Category: field trip

field trip :: Delish General Store (+ I’m baackk!)

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Delish General Store is a mom and pop (online-until-now) shop that celebrates the revival of the handmade and home grown, extol the virtues of getting your hands dirty, and the pioneering spirit. They carry hard-to-find, “didn’t-know-I-needed-this-until-I-found-it”, hip, handy and heritage-inspired products. Always a HUGE hit at Got Craft?, Delish General Store has taken over the Chinatown Experiment store front this weekend to host their first pop-up!

Delish General Store Pop-Up
Saturday, August 18th + Sunday, August 19th, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
434 Columbia Street, Vancouver

The Pie Shoppe

I received an eamil from Stephanie at Panoramic Coffee last year about partnering up for the Got Craft? holiday show last December. After a few conversations, we tracked her down at a tasting at Marché St. George and had the chance to try her coffee and meet face to face. Unfortunately, she couldn’t make it out to the show last year as she and her sister, Andrea, was in the middle of opening up their own pie and coffee shop in Chinatown. Oh, and did I mention that they opened their 310 square feet shop in 9 days? Yup. Watch the video above as filmmaker Zack Lazarus tells the behind the scenes story of the making of The Pie Shoppe and for you keeners out there, see if you can spot Robert’s cameo!

The Pie Shoppe will be at Got Craft? on April 27th and 28th in the gym at Templeton Secondary School – 727 Templeton Drive, Vancouver (corner of Templeton and Turner). Say hello and enjoy a pour over drip coffee with a piece of freshly baked pie!

The Pie Shoppe
721 Gore Avenue, Vancouver
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field trip :: sunbury antiques market

I guest posted a “shop” tour of the Sunbury Antiques Market over on Poppytalk last March, so I don’t want to sound like a broken record and tell you how much I love this place. We restrained ourselves and only came home with a few small items such as a ceramic marmalade jar and a few glass Christmas decorations that I had been swooning over since last year. After searching in Portland and via ebay, we also finally found a decently priced chocolate mould! Get ready for some homemade chocolate Easter bunnies!

It wasn’t too much trouble to jump on a local bus since we lived in East Putney last year, albeit the 1.5 hr journey. However, since we are currently staying in walking distance of Waterloo station, we decided to “splurge” and take the train to Kempton Park and it is definitely worth the trip (45 minute trip)!

excited to share a guest post with you tomorrow from Lisa about her Orphan Animal Pics project!

field trip :: krause berry farm

We took a quick mid-week trip out to Langley to take a peek at my favourite thrift stores, drop off a Roxypop order at HOFA, and pick up some fresh berries. Ever since we had a delicious dessert of blueberries and soft serve ice cream at a co-workers house a few years ago, we kick off each summer with a visit to Krause Berry Farm.

The indoor farm market carries a great selection of fresh berries (these are available both for sale and u-pick) as well as other in season fruit and vegetables, canned goods, baked items, and frozen desserts. And if you had a long drive like we did, there is a small outdoor canteen where you can purchase strawberry shortcakes, pies, and ice cream all using local ingredients!

Krause Berry Farm
6179 248th Street, Langley

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