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Friday, September 21, 2012
At the Market on Saturday!
Oh, that lovely rain!! Come harvest day on Friday, we will have lots of happy veggies to share with you! (more below)
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Autumn is in the air bringing a new season of delicious produce to the market. Learn about seasonal food and cooking.
Top 4 reasons to shop the Bellevue Farmers Market:
Fresh, nutritious, gorgeous tasty produce
Supporting the local economy
It's green - the average trip your produce takes to reach the grocery is 1,500 miles
It's a fun experience!
Below is only a sampling of what you'll find at the Market on Saturday. Come see for yourself!
Brimming with Activity
Oh, that lovely rain!! Come harvest day on Friday, we will have lots of happy veggies to share with you!
We will be at both markets with crunchy peppers, baby potatoes, okra, lovely beans (Kentucky Wonder, Scarlett Runner, Fortex, Red Noodle, Provider, and Purple Sequoia), baby beets and turnips, all the crops transitioning into fall. On Wednesday we will bring 8 pounds of peppers and 10 bulbs of garlic, as our cvontribution to the Women Farmer celebration dinner at Grailville. Register online and join us for a fun and meaningful day, this Sunday.
On the following Sunday, 9/30, come enjoy more Greensleeves food as prepared by Chef Stephen Williams of Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar and the musical talents of Tony and Friends at Weed Dating! The weeds are growing, and so is the event! No longer just for singles looking to find romance amid the bean plants, the event is open to everyone willing to help a little on the farm. We've got a great place, nothing fancy, just a farm for folks that care about the earth and the food it produces. Check out the Greensleeves Farm page on Facebook for more information, and register early.
As a reminder:
Gretchen hit the waves. The WNKU airwaves that is on September 13th, but should air on September 24th.
More big news from Greensleeves Farm. Because of their growing reputation as a CSA and COMMUNITY farm, the Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture will be visiting Greensleeves on Friday October 5! Gretchen said, "You could have knocked me over with a feather, except I was harvesting pole beans and held onto the trellis!" The commissioner will visit Stonebrook Winery first, come to Greensleeves, then to the Woolfest. So, Gretchen is asking you to please look at your schedules and see if you are able to come help at the farm that Friday morning, to demonstrate that YOU are people that believe in what they are doing, growing great fresh food and educating others, and are willing to work hard to make it happen!
Shady Grove Farm
Please note: local beef from Pam & Steve Wrights' Farm will be ready for Market on Saturday, Sept 29, not 22nd as announced earlier. An apology for underestimating the beef cutting process.
This Saturday, the 22d, we will still have abundant cherry, San Marzano, and saladette tomatoes; Poblano, Anaheim and Cayenne chiles, French Breakfast and other radishes, tomatillos (with recipes), baby mustard greens, lambsquarters, garnish-quality sweet basil, and other herbs. Also the first shelled dry beans, cannellini and black turtle: local, all-natural honey from CLJ farm, Mt Auburn: ornamental wild-crafted Bittersweet.
The last goat meat for this season will be available beginning Saturday, October 13.
Nancy's blog provides you with insight into life on the farm, recipes, and much more!
Brighten Your Day With A Bouquet
Charles will be greeting you with green onions at still available at Moore's Farm this Saturday, along with tomatoes, potatoes, peppers (sweet and hot), beginning of pumpkins and squash, and a few large rosemary plants ready to harvest.
Farm fresh flowers are still available! See what a burst of color can do for you.
Pick up your fresh cut long-lasting flower bouquets with zinnias, celosias, and other beautiful flower varieties...to brighten your day. Notice***Please recycle large plastic drink cups at our stand. We thank you, and the landfills thank you! Bouquets are sent home in recycled cups so customers can set them up in their car drink holders. Bring them back when you return to market and we will use them again, and again, and ....
Fresh cut flowers will be available just a few more weeks...then we will bring colorful dried flowers for fall and winter decor. We have been cutting and hanging flowers all summer to ensure everyone can choose their favorite natural dried flowers. Today we cut Sweet Annie (an Artemisia) to hang in our dried flower barn...guaranteed to give a wonderful long-lasting fragrance to dried bouquets!
Add a Color to Your Meal!
Fall is definitely in the air this week and the subtle changes of the season are beginning to show and one that I am facing, and I mean in my face are spider webs. Draped between the rows of the tomato plants, it has become an obstacle coarse when the harvest needs to be done. With that being said, we will be at market this week with our Heirloom Tomatoes, Beans, including White Half Runners, Golden Wax, Tenderettes and Roma, Mustard Greens, Scallions, Baby Summer Squash and Zucchini, Sweet & Hot Peppers, Kale, Sorrel, Baby Cabbages, Fresh Cut Herbs including Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Chives, Lemon Verbena, Sage & Bay Leaves, Honey, Eggs from our Pastured Chickens and more. And as always, Fresh Baked Goodies from the kitchen at Thistlehair Farm.
Our Mother's Garden
2 Days of Market!
Dog lovers...Irene is bringing her new doggie soaps!
It's time to think about what to give for Christmas. How about a bar of luxurious, long-lasting, wonderfully scented bar of hand-crafted soap?