Moses and Shirlee Mae Schneider run the Brown Schneider Farm in the Similkameen Valley, in Cawston B.C. There son Willis and his wife Bronwyn handle the veggies while Moses and Shirlee do the tree fruits. It is a small scale seven acre family-run farm. They have owned and farmed it organically since 1990. Starting by being SOOPA certified until 2009 but switched to PACS in 2009 so they could ship out of Province if needed.
Shirlee Mae explains:
"The farm was part of the original Cawston homestead, we purchased it from the Pitt family. We still grow wonderful pears from the 50 year old d'Anjou and Bosc trees planted by the Pitt family. We have tried to preserve the original farm set up, inter-planting Bronze Beauty Bosc and Bosc in the (30' by 30' spaced) D'Anjou block. We also grow apricots, a variety of apples, plums, peaches, and gardens all mixed in amongst the old corrals, cottonwoods and lilacs.
"Our son Willis, works on the farm and leases a neighboring property to grow squash, making him a fourth generation farmer in the Similkameen. In the winters he travels, and rock and ice climbs. Our other son Max attends Emily Carr in Vancouver, tree plants and always helps on the farm when he is home. We are lucky to live in the beautiful Similkameen Valley and a neighborhood where most of our neighbors are also farming organically."
Fresh field tomatoes! These amazing tomatoes add a fresh garden flavour to any dish. </br></br> These tomatoes are incredible for making into a homemade pasta sauce.
This is your sauce and salsa tomato - make your tomato sauce or soup something special. </br> </br> Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E and K. They are also low in fat and calories and high in potassium, folate and fiber. Studies have shown that a diet rich in tomatoes can help prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing LDL Cholesterol and lowering both blood pressure and inflammation. Tomatoes contain the powerful antioxidant lycopene, which has been shown to protect against many different types of cancer most notably prostate. The lycopene in tomatoes, particularly cooked tomatoes, helps prevent and reduce the progression of prostate cancer.
Red Kuri squash. It's a Japanese squash variety that has a very delicate, mellow flavour. Very excited to have these in the warehouse! </br> </br> Red Kuri Squash are a Japanese Squash variety that is rarely grown in Canada. Inside the hard outer skin there is a firm flesh that provides a very delicate and mellow chestnut-like flavour. The majority of these grown in North America are exported to Japan. Try one this week!
Gala apples are one of the most common varieties of apple. They are a cross between the Cox Pippen, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious. </br> </br> Gala apples are a great snacking fruit as they are low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C and B. They also contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent heart attacks. They also contain trace amounts of boron, which has been touted for its ability to help build strong bones.
Gala apples are always a crowd pleaser. Their dense flesh is creamy yellow and crisp, offering a mildly sweet flavour and flora aroma. Gala’s that are allowed to reach the peak of their sweetness on the tree will have a deeper red hue and a slightly sweeter flavour.
These guys are loaded with soluble fibre, sweet sugars, and vitamin C. The black skin is loaded with healthy antioxidants as well. So dig in! </br></br>Significant antioxidant potential due to high concentration of phenols and anthocyanins, black plums are also high in Vitamin C which can help with iron absorption.
A favoured Italian variety, this roma is amazing fresh & for sauces alike! </br></br>The perfect canning tomatoes so you can have the taste of fresh tomatoes all year round<br><br> ****By ordering by the case you are getting a considerable discount however you accept the risk that there may be some waste
Time to start preserving summer freshness. Whether it be making tomato sauce or just freezing these field tomatoes whole for use in cooking over the winter. Now is the time to take advantage of our seasonal case sale<br><br> ****By ordering by the case you are getting a considerable discount however you accept the risk that there may be some waste
These tomatoes are meant for cooking down. Lots of life in them with a few parts that need to be removed </br></br>Priced to clear. <br><br> Prep your winter italian tomato sauce with these locally-grown roma or beefsteak tomatoes.