Friday, August 10, 2012

At the Market on Saturday!

It looks like our farmers were blessed with a good rain fall last night.  With cooler temperatures today and this weekend you can be sure there will be a lot of activity on the farm and at the farmers market on Saturday.  We'll see you there!  (more below)

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Bellevue Farmers MarketAugust 11, 2012

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Matthew Buschle from Virgil's Cafereturns to the market to show you how easy it is to make delicious dishes with produce from the market.  Learn tricks of the trade and how simple it is to let the delicious summer flavors take the lead.

We're hoping to have a surprise for you with a tasting of some summer refreshing cocktails with The Party Source.   

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2-Strips of applewood smoke bacon w/ side of country potatoes

Chipoltle pulled chicken
Picadillo (seasoned ground beef)  
Gato Negro braised brisket   
Vegetarian and vegan options also available! 
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Chipotle pulled chicken with black bean salsa.

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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.  
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It looks like our farmers were blessed with a good rain fall last night.  With cooler temperatures today and this weekend you can be sure there will be a lot of activity on the farm and at the farmers market on Saturday.  We'll see you there!

Below you'll get an idea of some of the farm fresh goodies to expect a the market. 

Greensleeves Farm

 Greensleeves looks forward to a cool market day!  They're bringing lots of tomatoes, of all colors and sizes, tomatillos, okra, kale, quirky onions/shallots, garlic, Yukon Gold and German Butterball potatoes, regular and Asian cucumbers, basil bouquets, all to feast at your table. 
Come early to get the few dozen eggs.   They only have 22 chickens, a mixed flock of Rhode Island Reds and Aracaunas, and they are running around the farm to put extra goodness into those eggs! 
Hawaiian ginger and rosemary plants still available for your gardening adventures.

Confetti Kale Recipe
2 tablespoons of Olive oil
1 clove garlic or more as desired
6 cups of Washed, dried, and chopped fresh kale
3/4 cup of Corn kernels
1/2 cup of Chopped red bell peppers

Preparation Instructions
In a large skillet, heat the oil and sauté the kale on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
Mix in the corn, bell peppers, salt, and black pepper and cook for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.  

The Farm at Holiday Harbor
That's a lot of veggies! 
Beans, beans and more beans.  Come and get yours from The Farm at Holiday Harbor.  Theye have Jade, French Filet, Top Crop, Blue Lake and even Purple beans.  There's no better time for mouth-watering tomatoes. They have a bountiful harvest of tomatoes including Early Girl, Early Doll, Early Goliath, Celebrity, Golden Jubilee and Heirloom; cherry tomatoes include Chocolate, Black, Red, Coyote and Sun Sugar. Potatoes include Purple Majesty, Yukon Gold, Russian Banana Fingerlings and Mountain Rose. Squash are coming on strong and include Patty Pan, summer squash, green and yellow zucchini and pool ball zucchini. They will also have an assortment of colorful bell peppers, Golden Treasure, purple and yellow cayenne and hot and sweet banana peppers. Also available are fresh eggs.

Neltner's Farm & Greenhouses

They will have tomatoes, peaches, preserves from Claire's Kitchen, squash, cucumbers, onions, peppers, eggplant, and potatoes. 
They are in need of artisans, crafters, vineyards, and demonstrators for our Fall Fest in Oct. For full details:  Be sure to follow us on Facebook for weekly updates and whats happening on the farm.

Shady Grove Farm
Shady Grove spring veggies

Stop by and visit Nancy for some insight on farming and her selection from the farm.  Join her blog to learn about life on the farm.
Shady Grove Farm is now on Facebook!(It's the one at Corinth, Kentucky. That old Stanley Brothers number was quite a hit!)

Check out our farmers market manager, Tony, and the beautiful scenery at Shady Grove Farm while assisting Nancy with goat hoof trimming. 

Atwood Village Family Farm

Amy bakes!
Stop by for heirloom tomatoes, kale, Swiss chard, okra and eggplant.  Fresh cut herbs-basil, rosemary, summer savory, tarragon, oregano, purple ruffle basil for vinegars, and sorrel.

Pick up some of their fresh baked goods-ciabattas, lemon balm sour cream cake, chocolate mint cookies, apple mint zucchini bread, English muffin loaves, blackberry jam cakes.

Turner Farm
Oh, Organic!
Turner Farm been busy hauling in potatoes (more than 1500 lbs so far - more reds and russets on Thursday) and hoeing their 2 acre pumpkin field.  That's the one that that panoramic picture was taken of that ran in this e-newsletter a few weeks ago. They've been able to take the horses through the aisles until now, as the vines started to run last week.  So it's all by hand now.  Quite a daunting task!!  Their tomatoes have come back now that the heat wave after-effects are behind us and they also have some wonderful sweet corn - a new yellow variety that is just delicious, and big ears too.  They'll have basil and peppers and a big squash sale.  Beans are back... It's going to be a great spread.

Moore's Farm
Make a Bouquet!
August Bouquet
Charles will be pulling a new patch of green onions this week!  We will also bring tomatoes, apples, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, peppers (hot and sweet), okra, dried onions, and whatever else surprises us when we pick on Friday.  Large fragrant rosemary plants are still available.   

Roena's flower tent will be bursting with beautiful blooms, such as zinnias, cockscombs, sunflowers, and many other varieties of flowers to decorate your house or give as a gift.  She designs bouquets for you, or you can "pick your own" and create your own bouquet.  Vases available upon request.

Backyard Orchard 
Peaches & pears
Nathan will be bringing a delicious selection of fresh-picked peaches, apples, pears, and grapes. 

Thistlehair Farm
Summer Harvest 
Heirloom cherru tomatoesThistlehair will have a great selection of Heirloom Tomatoes and Salad Tomatoes, Green Beans, Sweet & Hot Peppers, Cucumbers, Honey, Pastured Chicken Eggs, Fresh Cut Herbs and more. And of course, Fresh Baked Goods from the Ovens at Thistleair. Vicky and Ed forward to seeing you there.

Our Mother's Garden
Soap and Succulents!      

Ireene has been busy making soap and planting succulent gardens.  She has a limited supply of lavendar and goats milk soaps including cute animal shaped soap for the kids (or you).   We hope to have our new soaps for your four-legged friendsL Diesel's Dynamo Soap and Bella's Beauty Bar!  Back soon by popular request is Man Bar and Lemon Silk.   

Handcrafted soaps are so much better than any you can buy in the big retail stores.  Stop by and get your free sample!  Or see our new selection of succulent gardens for your home or for a gift.   
Irene's succulent Garden  

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JoGreen Products
The surest way to protect your family from the dangers of toxic synthetic chemicals is to choose products made of safe natural ingredients.  Add essential oil and it's like aromatherapy every time you clean with the added benefits of being antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiviral.

There will be plenty of Hand Sanitizers for back to school needs, Air Fresheners, Linen Mist, All Purpose Cleaner, Disinfectant Spray Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Sink and Tile Cleaner, Soft Scrub, Soy Tarts, Tart Warmers (made by Bethany) and Organic Dog Treats.

Spend the afternoon at the farmers market.  Show your support for local growers.  You'll find locally grown fruits and vegetables, homemade preserves, baked goods, flowers, plants, wine, and crafts.  The produce is harvested at its peak to ensure freshness.  Farmers markets are also an excellent source of organic produce.

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