Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We have lots of Apples!

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, we at Garside's Fruit Farm sure did.  We made several dishes for Thanksgiving that contained Apples.

We made an apple tart pie, it is an absolutely delicious dish made with shredded apple.  Here is the recipe:

1 Cup Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 Cup of Butter
Combine the flour, salt, sugar and butter together with a fork until it looks like shortbread.  Then stir in 1 Tbsp of Vinegar.  Blend all together with a fork.

Press this mixture into the bottom of a springform pan, extending 1" up the sides of the pan.

Then combine these ingredients:

1 Cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Flour
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
3 Cups Coarsely Grated Apples (we used a 50/50 combination of the Bramley and Boskoop Apples.

Once you have those ingredients blended, spread over dough in springform pan.

Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes.  Cool on rack in pan.  Remove from the springform pan and sift icing sugar on top.  Serve with whipping cream or ice cream.

Other items we made with Apples from Garside's Fruit Farm Thanksgiving feast was our Cranberry sauce.  This recipe was told to us by a customer.  It is from Jamie Oliver's recipe collection - this is a Apple Cranberry Sauce, the recipe specifically calls for Bramley Apples!  This was absolutely delicious, and easy to make.  Even those people who are not the biggest cranberry sauce fans at the table thought it was delicious.  The recipe even says you can, preserve the sauce by canning it.  Here is a link to the recipe: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fruit-recipes/apple-cranberry-sauce

The final item we made with apples was our Stuffing.  This stuffing recipe is my absolute favourite  I always make a ton of stuffing, to insure I have an ample amount leftover.   This recipe is called Wild Rice, Apple and Dried Cranberry Stuffing.  We used mostly Bramley Apples in this with a few Boskoop Apples, to add a bit of a different flavour.  As always this recipe turned out wonderfully.

Instead of the usual turkey for Thanksgiving, we used a Garside's Fruit Farm Free Range Roasting Chicken, done on the BBQ - Beer Can Chicken Style.  Super easy and delicious way to roast your chicken.  We used a 8 1/4 pound chicken and it was wonderful!

Currently at the farm we have several varieties of apples available: Bramley Apples, Boskoop Apples, King Apples, Spartan Apples and coming this week will be our Jonagold Apples.  These apples are all available for $1.25 / lb, with the exception of the Spartans which are $1.00 / lb.

We also have 1 pound baskets of delicious Cherry Tomatoes.  These baskets are available for $3.00 / lb.

Our Free Range Roasting Chickens are also available for $3.75 / lb.

Coming soon: Northern Spy Apples and Gloster Apples.  Both will be available for $1.25 / lb. b We are always taking pre-orders for these!

If you have any questions, comments or would like to place an order with us, please do not hesitate to contact us at 604.556.4273 or garsidesfruitfarm@shaw.ca. Also "Like" us on Facebook!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thanksgiving is coming....

With Thanksgiving just around the corner that means time to bake apple pies.  We happen to have the best apples at Garside's Fruit Farm for just that.  Our Bramley Apple is rated the best baking apple out there!  When we bake a pie, we actually use a combination of the Bramley and Boskoop Apples.  They both keep their shape nicely in a pie and don't turn to mush.  Also the combination of their flavours and textures make a very tasty pie or crisp.  Stay tuned to our website, we will have a whole post on baking a pie with Garside Fruit Farm Apples, complete with photos.

We have a several varieties of apples ready at the farm:  Prima, Boskoop, Bramley and King Apples.  These are all available for $1.25 a pound, with the exception of the Prima Apple it is only $1.00 per pound.  Also available are Zucchinis and Cherry tomatoes.  The Zucchinis are $0.75 each no matter the size, and the tomatoes are a one pound basket for $3.00.

As an alternative to Turkey why not try a delicious Garside's Fruit Farm Roasting Chicken.  The average size of our chickens is about six pounds.  We do have larger and smaller available.  They are fed a top quality, locally produced grain with no hormones or antibiotics.  They have access to outside pasture.  A good healthy alternative to the turkey.  The chickens are available for $3.75/lb.

If you have any questions or would like to place any orders please feel free to contact us via phone at 604.556.4273 or email garsidesfruitfarm@shaw.ca  Also "Like" us on Facebook.