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Friday, July 13, 2012
Check out our first "On the Farm" video
On Saturday what you will see is a gorgeous selection of summer vegetables and fruits, mouth-watering baked goods, beautiful crafts and exceptional cleaning products. (more below)
Looking for something to do August 3 - 5 (that's in addition to shopping the Bellevue Farmers Market on August 4)?
Consider attending the Ohio Valley Greenmarket 2012 -A Celebration of Community and Sustainability.
Friday night highlights are a pig roast in Winton Woods and Paul Willis, the innovative founder of Niman Ranch - a group of 700 sustainable family farms in the midwest, speaking about the demand for sustainable agriculture.
Saturday there's a lunch and hands-on workshop at Gorman Heritage Farm with Debra Prinzing.
Sunday you'll have the opportunity to meet the Greenmarket community and learn how local businesses are making a sustainable difference.
Matthew Buschle from Virgil's Cafereturns to share some ideas for taking fresh summer veggies and herbs and transforming them into toppings for grilled pizza. If time allows, Matt may also show some great quick summertime pickling ideas.
You'll get to watch while Matt is prepping and cooking. Ask questions, offer ideas, and taste the delicious concoctions for a market donation of $2.
Serving breakfast from 8 to 10:30 am Tacos featuring eggs from the Farm at Holiday Harbor. Egg and bacon, egg and potato, egg and bean, and egg and veggies. Lunch is from 10:30 to 1 pm. Take your pick from Tacos, Tortas and Quesadillas with meat, chicken or you can always get a vegetarian or vegan version. Refresh with iced cold Coke or bottled water.
Chipotle pulled chicken with black bean salsa.
Wednesday's market hosts a few vendors that cannot join us on Saturday.
Blue Oven Bakery is at market with their extraordinary wood-fired bread made with local organic ingredients.
Out of the Woods
Stop by the booth and meet Tom Dietrich the craftsman behind Out of the Woods. See his fine selection of cutting boards, salt cellars, lazy Susans, candle sticks and other items for your kitchen and home.
Local Food is food produced within the "local foodshed' in the Central Ohio River Valley Watershed within 100 miles of Cincinnati. 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.
Click here to take the Pledge and learn more about it and Green Umbrella.
On Saturday what you will see is a gorgeous selection of summer vegetables and fruits, mouth-watering baked goods, beautiful crafts and exceptional cleaning products. You'll also see a few empty stalls due to the brutal heat and drought have left a few of our farmers without a lot to bring to market. It is also the Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour on Saturday where Generation Hill, My Mother's Garden, Greensleeves Farm, Little Rock Farm, and Neltner's Farm will be on tour. Neltner's is hoping to be a two places at once.Be sure to check out our first in our video series "On the Farm".
On the Farm
With Shady Grove Farm
Welcome to our new series, On the Farm. Please join our market manager. Tony. as he travels to farms getting a glimpse of what's happening. We hope you'll enjoy our first in the series where he visits Nancy from Shady Grove to assist with trimming goat hooves.
Charles on an 8' ladder picking blackberries for market.
This Saturday Charles will have blackberries, squash, new potatoes, sweet onions, peppers, a few tomatoes, hopefully sweet corn and cucumbers, and whatever else he and Roena will find when picking on Friday.
They still have some nice large rosemary and chives plants available.
Roena will have many varieties of beautiful specialty cut flowers. Add cheer to your life with a custom bouquet for your table, parties, or to give as gifts...with or without vases.
The Farm at Holiday Harbor
Our beautiful banner is a selection of some of the potatoes Jesse you'll see at market this week. If you haven't seen it, check out his purple potatoes that aren't just skin deep with purple, but a magnificent purple all the way through.
In addition to the potatoes they'll be bringing peppers, squash, cucumbers, onions, garlic, beets, tomatoes, green beans and farm fresh eggs.
They're looking forward to seeing you!
Fresh Fabulous Fruit!
You'll find juicy fresh sweet peaches and sweet tart apples!
Peaches are diverse and a great for snacking and desserts, but you may also want to consider the following:
Salsa - use your favorite salsa ingredients like jalapenos, cilantro, shallots or add a twist and add some freshly grated ginger and/or mint. Add a splash of lime juice and a touch of honey. The possibilities are limitless for this peach salsa that tops a chip or accompanies fish, chicken or pork.
