If you haven’t been made aware in previous newsletters, it is pretty easy to assimilate that I am a self-proclaimed Hippy. I talk about environmental concerns, local food, ethical work and producing practices blah, blah, blah, and I also love learning about global warming and what causes it. I was pretty surprised to learn that yesterday we broke a record for heat from 1964! 1964! It was shocking to me that in all this talk of global warming, it was this hot that many years ago. I know global warming goes a lot deeper than just day to day temperature fluctuations, but I still found that facinating.
The good news is Farmers who are able to irrigate their crops are having a fantastic season. Those who are not able to irrigate are praying, hoping, begging, pulling out the voo-doo and doing all the rain dancing they can in hopes that this heat breaks with a gigantic dose of an all day soaking of sweet beautiful rain.
Would it be asking too much if I requested that rain come before the Market Saturday, and end by 8am?
Perspective: It could be worse, it could be -40, right?
Stay cool everyone!
Check out some of these highlights from this weekends market:
Oegema Turkey Farm: Try some of our Smoked Turkey Products — Turkey Pepperettes, Bacon, Kielbassa, Jerky, Wieners, Summer Sausage and Oven Roast Turkey Breast. Mmmmm.
Empire Valley Farm: Time to start digging out those jars……….pickling cukes are ready, fresh dill, garlic, tomatoes, cabbage,grape tomatoes from the field…….. Joy’s bringing her easy fridge pickle recipe this week.
From The Meadow: Have you been looking to switch over to an all natural, local, affordable company for your bath and skin care needs…we have you covered from head to toe (literally) We have been growing strong for 13 years. Stop bye and see what From the Meadow can do for you and your family.
Harris Family Farm: SUNFLOWERS!!!! All of the flowers were very happy to have a good rain last week.
Then the heat is making them EXPLODE! There will be tons of floral bounty this week again. Mark will also have lots of our ‘always popular’ pastured pork sausage and bacon.Try out the ‘pretty potatoes’, they will add some great flavour and colour to your dinner.
Green Leaf Gourmet: GREEN LEAF GOURMET will be away from the Market for the next two Saturdays at a Working Farm for a family vacation. Kim will return on August 4th with an abundance of French Tarts, Preserves, Tapenade, Vegan and Gluten Free Gourmet Delights. I’ll miss all of you while I am away collecting eggs, milking goats and harvesting veggies. Looking forward to see you soon. Kids Market Make-a-Craft will be away for the next two Saturdays while they are at a Working Farm for a vacation with their Mom and Dad. The McCarvell crew will be back on August 4th with a “grow it yourself” Market Craft and some delicious Fresh Squeezed Lemonade and a new “gourmet drink”! See you soon.