Our 2019 U-pick timeline... July 11 - It's that wonderful time of year. Raspberry U-pick has begun! Come on in and pick a bucket. Our family U-pick is Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 5:00. See you here :)
June 19- IT’S TIME FOR FAVAS
U-pick for favas has begun, so come on in a pick yours today.
FAVAS are a great gift to our nutritional powerhouse, giving us valuable minerals and vitamins as well as an extra ordinary supply of protein. This is the time of the year to pay attention to those healthy products in the garden and to pay attention to U-Pick Farms and Gardens specializing in picked and U-pick Favas. The great thing about them as they are eaten at various stages of maturity in different parts of your diet. When the Favas are small and you open them up you will find that they look and taste like baby peas that can be used as an add-on to salads or just to eat out of hand; the next size up will give you a mid-size bean to cook like any small vegetable and particularly nice steamed coated with a little butter; and then we come to the daddy-sized bean which is used for cooking with other vegetables. It has 25% protein which can be used as a substitute for the meat that you might otherwise use in that dish. Much of the large sized crop is saved for preparing and eating later in soups and stews. Look for inspired cooking instructions in your favourite cook books. Favas have been eaten the world over for the past 6000 years and have always been prized for its high food value and convenience in making tasty dishes.
Come with your children on Friday, Saturday and Sundays to u-pick your own. Cash, debit or cheque only.