Lamb & Chick is growing pickles and jams from seed to jar!
You will not find any artificial colours or flavours in a jar of Lamb & Chick preserves.
Seasonally, the garden also serves a small clientele of families with delicious and nutritious farm fresh food and garden grown flowers. You can find these goodies in the farmstand and at the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market.
Winter Holidays: The last Friday for deliveries in 2021 will be Friday December 10th 2021. The last Saturday for Farmer’s Market pick ups at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay will be Saturday December 11th 2021. The last day for porch pick ups will be Wednesday December 15th 2021. After this the online store will be closed until mid January.
COVID -19 Protocols
Every item is prepared to the standard of the Vancouver Island Health Authority Market Safe and Food Safe Programs.
At the Farmstand and the Market: Please look with your eyes, and touch ONLY WHAT YOU ARE TAKING HOME or allow me to choose and bag your products for you.
Let’s all keep each other safe!
Alcohol based hand spray is provided.
I make many different kinds of pickles, and all are delicious. Made from garden grown cucumbers, beans, beets and carrots, garlic, onions, peppers and brussels sprouts.
I have unique combinations of fruits and spices in my jellies and jams. They come in both traditional and low-sugar, dairy free variations (spreads). I have a large strawberry patch, rows of raspberries canes and blueberry bushes beginning to produce, in addition foraging neighbourhood cherry, apple and crabapple trees.
Relish, salsas and sauces made from garden fresh tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, peppers and rhubarb.
My Market In Numbers
Places to buy
This is my garden in Merville, at the base of Mt Washington
and on the bank of the Tsolum River.
Why “Lamb & Chick?”
Because I don’t really live on a farm with sheep and chickens, but I sure wish I did!
I specialize in small batch jams, pickles and preserves using fresh, local produce. Ingredients are grown by me at River Haven Farm in Merville, or in friends’ gardens. I have picked roadside berries and gleaned with Lush Valley. Each product is made with gratitude for this amazing part of the world.
I like to get a little creative, but I also like to keep it simple and homey. My mom used to pick currants in our backyard and make jam and jelly. My aunt makes the family pickles and I do my best to replicate them!
I hope you find something to take home and try in a creative way, and I really hope you love it! I will keep saving up for my little farm with sheep and chickens. When I get there, you are invited!
“I love everything Megan makes! “
“Best Christmas Marmalade”
“Do anything you can to get a jar (or 5) of Megan’s Christmas Jam”
- Tabouli SaladOr Tabbouleh Salad? It’s the first week of February and I’m still harvesting herbs from my garden. Perks of living in Canada’s tropics! This salad was light and fresh with the spicy falafel we made for dinner in Thursday. Here’sContinue reading “Tabouli Salad”
- Pumpkin MuffinsI like when the recipe comes first. Yield: 24 muffins Preheat oven to 375F. Grease and flour muffin cups or divvy up liners. Ingredients: 2 c roasted pie pumpkin, mashed 1 c. sour cream or Greek yogurt (I like 5%Continue reading “Pumpkin Muffins”
- Orange Marmalade Banana BreadThis is definitely my favourite Banana Bread recipe ever. But apparently I only photograph it when I have run out of pecans. Don’t worry! It still tastes awesome if you leave out the nuts or substitute almonds! And it alsoContinue reading “Orange Marmalade Banana Bread”