Friday, July 06, 2012

Fresh from the Farm

We never know what Mother Nature will deliver.  Our rich farmland has become hard and dry making it a challenge for our farmers to work the land and keep everything growing and for that matter alive. Not only is the earth hard to work ...(more below)
Bellevue Farmers MarketJuly 7, 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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In This Issue
Cooking Demo
Beer Tasting
Texas Joe's
Backyard Orchards
Out of the Woods
Take the Local Food Pledge
Shady Grove Farm
Atwood Village Family Farm
Thistlehair Farm
Greensleeves Farm
Turner Farm
Moore's Farm
Neltner's Farm
Our Mother's Garden
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Cooking Demonstration
On the Grill
From last Saturday's cooking demo. The "Sputnik" is roasting garlic with herbs.
Matthew Buschle from Virgil's Cafe returns to share some ideas for simple summer outdoor cooking featuring goat meat from Shady Acres Farm along with veggies and other ingredients from the market.   

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.

Beer Tasting
Danny Gold from The Party Source will be hosting a beer tasting of a selection of "local" beers.  Proceeds will be donated to the Bellevue Farmers Market.                                                            

Texas Joe
Texas Joe Truck 
served 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

served from 10:30 am to 1 pm

Tacos, Tortas & quesadillas with chipotle pulled chicken or picadillo (seasoned ground beef) and sautéed veggies with red or green fresh-made hot sauce.

Refresh with iced cold Coke or bottled water.

Texas Joe's food is as good as it looks. Check out the picture below of their chipotle pulled chicken with black bean salsa.

Chipotle chicken

Wednesday Market
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. 
The Hedgecocks come from their farm and bring fresh produce. 

Backyard Orchards
Cross your fingers - we're hoping Nathan will be joining us this week with
peaches and apples. 

Out of the Woods
Cutting Board by Tom Dietrich

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. 
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Local Food Pledge
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.   

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We never know what Mother Nature will deliver.  Our rich farmland has become hard and dry making it a challenge for our farmers to work the land and keep everything growing and for that matter alive. Not only is the earth hard to work the conditions for the farmers is brutal.  Yet, each day they work their farms to provide local fresh food to your table. 

Thank you for supporting the Bellevue Farmers Market and our community of farmers.  During this drought it's appreciated even more.      

Shady Grove Farm
Available on Saturday 
Shady Grove spring veggies

This Saturday, at Nancy's stand, you will find limited quantities and cuts of pastured goat meat, also baby squash & blossoms from the best - and bravest - stand of squash plants in 24 years. And lots more newly harvested garlic (but quickly cured by - guess what? - the heat) - California White, Chrysalis Purple, German White and Nancy's favorite Spanish Roja. Nancy's also hoping for some Lambsquarters, Chives, Rosemary and Bay - depending how it looks by Friday.  

On Friday morning our market manager, Tony Bove Will be making his way to Shady Grove Farm to help tend the goats with Nancy.  In our next e-newsletter we'll share this urban dweller's experiences from the farm. 

Atwood Village Family Farm
Now offering Carabello Coffee - Taste the Difference! 
Carabella Coffee - delish!

Amy is carrying
at our market!  Cold brew method (steeped in cold water for 18 hrs ) iced coffee by the cup as well as 12 oz. bags of whole bean Honduran coffee are available. The coffee is roasted by Justin and Emily Carabello of Newport and roasted at Velocity Bike and Bean in Florence, Ky. Carabello Coffee strives to offer the very best in quality fair trade, organic, and farm gate coffees. What is farm gate? It is a way for coffee roasters to buy straight from the farmers at a price that is a minimum of %100 higher than even fair trade. As they've researched-sometimes fair trade isn't really that fair! Farm gate allows real faces to be attached to this product. Real people really grow and process this coffee, not a machine!  Carabello Coffee is roasted and bagged just days before it reaches you, and you'll be able to tell the difference fresh makes!

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.  

Thistlehair Farm
Loaded with summertime favorites!
Ed and Vicky thank Matt and Sarah for filling in for them last week so they could take part in the Boone County Farm Tour.  They will return to market this Saturday with a great selection of produce including fruits: blueberries, blackberries, peaches and the first Israel melons of the season.  They are small due to the drought, but very sweet.  They will also have a new harvest of honey, cabbages and summer squash including a selection of baby size Patty Pan, summer and zucchini.  And not to forget beets, carrots, Swiss chard, Blue Lake, Half Runner and wax beans, green onions, garlic, kale, free range eggs and more.  Vicky will be busy on Friday evening baking sweet treats for you including fresh fruit cobblers.  They look forward to seeing all of you Saturday!   


Greensleeves Farm
Free-range eggs
Greensleeves end of June

Those colorful eggs from Greensleeves will now be labeled Free-Range.  The "girls," formerly moved around in their chicken tractors to fresh pasture twice daily, now have free range of the farm.  This change gets them under the blackberry bushes during the heat of the day, where they are much happier clucking and scratching.  Now, last night Gretchen was a little late getting back to the farm, the chickens were raising a fuss, and yikes, there was a skunk in one of the open-doored chicken tractors.  Thankfully the skunk was shooed back outside and no one was sprayed!

In addition to the eggs, Greensleeves will have more ginger plant starts, and growing directions so you can enjoy your own fresh ginger this fall.  More kale, lots of garlic, featuring Killarney Red, a great full-flavored hardneck, this week, and Triple Crown blackberries, so find your favorite cobbler recipe.

As a customer at the market, we know you appreciate fresh local food.  If you want to continue your access to fresh produce through December, talk to Gretchen at the Greensleeves stand.  A new fall CSA will start the first week in October and continue until Christmas.  Shades will include potatoes and sweet potatoes, dry beans for soups, winter squash, peppers, tomatoes and eggplants until frost, and lots of fresh fall greens.   

Turner Farm
Saturday's harvest and preparing for fall

You'll find delicious organic new potatoes (Yukon Gold), first of the green beans and haricot verts, cherry tomatoes, celery, beets, carrots, and more!

They just planted two acres of pumpkins and winter squash - check out the photos of making the hills.

Preparing for planting winter squash

Moore's Farm
For your table and on your plate

Neltner's Farm & Greenhouses
Honoring Mom   

Claire's Kitchen Homemade GoodsDid you see the new labeling for Neltner.'s canned goods at the market last week?  We at the Bellevue Farmers Market love the new packaging for Claire's Kitchen Homegrown Goods and the beautiful tribute to the matriarch of the farm.   

The Farm at Holiday Harbor
Summer crops
Jessie's yellow tomotoes
Jessie's wide array of vegetables are coming in.  Colorful, plentiful, sweet, and delicious.    

Our Mother's Garden
Introducing 3 new soaps!
Fresh soap
Three 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 succulents! 
How about a zucchini-pineapple muffin to eat while you shop or take home for later?  

Eco-friendly cleaning products

In order to protect our loved ones and our planet Ann offers eco-friendly cleaning products 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.


If you want to kill bacteria without having to clean off the residue left by most chemical cleaning products, why not use a lemon? 
The acids contained in lemon juice kill off the bacteria.  Lemon juice can disinfect most kitchen worktops as well as bathroom sinks and surfaces.  The juice kills bacteria in a natural way and leaves a fresh fragrance.
Why not try adding a small amount of lemon juice to drinking water to ensure that no bacteria are surviving there?  

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

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