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Our mission is to be ambassadors for the planet while building community and 

encouraging good health, unity and resilience.

We proudly offer a huge selection of high quality organic, non-GMO,

ethically and locally sourced products in a unique market style shopping environment.

We embrace diversity, encourage conversations and celebrate our differences.

Thank you so much for your continued support, your open hearts and your patronage.

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Spring Cleaning...


  • Welcome New CFS Members
  • Save Time, Shop Online
  • New to The Community Farm Store 
  • Down the CFS Produce Aisle
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8th
  • May is Fair Trade Month
  • Get Nourished at the CFS Cafe
  • CFS Wellness Department
  • CFS for the Soul 
  • CFS Bulk
  • From the Land of Tea: Shanti Chai & Co
  • Duncan Garage Baking Update
  • The Freya-Sophia Waldorf Store
  • Coming Soon...
  • Recipes
  • Events & Announcements
  • Inspiration

Welcome New CFS Members

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Our customers mean the world to us!

 

Founded in 1993, we have been serving the Cowichan Valley for over 25 years. We are known for our friendly, knowledgeable service, and our genuine care for our community and our customers.

 

Each department offers an incredible selection of organically grown and non-GMO foods and we work closely with local farmers and producers to support our community and provide the freshest whole and health-sustaining foods to our customers.

 

You will also find a plethora of planet friendly products for food storage, zero waste lunches, outdoor adventures and household comforts like salt lamps, candles, textiles, and all you need to create a home that nourishes your mind, body and soul.

 

We are grateful for the support and encouragement of our members over the years, now and always.

 

In Community,

Nicolette and The Community Farm Store Team

Save Time, Shop Online

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Shop from the comfort of your home, or wherever you might find yourself. Fill your virtual cart and then sit back and let us do the work. CFS Online is available Tuesday - Sunday!

Please note that monthly and seniors' discounts cannot be used for online shopping.

Visit CFS Online to get started.

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April Online Draw

We have a fabulous cleansing prize basket from our friends at St. Francis Herb Farm! Simply place an online order including a wellness product during the month of April for your chance to win.

New to the Community Farm Store

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New Baraka Baskets

Our much anticipated basket order has finally arrived! There are Baraka baskets for everything, from Easter, picnics, and beach outings, to Farmers’ markets and even laundry. All fair trade and made with love by lovely women in Ghana.

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JUST Egg

Really good "eggs", from plants. Mung beans, to be exact. JUST Egg has 67 percent less saturated fat and a similar amount of protein as a chicken egg. It’s also free of cholesterol and full of good-for-you polyunsaturated fat. Scrambles like an egg, fluffs like an egg - perfect for scrambles, omelettes, frittatas, and quiches. Find JUST Egg down the CFS Chill Aisle with our plant based offerings.



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Gusta Seitan

Whether you’re firing up the grill or making homemade pizza in your cozy home, we’ve got you covered. New Gusta Vegan Dogs and Pepperoni are 100% plant based, made with protein packed seitan for a nutritious and satisfying experience. Find them with our plant based selections down the Chill Aisle!

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Cedar Valley Selections

These new all-natural salad dressings are made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the 1st ingredient, every time. With fresh, non-GMO ingredients, these delicious dressings will bring a unique burst of flavour to any meal. Find Cedar Valley Selections Lemon Garlic and Avocado Lime dressings with our plant based offerings down the Chill Aisle.

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Hardbite Purple Reign

Enjoy these tasty, limited edition, lightly salted purple potato chips while you can. Like all Hardbite chips, these are handcrafted, GMO free, gluten free, and made in BC!

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Cleaner Planet Soap Nuts

Take your laundry to a whole new cleaning level with Cleaner Planet's organic, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and compostable soap nuts! The shells of the soap nut contain a natural soap, called saponin. When the nutshells absorb water, the saponin is released, which creates a soaping effect. Saponin is 100% natural and biodegradable, making it an excellent alternative to chemical detergents.

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BIONANO House Cleaners

The secret to unmatched cleaning and degreasing performance is in the size and the action of its component molecules. BIONANO products have extremely small (colloidal) molecules called nanoparticles, which are so tiny and so active that they can penetrate the much larger oil and grease molecules. Like miniature jackhammers they can break apart those molecules into water-soluble, biodegradable components. No commonly available soap or cleaner has nanoparticle action. Find their floor, bathroom, and kitchen cleaners in our household cleaning section in the CFS Pantry.

