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Stock up on these items before your camping trip!

Severin spent last weekend camping in Squamish and made sure to bring the whole Carina Organics line of body care. These products are made here in North Vancouver and are 100% biodegradable and safe for the environment.

She also brought the Caboo wipes, again biodegradable and perfect in those camping situations when you have no running water.

We’ve got you covered at Sprout.

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Potentially one more blueberry pick!

Wow, the blueberries flew out of here. Thanks to everyone who made their pre-orders. We have a couple of 10 lb cases available as they squeezed out a few extra pounds for us. First come, first serve!

Ron says there might be a second pick of our favorite Duke variety in the next week or two. There other varieties available: Blue Crop & Liberty. They are not as large as the Duke, but are quite nice as well. If this is of interest to you let us know. We’ll start a list for the second pick Dukes.

If you’d like to pre-order for the next batch, please contact the store 604-983-6657 to put your name on the list and pay the $20 deposit. If the pick doesn’t produce enough, we’ll refund you your deposit.

 

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Olera delivers the best!

It’s always a happy day when our local farming partners at Olera call. We’ve got their delicious valley mix salad mix and the most lovely and tasty raspberries.

We have a long relationship with the Reid family who, along with their many siblings, have pioneered organic certification and farming practices here in BC.

These are wonderful people who do wonderful things for our community and the environment. 

Next week we expect more from the farm including:

– piccalino cucumbers 

– broccolini

-heirloom tomatoes

– cabbage

-basil

-green onion

Yum!!

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At long last, Blueberry pre-orders!

Blueberry season is here at long last. In the last two years, the blueberries have come so early that mid-July feels late. Organic berries (and most produce) tend to come a bit after conventional.

Here at Sprout, our favorite variety of berries is the Duke. Duke berries are the sweet, large blues that are legendary to the Warkentins. These will be picked beginning next week.

We are currently accepting pre-orders for 20-pound cases. I will be basing my orders on what has been pre-sold. Unfortunately, I do not have the space to store excess berries.

⁃    Pre-orders will need to have a deposit of $20. We can take a credit card over the phone to secure your order.

⁃    We want you to have the freshest berries possible, so your order needs to be picked up within two days.

Please call the store to secure your blueberries today!

604-983-6657

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Please join us this Sunday at 1pm

I am so excited to share with you that on Sunday, July 2,at 1 pm, Rebecca Coomes from The Health Gut will be joining me at Sprout to do a live podcast!

Rebecca is the author of the world’s first Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) cookbooks, including SIBO Summer Cookbook and SIBO Family Favorites Cookbook. She is the host of the SIBO Cooking Show, which releases new cooking shows every Wednesday. She is also the host of the SIBO podcast, which launched in August 2016.

Rebecca runs a SIBO coaching program, working directly with people who have SIBO, taking them through her 5step method to help them achieve health and happiness. She regularly holds gut health workshops, is a speaker on gut health and SIBO, and guest contributor and blogger to health and wellness sites.

I know it is a holiday weekend, but I hope you will join us and meet Rebecca.

Check out her fab website and learn more about Rebecca, her story and how she can help youhttps://thehealthygut.co.

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Try this recipe for lunch

In my quest for more imaginative meals, I tried this little gem over the weekend: Chickpea ‘chicken’ salad. It was a hit with the whole family, kiddies and all!

It’s packed with protein, fiber, and a whole lot of flavor.

– canned chickpeas, rinsed

– 1/2 red pepper, diced

– 1-2 stalks celery, diced

– 1/4 or 1/2 red onion, diced (to your taste), or a green onion cut into small pieces

– mayonnaise or tahini (a couple of TBSP, but again to the consistency you prefer)

salt & pepper to taste

– a couple of shakes of garlic powder (to your taste)

If you have a food processor, you will find it faster and more convenient to coarsely mash/dice the chickpeas. I would pulse it till its consistency is chunky, but mashed. You can also do this with a fork, but depending on the chickpeas, it can be labor intensive.

Mix all the ingredients together and spread the salad on top of your favorite bread. I used a coarse rye from the Artisan Bakeshoppe. Bon appetite!

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A heart-felt thank you!

Thank you very much for voting us Best Produce in the Readers Choice Awards in the North Shore News.

We are very proud to be a finalist in the best produce category. We try very hard to offer the very best in organic on the North Shore. Your votes are a welcome reminder of why we do what we do…. It’s for you!

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