Highlights of the June 1 Market–
This Friday Art@theMarket is back with fun for the kids. And there will be an extra treat for animal lovers—Hilary Chester will be bottle feeding a 5 day old baby goat at the Always Somethin’ Farm stand. While you’re there check out their asparagus, lettuce, rhubarb, and garlic scallions.
It’s good to have Always Somethin’ back this week, but we’ll miss Herb Corner who will be out of town. Starbright will have tomato and parsley plants, as well as lettuce, spinach, green onions, and maple syrup. And don’t miss the organic strawberries at the red Toy Cow trailer.
Spring Meadows will have savory salad, spring mix (same as savory but without the herbs), watercress, spinach, and Swiss chard. They say: Swiss Chard is one of the healthiest vegetables around with evidence of regulating blood sugar, anti-inflammation, and promoting bone health. Chard can be eaten raw or cooked. If used for cooking, chard leaves and stems should be boiled for 2-3 minutes to get rid of undesirable acids. This step also helps to develop a sweeter taste to the chard. Afterwards, sauté the chard with some olive oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper. It’s one of my favorite greens. I’ve never found it bitter and just sauté it without boiling first. Maybe I’m more lazy than picky.
In addition to their wide variety of meats, Running Bear Farm will have kohlrabi, baby carrots, fennel, rainbow Swiss chard, and snow peas. For those who don’t know, kohlrabi is a cross between a turnip and cabbage. Most people just eat the bulb, but the leaves are tasty too. The bulb can be used in any recipe calling for turnips. Sliced, it can be added raw to any salad.
For those with a sweet tooth check out Night & Day for a frozen hot chocolate with Toy Cow milk! Basically Bagels is featuring the strawberry bagel for the month of June. This bagel is pink with fresh strawberry juice and dried strawberries inside. At the time of this writing I don’t yet know what Glenfiddich’s cupcake of the week is, but I know it’ll be good. Keep checking our facebook page for updates from vendors as the week progresses. You don’t need a facebook account to see our page—just click the link!
There’s lots more than what I’ve mentioned, so come on out for fresh food—grown by your friends! Friday 3-6 pm on the grounds of St. James Church on Route 6 one block east of Main Street. Rain or shine!
See you Friday,