Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, August 16, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
You likely know David Hoppenstadt for the delicious and oh so crisp Asian pears he brings to market every year, but last week (in addition his Asian pears) he also brought malabar spinach. This vine variety of spinach has big, beautiful leaves that are incredibly high in protein. Malabar spinach grows well in hot, humid climates (sound familiar?) such as Vietnam and India. Check out David's Asian pears and spinach at the Tuesday market this week. For one of our favorite ways to enjoy Asian pears, check out the recipe of the week!
Thursday Market, August 18, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
This Thursday we welcome Forte Grove bakery back from summer vacation. We're especially excited to have their battery of baguettes and delicious peanut butter granola bars (perfect for after school snacking) back at the market... along with everything else Kathleen Forte Cooper bakes. Grab a baguette to pair with Ryals' raw goat milk cheddar for a great after school/after work snack that both parents and kids can enjoy!
Saturday Market, August 20, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
It's fresh legume season! Right now we're seeing everything from crowders to broad beans at the Saturday market from two different vendors: David Shaw and Indian Springs Farmers Cooperative. Chef Dominique of Dominique's on Magazine, who's moving a little further down Magazine Street soon recently purchased 100 bags to freeze. While the rest of us may not have that much freezer space, Dominique has a great idea. Freeze a few bags to enjoy during the cold days of winter. And stop by the Welcome Tent to let us know what you plan to do with them!
Recipe of the Week
Since Asian pear season is so short, this blue cheese and walnut studded Asian Pear Dessert Pizza is an absolute must this week. Don't let the homemade dough recipe intimidate you. It's quick and easy, and results are well worth the effort.