Last weeks market was a bountiful sight! It’s clear that all the sun that’s been shining has really done it’s magic. So many of our produce vendors had tables overflowing with the best of local deliciousness. If you didn’t get to the market until later in the morning, you may have missed the bounty as most vendors had very little or nothing to pack up to take home at the end of the morning. We appreciate our customers enthusiasm to stay local, and hope that excitement grows through the season. This week you’ll still find sweet cherries, but this may be the last week. Raspberries and blueberries are still producing, and soon – sweet corn!
Don’t forget to tour the whole market to find the best in locally made fare, from baked goods to hats to soaps to fresh cut flowers to living wreaths and metal art – this market has it all!
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Amazing Upcoming Events
Look for a yummy fundraiser in August for The Friends Of The Market – think honey roasted peach waffles! Sounds pretty tasty!
This weeks Vendors
Koscik Greenhouse Tomatoes
Berry Hill Fruit Farm
McSmiths Organic Farm
Lotus Thai Restaurant
The Dutch Bakery
Uncle Dad’s Pizza
Talbotville Berry Farm
Oegema Turkey Farms
Frisa Farm Fresh Eggs
Palmers Maple Syrup
-Deli & Fresh Meats
– Shitake Mushrooms
Desserts and More
The Harvest Table
Krista Miller Cakes
From the Meadow
St. Thomas Public Library
Janis & Mark Harris
Janssen Farm Market
JBweldz Creative Metal Artwork
Green Leaf Gourmet
The Holey Stone Faerie Company
Talbotville Berry Farm
Green Leaf Gourmet
brings you the best in fresh, local, wholesome and organic sweet and savoury each Saturday.Much of what is used to produce such fabulous treats starts with local vendors at the Horton St. Market, ensuring both freshness and quality in every morsel of goodness. From kitchen to Market Kim spends 25 + hours per week making speciality pastry, handmade tart fillings , right down to the miniature shortbread cookies delicately placed on top of her signature Tarts to serve some of her favourite people,her customers. Kim’s family plays a very important role in the preparations and on Market Day making it a whole McCarvell family experience. Christina, Olivia, Isaac and Annalea help weekly with the set up, customer service and keeping everything stocked at the table – amazing helpers! Greg is behind the scenes on clean up and plays the role of the “Chief Sampler” making sure everything tastes just right! Kim will be showcasing Lavender and Lemon again this week. You will find Lemon Gugelhof Mini Cakes, Lemon Meringue Tarts, Lavender Shortbread Cookies & Lavender Double Chocolate Torte. There will be thirst quenching ice cold Fresh Squeezed Lavender Lemonade as well as Local Raspberry Lemonade( using berries from Berry Hill Farm), only $1 per cup. For the Scottish Scone Lovers – Cheese, Blueberry and Raspberry will be your delicious choices this week. If you haven’t tried the savoury side of GREEN LEAF GOURMET you are missing out on some beautiful organic selections of Tapenade (decadent versatile spreads, Olive,Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Caramelized Onion* ), salads* and dips* (*vegan), amazing for entertaining or adding some flair to your own summer meals. *New*this week Kim will be bringing individual Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Pies and Gourmet Quiche Tarts and a few more surprises. See you at the market!
Janis and Mark Harris
One of the sure signs of summer is the sunflowers blooming. The sunflowers have started so YEA it’s summer. Even if the hot, humid weather wasn’t a big enough sign for you! A bouquet of sunflowers is enough to brighten anyone’s day! Impress your dinner guests with a truly local experience. Picture this…. Beautiful sunflowers on the outdoor patio set…. Our awesome pastured pork sausages cooking on the grill… Fresh local vegetables prepared with care, bursting with flavour…. A sweet summer fruit dessert and refreshing iced tea. Ok, my mouth is watering! When your guests compliment you on the amazing meal remember to thank your local farmers at The Horton Farmers Market for their hard work! Know your farmer, know your food.
McSmiths Organic Farm
McSmiths will have several varieties of zucchini for the next few weeks ….at the farm we love to simply slice into a frying pan of hot garlic butter, sear them until slightly charred ,take them off and sprinkle parmesan cheese on them, yummm We should also have plenty bunched beets, first green, yellow ,purple beans and some new potatoes. see you at the market
The Holey Stone Faerie Company
Official representatives of the Faerie Realm. Do you believe in Faeries? Owned & operated by Melinda Whitehead & family, inspired by the Faeries themselves, “The Holey Stone Faerie Company” creates decorative little Faerie Doors & Windows for placement in your garden & yard. Each door & window comes hinged & ready to attach! Adorable to behold & no two are exactly alike! Great for yourself or as a unique gift! They are also creaters of different Smudge Sticks & Smudge Mixes. Come see them & get to know the Faeries a little better for yourself!.
