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eNewsletter Issue 91 | Oct. 5, 2007

There’s a harvest glow spreading across the province this Thanksgiving Week-end ! The autumn scenery has taken on warm, earthy colors, trees and grasses in our yards and gardens are changing to hot reds, vivid oranges, lovely browns and shades of copper.  The seasonal crops come in rich tones too, like deep orange pumpkins and patterned squash and gourds in shades of green , gold and neutrals.  Head for our market and buy gobs of pumpkins, squash and gourds.  At home, line your front steps or walkway with a bunch of pumpkins and colorful garden mums.  Set a stately row of small pumpkins on top of fence posts or porch railings. To celebrate the harvest with family and friends include fresh Nova Scotia grown fruit and vegetables.  Our market display cases are overflowing with their fresh, nutritious goodness.

In This Issue:
Apple Update
Nature's Finest Ingredients
Fall Decorating
First Market Baby Born
Closing day-November 10

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Apple Update

Elspeth’s “Pick of the Week” is Ginger Gold!! Offering a golden yellow color with great texture, similar to a golden delicious, but with a sharper taste She finds it’s absolutely fabulous!

We still have a few crabapples left for those who want to make jelly—better hurry in today!

What autumn get together is complete without apples----we have a big selection of well colored Cortland’s and Gravensteins.  10 lb bags of Gravensteins are $4.99 and Macintosh and Cortland’s are $5.99 for the 10 lb bag.

Pears are perfect now for fresh eating—we recommend Bartlett for canning and preserves.  Special thanks to Janice Smith for sharing a sample of her pickled pear recipe.  She tells me this is a longstanding family favourite with turkey.  She used Bartlett to prepare the recipe.

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Nature's Finest Ingredients

Preparing meals at this time of year is wonderful for those who love to cook!  The variety of fresh produce is outstanding—it’s hard to decide which to feature first.  There’s no lack of choices on our shelves---fill up your basket for your thanksgiving dinner with all your favourites.  We still have field grown NS tomatoes available.  The veggie selection includes nice cauliflower, broccoli and of course, lots of choices in squash---buttercup, acorn, Hubbard, butternut, spaghetti and dumpling.  Stay tuned for a butternut squash soup recipe next week. Cranberries with excellent color are now available in bulk—dig in for as many as you need for your freezer and to accompany special meals over the weekend.  White pumpkins have been the talk of the Market this year.  Although we sell them as a novelty item for fall decorating, several customers tell us that they make very good pies.  We haven’t tried making pies with them.  Sugar pie pumpkins are still our pick; however it is interesting to hear what people are trying.

If you’re looking for bakery items over the weekend and want to avoid disappointment, call first thing in the morning and leave your order.

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Fall Decorating

Your porch décor will be simply Gourd-eous when you use fall vegetables to fill a bucket or to surround the base of a potted plant. Place an array of colourful gourds and wee pumpkins around the base of your garden mums—it’ll create a natural wonderland of autumn color.

We’ve just received a new shipment of fall flags!!!! Their very vibrant fall colors are beautiful.  Pick up ornamental corn to add to your displays—we have lots in stock if we can just keep the Bluejays out of it—they’re even flying into the Market to nip a taste!

From sensational flags and festive fabric pillows and placemats to votive candles and more, we offer the latest, greatest décor and gift ideas for fall.

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First Market Baby Born

In 22 years we have never had an employee have a baby.  That has all changed with the arrival of Abagail Rose to Robyne Slaunewhite and John Bolliver.  Abby arrived at 2:54pm on Friday September 30, 6 lbs12.5 ounces.  Abby came for her first visit at the Market on Tuesday, October 2nd.  She is a beautiful tiny little girl with a head of dark hair.  Mom, Dad and baby seemed to be doing very well.  Congratulations!  Robyne will be back to work next spring!

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Closing day-November 10

Mark this date on your calendar and keep it in mind

 

 

We hope all will enjoy the warmth of the fall temperatures and the warmth of time spent with close family and friends over the weekend.  We know many are camping at KEJI, with all reports indicating the park is full.  Others will gather around in homes to celebrate the harvest.  It has been a good growing year and we certainly see it with the lovely displays of flowers around the countryside.

Happy Thanksgiving from Elspeth and the Market Gang!

 

 

Our e-newsletter is prepared weekly by Wiles Lake Farm Market and offers timely tips and gardening information relevant to our local area and the latest Market information.  We hope you enjoy it and find it useful.  Feel free to tell your friends and encourage them to sign up to receive our next issue.

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