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Welcome - Wile's Lake Farm Market Newsletter
Post Dorian Edition | September 11, 2019

In This Issue:
Market Musing
Mums the Word
Market Hours
Our Daily Bread
Apple Cider Days
Local Grown Garlic
Newly Arrived and Coming Soon
Hospice Breakfast Tickets

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Market Musing

All up and down the Atlantic seaboard we are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Needless to say the dear people of the Bahamas experienced the worst of the storm, while in North Carolina, there are still folks on the Outer Banks cut off from the mainland. Here in Nova Scotia and the other Atlantic provinces, some of us are waiting for our power to be restored and are cleaning up the debris left in Dorian's wake. Locally, we are all reeling from the news of the devastating fire at the Petite Riviere General Store, a landmark of that South Shore community and a lifeline for its residents. Farmers are assessing damage to fruit crops that were ripe for harvest and now lie bruised on the ground.

The word 'aftermath' has its origins in the Anglo-Saxon agricultural word 'Maeth which means 'a mowing' as in grass mowing. An after-maeth literally meant a second growth or second mowing. The word later took on a metaphorical slant and was used to describe that time following any great (often catastrophic) event. This is how we employ it in modern times. The word has many negative connotations. Think, for example, of the 'aftermath' of the events of 9/11 which occurred 18 years ago this day. However, the origin of the word also infers something positive -- that there is new life and new growth after destruction and that the 'aftermath' is indeed a time for rebuilding, for starting fresh, for a second harvest. It is on this meaning that we as a community, should focus as we move forward post-hurricane Dorian. The market is open and here to help.

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Mums the Word

After weeks hiding out behind our upper greenhouse, where they were watered and tended, our fall mums have finally made their appearance. The star of fall garden beds and containers, mums truly complement the changing colours of their nature surroundings. Mums look especially good planted with black-eyed susans, purple cone flower, sedum, and other late blooming perennials.  They are also lovely in formal containers combined with annual ornamental grasses. Mums are also relatively easy to care for -- requiring full sun (a minimum of 3 hours; six is better) and rich, well drained soil. While you don't want to drown them, you don't want them to wilt -- so be sure to water as needed -- daily for mums in containers. Also keep abreast of any frost warnings -- mums can tolerate light frosts, but you may want to cover them or bring in your containers.

 

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Market Hours

Please note our new Fall Market Hours

Monday - Thursday and Saturday 8:30 am to 6 pm.

Friday and Sunday 8:30 am to 7 pm.

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Our Daily Bread

As fall approaches, our thoughts turn to foods that are hearty, satisfying, and give you sustenance to stack yet another cord of wood! While we bake our european style multi-grain bread all season, it is in the fall that we really appreciate  the goodness it provides. Low in sugar, high in fibre, our multi-grain loaf combines white and whole wheat flour with a mix of 10 nutritious grains. Looking to make a healthy lunch for your wood choppers and apple pickers? Try a warm, buttered slice of our mult-grain bread with a bowl of our Butternut Squash soup and a slice of That Dutchman's smoked gouda cheese. Yum. 

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Apple Cider Days

Join us at the market on September 28th and 29th for Apple Cider Days where we'll be celebrating everything 'apple' -- including a demonstration of apple cider pressing (from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm).  We are also going fry up a special batch of our donuts, using -- you guessed it -- apple cider!

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Local Grown Garlic

The seed garlic is here -- three varieties -- Mennonite, Music, and German Red. Check out this Fine Gardening article on how to grow garlic in your home garden. One you've tasted it, you'll never buy supermarket garlic again.

We also have local grown cooking garlic in market ready to use now!

https://www.finegardening.com/article/grow-your-own-garlic

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Newly Arrived and Coming Soon

Due to the hurricane, there may be some minor delays in our seasonal deliveries.  Good news is that the fall bulbs and crab apples have just arrived!  Gravensteins hopefully wiill  be coming soon. Farmers across the Maritimes are currently assessing crop damage due to the storm and we support them in all their efforts during what is a very trying time. We'll keep you updated on Facebook as apples and other fall produce arrive at the market.

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Hospice Breakfast Tickets

Tickets for the South Shore Palliative Care and Hospice Society breakfast are on sale at the market. Even if you can't attend (yes, it's early in the morning) consider purchasing a ticket as a donation. Hope to see you there!

Details

South Shore Palliative Care and Hospice Society Fundraiser 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.

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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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