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Welcome - Wile's Lake Farm Market Newsletter
Salad Days Edition | July 3, 2019

In This Issue:
It's All Salad!
Market Hours
Strawberry Daze...
Begonia Pandamonia!
Canada Day Thank You!
Just One Plant...

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It's All Salad!

Now that Canada Day is behind us, we move into that time of the season we like to call 'The Salad Days of Summer.' Across Lunenburg County, kitchen gardeners are reaping their early summer harvests of mixed greens, tender swiss chard, sprouts, kale, and baby spinach, scallions and young radishes. Culinary trends have certainly changed up what we think of as salad. We like mesclun greens combined with whatever else is fresh in the garden -- snippets of herbs, blossoms of nasturtiums, borage, and pansies. Throw in a handful of candied toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts, or almonds), a crumble of feta cheese, sliced strawberries, then splash with a light dressing of lemon juice, maple syrup, dijon mustard, and olive oil. Think outside the box...er bowl... as you prepare your salad. No matter what you toss in -- if it's fresh and local, it's sure to be delicious.

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Of course we offer our own market-made salads for your summer enjoyment -- potato, coleslaw, moroccan, sauerkraut, pasta, and our new light and nutritious quinoa salad. May all your days be 'Salad Days'.

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Market Hours

We are open 7 days a week, 8:30 am to 8:00 pm.

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Strawberry Daze...

It may be the Salad Days of Summer, but lately we've found ourselves wandering around in a bit of a Strawberry Daze!  You know the look... red lips, whipped cream smeared on the chin. The berries are delicious this year and if you follow us on Facebook, you may have read that we think Strawberry Shortcake should be named Canada's National Dessert. Yes, butter-tarts are a close runner-up and some would argue the case for Nanaimo Bars, but Strawberry Shortcake gets our vote every time. However, now that Strawberry Season is in full swing, you may find yourself wanting to go -- well shall we say -- a bit wild with your berries? In this spirit, may we suggest you try out these delicious recipes from our archives -- Strawberry Pie (strawberries, chocolate, and cream cheese) and Strawberry Squares (strawberries, sugar, and coconut). Too decadent? We don't think so. Life is short. So is the berry season!

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Begonia Pandamonia!

Yes, we know there is no such word as 'Pandamonia', but we love how it rhymes with Begonia. And indeed, there is begonia pandemonium here at Wile's Lake Farm Market, where all our begonias are on sale -- $3.00 a pot (single plant). They're beautiful. Not saying this sale will cause riots, but we know they'll be marching out the door quickly.

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Canada Day Thank You!

Thank you to the Wileville Fire Department, Servant's Heart Ministry, and all our customers who attended our Canada Day breakfast. The weather was soggy, but the pancakes and coffee were delicious.

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Just One Plant...

Our resident monarch butterfly experts, Anne and Paulette, have just announced the arrival of the monarch butterfly to Lunenburg County. It's still not too late to plant milkweed to feed the monarch catepillars. We still have transplants at the Garden Centre. Milkweed leaves are a monarch catepillar's only food. Years of herbicide spraying has wiped out much of the milkweek that once grew in fields and roadside. The simple act of planting a single milkweed can help save this beneficial and beautiful species.

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Past Market Newsletters

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The Blueberry Bounty Edition August 15, 2019
Dog Days Edition July 31, 2019
Summertime and the living is easy... July 17, 2019
Salad Days Edition July 3, 2019
Happy Birthday Canada June 28, 2019

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