Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thanks to everyone who came out on this lovely Saturday. We've had three Markets with amazing weather, and we enjoy catching up with all our friends -- both vendors and customers.
Today, we even had cheese! Welcome to our new cheese vendor, Eve's Cheese. It's delicious -- I'm enjoying some BBQ Colby on a Firehook baguette with a few slices of fresh tomato and some home-grown lettuce right now. And I'll be having a peach (or two) from Swann Farms for desert. Breakfast tomorrow? Martha's mango-lemon preserves on toasted bread from Firehook, and a giant bowl of berries from Reberts and Shlagel Farms.
We want to know how you use your Market treasures. What are you cooking tonight? Let us know!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Canning and preserving always seemed difficult and involved to me, until I tried it last summer (fresh marinara, peach pickles) and it really isn't that hard. The best part? Opening those jars on a snowy late winter day and reliving warm summer mornings at the Market. This summer, I plan to try lots of new (old) ways to get the benefits of summer's plentiful produce long into the fall and winter.
The National Center for Home Food Preservation has great advice and instructions on canning and preserving fresh vegetables, fruits and more. There's also great information on dehydrating foods on pickyourown.org. A quick google search will give you loads of food for thought.The Market will be chock-full of great things to preserve this Saturday. Make sure to bring your berry baskets and some extra bags -- you'll want to stock up on the perfect ingredients for preserving the tastes of summer!