Fun with Filbert

Some folks get very excited going to a new shopping mall or store opening... Although I can't relate I was thrilled to finally step foot onto the premise of Nature Tech Nursery Ltd. in Langley, BC to pick up our last batch of nut trees - 75 beautiful filberts!  I felt like doing cartwheels down… Continue reading Fun with Filbert

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Chasing Chestnuts

It's been a bit 'nutty' trying to source local edible chestnut cultivars. What was once the most popular source of starch in the Americas (twice the amount of a potato), the humble chestnut, or 'bread tree' has never fully recovered from the devastating Asian blight that wiped out this staple food in the early 20th century. We'll never… Continue reading Chasing Chestnuts