The official start to Summer is just around the corner. But by the temperatures this week, I would say it is here now. The heat has certainly been great for the strawberries; it has helped ripen them.
Now is the time to indulge in lots of strawberries for breakfast, lunch and supper. Forget those big red but tasteless imports, and go for some fresh picked local strawberries that are oh so juicy and chocked full of vitamins.
Be sure to stop by our market this coming Sunday June 25th for our Strawberry Sunday Event. You will be surrounded with a day of strawberry theme local food. We will have a Kids' Table where the kids get to create their own strawberry sundae (remember I said kids – no adults sneaking in line). Enjoy a tasty homemade strawberry lemonade to quench your thirst while having your strawberry theme lunch.
Mensen Farm will be on site with a good supply of their fresh picked strawberries. Other vendors and bakers will be sure to sooth your sweet tooth with tasty strawberry pies, jam, chutney, muffins, shortcake, chocolates and more. Kids can enjoy a strawberry theme scavenger hunt.
Are you tired of the word strawberry yet? I did not think so! We will also have Slicker's homemade ice cream to put on all those fresh strawberries you buy. We have even got some of our very own organic strawberries, and will have a limited amount for sale (if I dont eat them all ).
To top off the fun filled day there will be live music by The Ray Harris Duet. Our friends from Le Saladier woodturning (regular vendors at our market) are going to be making Gigantic Homemade Bubbles with their bubble recipe. These bubbles will be bigger than your kids !!
Want to learn more about tea? Visit with Susan Peters who is a tea sommelier and tea blender. Another new vendor to join us Sunday is Paula Lampron from Funked up Fluff with her colourful knit socks. All this and so much more....
For this week's recipe, let the strawberry theme continue
1 and one half cups chopped strawberries – Mensen Farm, Wendy's Market
3 tbsp maple syrup – Antoine's
2 tbsp mint – Wendy's Market
Whipping Cream – Limestone Creamery
Gently stir the berries, maple syrup and mint together.
Just before serving make the whip cream, gently fold into the berry salsa.
Serve with your favourite scones or on top of pancakes
Have a Great Week.
Rick & Wendy & Leigha
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Wendy Banks is a 6th generation farmer from Lyndhurst, Ontario. She runs Wendy's Country Market with her husband, Rick Trudeau.