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In This Issue:
Market Musing
Labour Day Feast without the Labour
How to Get an 'A' in Simple Division
Bulbs By the Book
Apple Cider Days
Eyes on the Road!
Fall Market Hours

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Market Musing

We are just days away from September and already there are hints of fall. The fall mums are now breaking buds and we have them available for sale; I searched for a sweater a couple of mornings this week and the plans for our fall activities start to roll out.

I am very pleased to announce we will be hosting a breakfast to support the South Shore Palliative Care and Hospice Society on September 20th. This has become a cause near and dear to my heart given my life experience of the last six months. I like many, knew little about palliative care. I like many, believed we have extensive services and facilities to accommodate the needs of our families and friends who need palliative care. I have learned that we are sadly lacking on many fronts. I can vouch for the dedicated care and compassion offered by the Dr. Debra Gowan and her palliative care team working in Lunenburg and Queens County. However, there remain incredible gaps.

The goal of this breakfast is to increase awareness of the needs of our community, the work of the society to address these needs, and the fundraising required to support them.  I invite you to come learn about how we can improve palliative care at South Shore Regional, provide more home support, and build a hospice. It is early days and donations are important to build community support. These can be made at the breakfast and tax receipts will be issued.

Here are the details:
Equinox Breakfast – 7:30 – 9:30 am, Wile’s Lake Farm Market – FRIDAY, Sept. 20. Tickets are available here at the Market - $30/ticket, cash or cheque only.

 

Elspeth

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Labour Day Feast without the Labour

Let us take the work out of your Labour Day feast. What about Pulled Pork Sliders, Corn on the Cob, Coleslaw, Mac and Cheese, and Blueberry or Lemon Meringue pies? It's all here at the Market. Labour Day should be a day of rest after all. That, said, the market will be open!

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How to Get an 'A' in Simple Division

No, we're not talking about arithmetic lessons here, but rather the division of blooming perennials. There are any number of reasons to divide perennials -- from the plant is simply too big for the space originally allocated to it, to the plant is mature and is not produing flowers as abundantly as in its prime. Early fall with its cool evenings and warm days is a perfect time to divide and replant perennials. Survey your garden for crowded and tired plants then check out this accessible Fine Gardening article on the hows and whys of simple divison. We can't guarantee you'll get an 'A', but your plants will thank you for it and bloom all the more beautifully next season.

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Bulbs By the Book

The fall bulbs haven't arrived quite yet, but in anticipation of their arrival, it's time to start thinking about your color schemes and the landscaping effects you want to create with flowering bulbs. From drifts of yellow daffodils across your lawn to colour coordinated tulips edging your front walk and porch, to a panoply of blooms in assorted shapes and colours creating a veritable inground bouquet, bulbs are the spring season's first hurrah.  Frankly, for some of us at the market nothing is more exciting than getting the fall bulb catalogues in the mail and making our plans (yes, we need to get a life). Anyway, we turn again to Fine Gardening magazine as a source for great information and beautiful inspiration. Check out these articles and get ready to dig!  And keep an eye on our Facebook page. We'll let you know when the bulbs arrive.

Inspiration for Spring Bulb Combinations

Naturalizing Spring Bulbs

How to Plant Spring Bulbs

 

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Apple Cider Days

September 28th and 29th are Apple Cider Days at Wile's Lake Farm Market. We'll demonstrate apple cider pressing and have lots of apple-related goodies and tastings. Come join us. More details to follow.

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Eyes on the Road!

School will be back in session soon. Please drive carefully.

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Fall Market Hours

August 28 through September 5: 8:30 to 8:00 pm

Friday , Sept 6: 8:30 to 7:00
Saturday, Sept 7: 8:30 to 6:00
Sunday,  Sept 8: 8:30 to 7:00

Beginning Monday, Sept 9:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, we are open 8:30 to 6:00.
Fridays and Sundays we are open 8:30 to 7:00.

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Past Market Newsletters

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Post Dorian Edition September 11, 2019
Back to School Blues Newsletter August 26, 2019
The Blueberry Bounty Edition August 15, 2019
Dog Days Edition July 31, 2019
Summertime and the living is easy... July 17, 2019

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