Friday, June 29, 2012

Sizzling Sensations this Saturday

June Produce
Bellevue Farmers MarketJune 29, 2012

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Saturdays: 8 am - 1 pm 
95 Riviera Drive 
Bellevue, KY
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the Farm at Holiday Harbor
Texas Joe's
Moore's Farm
Matt from Virgil's Award Finalist
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Holiday Food Demo
Neltner's Farm
Shady Grove Farm
Atwood Village Family Farm
Thistlehair Farm
Our Mother's Garden
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The Farm at Holiday Harbor
Holiday Harbor carrots
They've been busy at The Farm at Holiday Harbor.  They will be at the market Saturday with a bounty of fresh produce including: lots of green beans (Blue Lake, Roma and Top Crop), onions, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, carrots, tomatoes and fresh eggs.  

Jessie sends his thanks for all his wonderful customers and is looking forward to seeing you at the market. 

Tex Mex on Wheels
Texas Joe Truck
Come hungry to the market and your taste buds will thank you.  Texas Joe will start off with breakfast using farm fresh eggs from The Farm at Holiday Harbor.  Then it's onto lunch with beef brisket, chicken, vegetarian and vegan options.  Eat at the market while you shop or take a meal home. 

Texas Joe's Torta - Yum!

Moore's Farm
June Flowers
Moore's Farm  is saying they will hopefully have fresh cut flowers early Saturday morning; large rosemary and chives plants; and the beginning of our vegetable onions and baby carrots.  Pray for rain so they will be able to have vegetables and flowers for their customers this summer!

Trailblazing Chef Finalist
Virgil's Front
It's always exciting to share good news about our customers and we're hoping you'll help make it great news.
Matt Buschle from
has been selected from a field of 2,400 chefs as one of 8 finalists for the
in the Neighborhood Restaurant category.  Please
daily for the Midwest's only finalist through July 3.  

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We look forward to seeing you at the market on Saturday between 8 am to 1 pm.  It's going to be hot, hot, hot - think in terms of getting a glimpse into what our farmers experience daily while they're out working the land to provide us with fresh local food.  You'll even find a cooking demonstration that will provide you tips on preparing food for your holiday grill outs.   

Please note the following for the Independence Day - Wednesday, July 4 market day: Blue Oven Bakery will be located in the store.  The Farm at Holiday Harbor and Our Mother's Garden will be located outside near the store.   

Get Great Holiday Cooking Ideas
Cooking demo
Matthew Buschle of Virgils CafeJoin Matthew Buschle from Virgil's Cafe for a series of cooking demonstrations.  He'll be armed with 2 chickens, eggs, vegetables, herbs, cheese...from the farmers market and a grill.  He'll start with some breakfast and brunch ideas and then move onto lunch dinner selections.  You'll find simple summer fare where the farm fresh ingredients take the starring role.  See the versatility in grilling - take your kitchen outside and eliminate heating up your indoor kitchen. 

Netlner's Farm & Greenhouses
Fresh and preserved  

Cukes!Kevin will be bringing a colorful mix of tomatoes, squash,  pickles, zucchini, cucumber,  potatoes, and onions.   If their newly designed labels are ready that means a bigger selection of jellies and pickles. 

Shady Grove Farm
From the farm to the kitchen 
Nancy's Crepes
See the recipe below for Nancy's crepes

The weather has set a lot of crops back: despite watering, the heat just seems to rob them of growing energy. Be grateful,  the summer squash don't seem to be affected. Nancy will be bringing  plenty of those cute, colorful baby squash, and blossoms. There will also be 3 varieties of garlic, a few baby carrots, scallions and more of the same delicious, healthy goat meat. Some cuts are already sold out, so let Nancy know if there's a particular one you need. I still have rack and leg roasts, shanks, ground meat, and rib, leg or loin chops. 

