Market Minute – Get Ready for Thanksgiving!


x Start prepping for Thanksgiving at the Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market this weekend. I know it’s just the first few days of October but you can never be too prepared for the holiday feast!

I happened to be at Global Studios today and there was a chef waiting to go onset to talk about the turkey with all the trimmings. There it all was, dinner laid out on a table, the enticing aroma of Thanksgiving wafting through the studio at 8:00 in the morning. I looked at my phone and saw the date – October 1 – and thought, why not prep ahead, and save myself the last minute craziness of feeding the hungry masses? i.e. my family!

I’ll make it easy on myself and order a Stuffing Kit. They do the shopping for me! Pre-order a Turkey Stuffing kit for only $12.00 – it will include all the fresh ingredients and a mouth-watering recipe that will have the family diving for the last spoonful. What’s Thanksgiving without a Hail Mary pass? You can feel good about it too as $4.00 of each kit will be donated to the Guelph Food Bank. The kits will be ready for pick-up Thanksgiving weekend. Now that was easy.

I also can make the soup ahead of time and freeze it. Butternut squash soup made with apples. An old family recipe – well not my family – Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa’s family. So I’ll be headed over to the Vandenbroek Farm wagon of course for the vibrant gourds and while I’m there I will tempt myself to pick up some brussel sprouts. The market will be posting a recipe for these tasty little cabbage patch veggies on Facebook click here and on their website click here

The community group this week is a great cause – one close to my animal lover’s heart – Tiny Paws Dog Rescue. Formed in February 2007, Tiny Paws Dog Rescue assists small pure and mixed breed dogs (weighing 20 pounds and under) in need. They greatly appreciate donations of new and gently used dog related items such as collars, leashes, training pads, training treats, book on dogs (health, training and care)

Bring the colours of autumn into your home because The Flowersmiths are there this weekend. And speaking of colour have you seen Sweet Temptations beautifully decorated cupcakes? Not only are they gorgeous and fun, they are…well…how do you describe the most amazingly delicious fluffy cupcakes? One word – YUM.

Get your gobble gobble on and come down to the Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market! Open every Saturday until the end of October from 8am to 1pm at the Optimist Recreation Centre on Brock Road in Aberfoyle. See you at the market!

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Daina Makinson

Daina Makinson is a local Puslinch resident, business owner, volunteer and co-founder of PuslinchToday.

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