Today is September 12, the rain is over and it is a beautiful day outside.
Between my last blog and today a lot has happened.
We did go away on Aug 5 but had to return the next day already due to the big storm that came over our farm.
The damage was unbelievable.
I would like to thank all of my clients and friends who did take the time to talk to us and for the support shown to us!
In the mean time I have attended 2 markets again and am looking forward to return the 21st of Sep.
The last market I had a new product with me.
Since I mill Buckwheat, I get a special kind of bran and the hulls as an extra product.
The bran is a healthy snack for our chickens and the hulls make great nesting material.
Since I have it in my nesting areas, they never pooped in there anymore and my eggs stay nice and clean!
I have taken it to the market and for now I am sold out already!!
If you like to try it , please let me know and I will add your name to a list and fill orders as soon as I mill Buckwheat again.
Today is the 1st of August.
Time seems to fly!
On July 22 I had the opportunity to meet with chefs, cooks and managers of health stores from Calgary and Area at the Galimax Chef Tour.
It was a very nice morning and I met with lots of people who showed interest in our flours!
In the meantime , on the farm, they have been busy combining the grass seed.
That means that next week will give us a little break with the field work.
We are thinking about going away for a camping trip but that means that the mill will be closed next week and that I have to reschedule the farmers market from Aug 10 to Aug 17.
If you do need flour next week please feel free to contact me before Saturday Afternoon and I hope to fill your order and arrange shipping into Lethbridge next week.
On Monday Aug 5 I will let you know if we will be closed for sure.
Coming Saturday is market day again for me.
I really look forward to it.
My next market date will be July 20.
Hope to meet lots of my customers again!
Coming Saturday I hope to be at the market.
Due to a funeral I have to leave an hour before closing time.
You can find me there from 9.00 - 1.00 pm.
Coming Saturday will be the first market in Lethbridge. The time has changed and the market runs now from 9.00 am - 2.00 pm.
I hope to be there with all my flours!
Future dates for my attendance will be June 1,15 and 29. July 20, Aug 10 and 31, Sep 21 and Oct 5 and 19.
I hope to keep you up to date on my blog in case of a cancellation.
April 9 2019, the renovations are done and my milling room looks so fresh and easy to work in.
Today the health inspector came to inspect the facility and it got approved to be an official mill!!!
Thank you, Case, Koos, Margo, Justin, Thirza and Maurice for all the hard work to get this accomplished.
And also Corrie, Henrieke en Ronald, Denise, Conrad and Emmalyn for encouraging me and helping out with house chores so I had time to work in the mill!
A special thank you to my nephew Wilmar who came just in time from The Netherlands to help with the last small jobs!
this means also that I can start selling my flours to restaurants , a whole new path to go!
Thank you also to all my faithful customers who showed me that I am selling a good and healthy product!
This encouraged me to go this step ahead!
I am able to mill again and hopefully in 14 days I can start to offer you 2 new products.
White whole wheat flour and Buckwheat flour.
My grains are currently cleaned at the seed cleaner and I hope they will be cleaned and back in 14 days.
Another new thing I can offer you is sifted flour.
No matter which kind you want I am able to sift out the bran so the flour will be softer and more suitable for baking cookies and cakes.
I added some pictures of the new milling room, the silver pan-like machine is the sifter.
It is February 14 and still cold!
We started renovating the mill room!
I hope to be able to get my health certificate for food business so I would be able to sell to restaurants and have my flour in the health stores.
But right now this keeps us very busy and excited!
Right now I can't mill because off all the sawing they are doing but hopefully that job will be done by the end of this day and I can clean every thing and mill again next week.
I milled some flour ahead of this, so I do have flour in stock but it is not as fresh as you are used to.
Today is January 16 and a grey and colder day! I am not going to complain because so far I have been enjoying this mild winter. Last Saturday it was 20 C in the sun and I took the opportunity to dry the laundry outside and gave my mill a big cleaning!
This week Friday, I hope to attend the small market, organized by Real Estate Center @ the exhibition park in Lethbridge from 3.30-6.00 pm.
February 1 and 2 I hope to be at the trade show in Claresholm.
I also handed in my application for the Lethbridge Farmers Market for the coming season!
Lots to look forward to, again!
Time really flies by.
The Farmers market season is already a while behind us and ever since I have had weekly orders.
This makes me really happy! Also the comments I get from you how you like my fresh milled flours!
Thank you all for that! And a hearty welcome to all my new customers from far and near!
In October we could finish our harvest and now I will have 2 new products!
We grew buck wheat and white wheat!
Both are waiting to be cleaned at a seed cleaner before I can start milling.
I am also waiting for my sifter to get installed so I would be able have flour without the Bran.
Rest me now to wish you all a Blessed Christmas and all the best for 2019!
Case and Herma Van Garderen and family!