Market Thymes Newsletter - August 19, 2017
Our mission: to celebrate agriculture and to connect our community
in a fun, vibrant, social and educational setting.
“Okanagan Fruit” is arriving weekly now. First of the peaches and some plums last week to augment the cherries and apples which have been in the market for the last few weeks. And there are still local strawberries in the market.
See page 2 for “Benefits of Plums”
Live entertainment this week is courtesy of “Wylie and the Other Guy”.
Market mascot, Abbie spends market days visiting with vendors. We invite our younger customers to find Abbie, come to the Market Info tent and tell us where you think you found her. If you are right, you get to choose a gift out of Abbie’s prize trunk.
“Apple, Basil and Tahini Salad”
This is a ‘use whatever you want’ kind of salad, where the more greens, herbs, sprouts and other miscellanea you find in your fridge, the better it will turn out. Some obvious suggestions are your favourite seasonal greens, cucumber and peppers, but also try adding steamed green beans, pea shoots and sunflower sprouts. Top everything with chopped apple, sesame and hemp seeds, and big handfuls of basil. Pairs perfectly with barbecued tilapia or chicken.
For dressing: (makes 1 ½ cups).
In food processor, mince garlic and chili pepper (if using). Add walnuts and pulse until finely ground. Add all other ingredients and process until smooth. Dressing can keep in fridge for up to a week. Assemble salad just before serving using suggestions above.
Recipe researched by Market blog writer Danielle Del Vicario. She is writing about the Market experience, foods, recipes and menu ideas and much more. The blog can be found at https://afcmblog.wordpress.com/
Classic Carshow takes over downtown:
The 12th annual Downtown Abbotsford Classic Car Show takes over the downtown area including our normal market site on Montrose. For this one Saturday each year, we move off of Montrose and onto the church property and out onto Trinity Street.
Because most of the downtown is closed to traffic, there is no customer parking on the streets around the regular market site (Trinity, Pine and West Railway streets). Best parking is on the lot of the old shopping center at Pauline and Essendene, just one block up the hill from the church.
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