Turns out, Kosciks should consider a name change to “Kosciks Greenhouse Tomatoes & MORE”. I had the pleasure of visiting the Koscik family at their farm last weekend after the market and was really surprised at how much variety they grow. Fields of butternut squash, peppers and corn surround their home. We enjoyed an awesome tour of the massive acreage and learned a lot about this former tobacco farm. Absolutely nothing could prepare me for the sight I walked into when they opened the door to the 4000 tomato plant greenhouse! I am not sure what I expected, but it definitely was not 14 foot tall tomato plants. Who knew? The plants are planted right in the dirt at the end of January. The greenhouse is then heated and with the help of the bright winter sun the plants grow. This is how Kosciks can bring their large, delicious healthy red tomatoes to an early spring market. The tomatoes are picked from the bottom up and supported carefully so they are able to harvest well into the summer from the same plant. Ground grown in our awesome Ontario soil in the coldest part of the year – isn’t technology amazing sometimes? Visit Rob and the gang at Kosciks this weekend to fill out a ballot for this weeks free draw!
Submitted by: Savour Elgin
8 cups whole kernel corn, fresh or frozen (about 2.2 lb)
9 cups coarsely chopped tomatoes, (about 5 lb or 20 medium)
6 cups chopped red or green peppers, (about 2.5 lb)
Cider Vinegar 1 -1/3 cups (325 ml)
BERNARDIN Salsa Mix 1 pkg (115 g)
Jars Required 6- 500 ml 6- 500 ml 6- 500 ml
Place mason jars on a rack in a boiling water canner. Cover jars with water and heat to a simmer. Set screw bands aside. SNAP LID® sealing discs in hot water, not boiling. Keep jars and sealing discs hot until ready to use. Wash seed and coarsely chop tomatoes. Thoroughly drain off excess liquid.Prepare and measure remaining vegetables for the type of salsa you desire. If using fresh corn, blanch ears in boiling water 1 minute, cut off kernels.In a large stainless steel saucepan, combine BERNARDIN® Salsa Mix and cider vinegar. Add prepared vegetables; mix well. Over medium-high heat, bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer stirring constantly, just until mixture is heated through. REFRIGERATED: Ladle hot salsa into six hot 500 ml jars or two 1.5 L mason jars; apply closures. Cool 30 minutes and refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze in straight-sided jars or containers up to 1 year.
When canner is filled, ensure that all jars are covered by at least one inch (2.5 cm) of water. Cover canner and bring water to full rolling boil before starting to count processing time. When processing time is complete, remove canner lid, wait 5 minutes, then remove jars without tilting and place them upright on a protected work surface. Cool upright, undisturbed 24 hours; DO NOT RETIGHTEN screw bands. After cooling check jar seals. Sealed discs curve downward and do not move when pressed. Remove screw bands; wipe and dry bands and jars. Store screw bands separately or replace loosely on jars, as desired. Label and store jars in a cool, dark place. For best quality, use home canned foods within one year.
Submitted by:Renee from Berry Hill Fruit Farm
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) granulated sugar, divided
2-1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour
Pinch ground cinnamon
1-1/4 cups (310 mL) cold butter, cut in pieces
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
4 cups (1L) blueberries
1 tbsp (15 mL) sweet white wine or honey
1 tbsp (15 mL) corn starch
In medium bowl, stir together 1 cup (250 mL) sugar, all the flour and cinnamon. Using fork or pastry cutter, cut in butter, then egg. Divide mixture (it will be crumbly) in half. To generous half, stir in baking powder and salt. Pat dough into greased 9-inch by 13-inch (23-cm by 33-cm) pan. In another bowl, mix blueberries and wine or honey. Stir together remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar and cornstarch. Sprinkle over blueberries; Stir gently to coat. Spoon mixture evenly over crust in pan. Crumble remaining dough over berries. Bake in preheated 375F (190C) oven 50 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into pieces as desired. Makes about 16.See you at the Market Saturday!
Friend’s of the Market will have embroidered Horton Farmers’ Market aprons available for purchase this Saturday- only $20!
All proceeds go to the Friends of the Market Account. They are made from 100% black cotton, embroidered with white stitching for the market logo AND they have pockets. Find the Market Manager, she’ll hook you up!