Monday, June 10, 2013

Preview of market for June 12 and 15

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!
That's not all you'll find at the market this week! We will have a special treat of having live music on Wednesday with Lea Masiello, Susan Wheatley, and Louise Bem, a trio playing folk music. Saturday should be a wonderfully eventful day at the market as well.  Not only will we have live music featuring Richard Gibson and local artisan Craig Peterson who creates amazing coffee stained wood artwork, but it'll also be your chance at some extremely discounted plants for sale in the community booth from Indiana Master Gardeners and Penn State Extension!!!
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!!

--What you will find this Wednesday and Saturday, June 12 and 15--
3 Ponds Farm:  ruhbarb, herbs, lettuce, mint, strawberries
Callifonte Foods:  fresh and frozen pastas
Country Bread Barn:  bread, rolls, cinammon rolls (Saturday only)
Eight Maples Farm:  potted plants (Saturday only)
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery:  spinach, lettuce, sugar snap peas
Home Made Ice Cream Express:  vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan, chocolate marshmallow, apple dumpling (Wednesday only)
Mountain View Acres:  lettuce mix, strawberries, tomatoes, onions, kohlrabi, eggs, pork
Natalie's Goodies:  pastries and cookies
Petersons Produce:  lettuce, onions, syrup, eggs
Stoke Hole Pottery:  Pottery (Saturday only)
Triple B Farms: flowers, hanging baskets, strawberries, rhubarb, onions, kale, beets, yellow and green zucchinis, kohlrabi
Yarnicks:  tomatoes, peppers, radishes, 1/2 bushel beets, kohlrabi, asparagus, rhubarb, eggplant, cabbage, carrots, zucchini, kale, lettuce, spinach, green onions, herbs, sugar snap peas, broccoli, strawberries

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

Richard Gibson

Community Booth:
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!"

1 comment:

  1. 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...Trees For Sale