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eNewsletter Issue 227 | Sept. 28 2011

The Nova Scotia Apple harvest is in full swing.  Grab your basket as you come through our Market doors and begin picking your favourites for eating, cooking, and decorating!  Nothing matches a crisp autumn day like a crisp apple!  Dine on some of our apple delights---pies, crisp, and strudel.

In This Issue:
APPLES, APPLES, APPLES
HARVEST WEEK
FALL DECORATING
BULB PLANTING
FALL PLANTINGS
AUTUMN INSPIRATION

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APPLES, APPLES, APPLES

Apples are autumn’s favourite fruit-- healthy to eat on their own or baked into your favourite fall desserts.  Fill up your basket—varieties include Cortland, Gravensteins, and MacIntosh. All are available for .99/lb. or $5.99 for 10 lb.  Cortland are a beautiful color and very hard and crunchy.

Ginger Gold Apples –Elspeth’s favourite, at least for the next couple of weeks, is a cross between a Yellow Delicious and a Pippin.  Very crunchy, juicy and quite sweet. “A real nice apple flavour”.

 

The trick with apples is knowing what is in season and learning to appreciate the taste and qualities of that apple.  Apples continue to ripen after picking and the texture and flavour change over time.

 

Bernie Wile (Peter’s Dad and Elspeth’s father-in-law) has many years of experience growing fruit.  He always says the Gravs should be gone by Halloween.  After that time they are often mealy and soft—so Eat Up!

 

For those who just can’t make up their mind remember we offer free samples of all our apple varieties.

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HARVEST WEEK

This is a big week at the farm----we’re busy picking pumpkins.  Though a bit late maturing this year because of the weather, you may not see our full line up right now but there are lots coming later this week!  In our selection this year we’ll be offering white pumpkins—we’ll keep you posted on their arrival but it won’t be this week.  We can almost smell the pumpkin pies—remember Sugar Pie Pumpkin is best for pumpkin pie.  The pumpkin cooks up smooth and it’s not watery!  We’ll be picking these smaller pumpkins this week-end so be on the lookout over the next few days for their arrival at the Market.

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FALL DECORATING

When the weather makes you want to get cozy, bring autumn touches to the favourite corners of your home. On the outside give your surroundings a makeover for fall—do up your doorstep for the harvest season.  Combine elements of nature, like grasses, Rudbeckia planters, flowering cabbage, golden straw, corn stalks, ornamental corn, gourds, Peter’s Plump Pumpkins, and our own garden mums. Look for many weird and wonderful looking squash—they make great decorations and if you get tired of them you can eat them.

 Set your imagination free ---just as the changing of the leaves burst with the colors of the sunset you can incorporate these shades into your personal landscape and give family and friends a warm autumn welcome.

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BULB PLANTING

With the wonderful warm weather this week, we advise you to delay planting bulbs for a bit.  You may want to pick some up and have them ready.  Our selection is already getting sold out of some favourites, so don’t be disappointed, shop now.  Just store your bulbs in paper bags where they will be cool and dry until you are ready to plant.  You can plant well into November and even December if the ground stays thawed and uncovered by snow!  Bonemeal in the hole when you plant!!!

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FALL PLANTINGS

Now is a good time to put in many shrubs and perennials.  Cooler and damper days are great for planting these favourites.  We have a few odds and ends of perennials at 50% off, and our grasses are “Buy one get the second at 50% off.

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AUTUMN INSPIRATION

With the change in season we can look forward to falling temperatures and falling leaves.  If you want to catch the crimson, orange and gold of autumn, plan a road trip soon.  The secret to a fall colour tour is in the timing.  A week too early and you’ll miss the colour at its peak.  Wait too long and the first frosts and blustery winds will have passed through taking the best colour with them.  Remember, it’s the hardwood deciduous forests that put on the best show and the star of the forest is the sugar maple.

 

Happy autumn everyone…..Mary

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