Item of the Week
Market, October 25, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
Lately we've been fielding lots of questions at the welcome tent about where to buy locally raised poultry. Well, Joe and Jackie Dobie of Briarhill Farms have you covered at our Tuesday market. In addition to spicy Bloody Mary mix, pickled okra and onions, jellies and when in season, hard to find items like mayhaws, chestnuts and even bamboo shoots, the Dobie's offer several types of poultry including chicken, Cornish hens and quail. Stop by their tent and ask Ms. Jackie about her favorite way to prepare Mr. Joe's poultry.
Market, October 27, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
This lovely chilly weather has us thinking about soup, soup and soup! Stop by the Thursday market for a quick and easy dinner. Pick up fresh, homemade soup from the Vintage Garden Kitchen or Georgie's English Kitchen and pair it with a multi-grain baguette from Forte Grove Bakery for a light, healthy dinner. Grab some cookies from Lana Mayer or some cheese from Rocking R Dairy and you've got a scrumptious local dinner.
Market, October 29, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
This Saturday we're sharing our Warehouse District neighborhood with the Jazz Half Marathon and 5K, benefiting Children's Hospital. The race starts at 7:00am down the street from us at Lafayette Square. If you're coming from Uptown, your best bet is probably to take Tchoup to come shop. If you usually take I-10 to the market, opt for the Tchoupitoulas exit over the St. Charles Ave. exit. Want bonus points? Wander over to the finish line at Lafayette Square to cheer on the runners!
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We're still hanging on to some late season eggplant, which is a bargain right now. Pick up a mixed variety sack from the Monica's or a basket of Ichiban eggplant from the Core's for this Eggplant Caviar. The recipe calls for two large eggplants, but several of the smaller varieties are a fine substitute.