Down the CFS Produce Aisle

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Bagged Rainbow Carrots

No, all the colors do not taste the same. The taste is different even though it might be a slight and subtle change among the colors. The small difference is noticed most when eaten raw rather than when they are cooked.

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Beefsteak Tomatoes

These big beauties are juicy, meaty, and so sweet and delicious. Perfect for fresh eating or transformed into an amazing salsa or pasta sauce. Look forward to enjoying these from our Produce Aisle for a while!

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Red Shallots

We've had challenges getting red onions so we have brought in delicious red shallots for you to enjoy. They're a little sweeter than red onions, and their flavour is more subtle. Pick some up on your next visit to the Produce Aisle!

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Locally Grown

The first of our local lettuces should be arriving right after the Easter long weekend! We are also excited to offer locally grown produce from the following fabulous farms this year:


  • Tatlo Road Farm
  • Alderlea (biodynamic)
  • Island Shire
  • Kinsol Valley
  • Marlene Gibson
  • Mobetta
  • Quail Tilled Farm
  • Under the Oak
  • West Wind
  • Natur's Edge
  • RootBound
  • Tanner’s Orchard
  • Julia Hofmann


Several other foragers and hobby growers trickle in with their offerings on the daily. Shop often to see what's new. We love local!

Spring Cleaning

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Open a window and let the sunshine and fresh air in! It's time to clean and de-clutter. Here at the CFS, we have effective, non-toxic cleaning products for everything - laundry, windows, bathrooms, floors, dishes and more. You don't need chemicals to deal with tough stains, grease, odours, bacteria, and mold!  We're proud to carry products to keep your house spotless, while being kind to the Earth and all her creatures. 

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Jusu Life Inc.

We love this line so much we use it to clean the store! Made in Canada, Jusu makes natural aromatherapy products from renewable sources and ingredients purchased using fair trade practices. Their amazing products are blended with pure therapeutic grade essential oils for their great disinfecting properties, as well as their many health benefits, and of course because they smell fantastic! 

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Eco-Pioneer

Eco-Pioneer washing products are 100% pure and non-hazardous to the environment. These products are simple, effective, and sustainably sourced from Canadian suppliers. We love that these products are packaged in 100% recycled paper fibre boxes, reusable/recyclable glass bottles, and printed with non-toxic vegetable inks.


Eco-Pioneer offers four pure washing powders and a vinegar concentrate with endless cleaning possibilities. Their website is a great source of simple, effective cleaning recipes using their simple products.

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Nellie's All-Natural

Simple, honest products. Every dryer ball, fragrance stick and laundry nugget is free of irritating toxins and phosphates, creating a hypoallergenic experience. Not only is Nellie's a local-ish company (Vancouver), their items are effective and biodegradable, helping to keep the environment as spotless as your clothes.

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Plastic Free

We have an awesome selection of durable Sayula brushes to tackle any task. Made in Mexico, their products are biodegradable and use plant species that naturally grow in the region, don’t require much water or use of harmful practices, like the use of pesticides and fertilizers. They work directly with rural communities to help them improve their quality of life by providing stable income and fair prices that directly benefit people in these communities.

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Reusable & Refillable

We carry glass spray bottles! These are great for all those DIY cleaning and air freshening recipes - (see below). Visit the cleaning section of the CFS Pantry to find our full selection of planet friendly accessories.

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Citric Acid for Cleaning

Did you know that citric acid is excellent for cleaning? Because citric acid kills bacteria, mold, and mildew, it's great for general disinfecting and cleaning. It's also effective at removing soap scum, hard water stains, calcium deposits, lime, and rust. Also, it serves as a preservative in many cleaning solutions. Because lemon juice contains 5 - 8% citric acid, it's often used in green cleaning.


Citric acid is used in several cleaning products, such as auto cleaning products (e.g., wheel and radiator cleaners), metal cleaners, oven cleaners, dishwasher cleaners, all-purpose cleaners, soap-scum removers, bathroom cleanerstub & tile cleaners, carpet cleaners, dish soaps, laundry detergents, air fresheners, window cleaners, stain removers, and dishwasher rinse aids. Read on to learn more.

