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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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Look at the Quinoa!

Quinoa

Black Quinoa Seed purchased from Salt Spring Seeds is 3 feet tall and the first of the seeds have started to appear in pink and green, as shown in the photo above.

With about 100 days of maturity, it will continue to grow until 6 feet tall in late August. Once the seeds have matured, we will pick the stems and bring them inside to harvest, stripping the seeds with our thumb and forefinger. Several pictures to follow.

“Variable coloured flower-heads produce copious amounts of vibrant black seeds. Original accession from Peru via the late David Cusack. Resisted sprouting on the plant in rainy conditions better than other quinoa strains in 2013. A bit earthier, sweeter, and more crunchy than white quinoa.”

Quote retrieved from: www.saltspringseeds.com/products/black-quinoa