What a start to the season!
On behalf of the vendors and volunteers, we extend a sincere thank you for such an amazing opening of the season so far.
Traditionally long weekends see smaller crowds at the market, with many people taking advantage of the extra day to skip town and enjoy a mini-vacation. Last week was quite an exception, we saw crowds normally expected in the peak growing seasons of July and August!
We hope that the crowds continue to swell and stream in as all the sunshine is growing some amazing local goodness. This week, you’ll start to see local strawberries trickle in. Still lots of asparagus too! Sources say by the following weekend we will be in full blown strawberry season.
We have a few new vendors this season, this weekend we are excited to welcome a few newbies with some amazing products that have not been available at our market previously. Come check us out this weekend and see if you can spot the new kids in town.
So many great vendors this season
Catering by James Meadows
St. Thomas & District Horticultural Society
Meg Intven Art
Janis Harris Flowers
Heritage Line Herbs
St. Thomas Horticultural Society
Berry Hill Fruit Farm
Green Leaf Gourmet
Talbotville Berry Farm
Josie’s Plants & Produce
McSmiths Organic Farm
Krista Miller Cake Artist & Baker
Lotus Thai Restuarant
Desserts & More
From the Meadow
The Harvest Table
Desserts and More
Oegema Turkey Farm
Uncle Dads Pizza Plus
Kosciks Green House Tomatoes
The Holey Stone
St. Thomas Public Library
Empire Valley Farms
Raw For Pets
Strawberry and Cream Cheese Ice Cream
No Ice Cream maker required!
Makes: 8 servings
Yield: 1 quart
Prep: 20 minsFreeze: 4 hrs 30 mins
- 2cups strawberries
- 1/2 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Red food coloring (optional)
- Finely chopped toasted almonds
1.Place berries in a medium bowl; mash with potato masher until crushed. Set aside.
2.In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium to high speed until smooth. Add 1/2 cup of the milk, and beat just until combined. Add mashed berries, remaining milk, whipping cream, sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and, if desired, red food coloring; beat just until combined.
3.Freeze in a 2-, 3-, or 4-quart ice cream freezer according to the manufacturer’s directions. Sprinkle with almonds before serving. Makes 1 quart (8 servings).
Tags Farms Talbotville Berry Farm Frisa Farm Josie Herbs St. Thomas Horticultural Society Holey Stone Seniors Centre WENDOA St. Thomas Public Horticultural Society James Meadows Elgin Harvest St. Thomas
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