We grow fruits and vegetables for the Qualicum Beach farmer's market.
I enjoy going to the market, it is a very social event. Lots of work to get ready, but it is so worth it. We pick everything as close as to the market time as possible to ensure fresh produce.
I also enjoy showcasing our product at local fairs. At the Lighthouse Community Fall Fair of 2015, I won both the fruit and the vegetable Grand Aggregate, and high point ribbons!
Seedy Saturday 2017
In 2016, I won the Grand Aggregate for fruit again!
At Seedy Saturday on February 4, 2017, I will be selling seed potatoes. Our 2016 potato crop yielded enough seed potatoes for me to be selling our surplus.
I will have available:
Kennebec A medium- to late-maturing white potato. This fast-growing variety has high yields. It maintains good quality in storage. Is prone to turning green when exposed to light. Culinary: fries, mashed or baked.
Red Pontiac The plants are large and spreading with angled stems and large light purple flowers. The potatoes are deep-eyed and round with dark red skin and white waxy flesh,though can be knobbly if soil moisture is uneven. The skin colour can fade significantly, leaving only the eyes as red. Culinary: potato salad, baked, mashed, boiled.
Fingerling is a small, stubby, finger-shaped type of potato. Fingerlings are varieties that naturally grow small and narrow. They are fully mature when harvested and are not to be confused with new potatoes. Culinary: Potato salad, stew, soups, roasted. They are firm and require a longer cooking time.
Gardener's Mix A combination of all three variaties mentioned above. A nice small mix for backyard gardeners