Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, May 24, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
Heirloom tomato season is in full swing. We can't even count how many varieties there are at the market right now. Whether you prefer larger slicing tomatoes, small rounds, grape or Roma-shaped ones, red, orange, yellow, green, purple, striped or solid heirlooms, chances are between Tony Accardo and Nick Usner, you can find them at the CCFM. These two growers can name each one, and tell you where they found the seeds. We're lucky that all we need to remember is to get to the market early on Tuesdays to get some.
Thursday Market, May 26, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
This Thursday we welcome our newest vendor, Forte Grove, whose artisan breads some will recognize from our Tuesday Market. Kathleen Forte Cooper and her husband Bill have a rather different retirement plan. After working for years in healthcare, they decided to open a bakery. Kathleen still relies heavily on her chemistry background, but also took classes at the French Culinary Institute in NYC and a cooking school in Tuscany. She uses only the highest quality ingredients to make her breads and sources as many locally as possible, like honey, pecans and herbs from her own garden. Pick up a loaf (cranberry pecan, whole wheat multigrain, French country...), brioche or a baguette (white or whole wheat) this Thursday to enjoy with Ryals Goat Dairy cheese and a bottle of wine from Cork & Bottle.
Saturday Market, May 28, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
It sounds like Saturday will be last call for Louisiana strawberries. Heather Robertson of Johndale Farms hopes to have enough berries to come to one more week of markets, so be sure to pick up a few final pints this Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday to stem and freeze. This time of the year we say goodbye to strawberries until next season, but hello to Mississippi blueberries and blackberries and Chilton County peaches and plums, all already available at the CCFM.
Recipe of the Week
Pick up extra blueberries from the Chosa's or J&D Blueberry Farm (Jeff & Don are back at the market now too!) for these Lemon Scented Blueberry Pancakes. Recipe courtesy of one of our favorite cookbooks, Emeril Lagasse's, Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh.