OK, so it’s not officially Fall for another 16 days but everyone know once September comes around, it’s Fall. For coffee roasters this is the beginning of the season when peoples thoughts turn to warm beverages and socks. All the farmer’s markets will still be open until Thanksgiving (Canadian Thanksgiving) and will feature all the root crops which will be the basis of cold weather meals. These fresh vegetables are not very exciting for most people simply because they herald the end of the growing season and the beginning of cold weather. I mean do you remember how excited you were when the first local strawberries or asparagus were ready? You don’t see anybody getting that thrilled over rutabagas, brussels sprouts or cabbage.
I suppose you are wondering about the socks aren’t you. Well, when it gets colder people put their sandals away (normal people here in Canada put their sandals away) and start wearing regular shoes again with socks on. A classic image of caffeinated enjoyment is someone curling up in a big comfy chair with hot cuppa and warm socks on their feet. Some people might think that there is tea in that mug but that’s OK. I sell tea too.
The events that I will attending in the near future in addition to the farmer’s markets are the Nature & Wildlife Day on 5 October 2014 at the Bird Sanctuary in Ingleside and the R-O Craft Show in Ingleside in November. Most of my attention will be directed towards getting elected as a Councillor for the Township of South Stormont but I will still be roasting coffee for my loyal customers.