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Events for Horton Farmers Market October 29th, 2011 8:00 a.m.

until 12:00pm

THIS WEEKEND! Lynn Ogryzlo joins us!

Ontario Food Author Lynn Ogryzlo welcomes you to join her challenge! Join Lynn at the market this weekend - sign the Ontario Table Cloth and pick up your copy of her fantastic book!

What an incredible season! It feels like the chilly opening weekend in May was just a few short weeks ago, hard to believe weve gone through all 26 weeks of the 2011 season. Vendor sales were the highest in history, and the crowds were in record numbers. Our town should be proud of this amazing resource for local food. Our community should feel fantastic about keeping our dollars local, supporting business incubation, and creating jobs right here in St. Thomas. We should be boastful that so many residents are interested in learning about local producers, where our food comes from, how its made and whats in it. We cant think of a better way to close out the season than to have an awesome Author come out to showcase her locavore book - The Ontario Table. See you Saturday. Shawn DeVree
Market Manager 519.317.3398 Find us on Facebook!

Our market is so fortunate to have Isabelle from Fabtastic offering FREE professional facepainting in the Gravel Cafe section of our North Pavillion. Isabelle is also available for private functions. Check out her website for more information

Meet me at the Market!

The Horton Farmers' Market is a best-in-class market destination that promotes civic pride, shapes local culture and supports the regional economy by providing access to high quality food producers, craftspeople and artisans. The Horton Farmers' Market is located on Manitoba Street, 1/2 block North from Talbot Street (at the Giant Tiger stop light) with plenty of free parking.

This weeks Vendors

Farmgate Deli and Fresh Meats Grammies Creations From The Meadow The Christmas Ladies Gredig Apple Orchard Quai De Vin Koscik Greenhouse Tomatoes Berry Hill Fruit Farm Lotus Thai Restaurant The Dutch Bakery Uncle Dads Pizza Talbotville Berry Farm Oegema Turkey Farm Frisa Farm Fresh Eggs Palmers Maple Syrup Spicers Bakery Natures Perfection - Shitake Mushrooms Shastadolphin Desserts and More Janssen Farm Market Empire Valley Farms JBWeldz Dabble Barbs Brickle Wildflowers Tea
FROM THE MEADOW BUY 4 CREAMS AND GET 5th ONE FREE Its stock up time....People are realizing that the end is near for this seasons market. Time to get the must haves for your family and friends....Burrific Heal All (dry skin, scratches, psoriasis) Breathalizer (replace your petroleum based vapour rub) Polar Cream (headaches, cold sores, fevers, sore muscles) Awesome Arnica (trama, great for hockey/ringette season) Uncle Arthurs (arthritis cream, dull aches in joints) Secret (uplifting fountain of youth...bye bye wrinkles) Sinusitis oil (sinus headaches,allergies,congestion) These are some of our top sellers....Look forward to all the feed back and chats.... What will I do with my Saturday mornings come the end of October? OEGEMA TURKEY FARM We want to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for a great market season. It has been a pleasure serving you and we look forward to seeing you on November 19 and in our store in Talbotville. This Saturday we will have all of your regular favourites if you want to stock up! DABBLE We've had a remarkable Market season and we've loved spending it with you! A big thanks to Shawn and all the vendors for their support and sharing your smiles and talents with us. Any and all portrait orders that have been made, please remember that Saturday is the time to pick them up :) Also, last chance to pick up your greeting cards, from birthdays to Christmas... it's just around the corner, and this week everything is on clearance! Let's make this last Saturday at the Market a day to remember! Can't wait to see you there! ~ The Smith Family GREEN LEAF GOURMET Kim would like to thank her dedicated customers at the Horton Street Market for supporting local through their purchases at her stand this past Market Season. Spending a few moments with each customer weekly makes it all worth the effort to provide you with superior baking to quell your sweet or savoury tooth! Christmas Treats are available to those interested in something special to share with friends and family over the Holidays. Please contact Kim or call (519)857-2525 so she can send you "the List" and the order form for her Christmas Sweets and Eats! Last year Kim hand rolled 1,200 Fine Chocolate Truffles, along with many assorted boxes of the Season's Finest Christmas Baked memories! All orders must be placed and paid for by November 15th and will be ready for pick up the 1st weekend in December. Orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Looking forward to a few Winter months to create some new artistic edibles for you for the 2012 Season!! GRAMMIES CREATIONS I can't believe the end of the market is here...the summer has just flown by. I still have plenty of pickles and sauces for your Christmas tables. I will be bringing gift baskets all wrapped and ready for gift giving, and if you want specific items in them, come and see me to order for Christmas. I will have them ready for our Christmas Market November 21st. I would just like to take this opportunity to thanks all of you for making my hard work worthwhile. I will miss seeing all your smiling faces over the winter, but for sure when planting time starts again next year, my canners will be at it again.. Thanks Mary Ellen (Grammie) WILD FLOWERS TEA Organic Herbal Tea*Iced Tea*Herbal Baths. I wanted to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to all the market go-ers who have supported Wildflowers Tea this season. It has been a pleasure getting to know you all, and sharing my passion for herbal tea. Starting soon, you can come out to my farm, Saturdays from 2-4 for your herbal tea experience. You can contact me at to find out when this starts and what up and coming events are happening for us, or find us on Facebook. Thank you again, St THomas Horton Farmers Market, and all who make this market the amazing market it is!

