Wow it is hard to believe most of the growing season is coming to an end and that we are a week away from Thanksgiving. It is time to harvest what is left in the fields. Time to also start planting garlic and a few other over wintering crops, and then to prepare the land for next year's crops.
This time of year is certainly a feast for the eyes as we look over the array of produce available. There are so many great things to choose from for your Thanksgiving Dinner, it is hard to pick. For some people Thanksgiving is time to gather the family together one last time at the cottage for the season. For others it will be a great day to go for a drive, hike or kayak ride to see the fall colours. Thanksgiving is also a day to FEAST on all the wonderful food that our local farmers have tirelessly spent the year producing.
Remember to order your fresh turkey or ham. If you are tight for time or are planning a weekend at the cottage let us do the work for you just order pies, stuffing, cranberry sauce, roast turkey, and more !!
I want to take this time as well to say how lucky I am every day to live on a family farm that has parents sharing in their knowledge of farming with the next 3 generations.
We are also very thankful for all of you for supporting LOCAL. Keep it GROWING. (no pun intended). THANKS.
Have a Great Week!
Rick & Wendy & Leigha
Thanks for Supporting Local Farmers
Recipe of the week
APPLE CRANBERRY CRISP
8 cups of Macintosh apples peeled, cored, sliced thinly – Halls Apple Orchard
1 cup fresh cranberries – Upper Canada Cranberries
1/2 cup dried cranberries – Upper Canada Cranberries
1/4 cup maple syrup – Gunnebrook Farm
1 tsp cinnamon
11/2 cup rolled oats – Ironwood Organics
1/2 cup red fife wheat flour – Ironwood Organics
1/2 cup maple sugar – Gibbons Farm
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter – Stirling Creamery
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. In a large bowl combine all of the Filling ingredients together. Place in a 11 by 7 inch baking pan.
2. In a large bowl mix together all the Topping dry ingredients. Add the butter and stir until mixture is crumbly. Put over the filling, and gently pat it down.
3. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or till fruit is bubbly and topping is golden brown.
Wendy Banks is a 6th generation farmer from Lyndhurst, Ontario. She runs Wendy's Country Market with her husband, Rick Trudeau.