A reminder that there is no market the Saturday after Thanksgiving (11/27). There are 3 markets in December before we move to our less than weekly schedule in January.
We have a very full market this week. Some highlights.
Our recipe this week is Hearty Winter Vegetable Soup - using squash, kale, potatoes, carrots, etc. Just the ticket to warm you up as the weather gets chilly.
We look forward to seeing you at the indoor market at the Litchfield Community Center.
WHAT WILL BE AT MARKET
An Average Jill - granola
Bella Alpaca -alpaca clothing and herbal remedies
Berry Ledges Apiary - honey products
Bolga baskets - market baskets
Brits Brands - scones and other baked goods
Brookside Farm - maple syrup and maple sugar
Cato Corner Cheese - artisanal cheeses
Chanticleer Acres - hand crafted wreaths
Coffee, Tea, Etc. - locally roasted coffee
Cows Around the Corner - goat and cow milk products, yogurt
Fork to Farm - lamb products
Goat Boy Soaps - goat milk soap
Helmstead Farm - field fresh produce, cut flowers, shitake mushrooms
March Farms - baked goods, apples, apple cider, squash, peppers, carrots, eggs
New Park Brewing - local artisan beer
Oliva on Main - containers of hummus, baba Ghanouj, spicy baba Ghanouj, yogurt dip and Moroccan eggplant
Plumbrook Chocolates - artisanal chocolates
Vibrant Farm - certified naturally grown produce
The Village Farm - potatoes, garlic, onions, greens, winter squash, sweet potatoes, jams
Wave Hill Bread - artisanal breads
We look forward to seeing you all at the market Stay well.
SUSTAINABLE TIP OF THE WEEK
Some tips to recycle less
As we consider this topic, there are lots of "R's" beyond Recycle which deserve our attention - reduce, reuse, refuse, reclaim, renew, revitalize, refurbish, rethink and redesign, to name a few. Here are a few tips.
Beware of excess packaging from all consumer goods — food, personal care products and electronics, even organic, local, non-toxic and GMO-free stuff.
Never recycle another glass jar!
They’re easy to wash (dishwasher-friendly), have an air tight seal, freeze well and don’t leach toxics like bisphenol A (BPA). Store leftovers and dry goods (instead of buying containers) or pack your lunch in glass jars.
Thanks to planned obsolescence most consumer goods are designed to fail. And household items have become cheaper to replace than to repair. Although there are recycling programs for large and small appliances, try fixing things first. Substitute: Some places have public workshops or host repair cafes. Check and see if there’s one near you.
We post a new recipe (or two!) each week, and you can click on an item below to see all past recipes that feature that ingredient.
For more recipes from CT farmers' markets click here.
The NY Times also has a Recipe Generator to help you come up with great meals to make based on what you get at the market each week.