Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fourth of July Week preview--July 3 and 6

*Happy July Fourth Everyone!!!!*

What a PERFECT week to come to the market and get all your Fourth of July celebration needs from local farmers with the freshest produce around!!  Not only will you find fresh produce for your cookouts and picnics (sweet corn is here from Yarnicks!), but you can also find all sort of wonderful baked goodies to bring to those picnics and cookouts!  Stop by on Wednesday to stock up on all the fresh produce and goodies you desire, and then stop back on Saturday with family and friends that may be visiting you this weekend to enjoy live music, a featured artisan, and the community event that is the market!  
After you visit the market Saturday morning, take a stroll downtown to some of the local coffee shops and eateries that showcase some of Indiana's finest dining to family and friends!  Cafe Amadeus and The Artist Hand Gallery brew some of the best coffee around, while at The Cozy Corner Cafe you can find amazing breakfast and lunch, with a lot of locally sourced ingredients as well as some fresh picks from the Indiana Community Garden in their Garden Special Weekend Feature!  With so much going on this week in Indiana, we hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and we hope to see YOU at the market!!

Who will be at the market this week...

3 Ponds Farm:  ruhbarb, herbs, lettuce, mint, beets 
Brianne's Apple Dumplings & More:  pastry pockets, fruit filled rolls, piekins, gobs, cookies (Wednesday & Saturday this week)
Country Bread Barn:  bread, rolls, cinammon rolls, canned goods (Saturday only)
Eight Maples Farm:  potted plants (Saturday only)
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery:  broccoli, cauliflower, cilantro, kale, beets, turnips (Wednesday only this week)
Home Made Ice Cream Express:  vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan, teaberry, & maple-walnut (Wednesday only)
Mountain View Acres:  lettuce mix, strawberries, tomatoes, onions, kohlrabi, cabbage, herbs, beets, cucumbers, eggs, pork, turkey, chicken, raw milk cheese, goat's milk soap, apple butter
Natalie's Goodies:  pastries, cookies, cinnamon rolls, jellies/jams
Petersons Produce:  lettuce, onions, syrup, raspberries, eggs
Plum Creek Soaps:  Homemade soaps and personal beauty products (Wednesday)
Stoke Hole Pottery:  Pottery (Saturday only)
Triple B Farms: yellow squash, beets, peas, red potatoes, green zucchinis, blueberries
Yarnicks:  tomatoes, peppers, radishes, 1/2 bushel beets, kohlrabi, rhubarb, eggplant, cabbage, carrots, zucchini, kale, lettuce, green onions, herbs, sugar snap peas, broccoli, strawberries, candy onions, fresh garlic, sweet corn 

Center for Community Growth featured Artisan:
Chere Winnek-Shawer--jewelry, purses, weavings, stained glass, garden stones

Tim Ball--one man band

Recipes, recipes, recipes galore!
Cabbage Spring Rolls:  For a quick lunch this week I made a yummy and refreshing cabbage spring roll with some leftover produce from Saturday's market.  It's super easy and is so delightful on these hot and muggy days!  Take the cabbage leaves off the cabbage and blanch them (put in boiling water for 30 seconds then in an ice bath for 30 seconds and lay to dry).  Cut-up the leftover cabbage (approx. 1 cup), shred a couple carrots, dice a green onion, and add avocado if you have any.  Cut some cilantro in the mixture and add approx 1 tablespoon sesame oil (or whatever you have on hand), lime juice and lime zest, salt and pepper.  Place mixture in cabbage leaves, roll up, and serve with soy sauce with a dash of red pepper flakes.  Sooo yummy, I should have taken a picture!!

Chili-Lime Corn on the Cob (I personally like my corn grilled with just a bit of butter and salt, but if you want to spice things up try this recipe out!)

Roasted Carrot and Black Bean Tacos (Carrot greens are safe to eat in small amounts!)

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Grilled Veggies (I made this recipe and the first day put it over a bed of greens, so refreshing, and the second day I used the leftovers and made a sandwich topped with avocado mash, good two days two ways!!) 

*The reason there are a couple carrot recipes listed this week is because I've been harvesting carrots everyday from our backyard garden!!*

As always, we appreciate your support of the market, by coming out each week and shopping locally YOU keep the farmers' market here in Indiana.  See you soon!

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