Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, June 21, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
The Silver Queen corn Jim Core grows goes quickly, so make Taylor's Happy Oaks Farm your first stop at the market. In addition to grilling corn in its husk (soak it first) then slathering it with Creole seasoned Smith Creamery butter, we love topping salads with raw kernels for a little sweetness and crunch. Sugars in corn quickly turn to starch, so eat it ASAP for maximum flavor and sweetness. With markets three days a week there's no need to eat anything other than super fresh, super sweet corn while it's in season.
Thursday Market, June 23, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
This time of the year dishes that can be eaten room temperature or cold are particularly appealing, like pasta salads made with Paul Arceneaux's pestos. Toss your favorite shape of cooked pasta with whatever raw seasonal market veggies you like - thinly sliced yellow squash and zucchini, halved cherry tomatoes - for a quick lunch or dinner that doesn't require sweating over a hot stove. We're doing enough of that on the streets these days!
Saturday Market, June 25, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
We hope all our market dads enjoyed their local vegetable stamped Father's Day cards. They were a ton of fun to make. Last week the folks at AMPS taught us about urban agriculture. This weekend the Tangipahoa Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau will teach us about their home a little ways down the road. Come to the market this Saturday for the next event in our summer kids series. We're making bird feeders, and those who do will go home with a special prize!
Recipe of the Week
Anyone who can boil water can make this quick, healthy snack - Spicy Edamame. Pick up a couple baskets from new Thursday Market produce and cut flower vendor John Bartlett this week.