farmersdotter garlic scape salt is available. We begin by removing scapes from the garlic plants in mid June.
It takes a little while for farmersdotter to process the scape but we always have it available at the Penticton Farmers Market. We have viable scape salt at the farm that is four years old so no worries about shelf life.
By mid July new stock arrives at our retailers who are all listed on Our Retail Partners tab. Drop in on these folks and consider supporting them. Supporting local is a good idea. Supporting us and helps to keep Bunty Cat fat!
Beautiful Spring day in the Similkameen Valley! Looking forward to the new Garlic crop and of course the tender Garlic Scape. Our new batch of Garlic Scape Salt will be available by mid July and fresh Russian Red Garlic by early to mid August.
Garlic popping through barley straw mulch which will stay in place to retain moisture until harvest this July.
Also, we are really excited to provide ad hoc of Penticton with some product. As of tomorrow ad hoc will stock farmetsdotter Habanero Brittle and the Garlic Scape Salt too, when it is ready! ad hoc specializes in clothing, shoes, denim, jewelry, and other good tricks. Our stuff being just one of the many good tricks.
ad hoc are located at 446 Main Street, Penticton. Cheers!
A wonderful season for the Penticton Farmers Market completed today. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and look forward to next season. Although we’re thinking April will be here before we know it we hope we can enjoy a little less frenzy this winter. And we have this wonderful image of our delightful Saturday Morning Cherub to remind us why we love doing what we do.
She brings her mom along every Saturday morning. You can tell by the sample size of sour dough bread that farmersdotter can’t resist this wee one. She is seriously considering renaming the Similkameen Sour Dough to Anika’s (sp) Sour Dough in honour of this cutie pie’s favourite nosh. Wonder how much she’ll sprout over the winter?
Our neighbour in Cawston, who like most Cawstonite farmers is certified organic, had some wonderful and very popular Jack-O-Lanterns on offer. The detail was truly impressive.
We are having a blast at the Penticton Farmers Market. So gratifying making new friends and looking forward to serving them each week as a casual vendor. That is our descriptor: Casual Vendor. We are allowed to participate each and every week but we do not yet enjoy the ‘rewards’ of membership. The waiting list for that is long. It will take several unfortunate accidents… some time before we achieve market maturity. This is a long winded explanation/apology to our friends as to why after saying “Yes, we are here every Saturday” we won’t. Be. On Saturday.
We, (me) were warned a couple of weeks ago from a certain Market Organizer, (won’t name names here) that to allow space for the annual Peach City Beach Cruise some casual vendors might be bumped for the day. Well, we were warned again yesterday. Ya’ don’t need to tell me twice. Although maybe in this case you did. Warned me I mean. Twice. So yeah, in all likelihood we will not be there this Saturday, June 23. We apologize. Sorry. We will make room for some… old Ford. Chevy. Or Ferrari. So while we are the real deal with real bread *insert wild applause sound track here* you can instead take in some tribute artist…
and some exquisite cars too.
Exquisite. Yes. Very Nice. And of course the Penticton Farmers Market with all the superb farm fresh produce and meats, crafts, and baked goods minus one will be there. As usual. As it should be. Yup. Seriously, if you are anywhere near Penticton this weekend the Peach City Beach Cruise is a must see. Very popular. Very. I got land for sale. Call me.