Monday, September 2, 2013

Market preview September 4 & 7

Last Saturday brought some smiling faces with the sight of Sleepy Hollow Orchard's truck full of peaches, and it also brought a farewell to Peterson's Produce who's last day at the market was Saturday (until next spring!).  This weekend there will be no artisan or musician at the market due to the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, which starts Friday and continues at 10AM Saturday morning with arts, crafts, music, food, workshops, and more! This will be an event that you won't want to miss, so be sure to stop at the market on your way to the festival.
The beginning of September brings a lot of exciting events at the farmers' market. Next Saturday, the 14, The League of Women Voters will have a table for voter registration. On September 21 we will have our Customer Appreciation Day with live music, kids activities, tomato-taste testing (just found out the names of some of the varieties you will be sampling), and more! September 28 we will have Indiana Community Garden and The Cozy Corner Cafe with free salsa taste tests.  After this weekend, you can look forward to live music every Saturday until the end of the season, which is fast approaching!  Janet Huber of Three Ponds Farm shared a lovely article written in the recent Horse Trader under the section titled "The Way I See It: Bring Back Family Farms." It is a very interesting and relevant read, I will have a copy of it at the market if you're interested in reading it! Be sure to check out the story below that the Peterson's shared with me, especially if you're interested in raising chickens!

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, bartlett pears
Home Made Ice Cream Express:  vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, TBD (Wednesday only)
Kettle Corn:  original kettle corn, caramel, or chocolate (Absent this Saturday)
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:  their last day at the market was last Saturday since Larry has returned to his classroom with the start of the new school year, we will surely miss them until the Spring!
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, 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

Recipes to take home and try:
Zucchini Crust Pizza (From farmers' market patron Donald Lancaster)
3 c. grated zucchini, 3 eggs, slightly beaten, 1/3 c flour. After zucchini is grated, lightly salt it and let sit for half an hour to drain water.  Preheat oven 375, mix eggs, flour, and zucchini. Using 2 cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, spread mixture over bottom of pan, spreading it thin. Bake until starts to brown, around 15 minutes.  Spread with toppings of choice (garlic, oregano, basil, tomatoes, cheese.)
Ingredients you'll need from the market:  zucchini, eggs, optional garlic, oregano, basil, tomatoes

I've been wanting to make applesauce from Sleepy Hollow Orchard's apples, and this recipe turned out delicious and simple!
Ingredients you'll need from the market:  apples

*Story from Peterson's Produce*
A couple of weekends ago at the market, a family with young children asked Larry Peterson if he'd like two chickens. Larry was confused and asked why. The family (whom had brought the chickens with them to the market) lived in the Borough and raised chickens; unfortunately, raising chickens in the borough is not allowed. The family had to get rid of their chickens. Their young children were very upset, but the chickens were able to find a nice new home with Larry Peterson.  He and his wife happily took the two birds and introduced them to their flock at home. I saw pictures of the new chickens just this week and they seem to be thriving.  I think that individuals who wish to raise chickens responsibly should be able to do so anywhere they live, including in the Borough. If you have sufficient space and knowledge on the ins and outs of chicken raising, it shouldn't be an issue.  I know of individuals who reside in the Borough and have been actively pursuing this issue with the Borough Council.

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