Friday, August 8, 2014

Market Menu for August 9, 2014

Tomatoes rule the later part of the summer. We have all been waiting with great anticipation for the field grown, vine ripened, and delicious gems of August. Well they are here, we will steadily build our tomato repertoire over the next few weeks. We planted some heirloom tomatoes about 8 weeks before the cherry tomatoes so we are leading with those for the season. The cheery cherries will be along soon. 
Beautiful raspberries! Credit: Reed Petersen
Beautiful raspberries! Credit: Reed Petersen

I have been experimenting with some gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches using local ingredients these past few weeks. The approach is simple, but the results are far from ordinary. These are not you mothers grilled cheese sandwiches. For more information on the retro grilled cheese remade for the new millennium click on the link.

Time to freeze or can beans. We will have 4 bushels of the amazing french fillet beans. See Brian's post last week on how to freeze beans.

Our second crop of baby red and Yukon gold potatoes is starting this week. I've been experimenting with potato salad recipes with arugula. I made up a combination I think you'll enjoy.

Squash blossoms remain a favorite at our market stand. Brian's post on 10 ways to use squash blossoms remains a perennial favorite.

The basil is really doing well and we will start to offer the gallon bags for the same price as lettuce this week.  Here is a post on 10 ways to use fresh basil.

We will have the following items at the Farmers Market for Saturday, August 9, 2014 (New items are in Bold Print)

Slicing Tomatoes

Salsa Kits - Everything you need to make salsa.

Charcoal (Bio char) - good for your barbecue and good for your garden soil. Want to create a coral reef in your garden, click on the link to see how.

Worms Farms and worm castings for your youngster or your compost pile. For more information on what is a worm farm, click on the link.

Salsa - Brandywine, Cherry Tomato, Roasted Roma, Hot'n'Sweet, Jalapeno Jelly (yum)

Red and Yellow Tender Baby Potatoes
French Fillet Green Beans, lots and lots
Baby zucchini and patty pan.
Squash Blossoms
Walla Walla Sweet Onions - Walla Walla Wonderful
Robust Red Radishes - Bunches and Bunches
Green Sweet Onions
Cipotle Smoked Peppers
Smoked Sun Dried Tomatoes
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Dandelion Greens
Fresh Spinach
Arugula & Wild Arugula
Spring Mix
Red Russian Kale
Baby Kale
Dinosaur Kale
Quattro Kale
Basil....GREAT BUY!!!  Gallon Bags for $5

Herb plants for this week,
  • Basil - Sweet
  • Chives
  • French Tarragon
  • Apple Mint
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Spearmint
  • Peppermint
  • Orange Mint
  • Mojito Mint
  • Mint Julip
  • Greek Oregano
  • Italian Oregano
  • RosemarySage
  • Parsley - Italian, Curly
  • Lemon Thyme
  • Oregano Thyme
  • Silver Posie Thyme
  • Caraway Thyme
  • Cilantro

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