Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, December 18, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm
It's eggnog season! And Mauthe's Progress Milk Barn has you covered. Jamie and Kenny Mauthe have delicious, creamy eggnog made with their local milk at our Tuesday market. Their eggnog was recently featured in a great nola.com story, which traced the history and uses of eggnog. Come grab a few quarts for gifts and a few quarts to keep!
Thursday Market, December 20, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm
Tired of holiday baking? Let Forte Grove Bakery do the work for you. This week they'll have delicious sweets including ranger cookies, assorted holiday cookies, cranberry orange scones and yummy shoe soles. They also have artisan breads such as cranberry walnut, holiday challah (with dried fruit!) and brioche, which we love to use for French toast. Another exciting addition to our Thursday market is locally raised, pastured chicken from Bartlett Farm. These chickens range in size from 3-5 pounds and are ready for roasting, baking or gumbo making.
Saturday Market, December 22, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon
Stumped on what to get your boss, mother-in-law, party host or mailman? We have the answer! Locally made jams and jellies from Anita deBoisBlanc of White Wood Farms make great stocking stuffers. Showcasing the most delicious Louisiana produce, Anita takes great care in selecting the right combination of flavors for her jams and jellies, like satsuma marmalade, blueberry-sage jelly and apple butter. This year, Anita is also offering make-your-own gift bags and boxes. Saturday we also welcome Jack Stewart to the market to sign his book, "There's One In Your Neighborhood: The Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans" - yet another great gift idea.
Recipe of the Week
Need to whip up a hearty meal for a crowd? This White Bean, Greens and Roasted Shiitake Mushroom Soup is perfect for a crowd, or for freezing for later. Whether you use collards, mustard greens, turnip greens, bok choy or tat soi, greens are a sure win for both nutrition and taste.