Another stop on my Circle Farm Tour last week in the Harrison/Agassiz region was Limbert Mountain Farm, – a heritage farm that offers up fresh organic herbs, teas, garden vegetables, and a tea room / demonstration kitchen for their Simply Fine Foods collection.
We met up with owners, Trudie & Claude Bouchard in their kitchen for tea, fresh baked artisan bread with garlic and tarragon butter, and Claude’s special (seasonal) tulip herb mousse, topped with a chocolate mint leaf. Yes, there is such a thing as a chocolate mint plant.
Walking around outside and enjoying the lovely view, we learned more about upcoming events the Limbert and that it’s perfectly okay (and encouraged) to touch, feel, and smell all of their fine herbs. In the greenhouse, Trudie encouraged us to “hug” the ultra soft peppermint geranium that was as smooth as a kitten (and smelled of peppermint), the lemon verbena was fresh and crisp-smelling, and the pineapple sage was just far out.
At Limbert they prepare everything from teas to pesto, humous, relish, and I walked away with some chili pepper lime dark chocolate from their on-site retail store.
They have many upcoming events (like the garlic festival) and you may notice that for “Brunch on the Farm” you can choose between Limbert or The Farm House Natural Cheeses (this is the whole community thing I was talking about in earlier posts). Limbert is also a stop on the Slow Food Cycle Tour, happening in August. Be sure to call ahead to book tickets for these events as they are bound to sell out quickly.