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Buy Local Program

Snowdon House BC Buy Local Program
Snowdon House BC Buy Local Program
Snowdon House Gourmet and Gifts has received a grant from the BC Buy Local Program. Photo: BC Ministry of Agriculture

We’re excited to announce that we have received a grant as part of BC’s Buy Local Program!

This program helps promote and increase sales of locally grown and processed seafood and agrifood products, and supports food security in BC. We are proud to be included in this program to help promote Snowdon House and our products.

“At Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts we offer hassle-free home cooking and convenient comfort food that will nourish you and your family. We don’t spend nearly enough time at our dinner table anymore and we want to change that. Since we have had the opportunity to take part in the Buy Local Program, we hope to inspire British Columbians to cook, create and grow.” -Laura Waters

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Island Entrepreneur Creates New Line of Vinegar Products from Douglas Fir Trees

Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts was recently featured on Chek News – here is a link to the article:

“Laura Waters of Snowdon House Farm in North Saanich brings an age old idea into the 21st century. Waters is producing fir-essence infused vinegars ideal for salads blended with flavours like apricot, Arctic kiwi, blackberry and many others. Also Douglas Firessence, a sparkling, effervescent, non-alcoholic beverage made from locally grown Douglas Fir trees with a shot of vinegar. …

Source: Island entrepreneur creates new line of vinegar products from Douglas fir trees

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Tomato Sauce to Die For!

Cooked Tomatoes

A combination of cherry, beef steak, roma, marzano tomatoes, purple basil, red onions, zucchini, parsley, sage, thyme, oregano, and garlic, all fresh from the garden. Roasted in olive oil and infused with thyme vinegar and slow roasted for 6 hours at 200 degrees. Homemade pizzas were made with this yummy sauce and the rest was frozen.

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Our West Coast Bread is Ready to Enjoy!

West Coast Bread

The Douglas Fir Tips used in this bread paired with our FirEssence or soda is a truly West Coast original. The Douglas Fir tips are packed with vitamin C and electrolytes.

To make the West Coast Bread, simply add a 341 mL bottle of our FirEssence or soda, mix, and bake at 375 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes. Serve Warm!

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Coming this Summer: Salsa Anytime

Salsa Anytime

A convenient blend of dried garden vegetables. Easy to make, just add water and vinegar, and it rehydrates in two hours. The longer it sits, the better it gets. Salsa Anytime has a bit of a bite to provide a flavourful addition to any dish. Makes a simple spaghetti sauce when camping.

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Lavender Vinegar

Lavender Vinegar

“The gauzy gray-green foliage, graceful violet spikes, and above all, unequalled perfume make lavender a shameless seducer. Its fragrance is both invigorating and sedating and one of the great pleasures of the herb garden.”

The most common variety of lavender is English lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, which grows to between two and three feet, with one-and-a-half-inch flower spikes on eight-inch stems.

Come try our breathtaking vinegar! Soon to be added to our Essence Collection. A non-alcoholic champagne style bubble.

Quote and information retrieved from the Herbfarm Cookbook by Jerry Traunfeld.