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Market, January 4, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
This time of the year our backyard gardens are looking a little rough. Thankfully the farmers who sell at the CCFM are much better at weathering the cold and rain than we are. Ponchatoula strawberry grower Heather Robertson covers and uncovers berries depending on temps and precipitation, only picking those that are red and ripe. Jim Core of Taylor's Happy Oaks Farm grows tomatoes in a greenhouse, and Nick Usner recently erected a high tunnel to increase his GROW Farm's winter productivity.
Market, January 6, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
Last Thursday (12.30), we were reminded of how incredibly convenient it is to have a market just steps away from a really great wine and spirits shop. Cork & Bottle's new owner David Havrylkoff continues the tradition of Thursday evening wine tastings. He's also amassed a craft beer selection that's tough to beat. Pick up a few bottles, some farmhouse cheddar or Asiago from Bill Ryals, Ponchatoula strawberries from Heather Robertson and a couple baguettes from Babcia Kubiak's Graison Gill, and let the tasting continue at home.
Market, January 8, 2011 | 8 am - 12 pm
We received a late holiday gift last week - an email from Adam Aucoin of Coq Aucoin in St. Francisville, LA letting us know he's ready to come back to the market. If all goes well, Adam should have pastured poultry (whole chickens, a good selection of cuts, including boneless, skinless breasts, and soup packs) through August when it gets too hot for the birds.
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One of many more ways we love beets are in Dante's Kitchen Chef Eman Loubier's Wonder Hash. We highly recommend doubling, if not tripling the recipe.