In the last few minutes of the market last week, Wild Carrot Farm brought in their first blueberries for the season - and of course they were snapped up immediately. Word has it they were worth waiting for! There will be more available this week.
Regrettably, there will not be Deeply Rooted strawberries at the market. They let me know that they FINALLY have enough in the field to supply their farm stand, but not enough to bring to the market. Their late season crop of strawberries are slowly coming along and we're hopeful they will be ripe soon. We can't imagine a summer without them at the market (nor can they!) so let's hope the weather cooperates.
Thank you for your support last week in following the COVID guidelines we are required to enforce. Even with increased foot traffic, the market went much more smoothly. We introduced a "greeter" to our operating model and we think that helped. If you have suggestions for how we can improve, please let us know.
A reminder that Maple View Farm is finished with our market until the fall. BUT Salsa Loca is with us for the season. And Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar joined us last week and is planning on participating regularly. The Tasty Empanada is back with us on a regular basis. Amazing Love Farm joins us on their every other week schedule, alternating with An Average Jill (who will be back 7/18). Simply Jam joins us for an occasional visit.
Anna Gill's column this week features fennel and a wonderfully refreshing sounding salad recipe. The history of this bulb is impressive. One of the interesting things we learned is that in addition to its many healthy and medicinal benefits for humans, today, in powdered form, it is used to ward off fleas in kennels and stables.
Below is the list of what will be available at the market on Saturday. Additional products, if any, will be posted on the website. Contact information for vendors not participating yet is at the bottom of this.
We're looking forward to seeing you! Stay safe and healthy.
WHAT WILL BE AT MARKET
Amazing Love Farm- dried, vegan snacks
Berry Ledges Apiary - honey
Bolga baskets - market baskets
Brookside Farm - maple syrup and maple sugar
Cato Corner Cheese - artisanal cheeses
Coffee, Tea, Etc. - locally roasted coffee
Goat Boy Soaps - goat milk soap
March Farms - baked goods, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, greens, strawberries
Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar - artisanal bread and cold salads
Salsa Loca chips and salsas
Simply Jam - spicy jams
The Tasty Empanada - empanadas
Warren Valley Farm - eggs
Wave Hill Bread - artisanal breads
Wild Carrot Farm - Arugula, Asparagus, Blueberries, Salad Mix, Microgreens, Collard Greens, Kale, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Cucumbers. Spinach, Broccolini Veggie Starts: Artichokes, Bok Choy, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cucumber, Husk Cherries, Lettuce, Rhubarb, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Peppers, Hot Peppers, Eggplant Potted Flowers: Black Eyed Susan Vine, Malva Nasturtiums, Dwarf Sunflowers Potted Herbs: Basil, Catnip, Dill, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lovage, Orange Thyme, Oregano, Rosemary, Stevia, Mint
Z Farms pasture raised chicken,eggs,beef and organic vegetables.
VENDOR CONTACT INFORMATION
We look forward to seeing you all at the market Stay well.
SUSTAINABLE TIP OF THE WEEK
Despite the rain as we write this, we thought a reminder of the benefits of hanging laundry outside was worth a revisit. Project Laundry List estimates that the average household could save 10-20 percent annually on utility bills by hanging the wash - of course, that would include all 12 months. The National Fire Protection Association states that 4% of house fires are caused by washing machine or clothes dryer malfunctions. Line-drying prolongs the life of your clothing. Tumble drying takes its toll on fibers in material. Hanging laundry gets you outside - with fresh air and a physical task. And nothing smells better than the scent of line-dried laundry!
Farmer's Table dinner
July 25 at Averill Farm
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Anna Gill writes a weekly column that is a must read for market-goers! Insightful, funny, and resourceful, each week is a topical perspective on the season at hand and what it has to offer. Anna also contributes to our list of recipes, with each column ending in new recipe ideas based on her content that week.
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