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Laura has been creating, cooking and gardening her way through life as long as she can remember. Whether living in the BC interior, hours away from the nearest grocery store or restoring a run-down four acre farm in North Saanich in the latest chapter of her storied life, Laura keeps on cooking.

Snowdon House Gourmet& Gifts – named after her grandmother who also knew a thing or two about resilience- is the result of Laura’s determination. Laura bought the farm in 2009 with the intention of transforming her passion for gardening , cooking and art into a viable business.

Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts now produces a bounty unique food products including fruit infused vinegars, beer & Cider bread mixes, soup mixes, dip mixes, sparkling Fir Essence, and brie toppers. She also offers handmade packaging and paper products, bath products, wreaths and floral designs.

The most authentic products are made from the 1,600 Douglas Fir trees initially planted as a Christmas Tree Farm. Instead, she wanted to find a more sustainable use for the Douglas Fir Trees. Through extensive reading and research Laura found that West Coast First Nations traditionally made tea from the fir tips. Through creativity and innovative cooking & sampling Laura developed a line of products that now include vinegars, Sparkling Fir Essence & brie toppers that feature the distinctive flavour of the Douglas Fir.

Snowdon House’s innovative products are showcased in over twenty retail locations in BC. We offer hassle-free home cooking and convenient comfort food that will nourish you and your family. We don’t spend nearly enough time at our dinner table anymore and Snowdon House wants to change that. We believe, like our founder that you can cook your way out of any mess. Whenever life throws Laura a curve ball, this is her go to response.

For more information check them out on their website at, or visit them at the James Bay Market.

James Bay Market is open every Saturday from 9-3 beginning in May and going to the second week of October at the corner of Menzies and Superior in Victoria BC.
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To see the other vendors profiles go to James Bay Market Summer Vendor Guide.

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