We may not enjoy all the rain that's been falling here in Indiana, but I'm sure the farmers' crops are loving it, soaking it up, and growing taller and taller each day. And we should love that too because it causes an influx of some new crops this week at the market like beets, sugar snap peas, and broccoli from Yarnicks, sugar snap peas from Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery, more amazing strawberries from 3 Ponds Farm, and tomatoes from Mountain View Acres.
|Sean Howard and friends playing in|
the rain last Saturday!
So come on out to buy some goodies (we have three to four food vendors on any given day), buy some fresh produce, and take in some culture with music and artwork, as well as a chance to take some plants home to grow yourself!!
On Wednesday, June 12:
Musicians: Folk trio Lea Masiello, Susan Wheatley, Louise Bem
On Saturday, June 15:
Artisan featured at the Center for Community Growth's booth:
Craig Peterson--coffee stained wood artwork
Master Gardeners and Penn State Extension plant sale
Some recipe suggestions for the fresh produce you buy this week:
Simple sugar snap peas and asparagus--no official recipe for this one, just something I personally make that's easy and delicious (my almost 2-year-old loves her veggies this way). Just saute sugar snap peas and asparagus in a small amount of olive oil, add a couple dashes of soy sauce, and cook until just tender! Add hot pepper flakes to give it a kick :)
Strawberry and Basil mini angel food cakes (My daughter had a strawberry basil popsicle from the Cozy Corner Cafe the other day and it was delicious so I looked up some recipes that use the combination to try at home!)
Please let me know what you think about our market, what would you like to see more of, what is missing, what makes you the happiest?
My next mission is to ask each farmer about their farming methods because of feedback I received on facebook asking about which farmers are organic, check back to see what I find out!!
As always, I'll see you at the market on Saturday, come find me and say, "Hello!"