It simply cannot be mid-August, can it? Is it just me or are we already cooling down a little? As usual summer is flying by, and so is the 2012 season of the market. If you’ve been to the market in the last couple weeks I am sure you’ve noted that we are jammed packed. August is definitely a month where we celebrate local harvest. Most of the market is filled with overflowing tables of produce. It’s the time we squeeze in as many tables as possible, and see the best, biggest and happiest customer crowds. Happy vendors, happy customers and happy market manager! Did I mention that you’re all stuck with me for another season? (Insert groans or cheers here ;-) )
Have you got your tickets for Fresh Fest yet? The Friends of the Market group will be there on August 23rd serving up some delicious locally flavoured drinks! We’ll have Peach Lemonade (made with Troup Farms peaches), Lavender Lemonade (local lavender from Steed & Company) and Minty Melonade (Melons from R-Grow and Mint from McSmiths). The sweetest part is that all of these drinks will be flavoured and pucker-free thanks to delicious honey from Clovermead. We hope to see you there! Tickets are available this weekend at the market, at several local venues and on their website here.
Have you visited this amazing local attraction? If not, it should be on your must “TO DO” before the cold seasons begin! Thank you Clovermead for delicious honey! Click on the photo to get to Clovermeads awesome website. We had our 7 year olds birthday party there last September, it was a hit!
FRIENDS OF HFM
The Friends of the Market has a vision for Horton – shady umbrellas, additional tables for customers with nice seating, a permanent nook with comfortable chairs for our many senior shoppers. Can you imagine such lovely improvements to the markets atmosphere? We can! We will! with your help! Please support our mission cause in the end we all benefit. Want to be a friend? Email us here.
Check out some of these highlights from this weekends market:
Harris Family Farm: The wedding was a hit! The flowers looked amazing! Thank you again to Lisa and Nicole for looking after the market for us!
This week we have some glads ready for decoration days around the area. We are back with the pastured pork this week too. See you Saturday!
Berry Hill Fruit Farm: Alice has tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes! Lots of onions and peppers too making it a good time to do some preserving. Check out berryhillfruitfarm.ca for a great freezer tomatoe sauce.
From The Meadow: Want to know what our top seller is??? It’s called the SECRET. Looking for a 100% natural organic skin cream for the face? We have it here at From the Meadow.
Its an age defying cream that provides a light lift smooths out fine lines and hydrates the skin. Stop by for a sample and see what the Secret is all about.
Dancey Family Farm: The fresh Edamame soybeans sold out quickly last Saturday at the Dancey Family Farm table. A larger supply of Edamame will be available this week, as well as many varieties of heirloom tomatoes. With 40 varieties ripening, we have a huge range of sizes, shapes and colors to choose from.
Green Leaf Gourmet: Kim of GREEN LEAF GOURMET would first like to apologize for my absence at last week’s Market due to a back injury. Thank-you for your patience and for the “get better soon”wishes sent my way ~ much appreciated. I missed seeing all of my wonderful customer’s smiling faces. My back is slowly recovering and I am looking forward to seeing all of you on Saturday August 25thwhen I return to the Market! See you soon!!
CREATIVE KIDS’ MARKET CRAFT will return to the Market on Saturday August 25th with a fun “veggie” craft and some delicious “End of the Summer” punch! See you then!