Nancy was inspired by the gorgeous blueberries from Thistlehair Farm.  Here's what she created:
Blueberry crepes
2 egg yolks
2 whole eggs
1 cup flour
pinch salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
Beat the eggs and egg yolks very thin and stir in the flour, salt & sugar. Beat smooth. Add milk enough to make a batter thick enough to coat a metal spoon.
Heat a heavy saute' pan or crepe pan to where a drop of water sizzles when it hits. Grease with a 1/4 teaspoon of butter. Holding pan in one hand, use a 1/4 cup measure to dip up and pour in a scant 1/4 cup of the batter. Tilt the pan every which way with a circular motion to spread the batter out. Cook for 10 or 15 seconds. When the surface of the batter loses its shininess, flip the crepe and cook the other side just till it releases - the crepe slips around when you slide the pan back and forth.
Flip onto a warm plate, brush with melted butter and cover with another plate. Repeat to make 12 crepes, being sure to stir the batter between each one.
This takes practice, and you are bound to shred or scorch a couple. The next time, it will be easier. Nancy's on the farm recipe includes using fresh eggs and unpasteurized goat's milk creating a batter with the perfect combination of cohesion and flexibility.
Filling: 8 oz fresh soft goat cheese, combined with grated peel of one lemon, and 2 tbsp honey (or more to taste).
Topping: combine a pint of fresh blueberries with a half cup of warmed blueberry preserves: or else, just mash and sweeten 1/4 of your berries and combine with the rest.
Place 2 tbsp filling on one side of crepe, fold over and roll up. Place in a ceramic dish, repeat with remaining crepes. You can either chill them and serve with warm sauce, or warm them (covered with aluminum foil) in a 300 degree oven.

Atwood Village Family Farm
Meat, poultry, bread, cakes, cookies, herbs...
Atwood Village Family Farm will have kale, golden and ruby red chard, kohlrabi and garlic. Get your grill on with their pastured meats-1 lb packages of ground goat, goat chorizo sausage, jalapeno/pepperjack brats, ground lamb and whole chickens - all from animals they raised at their small family farm in Independence, KY.  They will be baking multigrain ciabattas with organic ingredients-garlic, rosemary/potato, and maybe some other flavors too!   Lemon balm sour cream cakes, chocolate mint cookies will be available for your holiday treats!   Plan ahead and figure out what you can do with fresh cut herbs including rosemary, thyme, spearmint, oregano, basil, lemon balm. and catnip.  

Here's a recipe for a super refreshing herbal tea-an idea given to Amy by Mackey at Red Sunflower Farm in Independence, KY.  Pick a large handful of herbs (any will do but we like the combo of mint, lemon balm, and catnip) bruise the herbs by coarse chop or tearing/twisting leaves and pour a couple cups of boiling water over them.  Let steep for ten minutes.  Strain and add cold water/ice to bring total to 2 quarts.  Sweeten with honey.  Enjoy!

Fresh from Thistlehair Farm
Bursting with blueberries!

Thistlehair Farm will be on the farm tour,  "Rural Treasures of Boone County" this Saturday, 9 - 5. This tour is free to the public and all are welcome.   
Thistlehair Farms friends, Matt & Sarah will be bringing their produce to you in a limited volume. They'll have blueberries, fresh picked Blue Lake green beans and a few more fresh items.    
Ed and Vicky thank them for filling in.  They'll be back next Saturday and look forward to seeing you then and share, "Pray for Rain."

Eco-friendly cleaning products
In order to protect our loved ones and our planet Ann will be bringing eco-friendly cleaning products including:  All-Purpose Spray Cleaner. Disinfectant Spray Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Sink and Tile Cleaner, Soft Scrub, Air Freshener, Hand Sanitizer Spray, Linen Mist, Soy Wax Candles, as well as Tarts, and Tart Warmers.  Each product is made from safe natural ingredients and scented with 100% Pure Essential Oil.

Choosing green cleaning with nontoxic and biodegradable products not only protects our freshwater supplies and aquatic ecosystems it also prevents the buildup of chemical residues in our homes and improves our indoor air quality.

 It's a powerful household cleaner!  A bottle of vinegar is considerably cheaper than similar-size bottles of brand name cleaning products and much safer.   Most commercial cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that pollute the air in your home.  In 2000, cleaning products were responsible for nearly 10% of all toxic exposures reported to poison control centers.
Use a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water to tackle jobs ranging from cleaning windows, cutting through soap scum, and to remove stains. Never mix vinegar with bleach, ammonia, or products containing ammonia like dish soap) because the fumes are toxic.

Our Mother's Garden
introducing 3 new soaps!
Fresh soapThree new soaps will be available Saturday: grapefruit, lily of the valley and jasmine jewel.  The new batch of Woodstock will also be available.  If you prefer a lighter scent, then Grapefruit Soap may be what you want.  The grapefruit essential oil has very pleasant scent and mango butter is added to this one.  Don't forget the lip balms, body balms and lavender soaking salts. 

In addition to the beautiful array of soaps: Check out the new succelants! 
How about a zucchini-pineapple muffin to eat while you shop or take home for later?  

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

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