Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Chocolate from Barbados

Okay so aside from being excited because everything in the greenhouse is now in full bloom, we have 45 acres of blooming saskatoons,  today I get the word from Barbados that the chocolate bars are ready and they will be shipped next Tuesday.

 Greg and I had an opportunity to tour a boutique chocolate factory while we were vacationing in Barbados this past February.  The owner is very passionate about how his chocolate is made, and keeps it very simple.  The very best single origin cacao beans from Grenada and Ecuador, Bajun cane sugar and cocoa butter.  3 ingredients that's it, no preservatives, and no wax fillers.  Can you say yummy.  Oh I can't forget the 4th ingredient in his espresso bar which of course if coffee beans, this is my favourite!  Greg and I are very fortune to have the opportunity to travel and look for good quality food and we are excited for you to try out our latest find.  These will be available at Brix N Berries farm, the Leduc Farmers Market and also Lake Dell (Pigeon Lake) Farmers Market later this season.  So all you chocolate lovers, you have to check these out!

The saskatoon berries should be ready to pick by mid July, watch the website for opening dates and when the berries are ready.  We sure hope to see you sometime this summer whether you are looking for fresh veggies, strawberries, saskatoons or of course chocolate!!!!!!

Remember our goal and promise is to produce the best food products possible without the use  herbicides, pesticides or fungicides.

See you soon Greg & Laurie

Monday, 21 May 2012

Thanks for checking out Brix N Berries blog spot.  I will be using the blog as a way to keep those who are interested in what's happening and more importantly what's available here at the farm and the market.

The Saskatoon berries are starting to bloom and the orchard is starting to turn white.  Its an exciting time of the year as we anxiously await the berry harvest which should be approx. mid July.  Keep checking the website for information about opening of the        U-Pick season.

The strawberries are planted and with the co - operation of mother nature should have a regular supply from July through to the fall.  

The rest of the garden is underway and we will have the same crops as last season.  For those of you that inquired at the market last week, and for any others that may be curious we will have our very popular corn, carrots, and flat head cabbage.  As well we'll have our regular crops of beets, broccoli and cauliflower, beans etc.

It was fun to get back to the market this past week.  The Leduc Farmers Market had a great opening day, and it was nice to see all the familiar faces from last season.  Brix N Berries will not be attending the market regularly probably until the end of June, but we will attend every other week with syrup, nuts, saskatoon topping and non-alcoholic champagne until the veggies and fruit are ready.   New for this year is our 60%, 70%, and Espresso DARK CHOCOLATE from Barbados.  Whats unique about this product is its very short list of ingredients, curious......stop by and check it out and of course a sample. 

Look forward to seeing you sometime this summer!