Entries by blushadmin2

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Broek Pork Acres

Broek Pork Acres is operated by Allan and Joanne Vanden Broek. Coming from a farming background in the Lethbridge area, they started a small grain farm in 1994. In 2000 they added a small hog herd. In the spring of 2005, they switched from only hog barns to include a free range Pasture Pork operation. […]

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The Nelsons & Aurora Apples

Phyllis and Fred Nelson, champions of the Aurora Golden Gala apple, started farming in Cawston, BC in the 70’s and have been growing organically since 1989. Now a three generation  family farm, they manage a 4.5 hectare orchard, growing mostly Aurora, Ambrosia, and Akane apples, Asian Pears and peaches.

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Harvest Update, September 01

Heirloom Tomatoes & Turning the Corner into Early Autumn Apples Cherished, grown and seed- saved by  enthusiasts worldwide, heirloom or heritage tomatoes are gracing us with their showy colours and flavours as we move into the late summer harvest. Growing in popularity over the last decade or so,  chefs and tomato lovers alike prefer them […]

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Broiled Glohaven Peaches with Thymed Honey

Once broiled, you can use enjoy these amazing peaches in a few ways: as a savory- sweet side dish, or sliced and served on top of an arugula salad with a little balsamic cream,  or as a dessert with ice cream, Mascarpone cheese or crème fraîche. Thymed Honey 1/3 c butter or oil 1/3 cup fresh […]

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Harvest Update August 24th, 2017

Gorgeous Plums, Crisp Sunrise Apples, and Peach “Haven” This week there is an abundance of colours and flavours popping up: Deep electric pink Redheart Plums with their flowered- honey juiciness, bright and blushing Sunrise Apples with their crisp, slightly sweet, satisfying crunch and of course, the peak of peachiness, GloHavens. As a large freestone peach […]

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Orchard Harvest Update August 17, 2017

Summer Apples, Freestone Peaches, Nectarines & Field Tomatoes Abound! Crisp,  juicy Sunrise Apples are ready! We haven’t really had any cool evenings, so their skins are a little more green than usual, but they are just as sweet! This steady season has rolled into our freestone peaches, beginning with Red Havens, followed soon by Glohavens. […]

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Orchard Harvest Update August 11, 2017

The first of our Summer Apples are ready!  Discovery Apples are a heritage variety with a dense texture- good for slicing fresh with cheddar cheese- or for pies!  Sunrise Apples, crisp juicy and sweet- are just around the corner.  Summer apples are best when fresh, and not suited for long term storage,  so enjoy within […]

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Orchard Harvest Update August 3, 2017

Life is Good! Peaches abound- and there’s more to come! Enjoy our Early Red Havens this week- we’ll be finishing picking this variety and moving into the freestone varieties soon. Learn more about our peaches: The apricot harvest is pretty much done for the season. They’re great fresh but if you want to hold on […]