This weeks Vendors

ST. THOMAS PUBLIC LIBRARY Books WANT to be read and we'd rather sell them than move them back to the Library Friends Shop! St. Thomas Public Library and Friends of St. Thomas Public Library are having a CLEARANCE sale! All books are buy 2, get 1 free. (Free book must be equal or lesser value.) St. Thomas Public Library would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank you," to all of the people who purchased books and made donations at the library book sales at the Horton Farmers' Market. Through your generosity and love of reading, you've helped to raise over $1,700 for the library and Library Revitalization this season! We can't thank you enough. Be sure to visit the library booth on the last market day to take advantage of the Clearance Sale! See you next season! BERRYHILL FRUIT FARM The Mutsu apple is a great all around apple for eating, baking an storing for the winter. Try this recipe for baked apples. I bought apple baking dishes from Pinecroft that work nicely. (water is not necessary when using individual apple baking dishes) Another really good storing apple is the Royal Gala. I've kept mine until March of the next year! Of course, they were ready to be made into apple head dolls by then. We will have potatoes by the bag and lots of pumpkins at the market too. See you there! Baked Apples 4 large good baking apples, such as Mutsu, Golden Delicious, or Jonagold 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon flour 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup currants or chopped raisins 1 Tbsp butter 1/2 cup boiling water Method: 1 Preheat oven to 375F. Wash apples. Remove cores to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples. It helps if you have an apple corer , but if not, you can use a paring knife to cut out first the stem area, and then the core. Use a spoon to dig out the seeds. Make the holes about 3/4-inch to an inch wide. 2 In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, flour, currants/raisins, and pecans. Place apples in a 8-inch-by-8-inch square baking pan. Stuff each apple with this mixture. Top with a dot of butter (1/4 of the Tbps). 3 Add boiling water to the baking pan. Bake 30-40 minutes, until tender, but not mushy. Remove from the oven and baste the apples several times with the pan juices. Serve warm with vanilla icecream on the side. Makes 4 servings. DANCEY FAMILY FARM Certified Organic Produce During the 12 weeks we were vendors at the market, we had overwhelmingly positive experiences and we wish to thank our customers for their encouragement and support. Sharing what we grow is more than a business, so you are not just giving us money in exchange for our produce. Thank you so much for the memories that make us want to do it all again in 2012. The market may be ending, but the memories and ongoing relationships continue to bring joy into our lives. Jane of Wildflowers Tea visited our home on Sunday with Meagen, Sandy and John and we all enjoyed Kim's Green Leaf Gourmet pumpkin cheesecake. Tuesday Nicole of Spatopia came for a visit and brought a supply of her amazing lemongrass soap for us to give as gifts in the next couple of weeks. R-Grow's wreaths grace our front door and livingroom wall, while the gourds from Berry Hill bring seasonal color to our foyer. We grow a lot of what we eat, but supplement our meals with mushroom's from Judy, produce from McSmiths, pork from the Harris trio and many other vendors. It feels good to remember the people that create what we enjoy. Thanks to Shawn for her organizational skills, diplomacy and this wonderful newsletter. For us, the market isn't just about the incredible selection of locally made products and produce; it is also about the relationships between us, the shoppers, and other vendors. We are looking forward to shopping at the Christmas Market on November 19 and seeing many of these people that make the Horton Farmers' Market so successful. Hope you'll be there too. ~ Winter Soul Warmer ~ Submitted by Kim from Green Leaf Gourmet 2 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup 5% cream 1/2 cup maple syrup pinch of sea salt 4 tbsp. unsalted butter 8 slices bread, broken in large bite sized pieces 3 organic eggs, beaten 2 cups chopped apples 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Warm milk, cream, maple syrup, butter and salt in a small sauce pan until the butter just melts. Let cool, then add the 3 beaten eggs. Butter an 8' X 8' baking glass dish. Put broken bread and chopped apples into the baking dish. Pour hot milk mixture over bread. Place square bake pan in a larger rectangle pan and fill rectangle pan with water until it is half way up the sides of the square pan.Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the pudding is still moist but not wet. Then place under a broiler for 30 seconds to brown. Serve warm.(with a cup of dark roast Fair-trade coffee if you like) Enjoy!