Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Market preview July 17 & 20

With temperatures reaching the near 90s this week you may be tempted to stay inside with the cool air conditioning or spend your afternoons relaxing poolside, but brave the heat to check out what we have at the market this week, and cool down with Home Made's Ice Cream on Wednesday!
Zucchini season is truly among us, for fellow gardeners I'm sure you know what it's like to find out one zucchini you missed picking has turned into a baseball bat sized zucchini, and at the market you'll find zucchini galore as well!  I have had zucchini five nights in a row, but in five different forms (you got to keep things interesting!)  Just this morning I added some leftover zucchini to a banana/berry smoothie and it blended right in!  If you have some awesome zucchini recipes, please share them!
This weekend we will have live music by Hiram and the Walkers (Judy and Ken Holiday) as well as a new artisan, Matt Williams, who makes some creative and beautiful bird houses!

*If you are looking for something to do this Thursday, check out downtown's Taste and Tour of all the local restaurants that line the streets of Indiana.  Ask your chefs, "Do you buy produce locally?" and encourage the discussion of keeping things local!!*
*Saturday is the Citizens Helping Citizens 5K starting right beside the market, be sure to come early if you want some goodies before the runners finish their race! :) *

***Mark your calendars, Nap's Cucina Mia chef Nick Karas will be at the market Saturday, August 3 for a food demonstration and sampling using fresh market produce!!!!***

Come for the food and stay for the social gathering that is the farmers' market!

Who will be at the market this week...

3 Ponds Farm:  beets, mint, herbs, lettuce, rhubarb, onions, yellow and green zucchini, tomatoes, pickle, garlic, peas, tomatoes
Brianne's Apple Dumplings & More:  pastry pockets, fruit filled rolls, piekins, gobs, cookies (Saturday only)
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, italian flat beans, green beans
Home Made Ice Cream Express:  vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan, vanilla fudge swirl, chocolate raspberry torte  (Wednesday only)
Mountain View Acres: blueberries, potatoes, pickles, raw milk cheese, jellies/jams, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, cabbage, onions, squash, zucchini, beets, pork, chicken turkey, eggs, goat's milk soap
Natalie's Goodies:  pastries, cookies, cinnamon rolls, jellies/jams
Petersons Produce:  squash, zucchini, beans, blueberries, pickles, broccoli, banana peppers, red and white potatoes, beets, lettuce, onions, syrup, eggs
Stoke Hole Pottery:  Pottery (Saturday only)
Triple B Farms: tomatoes, red potatoes, beets, cucumbers, pickles, green beans, squash, zucchini, beets, cantaloupe
Yarnicks:  tomatoes, peppers, radishes, 1/2 bushel beets, kohlrabi, eggplant, cabbage, carrots, zucchini, kale, lettuce, green onions, herbs, sugar snap peas, broccoli, strawberries, candy onions, fresh garlic, sweet corn, cantaloupe

Center for Community Growth featured Artisan:
Matt Williams--Bird Houses

Hiram and the Walkers--Judy and Ken Holiday

Recipes to take home...
Greek Salad--I added chicken marinated in fresh oregano, olive oil, & lemon juice for a protein boost (chickens from Mountain View Acres of course!)
Ingredients you'll need from the market:  tomato, cucumbers, oregano, parsley, red onion, peppers, lettuce, garlic
etsy-grilled-beet-salad-2Grilled Beet Salad--I had just a couple beets leftover and decided to grill them and add them to some fresh lettuce for a lighter, cooler meal on these hot hot hot days!
Ingredients you'll need from the market:  beets, arugula, garlic

Our farmers' market needs continual support to ensure that it can keep running year after year, so please next time you come to the market invite a friend and share the experience and the benefits of having access to fresh, safe foods!  See you at the market!

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