In January, Crystal went around to area artisan businesses and proposed that she spotlight their products by incorporating them into special truffle recipes for Valentine's Day. She then made six different truffle recipes flavored with Samish Strawberry Wine, Sea-salted Golden Whiskey, Blue Heron Espresso, Dynasty Red Wine, Inyo Tuscan Wine, and Chuckanut Bay Vodka with Truffle Salt. The six varieties are packaged together in a box with a beautiful map printed on top. She commissioned the map from Bow Hill Blueberry's talented intern, Mandy Turner. The boxes of truffles will be sold at all participating businesses. You can also order online at www.charmedwares.com.
Crystal Sheer, a vendor at the Bow Little Market, uses the commercial kitchen at Bow Hill Blueberries to make her truffles. Besides selling locally in Skagit and Whatcom County, Crystal belongs to the North Sound Food Hub, a food producers cooperative, located at Bow Hill Blueberry Farm. The North Sound Food Hub shares a truck that delivers farmer or producer-direct wholesale orders to urban markets around the greater Puget Sound Area.