Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Some Chicken Pics

We have a number of chicken breeds.  Some of them are considered heritage breeds.  This is the list of the different breeds and the eggs colours they lay.  The brown egg layers can vary in the shades of brown.  I have light brown eggs to dark brown.  We have chickens we call Frankenchickens.  All we mean by it is that it is a combination of two breeds.
Species with the colour of their eggs
Red Sex – Brown Eggs
Black Sex – Brown Eggs
Columbian Rock – Brown Eggs
New Hamp – Brown Eggs
Red – Brown Eggs
Barred Plymoth Rock – Brown Eggs
Rhode Island Red – Brown Eggs
Leghorn – White Eggs
Minorca (Heritage Breed) – White Eggs
Araucana (Heritage Breed) – Blue/Green Eggs
Cochin (Heritage Breed) – Beige
Sumatra – White Eggs
Frankenchickens – Our own mixed breed – Different

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

St. Lawrence Market - North Market

Can't believe it is our fourth week at the St. Lawrence Market coming up.
So much has changed in the last 4 weeks.  We are no longer at Wychwood, the Brickworks, Sick Kids, Sorauren, Dufferin Grove or Lion's Head Markets.  And we miss them and the customers there.
We are trying to focus all of our energies with the St. Lawrence.  The set up is a little different than what we and our customers are use to.  We have use of a really nice display cooler.  So no longer do we have coolers sitting on top of a table.  Our signage had to change for we used the coolers and table to display our signage.  Now it has to be on the side of the display cooler or smaller on the front and above the cooler.  These are not bad changes but definitely changes.
The one thing that didn't change is our quality.  Our fresh fish is still yesterday's catch.  Our smoked is still as good as you had at the other markets.  We are still manning the booth.  Our frozen is still frozen the same day it was caught so it captures as much freshness as possible.  We still catch, process, smoke and sell our own fish to you.  We are still bringing in our catch which is normally whitefish and lake trout, all caught in Georgian Bay just north of Wiarton on the Bruce Peninsula.
Please come and look for us at the St. Lawrence Market.  We are set up under the big white tent near a honey and maple syrup producer.  We are there on Saturdays from 5am to 2pm.  Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2016 Community Supported Fisheries

Wow it has been a long time.  Oops...  Long enough that I forgot the e-mail I used and even the password.  I stopped for the camera I was using and still using said the pics were to large to post to the blog.  I never have figured out how to fix that.
Anyways, this years CSF I hope is ready and hope it has a good response. Something we hope it can help with this year is a new roof and side porch for the fish plant.

CSF – Community Supported Fisheries for Akiwenzie’s Fish & More…

It is that time of year again!  It was a mild winter so we don’t have to wait for the ice to move on out but we have to be sure the ice from other shores won’t blow our way. 

The dates the program will run this year.  Start date is May 21, 2016 to December 17, 2016.  It is a 30 week span.  Deadline for payment is Saturday May 7, 2016.

I have added an extra option for some may find this helpful for next winter.

Option 1:
Half Share - $200 Maximum we ask you can spend at our table per market is $50. 
Full Share - $400 Maximum we ask you can spend at our table per market is $80.

There is no minimum for either of these and it covers everything on the table which could include fresh or frozen whitefish and/or lake trout.  Smoked whitefish and/or smoked lake trout.  In the Fall it also could be whitefish or Golden caviar. 

We ask if you want something specific, please e-mail me a couple of days before a market so we can put your name on it so it saves on your disappointment.  Examples would be whole fish, fish heads/skeletons.

Option 2:
Ordering 1 - 10lbs box of frozen (maybe fresh fish, weather and catch permitting) Georgian Bay Whitefish or Lake Trout.  You can pick it up between June – December.  Dates can be negotiated to work with you and work with us for it depends on the weather and fishing conditions. 

Cost:  $135

A ten pound box normally cost $150/10lbs but we will sell it to you for $135/10lbs box which is a 10% discount.  This we see would work for people who don’t come to market too often or to fill their freezers in the Fall/Winter. 

Payment Options for either choice:    Cash, Cheque or e-mail transfer. 

Reminder: We have a Standing Fish Order list.  We can add your name to a list of customers that have a piece of fresh fish put aside them.  Just need to know their preferences in species and size.  Then if we have it, it will be waiting for you at the market.  Then you don’t have to rush and possibly miss it.  We will sell it after a certain time depending on which market for we know things might be busy or things come up and you can’t make it.    

Thank you – The Akiwenzie Family