2017 BUTTER TART FESTIVAL

2017 BUTTER TART FESTIVAL

NOTES FROM THE MARKET It was another great day at the Market on Saturday.  Local cherries and honey were available as well as our usual farm and greenhouse produce, crafters, artisans, knife sharpener and new-to-you vendors.  As most people have noticed, I’ve been...

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IT’S BACK! 2017 B.C. BUTTER TART FESTIVAL

IT’S BACK! 2017 B.C. BUTTER TART FESTIVAL

July 14, 2017, for immediate release LUMBY BUTTER TART FESTIVAL & CONTEST, SEPTEMBER 9 It’s back! For the third year in a row, the B.C. Butter Tart Festival will be held in Lumby’s Whitevalley Community Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9th. The theme...

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MAKING IT EASY TO SHOP IN LUMBY

MAKING IT EASY TO SHOP IN LUMBY

This week, I’d like to focus on our vendors who are creative entrepreneurs, selective pickers or sell fabulous products that you might otherwise have to purchase online or from a big, impersonal store. First up is Elsie, your Lumby Beauticontrol specialist. She’ll be...

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SHOPPING LOCAL & GREEN IS EASY AT THE MARKET

SHOPPING LOCAL & GREEN IS EASY AT THE MARKET

As you know, the Saturday Market in Lumby is a “public” market – it walks the line between a card-carrying farmer’s market and a flea market.  This week, I’d like to focus on our many vendors who make, bake or grow their products. As you walk the tree-lined path in...

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CANADA DAY MARKET

Yes, there will be a Market on Canada Day.  We'll be right in the thick of the celebrations at Whitevalley Community Park in Lumby. B.C.  Great news! the fruit is beginning to arrive - tomorrow locally grown cherries. Market opens at 9 a.m. as usual.  

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MAY 13TH MARKET CANCELLED

Sorry folks, but we have been asked by the Village of Lumby to cancel the May 13th Saturday Market due to the risk of continued flooding and possible severe weather.  We've never had to cancel before and sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause to our vendors...

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FROM THE HERB PATCH – BALM OF GILEAD

FROM THE HERB PATCH – BALM OF GILEAD

  Balm of Gilead is a time-honoured natural remedy made from poplar buds, The medicinal properties of the balsam poplar tree (Populus balsamifera) lie in the winter buds, and with this slow spring it’s not too late to collect them before the leaves arrive (you can...

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GARDENING TIPS FROM SAM – COMPANION PLANTINGS

GARDENING TIPS FROM SAM – COMPANION PLANTINGS

Well, I was asked a couple of questions about companion gardening and although I knew a few plants that do well with most plants and provide a benefit, like the use of marigolds in your garden, a little research provided a greater insight..so, here it goes for some of...

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FROM THE HERB PATCH – NETTLES & LAVENDER

FROM THE HERB PATCH – NETTLES & LAVENDER

         Spring herbs -  I’m always happy to see my little patch of stinging nettle every spring.  The leaves decrease pain and act as a mild diuretic, accounting for their use in providing relief from allergies and arthritis. The young leaves, rich in iron,...

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