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Market, June 28, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
Tuesday we welcome cookbook author Sheri Castle to the CCFM. Sheri has contributed to some of our favorite cookbooks, including the Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook and the Blackberry Farm Cookbook. This Tuesday she'll sign copies of her book the New Southern Garden Cookbook: Recipes for Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands and CSA Farm Boxes, while dishing out samples of Melon & Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs, perfect for 4th of July cookouts and picnics. Speaking of, be sure to also pick up one of Mrs. Chauvin's famous "patriotic pies." Advance orders can be made by calling 985.345.7515.
Market, June 30, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
With several new vendors and more locally grown produce than ever, shoppers have been coming out to our Thursday Market in record numbers. This however has made finding a parking spot to patronize retail businesses in the American Can Apartments a little tough at times. Please help us be good neighbors by parking legally (not along the neutral ground) on the street or in the adjacent neighborhood, as opposed to in reserved spots for permanent American Can retail business customers.
Market, July 2, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
Happy 4th of July! The holiday weekend wouldn't be complete without sweet, drip down your chin, locally grown watermelon, and we'll have plenty of it at the market. Whether your preference is red or yellow meat, seedless or seeded, Indian Springs, the Monica's and Timmy Perrilloux have you covered. We'll have free samples and 4th of July activities for the kids who will go home with some really cool seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, in addition to any accidentally swallowed watermelon seeds. That happens to the best of us.
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To get the most out of that 4th of July picnic watermelon, slice the flesh into wedges and save the rind for pickling. This recipe for Pickled Watermelon Rind comes to us from former marketumbrella.org board president and chef Corbin Evans, who moved away and had better come visit us soon!