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eNewsletter Issue 217 | July 20, 2011

Mid July is all about fresh produce---bushels and bushels of good eating are at your fingertips at our Market.  Heat waves and long hazy summer days are pushing gardens, whether commercial or your own at home, to burst into growth.  Time to enjoy laid back menus packed with fresh gardening offerings—then finish off the meal with fresh berries or a sweet treat from our in store bakery.  Many ways to fill your shopping basket with local, farm fresh goodness this week

In This Issue:
HODGE PODGE FIXINS
STRAWBERRIES
RED RIPE RASPBERRIES
GREEN PRODUCE PICKS
GREENHOUSE
ROSES
PLANTING NOW
SUMMER INSPIRATION

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HODGE PODGE FIXINS

We have all the fixin’s for Hodge Podge at the Market now—fill your basket with green and yellow beans, peas, bunch carrots and new potatoes.  Folks are just so anxious to enjoy their first taste of this popular South Shore taste delight they can hardly contain themselves.  We have the cream and butter too!  Spread the word, we have the fixin’s and for those who need the recipe, go to our Hodge Podge recipe at this link.

www.wilesfarmmarket.com/recipes_single.php

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STRAWBERRIES

The strawberries are over for now, but we expect more later in the summer.

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RED RIPE RASPBERRIES

     The bushes are unruly and the thorns are nasty, but what else bears such a flavorful fruit and asks so little in return?  One of summers favourite fruits are on our shelves now—luscious red raspberries.  We will have them for a few weeks, and if you want any volume of berries, please call and order ahead.  We will be sure you get them on the day they arrive to insure the freshest berries we can get. 

     Although the raspberry isn’t in the limelight as much as the blueberry, there is so much to recommend raspberries be eaten for the sake of your health.  Raspberries are a great source of fibre; some of it is soluble in the form of pectin, which helps to lower cholesterol.  They are a good source of vitamin C, and the ruby red colour announces they are high in antioxidants.

     Here’s a quick Raspberry Smoothie recipe---you may need a spoon to savour every bit of this delicious summertime cooler—perfect on a hot day:

           2 cups fresh (or frozen) raspberries

           1 ½ cups pineapple juice

           1 cup frozen yogurt

           1 Tbsp liquid honey

        In a blender, blend together the raspberries, pineapple juice, frozen yogurt and liquid honey until smooth and frothy.    

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GREEN PRODUCE PICKS

Cucumber salad is on local menus right now---we have plenty of cukes if you are craving this Lunenburg County Treat.

     Salad greens galore---so many ways to try eating your greens.  Choose from zucchini, radish, leaf lettuce, romaine, and mesclun mix.

     Cauliflower and new cabbage are available this week----the abundance of variety and flavours just keep coming.

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GREENHOUSE

 Need to fill in a space in your garden with some color or greenery?  You’ll find very nice planters in our greenhouse, something for sunny or shady spots—Angela will be happy to assist you with your gardening dilemmas.  Perhaps you are looking for a hostess gift for that summer barbeque or lawn party you’re invited to—you could find just what you need in our greenhouse selection.

 

     Tiger Eye Rudbeckia (one of Elspeth’s picks) is showing great colour right now.  This annual resembles the perennial brown eyed susan, blooming profusely all summer and late into the fall.

Last year it survived three frosts in Elspeth and Peter’s garden and bloomed until late October on the south side of the house. This is a must have because it’s so colorful and easy!

 

     Many of the perennials are showing great color now.  Ligularia, which is a good plant for shade, and quite tall, has a beautiful yellow plume which is in full bloom now.  The Astilbes are also very colorful—check them out.

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ROSES

     A brief reminder that roses need fertilizing regularly throughout the season to insure good blooming performance.  You’ll find Miracle Gro Rose food as well as a granular fertilizer here at the Market.

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PLANTING NOW

     Many people are interested in gardening now that the weather has improved and they are asking if it’s too late to plant trees and shrubs.  Our answer is that planting at this time of year does require more diligence with the watering routine because the weather is hotter and drier.  Garden away all you enthusiasts--- just keep the hose and watering can handy.

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SUMMER INSPIRATION

     Summertime is all about simple pleasures—like eating freshly picked fruit, buying locally grown vegetables, eating ice cream and drinking iced smoothies, wearing sandals all day, gathering around the camp fire for a sing song.  Our weekdays may be more structured, but as the week draws to a close on Friday it’s time to relax and enjoy the simple things that make summer here on the south shore so special.

 

  Happy Summer Everyone--Mary       

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