Market Thymes Newsletter - December 9, 2017
We’re very near the end of the 2017 series of farmers’ markets in Abbotsford. It has been another great year.
Even though the cold, wet spring delayed things a bit for the veggie and fruit producers in the Valley, they made up for lost time as the summer progressed and again brought us the usual high-quality nutritious, local food. Our bakers and other food producers also did their part to provide their interesting array of treats, many using primary agricultural products grown by our local farms. And the arts and crafts community represented well as examples of the creativity that exists in the Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland area of BC.
Customer support for the market grew again this year and our vendors are truly thankful for that encouragement.
While we wrap up next Saturday, there are still amazing vendors with great products for you. This week the line-up includes veggies, dairy, chicken. baked goods, sauces and marmalades, CHOCOLATE!, vegan treats, and some interesting crafts.
We invite you to support these vendors this week and next and be sure to let them know that you will miss them over the winter and can’t wait until we see them all again early next May.
Today’s Recipe-Lemon Ricotta Cookies
This is another family classic, which has become a classic in every circle of my life because I’ve yet to meet the person who doesn’t like them. At Christmas, they’re the perfect counterpart to all of that warmth and spice. But they’re also good for a springtime picnic, workplace lunch, rounding off a dinner party, summer tea on the deck– you get the idea…
Makes 32 cookies.
Recipes this year researched by Market blog writer Danielle Del Vicario. Danielle approached us last spring saying that she was an aspiring writer and wanted, as practice, to set up a blog for the market and to submit recipes on a weekly basis. She has provided weekly recipes from her immediate family and close friends. The recipes alone celebrate local, fresh, nutritious food. Add Danielle’s story telling into the mix and the dishes took on extra character and interest. Danielle continued supporting the market with newsletter recipes and posts to the blog even though the Fall found her in Oxford, England at university. The blog can be found at https://afcmblog.wordpress.com/ Danielle, we know that you will be reading this. Thanks for making the market experience richer and for supporting the market this year. You are by every measure a writer. We wish you a merry Christmas and health and happiness in the New Year.
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