Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Week of September 2 & 5

 What a great week at the market!  Thank you so much to all who participated in our annual Customer Appreciation Day!  It was a huge success – a very busy market day, and a whole lot of fun!  Special thanks to our vendors, everyone who occupied our special tents, and of course you – our customers!  The market could not succeed without your support, and we are happy to celebrate you all each season.

Special events and demonstrations included music from Christian Jerman, Dancey Pancey dreamcatchers, voter information and registration with the League of Women Voters, a make-and-take meat rub with Mahoning Creek Farm, healthy eating tips and a delicious fruit salsa recipe with samples from Lori Smith of IRMC (scroll down for a copy of the recipe), information on preventing back pain with Chiropractor Kolby Mumau of Indiana Total Therapy, yoga sessions with Ed Stancombe of Sunflower Yoga, and Neal’s Yard Remedies with Amanda Chura.
Congratulations to the winner of our market basket giveaway – Ted Krushinski!  And a special thank you to all of our vendors who donated to this amazing basket!

This week is back to business as usual.  We will be open Wednesday in our regular location even though the County Fair is going on.  Hopefully this will bring some new faces to the market, as well!

We do not have any special tents scheduled for the Saturday market this week, and we do still have openings in our special tents this market season.  If you are interested, please contact us at indianafarmmarket@gmail.com.

Save the date! Saturday, September 26 is our Harvest for the Hungry event at the market.  Market shoppers can purchase an extra item or two (or however many you choose) to donate to the food bank at Zion Lutheran church.  We are currently looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event.  Volunteer tasks include walking around the market and spreading the word, helping to sort donations, and delivering donations to Zion Lutheran.  If you are willing to help out for a 1-hour shift (or longer if you’d like), please contact us at indianafarmmarket@gmail.com.  

See you at the market!

Annies Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
(Version sampled by Lori Smith on Saturday)

2 kiwis, peeled and diced
2 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, and diced
8 ounces raspberries
1 pound strawberries
10 (10-inch) flour tortillas
Butter-flavored cooking spray
2 Tbsp cinnamon sugar

1.      In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, golden delicious apples, raspberries, and strawberries.  Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
2.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3.      Coat one side of each flour tortilla with butter-flavored cooking spray.  Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet.  Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar.  Spray again with cooking spray.
4.      Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes.  Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges.  Allow to cook approximately 15 minutes.  Serve with chilled fruit mixture.

I imagine you could also probably use cinnamon sugar pita chips in place of making your own.   

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