Boterkoek is back!

Christmas Dinner Giveaway – winner drawn December 2018

Hear from local mommy blogger, Athenas Angulo, reviewing some of her favourites for the Christmas season at our market. We’ve partnered up with her and together, we are hosting a contest on our Instagram Page. The winning prize is a gift card valued at shopping cart filled with her favourites ($161.00)!

“Ralph’s is a local, family own business located in Langley that carries my favourite brands! They have so many selections from organic, gluten free, dairy free, natural health and more. I have to say, they have the BEST apples in town! Why choose local? The money stays local and most importantly, you get the best quality food because is FRESH. These are items I selected as must-haves for your dinner, to give you some ideas!

Krause Berry Farms

Apple Pie and Brussel Sprouts If you live in the Fraser Valley I’m sure you have heard about this farm and their pie! It is produced locally in their harvest kitchen and it is one of our favourites! They also produced some delicious fruits and veggies, and I selected their Brussel sprouts to add extra nutrition to our dinner.

Ralph’s Turkey Mild Italian Sausages

These are made right here! in Ralph’s Meat Shoppe! They are Gluten Free, MSG Free, Nitrate Free – get them fresh or frozen. They used locally sourced meat and are the same meat they have for sale in their display case!


Fresh local quality, based in Chilliwack, this company works with Western Canadian Farms (Gluten Free).

Sunrise Farms

Young Turkey.  What’s a Christmas dinner without a turkey? And how awesome that you’ll get it local!

POM Pomegranates

The “Cadillac” of pomegranates! Yes, please!

European Cocktail Wieners

A must-have for our holidays.

Marzipan Stollen

A Dutch favourite, loved by many of their European customers!

Glenwood Valley Farms

Cranberry Sauce,  locally produced right on their farm in Abbotsford – freshly made with simple ingredients. The Farm is run by a sweet lady named Bernice, she works with many Mexican workers. Bernice always expresses her joy in working with these amazing people and says they couldn’t do what they do without them. I don’t know you Bernice but I already love you!

Nature’s Choice Cider/Wine Mix

Add some festive flavour to our Okanagan Apple Juice!

Gesundheit Bakery Coarse Stuffing

Locally produced in Abbotsford, just to make your dinner even better!

Fresh Produce

Yams, Russet potatoes, Chinese mandarin oranges and a bag of carrots!

Avalon Egg Nog

Yes to this product! Their cows are fed on organic feed produced on pesticide-free land with no antibiotics or hormones entering in the picture.

Ralph’s Apple Juice

My daughter’s favourite! I told you that Ralph’s sincerely has the best apples!

Local Hazelnuts

One more dessert, please!

XO, Athenas

Christ-Stollen by Schlünder

For the Christmas season, we are pleased to carry this European favourite by Schlünder. Do you know about the family history behind this company?

Schlünder Brot & Kuchenand it’s Family Christoph Schlünder, the first company owner, descends from an old traditional family. For more than 540 years the property has belonged to the one and same family.

More than 540 years all ancestors (17 generations) were diligent farmers who always had a bakery of their own. As documents prove the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were also industrious employers.

From 1816 – 1870 they were the “Royal Postmasters” in the area. The estate was an important traffic junction for postal services.
At that time a water mill and a dairy farm belonged to the family estate.
In 1923 a bakery was added producing farm bread for local people.
The area is still named after the Schlünder farm and can be found in all map reference books under Am Schlünder.

In 1927 his father (1899 – 1972) founded the “Ruhrtaler Pumpernickel Bakery”. Genuine Pumpernickel is a Westphalian speciality.
In 1943 during the Second World War the mill and bakery company were destroyed.

In 1957 the bakery started to export the first vacuum packed whole meal bread to other countries around the globe. In 1958 this product was supplied to the USA, Canada and Australia.

The huge industrialisation process, however, continued rapidly together with the permanent concentration of the food business.
Schlünder Brot & Kuchen is supplying quality baked products to the food industry since 1965.

In 1966, apart from his parent company, the present owner specialised on exporting this genuine Westphalian “Dark Bread” called “Pumpernickel” and further reputed specialities all over the world.

By the end of the year 1960 Schlünder Sponge Cake Layer (a basis for fruit and Sponge flanks) with a long shelf life were created becoming the best export seller for the company.

At Christmas time Schlünder “Stollen”, also known as “Christstollen” or “Holiday Cake”, have always belonged to the German cake tradition which since 1990 has been produced to a great extent only in Germany and its neighbouring countries but particularly in USA and Canada.

For ten years now Schlünder Liqueur Cakes have been produced with an increasing success and are going from strength to strength to become a second season star item from September to April. Famous alcohol specialities guarantee an excellent taste and a long shelf life.

Due to the bread sales expanding new lines of bread were developed and introduced, all without artificial preservatives, without additives and without GMO.

Schlünder bread and cakes are exported since more than 50 years successfully to USA, Canada, South America, Africa, Emirates, Australia, Asia and Chile.

Upcoming Tastings at our Market

Thursday December 6th 2018 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kitchening and Co will be here handing out samples! Have you seen their cute “lump of coal” marshmallows they handcrafted for the season? They make a funny and cute stocking stuffer!

Saturday December 8th 2018 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bernie’s Turbo Spice as shown decorated as a snowman here. The spice mixes don’t come like this, but maybe it would make a fun craft afternoon to try this for yourself!

True North Kettle Popcorn will be sampled by our very own, Dianne Leverington at our market! Last week she was sampling 2 sausages, this week popcorn and she might surprise you with a second offering too!

Back on our Shelves – Boterkoek

Sue, our Bakery Manager asked us to include quickly in tonight’s email that our Boterkoek Dutch Cake is back!