Hot Afternoon in the Kitchen!

Farm Market season will be upon us soon!

To start the season, we will be participating at the Slow Food Canada National Conference, at their Salone Del Gusto, or a farmers market.

SlowFood_logo-digitalbIt is outdoors and will be along the front of the Watermark Beach Resort Conference Centre on Main Street.

Slow Food has been active in different regions in Canada for more than 10 years, with a particularly strong presence in Montreal, Ontario and British Columbia. During this time, Slow Food has become one of the most important bi-lingual food organizations in Canada. We were very honoured to be contacted to participate.

We have been working on our Business plan, our HACCP Plan (food production safety plan), looking for a local commercial kitchen, analyzing our recipes (for nutritional labeling)   amongst other things.  And today we canned!

Blueberry Garlic Jelly, Blueberry Lime Jam and Ba-Da-Bing Cherry Marmalade. I forgot to take pictures. The blueberries were frozen the same say we got them last summer, as were the bing cherries. Last summer the cherries were incredible. Sun and rain at exactly the right time, they were larger than any I’ve ever seen. We pitted them before we roze them and their size made pitting them difficult. I have a feeling there may be some cherry stones left…

I think I will put that on the label.  Click here for the Ba-Da-Bing Cherry Marmalade recipe.


You gotta LOVE the smell of Cherries and oranges cooking!


About badkowalik

Prepared by hand and cooked in small batches – our preserves are cooked slowly. There is an average of 1.5 pounds of fruit in every 8 oz jar. Not only can you taste the difference – you can see the difference. Beautiful natural color and unmatched textures – that can only be achieved by the patience and experience of the Confiseur (the maker). There is alchemy to what we do. Like fine wines, each season has it’s own specific style. We create preserves with exceptional taste. Capturing these flavors is the craft of our business. Beary Good Stuff is a collection of seasonal, sustainable, artisinally made preserves. The collection is made (in limited quantities) from local fruits using traditional cooking methods. We use the freshest ingredients we can get. The small batch production insures a taste and texture that is unmatched in the commercial market today. The collection includes preserved fruits & vegetables – marmalades, jams, fruit butters & salsas, pickles and gift collections that reflect the bounty of the season and spirit of feasting. Although not necessary yet, we have received a letter from the BC Heath Authority. We submitted a package detailing how and where we made our products, what each recipe contains and how we prepare it. This letter is displayed in our tent at the Farm Market. We have our BC MarketSafe and FoodSafe certifications.

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