Slow Day After Slow Food!

Yesterday we were part of the Artisan Market of Taste at the Slow Food Conference in Osoyoos!

Today we are a little tired and sore after our first market day of the season.

Usually we are not on concrete. We should have brought something to stand on. Today we are both a little stiff and sore.


We had heard there would be gusty winds and the temperature would drop as a front moved through, however it held off until the market was almost over.

There were over 40 different vendors from all over the area around the Okanagan and although we did not get a chance to meet with each of them, we did get to talk to quite a number.

Boy were we busy!

We met so many interesting people and we totally emptied a number of sample jars, went through a box and a half of crackers and sold out totally in 4 different preserves.

We only had one opportunity to take pictures, the rest of the day was super busy.


Besides the people from the conference, people from all over came to the Market. Many were our regular customers from Boundary Country.

We also met a lot of new people who were happy to hear we would be selling at the Osoyoos Market, Saturdays 8-1 – May long weekend through October.

We also wee able to tell many of our regular customers we can be found at the Osoyoos Market this summer.


The Slow Food People from the Thompson Okanagan conviva did a great job!

They were well prepared and set up went smoothly.

There was an incredible turnout and we met so many other wonderful vendors from throughout our area!

Slow Food Rocks!!!



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.

Posted on April 28, 2013, in Market, Tangy and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This looks like a lovely market. Can’t wait to see if this is a favorite after you do it for awhile. Sure looks like it has that potential.

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