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All-Purpose Citrus Cleaner

Don't just compost those orange (and lemon) peels! Use them to make a super effective yet inexpensive cleaning solution. Simply keep the peels in a big jar and top with white vinegar. Once your jar is filled with peels, let it hang out for at least 2 weeks in a cool, dark place. 


When you're ready to use it, strain out the peels and discard. Dilute one part of the orange vinegar with 2 parts water for an outstanding all-purpose cleaner that can tackle just about any surface - even your oven!


Let us guide you down the cleaning aisle and help you

find the products to return your sanctuary to it's state of bliss.

This is a mere sampling of the incredible products we carry.

We believe in cleaning supplies that really work

and keep our world clean, too!

Cinco de Mayo

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More popularly celebrated in the United States and Canada than in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has become the celebration of Mexican culture. Traditionally, the day commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The victory of the smaller Mexican force against a larger French force was a boost to morale for the Mexicans.


We love food, and we love Mexican food. If you're celebrating this year, here are a couple more recipes we know you'll enjoy.

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Fresh Mango Salsa

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this simple, colorful, and easy to make mango salsa! It's sweet, spicy, and absolutely delicious. Serve this fresh salsa with chips, on tacos or salads, or as a salad itself. It's that good. Recipe yields about 3 cups salsa.


Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe mangos, diced 
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1 large lime, juiced (about ¼ cup lime juice)
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste


Instructions:

In a serving bowl, combine the prepared mango, bell pepper, onion, cilantro and jalapeño. Drizzle with the juice of one lime and mix well. Season to taste with salt. For best flavour, let the salsa rest for 10 minutes or longer. 

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Canadian Maple Margarita

A perfectly Canadian twist on a tropical classic, this margarita trades the triple sec for some Canadian whiskey and adds maple syrup for a hint of sweetness. This recipe is from our friends at Edible Vancouver Island.


Ingredients:

4 oz tequila

2 oz rye whiskey

4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

2 oz maple syrup

coarse sea salt or kosher salt and a lime wedge for rims of glasses


Method:

Slide lime wedge around tops of 2 margarita or cocktail glasses and then press into a plate of coarse salt. Set aside.

In a small cup, mix together whiskey and maple syrup until smooth. 

Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then pour in tequila, lime and maple whiskey mixture. Add lid and shake until ice cold.

Pour through strainer into cocktail glasses, garnish with extra wedges or wheels of lime and enjoy!

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8th

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Whether you're celebrating your mom, wife, sister, grandmother, fur baby mama, or a special memory, Mother's Day holds a special place in our hearts. What would our world be without Mamas? These wondrous creatures carry and nurture us, birth and raise us, love and protect us. Her work is never done, and it is done with love and selflessness. So show Mom some appreciation! If hanging out together is not be an option, a meaningful gift is the way to go.

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Gourmet Essentials

If she's a culinary wizard, you have come to the right place. Choose a selection of organic spices or teas from the CFS Apothecary, ingredients for a fabulous meal, fill a Baraka basket with some of her foodie favourites, or picnic or charcuterie supplies. We have beautifully bottled gourmet Greek olive oils that she'll love, too. 


Ladolea organic extra virgin olive oil is well-balanced with a delicate and sweet aroma, light fruitiness, banana and herbal notes. This multi-award winning, 100% single varietal olive oil is created with great care, and truly is an item worth gifting. 


Andriotis Buteli EVOO is produced exclusively from olives growing in the magnificent olive groves of Corfu. It is only sold in exceptionally small quantities, in limited edition glass bottles with a wooden handmade cap created from olive branches that have been selected and processed after pruning.

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Body Care Goodies

The gift of pampering! A luxurious lotion or relaxing bath salts are things a Mama can appreciate. We have lovely gift bags from Sea Wench Naturals that include several different products in smaller sizes, although anything from their line is pretty amazing! Original Skin Bath Spritz are locally made with flower petals and essential oils for a lovely soak. 


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Essential Oils

Raising a family is hard work! Perhaps essential oils (or an oil-infused body spray) to help relieve her stress, support a restful sleep, and reduce anxiety would be the ideal gift. We carry an extensive selection of oils and diffusers, and we would love to help you pick the right one.

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The Perfect Basket

Get her that basket she's been eyeing up! Baraka baskets support women's empowerment, which is the best gift of all. We've just gotten in a wonderful selection of new sizes and colours to choose from.

