Monday, July 21, 2014

Market Preview July 23 & 26

Our market crowds have continued to surprise us, and even with the all day rain we had on Saturday, the crowd was still there!  Our musician, Christian Jerman, really entertained and our artisan had a lot of success!  Last week we visited our last two farms, A&L Produce and Jeff's Produce, check out their bio pages to learn more about where your food is coming from!!  I also wanted to note that last week I had a misprint, Eagle Run Farm has an EBT machine that accepts SNAP cards; HOWEVER, it does not work to accept SNAP at our market, only at the other market they are a part of, sorry for any confusion. His machine does accept credit and debit cards at our market though.  We are hoping to have our own equipment next year to be able to accept SNAP.

At the Wednesday market this week we will have artisan Crystal Miller back for the third and final time, so be sure to come prepared if you've been interested in her work the past couple of Wednesdays. We will also have an IRMC dietitian in our Community Tent with healthy living tips.  Saturday's market is fully booked with Sean Howard playing in our Musician Tent, Nancy Heath who creates stained glass in our Artisan Tent, a food and nutrition specialist, Nicole Dann, in our Community Tent, and an interactive learning experience for children on good and bad bugs in the garden in our Kid's Tent  presented by Penn State Master Gardeners Cindy Hatcher and myself (parents you can learn a bit from this too!!)  Below is our list of vendors who will be present at the market this week.

3 Ponds Farm
A&L Produce
Country Bread Barn
Eagle Run Farm
Eight Maples Farm
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery
GG Soap and Bath Products 
Healthy Harvest Gardener's (Saturday only)
Hill Crest Farm
Home Made Ice Cream (Wednesday only)
Jeffery Stauffer
Milk & Honey Bake Shoppe (Saturday only)
Natalie's Goodies
Peterson Produce
Sleepy Hollow Orchard
Smicksburg Community Cheese (Wednesday only)
Yarnick's Farm 
*note, not all of our vendors are listed as some will come later in the season once their crops are ready, check out the Vendor page to see our complete list* Vendors in italics may not be at the market this week.

Saturday's Market Events:
Community Tent: Infused Water Samples and Learn-How with Nutritionist Nicole Dann
Kid's Tent: Good/Bad Bug Learning & Painting Activity with Penn State Master Gardeners
Artist Tent:  Nancy Heath
Musician Tent: Sean Howard & Tina Eckberg

Meat, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups
With my daughter Madelyn's third birthday coming up and with the copious amounts of zucchini that we've been harvesting, I'm going to share with you a recipe that I plan on using to make healthy chocolate zucchini cupcakes! This recipe is for a quick bread, but can be easily adapted into cupcakes, just shorten the cooking time a bit.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Here is also a recipe that uses zucchini and/or summer squash that we've tried this week with great success, think stuffed peppers but with zucchini!
Meat & Tomato Zucchini Cups

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