It is incredibly hard to believe that I just typed “September 1st” into the subject title. Seriously? September? Perhaps some of you are ready for the routines, cooler weather and celebrations that Autumn brings but not I! This summer flew by, and I hope to still sit in some heat and sip another cooling mojito or two. I was reading online somewhere (so it must be true) that a long, warm Autumn season is expected. With our drought this summer turning fields into dust bowls, I hope that isn’t entirely true. Last winters lack of snow was disappointing, at least to me. The unseasonably warm weather was paired with dreary wetness – which really left us home bound more than heaps of snow would have. So I say, give us a normal fall and a great winter of snow (ducks and covers).
If you have been to the market in August you have seen that we are officially in harvest season. Absolutely packed with vendors, and tables are overflowing! There is still lots of life for the season, but a few things are reaching an end: blueberries, sunflowers to name just a couple.
NEXT WEEK! Shuug and The Temporary Men will be playing the market! 10-12
Check out some of these highlights from this weekends market:
Animal Aide: Can’t wait to see you this weekend!
St. Thomas Public Library: Calling all eBook users! Don’t forget to bring your eBook reader to the Horton Market this week! St. Thomas Public Library will be at the market this coming Saturday showcasing our eBook collection. Library staff can show you how to search for, download, and transfer eBooks to your device. If you don’t already have a library account or know your library PIN, library staff can get you set so you can begin reading FREE eBooks! As always, you can sign up for a library card at the market or upgrade your old card to a new card and key fob for free. Still like reading from a “real” book? Don’t forget to bring your change! The Friends of St. Thomas Public Library will be at the market selling previously read and good-as-new books for all ages.
R-Grow: Make sure you stop by this week! Our yellow baby watermelons are ripe and delicious. Our edemame are also ready to enjoy. They make a tasty snacks for back to school lunches or a healthy side dish for dinner. Not sure what they are? Come check them out on Saturday. Edamame can be frozen and enjoyed all winter long! We will also have our fall wheat wreaths on display. The seasons are changing. It’s time to start thinking about fall decorations! See you on Saturday!
Harris Family Farm: With the last long weekend of the summer comes the end of the bulk of the sunflowers. The scorcher of a summer caused the plantings to bloom earlier than expected. 2012 will go down in the books as a super hot summer and a good flower season. Over the next few weeks there will still be some flowers but not in the numbers we have had. So come early to not be disappointed.
The Harris’ will still be at the market longer in the season with their pastured pork sausage and bacon. Wow your taste buds with our sausages on the bbq this long weekend.
Ask us about how to use the sausages other than bbq’d, there are yummy ways to enjoy them all year long!