Plan a road trip to food heaven, aka Pardo Villa Acres Farm Market & Bakery in Pardoville (outside Blenheim)! They are family owned and have an admirable selection of produce, homemade from scratch baking, local preserves & cheeses as well as Picards Peanuts!
You can feel the love from every angle: I’m overwhelmed by their presentation, amazing fresh variety as well as their personable customer service. Also, their strong brand comes through from such an awesome Facebook page that tells their story through so many videos and also they offer up great recipes ideas.
Thank you to Pardo Villa Acres for sharing some amazing samples with me:
- Red pepper & onion ciabatta
- Raspberry lemon loaf
- Lemon loaf
- Carrot cake loaf
- Pumpkin pecan muffins
- Pumpkin pie
- Sweet potato pie
- Gluten free almond meal chocolate chip coconut cookies.
My most favourite that I can’t wait to return for are the cookies!
I can’t believe they are gluten free! I love the moist denseness and perfect amount of chocolate chips.
The pumpkin pecan muffins are also quite heavenly! I felt like I was eating a fluffy bite-sized cake version of a pumpkin pie!
The sweet potato pie intrigued me the most, and I was surprised that it tasted like a dessert, almost like a sugar pie flavoured with sweet , dense, sweet potatoes. My tastebuds enjoyed the newness.
They told me people travel a distance to get their Ciabatta red pepper & onion, baked in house and I can see why because it bursts with flavour. I need this to serve to company next time!
I enjoyed all the loaves with tea, but my most memorable was the lemon raspberry as I just loved the sweet and tart combo.
I can see why Pardo Villa Acres Farm market & bakery is such a popular destination; there are so many reasons to return again and again in the spring, summer and fall.