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Chowder Mixes & Seafood Spices

Chowder - poor mans staple and rich mans delicacy, was the traditional Maritime catchall for whatever was on hand. Herbs, hung above the stove to dry, and potatoes, carefully stored in the cellar, were boiled on an old Lunenburg Foundry wood stove. Onions, and whatever fresh or salted fish happened to be on hand, were added to make the finest chowders in the world. Farmer John's chowder mixes offer you the opportunity to catch a culinary glimpse of those old Nova Scotia kitchens. I hope you think of colorful houses built right by the sea and the scent of the ocean in the crisp air as you enjoy making and tasting our fine chowder.

Salmon, cod, halibut, herring and trout were all staples in the kitchens of old Nova Scotia. Imagine the crackle of the frying pan and the warmth of the old wood stove as fresh fish were cooked in real butter and with handpicked garden spices. Each fish had its season as fathers and sons followed the tides and weather to provide for their families. Farmer John's seafood chowders and rubs offer you the opportunity to catch a culinary glimpse of those old Nova Scotia kitchens. I hope you think of colorful houses built right by the sea and the scent of the ocean in the crisp air as you enjoy making and tasting our fine recipes.
- Farmer John