve got BC tomatoes galore in store! and BC bell peppers too! Keep a lookout for dirt cheap pricing for these BC veggies.. just sayin’!

Grow your own tomatoes this season! We’ve got tomato starts at The Potting Shed. Just a reminder.. it is likely too early to plant them now, so keep them in the garage or on the kitchen window sill until the nights become warmer!

Some of you have been waiting all to eat… P.E.I. potatoes! We have the reds, the yellows and of course the russets! Yay!

Fresh and tasty artichokes are in store now! They are jumbo, you can’t miss ‘em!

We have an exciting new product from California this week.. extra large PINK ZEBRA LEMONS- a must try!  Also fava beans, and English peas, to name a few.

Exotic fruit news..Sour sop, Jackfruit and mangosteen are all hot items in store now! Get ‘em while quantities last.

More fresh culinary delights are on the way.. Fresh curry leaves, galangal, young ginger and turmeric.

It’s time to start making rhubarb pies & crumbles! Fresh dark red & crisp Local rhubarb is here! Happy baking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just so you know.. here are our Easter weekend store hours!STORE HOURS - EASTER LONG WEEKEND 2014

Grill those Jumbo Artichokes and dip them in a yogurt dill sauce. Yum! Here’s the recipe.

Grilled Artichokes with Yogurt Dill Dipping Sauce

Artichokes, 2014

Bella Lodi AND Parmigiano-Reggiano Wheel Cracking Demo and Sampling this Sunday April 13th @ 1:00 pm. See you there!
Parmesan Cracking

Corn on the Cob is back! Florida FRESH and delicious! Corn on the cob