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Squashtastic Edition | September 26, 2018

In This Issue:
Market Musing
Fall Bulbs
Local Apples
Transitioning to Fall
Seed Garlic
Pruning Trees
Afterglow

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Market Musing

Oh my, such a change in the temperature!  Today I went back to long pants - a sign of fall for me!  The northeast wind and the lower temperatures of the last few days is surely a sign that we are officially in fall mode. 

Orange is the color of the week here at the Market and another sign of fall.

The beautiful orange colored pumpkins and various shades of orange found in  Hubbard squash, warty pumpkins and gourds brings a fall feel to everything.

  1. We are fully stocked with all the trappings of fall decorating – corn stalks, straw, mums (in three sizes), pumpkins (Orange, blue and white, warty and many sizes) squash and gourds!  Now just take a little imagination and mix it up with all these wonderful decorations from the garden and create a wonderful fall look to your front entrance, patio and yard.  Some are ghoulish, some are just decorative and fun!  All created as a way of celebrating the harvest and the beauty of fall.

Saturday and Sunday (Sept 29 and 30) will be our fall celebration – SQUASHTASTIC.   This event is “intended to raise the profile of the lowly squash to new culinary and artistic heights”.  Who ever thought of creating a John Deere tractor or an airplane or even a dinosaur from assorted squash and gourds?  By Saturday, our yard will be full of squash art pieces – big and small, all designed and decorated by our staff.  It’s a really fun way to launch fall

We are serious in our desire to encourage cooking ideas using squash.  There are lots of great recipe ideas for squash – everything from muffins, to salads, to pie!

We will be sampling Squash Tacos and Delicata Squash Butter, a great appetizer spread!  We will have free samples and recipes available from 11 am – 2 pm on Saturday.

As part of the day we will have a sausage barbeque featuring Webberfood’s sausages.  If you have not tried this Market specialty, Saturday might be a great day to join us for lunch.

Come, help us celebrate the squash harvest with our SQUASHTASTIC event this Saturday and Sunday!

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Fall Bulbs

The first blooms of the season bring with them the anticipation of the end of winter.  

Enjoy spring garden color from March with the delicate Scilla and crocus into June through the glorius reds and yellows of daffodils and tulips, followed by the majestic Alliums.  

Shop early for best selection. Check the tags to determine bloom time.

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Local Apples

It is local apple season!  Fall is the best time for fresh apple eating. 

We now have:

Gravensteins - so versatile for baking, fresh eating, applesauce.

Sunrise - A cross between a Golden Delicious and McIntosh. Crisp and juicy.

Paula Red – Best for fresh eating or applesauce.  Tart when picked but sweeten up.

Ginger Gold - Great for baking and fresh eating.

Silken – A cross between HoneyGold and Sunrise. Hold their shape well when baked.

 

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Transitioning to Fall

There is still time to enjoy the color of your annuals as long as that harvest moon frost didn't devour them. Be sure to protect them in the event of a frost warning and you may have a few more weeks to enjoy them.

If your planters are looking tired or you have lost them to the frost consider popping in a garden mum and adding some color with gourds, pumpkins and squash. For our customers that planted grasses in your planters you can enjoy their fall show.  

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Seed Garlic

We have noticed that growing garlic is gaining in popularity.  An easy to grow crop that you plant in the fall.  Scapes in the spring and you can even store it after harvest.  We are carrying 3 Hardneck varieties of garlic seed.  Seed Garlic is recommended for yielding a disease resistant crop.

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Pruning Trees

We heard lots of questions about pruning this week.  Can I prune, should I prune?  Typically I would say its ok to prune now, for most things however given the drought of this season I am suggesting to wait until Spring.  Many shrubs and trees are stressed by the weather this year - heavy late frost and then a drought.  Let's hope we get plenty of moisture from now until freeze up to hydrate all the trees and shrubs before the winter winds draw moisture from them.

Pruning in March or April is much easier because there are no leaves to blind the view of what needs to be taken out.  It's a great job to get done if your green thumb is itchy early!

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Afterglow

Check out Afterglow Art Festival on King Street Saturday night.

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Past Market Newsletters

Please select from the following list to view recent past newsletters, or click here to view the full Market Newsletter archive.

Fall Is In The Air October 24, 2018
An Apple a Day Oct 10, 2018
Squashtastic Edition September 26, 2018
Autumn Days September 12, 2018
Labour Day Weekend Edition August 29, 2018

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