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Breakfast in Bed

This is a good one for significant others or children to prepare for the lady of the hour! Let her sleep in while you put together a lovely breakfast, complete with her favourite coffee or tea, served in bed. It's such a simple luxury that she'll always remember.


To all of the Beautiful Mamas in our Valley ~

Happy Mother's Day!


May is Fair Trade Month

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Fair Trade Month

May is Fair Trade Month! For the entire month, we shine a light on the positive impact that Fair Trade has on the makers, growers, and workers behind our goods. Every day in May, we will feature a different Fairtrade product. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about the companies that are making a difference.


When you buy Fairtrade products, you support farmers and workers by keeping them safe and healthy, allowing freedom of association and collective bargaining, and preventing discrimination. Fairtrade works to benefit those who are amongst the most marginalized groups globally. Through trade rather than aid we help to enable the farmers to maintain their livelihoods and reach their full potential and the health of their communities. 

Get Nourished at the CFS Cafe

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The CFS Cafe is open for takeout Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4:30 (kitchen closes at 3) for delicious housemade sandwiches, soups, salads, poke bowls, falafel bowls, pasta, ramen , coffees, and more. We will continue to stock all of your CFS Housemade favourites in our Grab & Go Cooler, and you can always add any of these to your online order.

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Cafe Seating

Enjoy your Cafe creations on the Mezzanine! Sit at these amazing tables built by Henk Scholten and surround yourself with beautiful art from Yaz Yamaguchi.

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We are looking for someone with an outgoing personality and a passion for food! This is an amazing opportunity to expand your barista skills and work in our kitchen with the dream team! This is a full time position. We hope to hear from you soon!

CFS Wellness Department

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The CFS Wellness Advisory Team is a unique group of compassionate, knowledgeable, and committed Holistic Health Care professionals. Setting the bar high, in the health-food industry, is our on-going mission. We strive to meet each of our customers where they are at, in their uniquely individual journeys, with friendly curiosity and humility. Our enthusiastic team is stacked with credentials in Holistic Nutrition, Herbology, Reflexology, and Energy Medicine. We strive to stay up-to-date with the latest leading-edge research that can help us to serve our customers and community to the best of our ability. It is our collective calling to serve and we are always here to help!  


All of our products can also be purchased via CFS Online.


Did you miss our latest Wellness newsletter? Don't miss out! Head here for the latest products and health guidance to help you be your healthiest self.

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Spring is in the air and beautiful new treasures are popping up in our magical little shop.

Come upstairs to see what's new!



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Crystal Wings

A special arrival has landed at CFS for the Soul! We've been dreaming of these gorgeous Amethyst Crystal Wings for years - and they have finally flown into the shop! Customers and staff have been having fun snapping pics with their sparkly new wings. They're here for your own photo op during store hours - come check them out!

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Easter Treasures

We have a lovely selection of sweet little crystal eggs to choose from for your last minute Easter needs.

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Sacred Smoke

We've been searching high and low for ethically sourced and created smoke medicine bundles, and we've finally found them! We're so excited to have a selection of gorgeous from Akarose Creations in the shop - hand harvested plants lovingly crafted with intention for all your sacred energy cleansing needs. Choose from Prairie Sage with Lavender, Cinnamon or Rose, Cedar, and The Meditation blend- a loose blend of Sage, Cedar, Rose & Lavender.

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Spring Collection

We've finished unpacking our sweet haul from our recent trip to the Crystal Pyramid on Denman Island. There are so many beautiful new treasures in store, including these lovely Aventurine points & Agate Obelisk tower!

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Gift Certificates

Easy & convenient, purchase for any amount and let your loved ones choose their own treasures.  (*Valid for purchases in CFS for the Soul only- excludes The Community Farm Store)


Extend Your CFS Discount

Community Farm Store Members can extend their monthly member discount to save 15% on purchases* at CFS for the Soul!


How it works:

1. Complete your shop downstairs & redeem your monthly member discount.

2. Bring your receipt upstairs to extend the 15% discount to your crystal store purchase*

Not a member yet? Sign up today to receive a discount on a future purchase!

*Discount reimbursements will not be issued. Not valid on sale items. Valid for same day purchases only.*


CFS for the Soul Hours

Monday - Saturday 10-5

Closed Sundays & Holidays

Closed Easter Monday, April 18th


Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with all the magic!


