Market vendor of the Week

When we officially started up the farm just before Christmas we didn’t quite know what to expect. We knew we had a delicious product that we liked – but would others too?

Camrose truly welcomed us with open arms – it’s heartwarming how helpful and supportive businesses and the amazing community have been. And once the snow was gone and the Downtown market started up we were there! From the very first day and every day since. It’s hard not to fall in love with the atmosphere and the community – all the people involved in making it happen – from Downtown Camrose to the ones organizing the Downtown market, to the vendors and of course all the lovely customers .

Elin & Brock of Grub & Shrub Farm at the downtown Camrose farmers market
Brock always say he wishes everyday was market day

Even though the weather haven’t been that great (no snow yet though!) people show up and support local . Each week you bring such great conversation, recipes and life stories. We love that so many of our customers return their jar each week – they do get a $1 off but it’s the thing of it all, that we’re making a difference and limiting the number of new jars that being purchased that is important. Together we’re stronger.

Market days are intense but once everything is unpacked and the baby is asleep we melt down into the couch with big grins on our faces talking about the highlights of the day.

Brock & Elin L Friesen

So, this week when we’re partners with Vinesation to be the business and market vendor of the week – we’re extra excited for Thursday. Bridget at Vinesation have been such a great supporter, inspiration and friend from the very start. We love how the micro greens and olive oils compliment each other and just makes everything paired with them delicious! And Vinesation is our official pick up location for micro green subscriptions.

For those of you who stop by at the market we’ll have a one time salad mix featuring a vinaigrette from Vinesation. We’re bringing Zeniths zingy pepper pesto and we will have saskatoons available as well!! We hope to see you there tomorrow 🙂

/Elin & Brock

Micro greens

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micro Radish & Potato soup

It’s been a rainy and cold June (we even had some snow..) so we have been craving soup. We also had a little bit of extra micro radish on our hands so we figured we could combine the two and make something delicious!

It turned out so great that we just had to share it with you – so you too could feel warm in case this mosquito free weather continued 😉

You will need: (2 servings)

1 large yellow omion

2 medium potatoes

~ 160g micro radish

4 cups of vegetable or chicken broth (we used micro green vegetable broth)

1/3 cup heavy cream

2 table spoons of butter

Our triton radish has a really nice flavour and spice to them but the potatoes and cream tame the oumph

Dice the onion and slice the potatoes. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and stir in the onion once the butter is a gorgeous golden brown. Saute until they’re tender. Mix in the potatoes and micro radishes, coating them with butter. Pour in the broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat once boiling and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.

Time to wait. Let the soup mixture cool for a while before transferring it to a blender. Blend until smoooooth.

Return the mixture to the saucepan and mix in the heavy cream. Stir as it gets warm and well blended. We served ours with radish flowers but you can also put micro radishes on top.

We paired our soup with a great steak, homemade garlic bread and fried mushrooms and onion. We didn’t mind that it was raining outside, it was quite nice to watch while enjoying this meal !

If you can’t resist and try this recipe – let us know how you liked it and if you post it on social media tag us @grubandshrub so we don’t miss your pictures!

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Jaywalker’s Jamboree & new vendors

Brock & Edith Friesen smiling at Fionas Coffee
Brock and Edith at Fiona’s Coffee

This was my (and Ediths) first taste of Jaywalker Jamboree. We were relieved the smoke from the wildfires had let up so that we could walk around and see all the vendors, food and local businesses.

We are so thrilled to be a part of Camrose, we love how everyone are supporting each other and the strong sense of community. We initially moved here from Edmonton to be close to Brocks family but it was the warm welcome we received from everyone that made us feel so at home. Hopefully we will get the house on to our land very soon so we can move from the house we are renting and start making all our plans into reality!

  • Grub & Shrub Farm at Fiona's Coffee
  • Grub & Shrub Farm at Nutters

This week have been exciting for us, we started the week by stocking the fridge at Nutters – from now on you can always find our fresh single variety micro greens there.

And to kick off the Jaywalkers Jamboree weekend we are now featured at Fiona’s Coffee. If you haven’t already, have a slice of the quiche and a side salad, it’s so very tasty. And the pulled pork!

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