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Newsletter (2)

Market Thymes Newsletter - June 12, 2013


 Market Highlights


Welcome to year two of our Wednesday markets series. We will be here for a total of 16 weeks until the end of September with many of our regular vendors from the Saturday markets downtown and a few brand new vendors as well.


On top of the new list is a very popular baker from the Langley area. Customers from other markets have been raving about the product from Sweet Thea Cakes for some time and we are excited to welcome them to Abbotsford. Drop by the booth. You’ll see much more than just cakes.


Friends of the Abbotsford Library and BC Hydro PowerSmart are both in the market this week talking about their respective programs and services.


Your free copy of the new Edible Vancouver Magazine is at the Market Info Booth.




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It is strawberry season. This is both a significant few weeks for the agriculture econonmy in the Fraser Valley and a great chance to pick up some of the most popular of the berries grown locally. The strawberries that have been in the market so far have been great quality. Think about grabbing some for freezing. They'll make a great treat next winter. Also try the two recipes in this newsletter.


Cucumber and Strawberry Salad



15 whole fresh strawberries, stems removed

2 cups thinly-sliced cucumbers

1/8 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar (or to taste)
Fresh chopped mint leaves (as much or little as you prefer)
Black or white pepper to taste



In a bowl, mix together the vinegar, sugar, mint leaves and pepper. Add the sliced cucumbers.

Place in your serving dish and let marinate at least 20 minutes before serving. May be stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.

When ready to serve, add the whole strawberries to the serving dish. Spoon some of the marinade over each strawberry, and sprinkle some granulated sugar over the top of each strawberry.

Either serve in the serving bowl or divide among individual serving.

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