CFS Bulk

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Shop the Bulk Bins

Don't forget - you can find all of our most popular bulk goods (like rolled oats, sunflower seeds, buckwheat groats, black beans, short grain brown rice, and more) in bulk bins down the Produce Aisle! You can now also find bulk bagged goods down our Grocery Aisle.


All the jars on the floor are sanitized and ready to fill (except the Weck jars), or you can bring in your own containers to fill. Place an order for bulk quantities of your favourite items in a size you need. A quantity of 10lbs or more (per item) will give you a coop price: under 10lbs will be the regular bulk price.

 

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The Return of Bulk Nuts

Our amazing Marisa is working on re-installing the bulk bins in our Nut Cooler! A few have already been installed, and over the next few weeks you can enjoy all the bulk nuts once again, including organic walnuts, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, pecans, raw almonds, unpasteurized almonds, cashews and cashew pieces!

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Bulk Cleaning Products

Place a bulk order for some of the best, multifunctional natural cleaners out there - baking soda or citric acid! When you've finished cleaning the house, you can also add baking soda to your bath with some Epsom salts for a healing, relaxing soak.


Baking soda is great for scrubbing the shower, cleaning bathroom and kitchen drains, using as an all purpose scrubber, cutting through kitchen grease, cleaning your oven, mopping tile and wax free flooring, adding as a laundry booster, eliminating trash can smells, refreshing carpet and upholstery, and deodorizing stinky shoes.


Citric acid will deep-clean your coffee pot, clean your toilet bowl, de-gunk the dishwasher, and remove soap scum, hard water stains, calcium deposits, lime, and rust. Because citric acid kills bacteria, some fungi, and mildew, it's great for general sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning.

From the Land of Tea: Shanti Chai & Co

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Making a Cup of Traditional Chai with Shanti Chai & Co

Ahhh… chai. Soothing and rich and sweetly spiced. The senses come alive, as aromatic cardamom brightens the room and earthy cinnamon and cloves ground the body. Chai is one of those things that instantly brings back feelings and memories. For me, it is of little cups of chai from my childhood, overly sweetened because it was a way we could sneak sugar. It is the feeling of independence from early travels on the other side of the world, the expansion of confidence and of growing excitement about life.

 

Our Original Chai Blend was created as an homage to these early cups of chai enjoyed in my youth. It was created over many nights spent tasting and testing, blending and brewing until just the right balance of whole spices was paired with the perfect CTC (crush tear curl) style loose leaf Assam tea. Then the recipe was finessed until we knew it would produce the same thing every time: a perfect cup of chai.

 

Recipe for 1 cup of Shanti Chai & Co's Original Chai Blend:

1.    Boil ½ cup water with 1 teaspoon Original Chai Blend SPICES.

2.    Add 2 teaspoons sugar and ½ cup milk (or milk substitute) and boil again.

3.    Turn heat to low and add 1 teaspoon TEA.

4.    Remove from heat and steep 3-5 minutes.

5.    Strain and serve, sip and enjoy!

 

Tip #1: While traditional chai is made with heavy milk and plenty of sugar, you can play around with both of these – try vegan option using milk subs (we recommend oat or cashew milk). Sweetness definitely does bring out the flavours of the spices and tea, so we recommend sweetening your chai but you can try using maple syrup or a raw local honey!

Tip #2: Need an immune boost, or just want a little extra zing? Try adding fresh ginger slices.

 

Much love on your chai making adventures!

Shanti (& Co)

 

Shanti Chai & Co's specialty chai, blends and teas are made from all organic and well sourced ingredients. Made with love here in the Cowichan Valley. www.shantichai.com

Duncan Garage Baking Update

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We're sad to say that we no longer have Duncan Garage bread available in the store. Visit the Duncan Garage Cafe & Bakery for their daily bread and other delicious offerings.

On a happy note, their yummy cookies will be delivered freshly baked to us every Tuesday and Friday afternoon.

The Freya-Sophia Waldorf Store

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In contrast to a complicated world let's keep things at home simple and beautiful. Let us help you to imagine new traditions that are nourishing for the whole family. Our store is a colourful, tranquil and an inspiring "portal" to warmth, wonder and wisdom.

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Did you miss us in the Cowichan Valley Voice? Head here for our latest pages!


