Thursday, September 17, 2009

And the market grows...

....... continuously, although, not due to any rain we have had lately. This lack of water from the sky has seen a continued delay in some of our fall harvest. The sweet potatoes aren't sweet yet and the watermelon are just bursting now in time for our beautiful late summer. Try RGrow's Watermelon Salsa this weekend - you can get the recipe on our blog.

The ladies from the Senior Centre are back the week, this time with Apple Pies. You can also pick up a pie or apple crisp, or pasturized cider at Gredig's booth. Tammy Gredig works in conjunction with the cluinary class from Arthur Voaden Secondary School to bring the fresh baked apple goods to the market each week.

Welcome to Peter of SWGardens who will be bringing a variety of asiatic lily bulbs and potted hostas for you to take home and plant. The weather has certainly been cooperative for fall garden cleanup. And to add a seasonal touch to your garden, the fall mums are in bloom at Hertiage Greenhouses and Erie Gardens.

Kim McCarvel of Green Leaf Pastry is away this week as she is participating in the London Doors Open program as part of the working artist team at the Eldon House. Watch for her return on Sept 26th with several gluten free products and lunch bag treats for little (and big) kids.

New vendors this week include Canados Mini Doughnuts. Fresh mini doughnuts made right before your eyes. They will be inside the market building. Take home a dozen for only $3.
Nikki from TipToes Body Care Products will be returning indoors for her second week at the market.

Also new to the market, but certainly not to our community, is Big Brothers Big Sisters. September is Big Brothers/Big Sisters awareness month and they double-dare you to be a kid again. My 'little sister' lives in another city but recently reminded me that she is now the age that I was when she and I were matched. There are little and big ways to volunteer for this agency that can make a world of difference.

The Horton Market Harvest Fest will be held at the market this year on November 7th. Tickets will go on sale for this event starting next week. The venue is slightly different this year as we wanted everyone (particularily the vendors and their families) to be able to socialize and enjoy themselves - stay tuned.

Short and sweet (because the potatoes aren't) this week.

See you at the market,

Tricia Herbert
Market Manager

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