Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Market Preview August 7 & 10

Sneak peak of my visit to
3 Ponds Farm

There was a small crowd that trickled into the farmers' market this past Saturday most likely because of the rain that trickled down from the sky.  Our newest vendor selling Kettle Corn was still quite a hit, with owners Mike and Becky from Derry, PA enticing customers with smells of freshly popped kettle and caramel corn!  There are even talks about a possibility of selling roast beef sandwiches in the near future (using beef from a local farm in Derry!)  Check out the latest farmer bio of 3 Ponds Farm, where Madelyn and I visited on Monday.  Also, this week may be the first week for peaches at the market from Sleepy Hollow Orchard, fingers crossed!  We will have wonderful live music by Melville Walbeck who play folk, grassroots, and alternative country.  It'll sure be a wonderful market week with such nice weather that we've been having!

3 Ponds Farm:  beets, mint, herbs, lettuce, rhubarb, onions, yellow and green zucchini, tomatoes, pickle, garlic, beans, white potatoes *special on zucchini*
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 coming soon!* (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, strawberry, mocha fudge, butter pecan, chocolate marshmallow, banana cream (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:  plums, apples, possibly peaches
Stoke Hole Pottery:  Pottery (temporary hiatus)
Triple B Farms: tomatoes, red potatoes, beets, cucumbers, pickles, green beans, squash, zucchini, beets, red cayenne peppers, cantaloupe & watermelon
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 Featured Artisan:
Three Friends Odds and Ends
Musician:  Melville Walbeck

Recipes to take home and try...

Shaker Pickles--As promised, here is the recipe that my neighbor gave me to try with my excess cucumbers, and apparently if you don't like bread & butter or sweet pickles, you will still like these.
6 medium onions sliced thine, 6 cucumbers, 1/2 cup salt, 3 1/2 cups sugar, 3 cups white vinegar, 1 tsp each celery seed, mustard seed, turmeric, alum powder.  Put onions and cucumbers in a gallon wide-mouthed jar. Mix the remaining ingredients together until sugar dissolves and pour over cucumbers and onions.  Put in refrigerator and shake everyday for six days, ready on day 7. (By the way, I've been devouring my jar of garlic dill pickles (last weeks' recipe), they are crunchy and flavorful!!)
Ingredients you'll need from the market--cucumbers and onions

Whole Wheat Banana Zucchini Bread--I am making a couple loaves of this to freeze and bring on vacation with my family, a great way to use up some excess zucchini!  (Did you know you can grate zucchini in large amounts and freeze them to use in the future for breads, muffins, soups, stews, meat loafs, etc.  Don't let those zucchinis go to waste!)
Ingredients you'll need from the market--zucchini & eggs

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes--I've been picking cherry tomatoes from my garden by the basket full, so here are some neat ways to use cherry tomatoes as appetizers with many different filling options.
Ingredients you'll need from the market--cherry tomatoes and a variety of herbs and garlic (depending on which fillings you choose)

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