Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Crabapple Butter recipe!

As promised here is a crabapple butter recipe.


4 lbs of Garside's Fruit Farm Crabapples, stems and blossom ends removed, and quartered
1 cup of water
Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
2 cups of granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger

1. In a large saucepan, combine crabapples and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover and boil gently, stirring occasionally, until crabapples are getting soft. (Approximately 20 to 30 minutes.)

2. Transfer crab apple mixture to a food mixer and puree, just until a uniform texture is achieved. Do not liquefy. Measure out 6 cups of crabapple puree.

3. In a large saucepan combine crabapple puree, orange zest and juice, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring frequently until mixture thickens and holds its shape on a spoon.

4. Meanwhile prepare canner, jars and lids.

5. Ladle the hot butter sauce into hot jars, leaving a 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) of headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if necessary by adding hot butter. Wipe rim, and place lid on, and screw band down till resistance is me, then increase to fingertip tight.

6. Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil, and process for 10 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store.

Our Crabapples are looking great this year! They will make a delicious batch of Crabapple Butter or anything you choose. They are available for $1.00 per pound, and we anticipate beginning to pick them in early to mid August. If you would like to order any of our products, please do not hesitate to contact us via email garsidesfruitfarm@shaw.ca or by phone at 604.556.4273 anytime. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


We are officially sold out of our sour cherries for the 2010 season. If you would like to be put on the list for next year, please let us know.

Whats next for fruit you ask... We have crab and gravenstein apples coming up soon. As well as Bartlett Pears and Blackberries.

We may be offering two saturday u-pick dates at the farm for blackberries this year. If you would be interested in that, please contact us and let us know!!

Next recipe to come is......Crabapple Butter!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Recipe for the week - Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie (With a 9" pastry shell)


4 cups of pitted Garside's Fruit Farm Sour Cherries
1 1/4 cups of Sugar
1/4 cup Flour
2 Tbsp Butter

Preheat oven to 425 F. Combine sour cherries, sugar, flour, toss together lightly to mix. Pour into pastry lined pan. Top with a crust. Bake till juice is bubbly for 30 - 35 minutes.

As a side note, we still have a few pounds left of our sour cherries. If interested, email or give us a call as soon as possible as these won't last long.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Last Chance for Sour Cherries

We are picking the last of our Sour Cherries in the next few days!! If you have not ordered any yet you better hurry as we are selling out fast.

They are $3.00 per pound.

If you wish to order some, give us a call at 604.556.4273 or email us at garsidesfruitfarm@shaw.ca , they won't last long!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sour Cherries!

Our sour cherries are in the final ripening stage and are looking delicious. We will be starting to pick them this Wednesday. If you have preordered them already, we will be calling you in the next few days to let you know when you can pick them up or have them delivered.

Our Crab Apples are looking great this year. If you would like to preorder any please let us know. They are $1.00 per pound. Great for jellies, wine, and baking.

If you have any questions or would like to preorder any of our produce, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: garsidesfruitfarm@shaw.ca or by phone at 604.556.4273.

Keep checking our website for updates!