This month went by so quickly! It is hard to imagine that our Apple Event is just one week away (Sunday Sept. 25th from 11am – 3pm). We will have a great selection of apple products available from our vendors (apple theme baked goods, apple jelly, apple preserves, apple butter, apple cider, apple vinegar, and more).
Chef Mark will serving up an all apple theme lunch menu for the day .
While mulling around (no pun intended) at the Apple Event you will be able to enjoy music by The Andrew Mack Duo.
We are really happy to say that Jasper Apple Farm will be on site with a selection of their apples and apple products for sale. This is the time to load up on bulk apples! We will also have a limited selection of heritage and organic apples as well.
Come watch how to make apple cider the old fashioned way at our antique apple cider press demonstration. For the kids and kids at heart we have an apple scavenger hunt.
Bring the kids and family out for a fun filled fall day in the country.
Have A Great Week!
Rick, Wendy & Leigha
Thanks for Supporting Local Farmers
Interesting Facts about Apple Cider
The production of apple cider used to be 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 AppleJack (an apple brandy was made by freezing rather then distilling), and as vinegar. Many pioneers who immigrated to Canada in the 1880s feared drinking the water and believed alcohol killed the bacteria (a 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 to warm you on a cool fall day:
Apple Cider Cheddar Soup
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 – Halls Apple Market, Jasper Apple Farm
1 tsp fresh thyme – Wendy's Market
1/2 tsp salt
1 dash cayenne – Wendy's Market
1 medium cooking apple peeled and coarsely chopped – Jasper Apple Farm
1/2 cup milk – Limestone Creamery
2 tbsp flour – Purest
4 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded – Wilton
Fresh apple slices – Halls Apple Market, Jasper Apple Farm
Wendy Banks is a 6th generation farmer from Lyndhurst, Ontario. She runs Wendy's Country Market with her husband, Rick Trudeau.