Looks like the last few weeks of September are more like what july should have been like. Combining the great summer temperatures with a fall bounty of produce and it's a win-win. Take advantage of it and come out to our Apple Theme Event this Sunday, Sept 24th from 11 am - 3 pm and stock up on lots of fall produce and of course lots of apples.
While mulling around at the Apple event you will be able to enjoy all the apple theme products available from a variety of vendors. Apple theme baked goods, apple jelly, apple preserves, apple butter, apple cider, apple vinegar and more. Our chefs will be presenting a tasty apple theme tapas platter for lunch along with Hot Apple Fritters and an apple cider press display.
Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun filled day with live music by the Andrew Mack Duo. Find out a bit of local history from our guest Art Shaw who will talk about the recent archaeological dig in Lyndhurst.
Parents make sure to bring the kids for our apple theme scavenger hunt and some tasty homemade apple pie ice cream.
We will have lots of specials on bulk apples as well as a chance for you to stock up for winter with great deals on sweet corn and potatoes from Corn Acre Farms.
Come on our for a day in the country and enjoy this blast of summer in the fall colours.
Interesting Facts about Apple Cider
The production of apple cider became one of the most important uses for the fruit. It had great economic benefits as a great fresh cider drink, a mild alcoholic drink (hard cider), a potent alcoholic drink called Apple Jack (an apple brandy made by freezing rather than distilling), and as vinegar. Many pioneers who immigrated to Canada in the 1880s feared drinking the water and believed alcohol killed the bacteria (at least that’s what they said HAHA). Every small village had its cider mill operating during the late summer and fall. The farmers brought their excess apples to the mill in lumber wagons and the cider was stored in barrels in the cellar.
Recipe of the Week
Apple Cider Cheddar Soup
Serves 4 -6
1/2 cup finely chopped onion – Corn Acre Farms
1 tbsp butter – Empire
2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced – Corn Acre Farms
2 cups apple cider – Hall's Apple Market
1 tsp fresh thyme – Wendy's Country Market
1/2 tsp salt
1 dash cayenne – Wendy's Country Market
1 medium cooking apple peeled and coarsely chopped – Wendy's Country Market
1/2 cup milk – Limestone Creamery
2 tbsp flour – Purest
4 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded – Wilton
fresh apple slices – Hall's Apple Market
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.