Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Market preview 8/21 & 8/24

With the month of August already half-way over, it seems like summer is quickly slipping away, but there are still a lot of events to look forward to at the farmers' market!  This Saturday we will have Nap's Cucina Mia chef Nick Karas presenting a food demonstration using fresh market produce and giving away some delicious samples.  Nick will be at the market by 9, so mark your calendars, you won't want to miss this! 
There are talks under way about the farmers market vendors being present for the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, a two-day event held right here in Indiana the weekend of September 6-7.  Vendors may be selling along the 500 block of Philadelphia Street, which is going to be closed off to traffic during this festival.  Check back soon to see if our vendors will be selling at the festival too.  
Remember to tell your friends and family about the Farmers' Market Customer Appreciation Day, September 21, with a wide range of activities, live music, all our vendors (plus some), and market freebies!! One more event to look forward to is the Indiana Community Garden's fundraising event on September 28. The garden will be pairing with Cozy Corner Cafe and will be having a salsa taste testing event at the market, all donations will go to the Indiana Community Garden.  
It's an exciting time of the year and a very busy time of the year (back-to-school, the Indiana County Fair, etc), but please make time in your busy schedule to come check out the market and support local foods and vendors!!!  
*The Farmers' Market E-Newsletter has been a success so far! To sign-up to receive weekly market emails with this information as well as relevant articles about farm & food causes and local upcoming events please send us an email to indianafarmmarket@gmail.com*

3 Ponds Farm:  beets, mint, herbs, lettuce, rhubarb, onions, yellow and green zucchini, tomatoes, pickle, garlic, white potatoes 
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, green beans, yellow beans, red potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, watermelon and cantaloupe (typically Saturday only)
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery:  broccoli, cauliflower, cilantro, kale, beets, turnips, italian flat beans, green beans, eggplant, tomatoes
Home Made Ice Cream Express:  vanilla, chocolate, black raspberry, teaberry, birthday cake (Wednesday only)
Kettle Corn:  original kettle corn or caramel (Saturday only)
Laney's Produce:  tomatoes, peppers, green beans, corn, zucchini, cucumbers, cantaloupe, sweet banana peppers, green peppers, onions, green onions (Saturday only)
Mountain View Acres: blueberries, carrots, potatoes, pickles, raw milk cheese, jellies/jams, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, onions, squash, zucchini, beans, dill, sweet banana peppers, hungarian wax peppers, 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, cabbage, eggs
Rebecca & John Spade:  organically grown potatoes (Kenebac, Norland Red, Yukon Gold), garlic, brown eggs (Saturday only)
Sleepy Hollow Orchard:  apples, peaches possibly (due to the weather we've had this summer the peaches are slow to come in, that is why Sleepy Hollow hasn't been at the market recently)
Stoke Hole Pottery:  Pottery (temporary hiatus)
Triple B Farms: tomatoes, white & red potatoes, beets, cucumbers, pickles, green beans, squash, zucchini, red cayenne peppers, cantaloupe & watermelon (Won't be around this Saturday and the following Wednesday due to Indiana County Fair commitments)
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, fresh cut flowers

Center for Community Growth Booth:
Food Demonstration by Nick Karas of Nap's Cucina Mia


Delicious market harvest recipes:
Tomato Corn and Red Cabbage Salad:  You'll need cherry tomatoes, corn, and cabbage from the market
Shrimp Caesar Salad:  My sister Jennica just sent me this recipe and it looks delicious and uses a plethora of market produce!  You'll need jalapeno, garlic, lettuce, apple, & onions from the market

*Did anyone try the pickle recipes I shared? I have been loving both varieties of pickles and so has my family! If you have a particular recipe you'd like to share, for pickles or anything else, please do and I'll feature it on the blog!!*

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