Find us tucked into the Sol-Centre, adjacent to The Community Farm Store.


FSWS Hours

Open Monday - Saturday 10-5

Closed Sundays & Holidays


Easter Weekend Hours

OPEN Saturday, April 16th 10-5

CLOSED on Good Friday April 15th

CLOSED on Easter Sunday, April 17th

CLOSED on Easter Monday, April 18th

Happy Easter, Happy Spring!


We are here to help and to support. 

We are happy to accommodate requests for mail orders or curbside pickups.

To contact us at the store, email freyasophiawaldorfstore@gmail.com.

Follow us on Facebook for updates!



Coming Soon...

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So Young - New Prints

Manifest new beginnings and celebrate the power of your highest self with nourishing additions to your daily rituals - the Solstice Collection is on the way!

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UnderGround Kombucha

UnderGround brews delicious Kombucha, mindfully packaged in uncomplicated, sustainable cans for any adventure. Made in BC with locally sourced ingredients and bursting with youthful kombucha tang! Unapologetically wild, low sugar, all organic ingredients, real fresh flavours and packed with billions of bustling microorganisms.


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Dufour Plant Based Puff Pastry

We have been looking for a great plant based puff pastry for years, and we have finally found it. This vegan option is made with flour, water, sea salt, and ethically-sourced palm fruit oil. It’s easy to handle and bakes up with nice flakiness for preparations like fruit tarts, hors d’oeuvres, and fancy dishes like Mushroom Wellington. Look for it in the freezer down the Chill Aisle!

Recipes

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Nettle Pesto

This pesto is amazing! It's really a classic pesto with nettles instead of basil, which gives it a more demure taste but equally satisfying. Try it on your favourite pasta, as a base for pizza or spread over fresh bread. So delicious with an awesome kick of nutrition.


Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh nettle leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ¾ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¾ cup parmesan or asiago cheese, shredded (optional)


Instructions:

  1. Put a pot of water on and when its boiling dump the fresh nettles in for just one minute.
  2. Strain well and get as much water out as possible. Add nettles to blender or food processor.
  3. Add garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice and cheese if you're using it.
  4. Pulse until smooth and creamy and salt to taste. Enjoy!
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Piña Colada Smoothie

This yummy smoothie recipe from Cha's Organics will have you dreaming of Mexican beaches! Full of luscious, tropical, fairtrade ingredients for a superpowered summer sipper. This recipe makes one smoothie; double or triple as needed.


Ingredients:


Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Garnish with coconut flakes and fresh fruit.

Events & Announcements

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Somenos Marsh Earth Day Work Party

Saturday, April 23rd

Earth Day is April 22nd and National Volunteer Week starts April 24th. Great timing to come out and volunteer with the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society for their Earth Day work party on Averill Creek Saturday April 23, our Earth Day in S'amunu/Somenos. All are welcome as there is a job for all skill levels and age. For more information, email info@somenosmarsh.com.

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Gluten Free Sourdough Workshop

Monday, May 23rd at 2pm

Learn to make artisan gluten free sourdough bread from an expert!

Workshop participants will be exploring gluten free baking using natural wild sourdough starter and minimal ingredients. This is a versatile dough recipe that can be adapted for baguettes, cinnamon buns, kaiser buns, English muffins, sandwich loaves, pizza dough, waffles, etc. All recipes are also vegan. Learn to make delicious gluten free bread without the use of xantham gum, potato starch, agar agar, rice flour or other high-starch ingredients. Explore different binders, ideal flour mixes and substitutes.



This is a hands on workshop so that participants can get a feel for the bread, take home your own gluten free sourdough starter, and bake your own goodies to take home.


Details & Registration

Workshop is 2 hours and is $75.

Contact The art of slow food to register a spot, via email or facebook, or register in person at the bakery. Pre-register via etransfer - thebaker@theartofslowfood.com

Inspiration

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The Community Farm Store Hours

Monday - Saturday 9-6

Closed Sunday

Good Friday, April 15th 9-6

Easter Monday, April 18th 10-6


Thank you for choosing organic!

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The Community Farm Store

Organic Health and Whole Food Market

Proudly serving the community since 1993



#2, 5380 Trans Canada Hwy.

Duncan, BC V9L 6W4

Phone: 250-748-6227

FAX: 250-748-6292 

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