Salads - Fresh or grilled peaches are divine topping a salad. Try them with some toasted nuts; goat, Mozzarella or blue cheese'; lettuce or arugula; and/or some cured meat.
Gazpacho - Sweeten up your summer chilled soup favorite by adding some peaches or make a fruit gazpacho with seasonal fruits and citrus.
Neltner's Farm & Greenhouses
They're working on being at two places at once. We're hoping to they can make that happen, so you'll have access to their farm fresh squash, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, hot/sweet peppers, potatoes, onions, and Claire's Kitchen Home goods made by their mom.
Shady Grove Farm
Taking a Week Off
Thankful for the stormy skies and bit of rain last Sunday at Shady Grove Farm.
Nancy will be spending this Saturday home at Shady Grove Farm, to re-start about half the garden from drought and storm damage. She'll be back on July 21st, with more summer squash, garlic, the first cherry tomatoes, lambs quarters and any other surviving greens.
She's appreciative for the great response to pastured goat meat, which is sold out for now. Look for more in the Fall, or when she'll have some comparable quality goat meat available from her neighbors.
Loaded with summertime favorites!
Ed and Vicky will be heading to market Saturday with lots of goodies! Ed and Neil just dug some beautiful potatoes today. Austrian Crescents, Rose Finn, Canelle & Red Pontiac. Also new this week will be tomatoes, mainly Jet Stars, the only hybrid we grew and a few heirlooms (which are slow to ripen this year) and quite a few salad tomatoes. This Saturday will be the last of the Blueberries but in the fruit department, we will have Blackberries, cantaloupe and Israel Melons (a cross between honeydew and cantaloupe), peaches and a couple watermelons. The melons are smaller due to the dry weather but boy is the sugar count high in them. Mmmmmm..! Also this week, Cabbage, Beets, Zucchini, Summer Squash and Pattypans, Squash Blossoms, Arugula, Baby Swiss Chard, Honey, Eggs, Peppers, (both hot & sweet) & More. And if time allows, Vicky will bake Blueberry Cinnamon Muffins and more goodies. They look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!
Get your tip of the week!
The surest way to protect your family from the dangers of toxic synthetic chemicals is to choose products made of safe natural ingredients.
This week Anne will be bringing a new Peppermint Air Freshener as well as my Lavender Air Freshener. She will also have Sink and Tile Cleaner, Soft Scrub, All Purpose Cleaner,
Disinfectant Spray Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Linen Mist, Hand Sanitizer Spray, Finishing Cloths, Soy Tarts, and Tart Warmers (made by Bethany Rose Kramer from our craft cooperative booth).
GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK: BLEACH ALTERNATIVE - HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Use hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach when you wash a load of whites. Bleach is toxic to marine life and creates a by-product called dioxin which is a known carcinogen. Hydrogen peroxide is just as effective for whitening your clothes but has none of the harmful environmental effects of bleach. Add a cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to your wash as an alternative to bleach.
All bottles & containers are made in the USA!
We'll miss them at the market while they open their farm on the tour
Greensleeves will not be at the Saturday market--before or after the market come out to the farm, as part of the Campbell County BackRoads Farm Tour. See the crazy chickens that lay the colorful eggs--choose your favorite fluffy feathery hen from Greensleeve's diverse flock!
They will have eggs, several varieties of garlic, blackberries and other limited produce available during the tour--our CSA members always come first, since they are the folks that make this farm happen. It's not a "family farm," it's a "community farm." Come talk with CSA members and learn about opportunities for helping grow your own food. A full selection of Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese is available at our walk-in cooler, as well as Jennifer Gleason's Sunflower Sundries, those jams, mustards, and soaps you love.
An extra treat will be Nick Frommeyer's gelatos--blackberry and lemon basil, made fresh with their farm ingredients.
CSA member Christen McClanahan has designed an interactive farm map, so adults and kids will have the opportunity to learn more about aspects of farm life, whether it's sheep shearing, how drip irrigation works, why we train cucumbers up a trellis--ask a question and we'll do our best to answer it.
So, come to the farm and see why they love working hard to grow food for all.
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