Monday, February 25, 2008

The Cake Box

The Cake Box Bakery bakes fantastic Bush Bread, but only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You might be out of luck if you wait until afternoon to pick it up. I believe that everything they sell has been made on site but I should check on that. I think it's fantastic that the bakery carries eggs from a farm in town. I'd prefer to eventually cut out that middle step and get them directly but for now I love getting good bread and fresh, free run eggs (from "happy chickens") in the same place. If you call ahead the bakery will put aside both your favorite loaf of bread and some eggs for you to pick up later in the day. That's another small town service that I love.

The Cake Box Bakery
10108 Main Street
Summerland, BC

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Yogopogo Dairy Products

Yogopogo Dairy Products are made just down the hill from where we live. We got excited about how close to home they are produced and have been buying the yogurt pretty regularly since then. I love it that they have an organic line (Jerseyland Organics) and it's competitively priced. I'm a fan of buying the plain yogurt and adding my own fruit or sweetener. It's easy to find - the local grocery stores both stock it.

Yogopogo Dairy Products
P.O. Box 937
6990 Switchback Rd
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0

Fax: 250.494.9342

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Stinging Bee Honey Farm

I've been driving past a house with a "local honey" sign on Biagioni Road (just right of the dead end of Rosedale on the East side of the highway) for a year now and never stopped by because...I have an unnatural terror of knocking on strangers' doors. Even when they have signs out inviting me to do so. This blog got me off my butt to finally give it a shot. I discovered a perfectly friendly woman selling her son's "Stinging Bee Honey". It's unpasteurized honey made from bee hives in an orchard on Giant's Head Road. I picked up a $7, 2lb container and tried it on some of my favorite home made bread this afternoon. The colour is darker and the flavour bolder than standard mass produced fare, which is a good thing from my point of view. For my tiny effort I was rewarded with a local source of something I use a lot and the price is certainly right. Try it!

Stinging Bee Honey Farm
Unpasteurized Okanagan Honey
Doug Johnson
Summerland, BC

Update: The house that I bought this honey at has been sold...will update again when I call to find out where to buy the honey now.