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#21 Bingo

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:43 AM

Looking forward to the raspberries.

 

Strawberries cherries and an angel kissing spring.   :farmer:



#22 AllseeingEye

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 07:31 PM

Mrs ASE and I hit the peninsula farms yesterday; the strawberries are IN and definitely worth the effort and extra $. Over the past couple of years we've routinely hit this place up on Bear Hill Rd - http://www.dansfarm.ca/. We got some gorgeous s-berries there - unsprayed, no pesticides - and wowza what a reminder of what "real" fruit tastes like. More than worth the extra few dollars IMO.

 

We used to make Oldfield Farms "the standard" in terms of an annual pilgrimage to Saanichton for local fruit and veggies but were told last year that either the kids or grand-kids, can't recall which, of the original owners had decided as of 2017 not to continue farming the land, at least to provide for the public to come and pick their own produce, which really is a shame. Still there are old standby's like Michell's and Gobind Farms among many others so if you're a fresh strawberry fan, now is the time..... 


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#23 Matt R.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 10:38 PM

Been ordering in flats from Gobind farms through Sysco. Good price and delivered to my door, but soon we will have the sun kissed island ones that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator.

Our baker put these together for the weekend. White cake (my fave) with those Gobind berries and rose scented cream. Not sure where she got the roses for the syrup from, I didn’t ask. Holy hell they were good.B714CA7D-AD17-41B2-A80E-6B94F3B02425.jpeg

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#24 SimonH

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:52 AM

Mrs ASE and I hit the peninsula farms yesterday; the strawberries are IN and definitely worth the effort and extra $. Over the past couple of years we've routinely hit this place up on Bear Hill Rd - http://www.dansfarm.ca/. We got some gorgeous s-berries there - unsprayed, no pesticides - and wowza what a reminder of what "real" fruit tastes like. More than worth the extra few dollars IMO.

 

We used to make Oldfield Farms "the standard" in terms of an annual pilgrimage to Saanichton for local fruit and veggies but were told last year that either the kids or grand-kids, can't recall which, of the original owners had decided as of 2017 not to continue farming the land, at least to provide for the public to come and pick their own produce, which really is a shame. Still there are old standby's like Michell's and Gobind Farms among many others so if you're a fresh strawberry fan, now is the time..... 

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#25 Jackerbie

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:54 AM

Been ordering in flats from Gobind farms through Sysco. Good price and delivered to my door, but soon we will have the sun kissed island ones that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator.

Our baker put these together for the weekend. White cake (my fave) with those Gobind berries and rose scented cream. Not sure where she got the roses for the syrup from, I didn’t ask. Holy hell they were good.post-949-0-06720000-1559630262.jpeg

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But did you bring enough to share with the class?


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#26 Matt R.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:58 AM

No, just one for me. We have some absolutely killer desserts in the display case!

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#27 Mike K.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 12:06 PM

How many have died?


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#28 Matt R.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 12:52 PM

We will never know the true number, but many hundreds a month. RIP

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#29 jasmineshinga

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:35 PM

Remind me where I'm visiting to get one of those cakes? Salt Spring, yeah, specifics?


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#30 LJ

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:22 PM

Mrs ASE and I hit the peninsula farms yesterday; the strawberries are IN and definitely worth the effort and extra $. Over the past couple of years we've routinely hit this place up on Bear Hill Rd - http://www.dansfarm.ca/. We got some gorgeous s-berries there - unsprayed, no pesticides - and wowza what a reminder of what "real" fruit tastes like. More than worth the extra few dollars IMO.

 

We used to make Oldfield Farms "the standard" in terms of an annual pilgrimage to Saanichton for local fruit and veggies but were told last year that either the kids or grand-kids, can't recall which, of the original owners had decided as of 2017 not to continue farming the land, at least to provide for the public to come and pick their own produce, which really is a shame. Still there are old standby's like Michell's and Gobind Farms among many others so if you're a fresh strawberry fan, now is the time..... 

Made a trip out there today and picked some up, wife concurs with your assessment.


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#31 AllseeingEye

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:50 PM

Made a trip out there today and picked some up, wife concurs with your assessment.

 

Made a trip out there today and picked some up, wife concurs with your assessment.

Clearly a woman of superior intellect and taste. Enjoy the strawberries - we've already scarfed ours down, lol


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#32 Matt R.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:04 PM

We are in Fulford, right at the ferry landing. Cakes are long gone but that crazy baker changes stuff up all the time. This afternoon, my GM brought me a little taster of today’s mocha mousse with a splash of Phillips’ Dino-sour while I was getting ready for my shift. Thanks, I said. I don’t love the plating, but the f&b were on point. I think the Dinosaur is blackberry.

It’s her Monday, not bad I’d say.

OT I had the Gobind strawbs in my Vega shake today.

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