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Market Thymes Newsletter - August 31, 2013

Market Highlights 


A new vendor for you the check out this week. The iconic Heppell Brothers Farms from the Cloverdale area has opened a new division producing hand-made, no preservative, all natural potato chips. They currently offer 6 flavours including All Natural (plain) for us traditionalists. These chips are processed and packaged here in the Fraser Valley.


Also excited to have Trish back with Jam ‘n Music for one of her all-too infrequent visits to Abbotsford. She should have a supply of her award winning Raspberry jam in the booth.


Music this week is by Rumi. Many of our customers enjoy the mellow South American inspired arrangements of some classic music played on his selection of flutes, pan pipes and other woodwinds. This is a truly unique entertainer


Also take a minute to enter the monthly draw. For two more weeks were collecting entries by minimum $1.00 donation to the Abbotsford Food Bank. Prize includes a Weber portable barbeque from Blackwood Home Hardware. Ask at the market info booth for more details.






Anniversary Bash



It’s our 10th birthday but

we’re giving away the gifts.


For every $10 you spend at the

Abbotsford Farm & Country Market

through October 12th you will receive an entry form to win a super pack full of products from our vendors.






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Pasta With Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella


  • 1 1/2 pounds of your favourite tomatoes
  • 1/2 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil      
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed 
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound fettuccine or your favourite pasta 
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, torn


  1. In a large bowl, gently combine the tomatoes, onion, oil, cheese, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, and ¾ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Set aside and let marinate at room temperature for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  4. Add the drained pasta and basil to the marinated tomatoes and toss to combine. Divide among individual bowls.



                        Meanwhile, cook the green beans with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt in boiling water until tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water. Drain and pat dry. Transfer to a serving bowl, toss with the onion mixture, and sprinkle with the zest.          



  Reba Part of Next Monthly Draw
Watch for news about the next monthly draw. It will include tickets to see Reba McEntire live at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.
The next monthly draw begins September 14th right after we award the current barbeque and meat (Sizzlin' Summer) package.




Fall Season to Kick Off with Octoberfest


Our "official" outdoor summer season concludes on October 12th. But we're not going anywhere.

The Fall and Winter season starts the very next Saturday and will include weekly markets all the way until Christmas.

To get the new market fall/winter season off on the right foot we are planning an Octoberfest celebration for October 19th. Watch for details as we work through planning that event.  

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