Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Market Preview September 11 and 14

I've heard some wonderful things about the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival that took place last weekend, and hopefully the crowd they drew also migrated over to the farmers' market!  While I was away I had some time to catch up on some Mother Earth News reading.  Did you know that most food in the United States travels between 1500 to 2000 miles before being eaten? Supporting our local farmers' market is more important than ever!  I will be sharing the article "How to Find the Best Food" from Mother Earth News Magazine via the Indiana County Farmers' Market e-newsletter. If you want to sign-up to receive the newsletter please send us an email to indianafarmmarket@gmail.com.
This weekend we will have another visit from artisans Debbie and Karen, and live music by TBD. We should have live music every Saturday morning from now until the end of the season! There will also be voter registration in the community booth this Saturday. Don't forget, in just TWO weekends we will have our Customer Appreciation Day, September 21.  This will be a fun event for the whole family, with a special kids activity tent and taste testing table with a variety of tomatoes.  There will also be market goody giveaways and a market basket giveaway, come early and stay awhile!
*With the market season nearing its end I'd like to share an idea to help you over the winter months. Did you know that potatoes, garlic, onions, cabbage, and carrots are great storage crops. You can store them in a cool, dry place (basement) for months before you'll need to use them. I know of a couple vendors selling that produce, so buy in bulk now and enjoy all winter long!*

3 Ponds Farm:  beets, mint, herbs, rhubarb, onions, beans, yellow and green zucchini, tomatoes, pickle, garlic, white potatoes *new this week* summer squash, butternut squash, new harvest of mixed lettuce
Brianne's Apple Dumplings & More:  pastry pockets, fruit filled rolls, piekins, gobs, cookies (Saturday only)
Country Bread Barn:  bread, rolls, cinnamon rolls, canned goods (Saturday only)
Eight Maples Farm:  potted plants, red potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, watermelon and cantaloupe, honeydew, lambkins (typically Saturday only)
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery:  broccoli, cauliflower, cilantro, kale, beets, turnips, italian flat beans, green beans, eggplant, tomatoes, bartlett pears, *new this week* brussel sprouts (Saturday only this week)
Home Made Ice Cream Express:  vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan, apple dumpling, cake batter (Wednesday only)
Kettle Corn:  original kettle corn, caramel, or chocolate
Laney's Produce:  tomatoes, peppers, green beans, corn, zucchini, cucumbers, cantaloupe, sweet banana peppers, green peppers, onions, green onions (Saturday only)
Mountain View Acres: carrots, broccoli, kohlrabi, potatoes, raw milk cheese, jellies/jams, tomatoes, red and green cabbage, onions, squash, zucchini, sweet banana peppers, hungarian wax peppers, pork, chicken turkey, eggs, goat's milk soap, *new this week* eggplant, butternut squash, red and yellow watermelon, sweet potatoes
Natalie's Goodies:  pastries, cookies, cinnamon rolls, jellies/jams
Rebecca & John Spade:  organically grown potatoes (Kenebac, Norland Red, Yukon Gold), garlic, banana peppers, brown eggs (Saturday only)
Sleepy Hollow Orchard:  apples, peaches (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 (Will be coming sporadically due to Fair commitments)
Yarnicks:  tomatoes, peppers, beets, kohlrabi, eggplant, cabbage, carrots, zucchini, kale, lettuce, green onions, herbs, beans, broccoli, candy onions, fresh garlic, sweet corn, cauliflower, cantaloupe, fresh cut flowers *new this week* okra, fall squash

Center for Community Growth Artisan:
Debbie and Karen selling homemade jewelry

butternut   5 Favourite Butternut Squash Recipes
Recipes to take home and try:
Creamed Corn -- With corn still being in full swing and the weather getting a bit chillier, this recipe should be great to enjoy on those early fall days!  Ingredients you'll need from the market: Corn, white onion, basil, parsley
Recipes for Persevering Tomatoes -- These recipes are perfect to use up the extra tomatoes you have and then pop them out of the freezer on a cold winter day to enjoy local market produce all year long!
Butternut Squash Recipes -- Perfect for a fall day, try one of these delicious recipes with the next butternut squash you pick up! 

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