What to do with all those tomatoes?
With the abundance of tomatoes, of all varieties, this time of year we are all searching for ways to enjoy them now - and preserve them in some way to enjoy over the winter. Our recipe this week offers up one solution - fresh tomato soup - which freezes fabulously. For other ideas, go to our website and search for tomatoes. Lots of recipes available.
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Here's the line-up for this Saturday. Looks like the weather is going to be lovely. Hope to see you there.
Our recipe this week is Fresh Tomato Soup. Easy, tasty and refreshing and freezes for future enjoyment.
We look forward to seeing you at the market - outdoors at the Center School parking lot.
WHAT WILL BE AT MARKET
Berry Ledges Apiary - honey
Bolga baskets - market baskets
Brits Brand - scones and artisanal baked goods with a gluten free option
Brookside Farm - maple syrup and maple sugar
Busy Bee Farm - fresh and dried shiitake and oyster mushrooms
Cato Corner Cheese - artisanal cheeses
Coffee, Tea, Etc. - locally roasted coffee
Cows Around the Corner - goat and cow milk products, yogurt
Goat Boy Soaps - goat milk soap
Helmstead Farm - field fresh produce, cut flowers, shitake mushrooms
March Farms - baked goods, salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, eggs, corn, peaches
Salsa Loca - chips and salsas
Vibrant Farm - Certified Naturally Grown greens, produce, microgreens, herbs, head lettuce
Wave Hill Bread - artisanal breads
We look forward to seeing you all at the market Stay well.
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Anna Gill has retired from writing her weekly column but may make a few guest appearances. We will continue to provide a recipe each week featuring products available at the market.
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