Friday, June 22, 2012

At the Market on Saturday

Bellevue Farmers Market  |  Hello every one! As your new market manager I would like to say that I'm very excited to take on this role. I feel that we can, as a community, take this great market and make it even better. As some of you may know...(more below)

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Bellevue Farmers MarketJune 22, 2012

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Wednesdays: 3:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturdays: 8 am - 1 pm 
95 Riviera Drive 
Bellevue, KY
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Texas Joe's Food Truck
From Little Rock Farm
From Shady Grove Farm
From Greensleeves Farm
From Thistlehair Farm
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Matt Buschle from Virgil's Cafe has been selected from a field of 2,400 chefs as one of 8 finalists for the Cooking Light 2012 Trailblazing Chef Awards in the Neighborhood Restaurant category.  Please vote daily for the Midwest's only finalist through July 3.  

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Making a 10% shift in buying or producing local food does not mean all of your food has to be local. It just means shifting what you currently eat to include 10% more locally grown and/or produced food.

If 10% of the regional population takes the pledge it will result in over $49,000,000 infused into the local economy and 544 local jobs!  Plus, it's better for the environment and a healthier option.   

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Authentic Mexican Food Rolls Up
Texas Joe joins us on Saturday with his food truck.  He'll be serving up authentic Mexican breakfast and lunch.  You'll have a selection of tacos and burritos.  Eat while you shop or take it home for later while you're preparing a meal with all your great purchases at the Market. 
Next week Texas Joe will be in full swing using ingredients from our farmers.   


Craft booth opening market dayHello every one! As your new market manager I would like to say that I'm very excited to take on this role. I feel that we can, as a community, take this great market and make it even better. As some of you may know, I have been an employee at The Party Source for five years now, and was also participating in the market with the artist booth. I look forward to combining my passions for food, art, music, and community and making the Bellevue Farmers Market all that it can be.

I look forward to meeting you.  Please say hello and share your thoughts with me about the Market.   


Tony Bove
Bellevue Farmers Market Manager

Fresh from Little Rock Farm
The First Corn of the Season!

Little Rock Yellow Tomatoes
Little Rock Farm will be offering Sweet Corn this week at the market - first of the season!  While visiting their  stand you can also purchase mouth-watering  vine-ripened tomatoes, either red or yellow.  They will also have a selection of delicious sweet breads, jams, jellies, as well as local honey from Beezy Bees.

Little Rock Bread     Find them on Facebook!

Babies at Shady Grove Farm
Baby squash, baby goats, baby black beans . . . 
Baby Squash

Shady Grove will have baby squash, squash blossoms, endive, escarole, scallions, baby carrots, fresh bulb garlic (California White, Chrysalis Purple & German White), and of course, pastured  goat meat. 
The photograph of the beautiful vegetables at the top of the email was taken at Shady Grove's stand at last Saturday's Market.  We were so excited to see the return of Nancy's baby squash and squash blossoms.    
Visit Nancy's blog from the farm!  It's loaded with information, recipes, and musings.  

baby goats
Baby goat

baby black bean
Baby black beans in need of rain. 

From Greensleeves Farm
Greensleeves will have California Select garlic at the market on Saturday.  The Super Select size bulbs are 3" across; the cloves are so large that the bulb wrapper splits--absolutely fantastic for roasting!  They will also have Chesnok Red garlic, more spicy and modest in size, as well as fresh kale and the assortments of jams, mustards, pickled asparagus, soaps, and cheeses.

Everyone has their way of roasting garlic, but here's an idea from the market. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Peel away the outer layer of.

Fresh from Thistlehair Farm
Bursting with blueberries!
Get them while you can - blueberries!  They're coming on strong, so there's probably only a week to a week and a half more of the season.

Vicky will also have plums, rhubarb, kale, squash blossoms, zucchini, the last of the snow peas, arugula, eggs, garlic, new potatoes, and beets.  For the first time, she'll be bringing Caraflex cabbage - an Asian pointed-head cabbage. 

When the sun is high in the sky Vicky heads indoors to bake.  This Saturday she'll have lemon verbena muffins, blackberry cobbler (regular and small sizes), as well as blueberry and peach cobblers. 

Here's a delightful summer cocktail using blueberries and basil from the market and gin from The Party Source submitted by Tony, the farmers market manager:

1.5 oz. Hendricks gin
6 to 12 blueberries pending on size and desired taste 
4 to 6 basil leafs pending on size and desired taste 
Club soda

Place gin, blueberries, and basil in blender or food processor, and blend for just a few seconds, just enough to coarsely chop the ingredients.   Now fill a rocks glass with ice and pour the mixture over the ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a basil leaf. Next enjoy this great summer drink with friends.

Bellevue Farmers Market | at The Party Source | 95 Riviera | Bellevue | KY | 41073

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