A NEW GENERATION OF FARMING
EVENTS
Skijordue Is This Weekend!
Bear and the Flower will be slinging sausages!
Click on the photo above to watch the video or on the link below to see what SKIJOR is all about? Fun!
CHARTIER MARKET
Was a huge success!

This past Monday we fried up sausages and chatted with others in the industry
and some locals.
Thank you Chartier for the invite!
NEW!
We are pretty excited to be expanding into BC!
Stay tuned next month for updates on this exciting time for
Bear and the Flower Farm.
SHOUT OUT!
We are so excited to have these companies selling and preparing
Bear and the Flower PORK!
NESTERS MARKET - Banff

'We Are Where The Locals Shop!'
Nesters Market is proud of our commitment to work collaboratively with suppliers, producers and industry to ensure the animal products we purchase meet stringent food safety standards and are raised in a sustainable and humane manner. 
They are cutting our full pigs and using the whole animal for their 3 locations. OEB are under going major expansion this year so we are pretty excited to have them on our team. 
 
'OEB is a Chef driven concept, where the focus and emphasis lies on the people that produce and grow our food.
Traditional cooking techniques with modern twists are used to create a menu that caters to all walks of life.'
To find more of our retail and distribution partners click on our
WEBSITE link below!
YOU'RE INVITED!
Did you know!
We're regularly doing tastings of our products
in grocery stores throughout the city?
Click this link to see when and where on the weekends...who
knows we may run into each other! 😉
BEAR AND THE FLOWER CATALOGUES
Bear and the Flower
Food Service Product Catalogue
Bear and the Flower
Retail Catalogue
RECIPES
CHEF & RETAIL PARTNERS
We are looking for tasty recipes for our readers to try using our flavourful pork!

Please share your favorite recipes with us. When they are used in the newsletter we will of course blame acknowledge your contributions with a link to your website...just like we have with Community Natural Foods in the recipe below!
SLOW COOKER APPLE CIDER BRAISED PORK
Ingredients
1 (4 pound) boneless pork shoulder roast
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 shallots, sliced
1 rib celery, chopped
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2½ cups apple cider
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 bay leaf
1½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (Italian parsley, sage, or thyme)
1 Season pork with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Sear pork on all sides in the hot oil until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer pork to the slow cooker.
2 Reduce stovetop temperature to medium; cook and stir shallots and celery in the skillet until they begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in apple cider vinegar and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until liquid is nearly evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes.
3 Pour shallot mixture over pork shoulder in the slow cooker. Add apple cider, garlic cloves, and bay leaf. Cover, set slow cooker to Low, and cook until fork-tender but not falling apart, about 6 hours. Turn pork over every 1 to 2 hours. Remove pork roast to a plate and cover loosely with foil.
4 Pour remaining liquid from the slow cooker through a fine mesh strainer into a large saucepan; place over high heat. Discard bay leaf and other solids. Bring sauce mixture to a boil, decrease heat and cook, until reduced to 1/4 of the original volume, about 10 minutes.
5 Remove sauce from heat and stir in Dijon mustard and cayenne pepper. Slowly whisk in cold butter until incorporated. Sprinkle in fresh herbs and season with salt and black pepper to taste.
6 Cut pork into 1/4-thick slices and serve with sauce poured over the top.
WE WANT YOU!
To send us your photos and recipes!
Newsletter recipients, do you have a photo or recipe you would like to share using our
Bear and the Flower pork! If so please email it!
Like this photo of Jessica with a nummy plate of goodness.
Or artsy like Chef Shane of River Cree Resort with a perfectly grill hot dog!
Who says you can't play with your food?
FUN FACTS
Pigs snuggle close to one another and prefer to sleep nose to nose. They dream, much as humans do. In their natural surroundings, pigs spend hours playing, sunbathing, and exploring.
Pigs communicate constantly with one another. And you thought you had a chatter box living in your house? Try hundreds!
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