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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Good eats...

Welcome to...
(That crow was posing so beautifully for me!)
Here is a place that's not only sweet and funky but REALLY good food.
Regina and I popped in for lunch here on this perfect fall day...
Come on in for hand baked goodies, breads, soups and famous mile high sandwiches...
 This is one of the only places in Western Canada that grows it's own grain,
 mills it on site and uses the flour in their baking.
No small feat, I assure you.
At times like these, when I find a place like this, it always gives me that teasing feeling of "Wouldn't it be fun to run a place like this?"
Yeah, right,...waking up at 4 a.m to do the baking, staffing, bills...
It's a lot of hard work!
This place had a line up from the moment we walked in until we left.
If there's no room inside or on the porch, you can pull up a chair at one of the spare tables in the bus!
We had the most delicious red pepper soup with home made bread, strudel, cookies and tea..
Their motto is 
'A Passionate Farm Experience'.
They really do believe in good, wholesome food that tastes fantastic.
AND they grow some WICKED giant pumpkins, that's for sure!
Next time you're out in Saanich, (9100 East Saanich Rd to be exact)
Stop in for a bite...your tummy will thank you.


farmlady said...

How charming and look at all that bread and "local" honey. I love places like this. I will add it to my list of things to see when I come up there some day.
The crow knows doesn't he?
I'm a bit put off by the eccentric person in the drivers seat of the bus, but if the food is real good who cares about "Freddie".

the wild magnolia said...

The look of home and comfort make this place inviting. I'm sure the food is delicious!

Thank you.

Jaime said...

We had a very similar Sunday!

I don't live too far from that address...going to have to check it out. :)