Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, July 26, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
Good news for yogurt lovers: Bill Ryals of Rocking R Dairy, who many know for his delicious goat and cow's milk cheeses, is now making Greek yogurt. Made with skim milk (a new addition to the market as well; available by the half gallon) from cows the Ryals raise and care for at their Tylertown, MS dairy, the thick, slightly tart yogurt is fat free and completely delicious. Greek yogurt is a great addition to Mediterranean foods, desserts and breakfast. Try pairing it with the Durham family's Chilton County peaches and a drizzle of Toft Farms honey for a healthy, sweet snack.
Thursday Market, July 28, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
Despite the recent dark skies, shoppers have been coming out to our Thursday market in full force, and we love them for it! We'd gladly brave bad weather for all the fixings for locally sourced edamame succotash. This Thursday, pick up a few baskets of soybeans from new produce vendor John Bartlett, several ears of Silver Queen corn from Jim Core (maybe some of his cherry tomatoes too) and a bunch of fresh basil from the Vintage Kitchen Garden and you're well on your way.
Saturday Market, July 30, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
On Saturday mornings we like to splurge on breakfast with something flaky and buttery from Lisa Barbato of Rivista bakery. Some weekends it's a chocolate or almond croissant, or a berry turnover. On others we go for something savory, like her kale and ricotta filled pastries. For weekday breakfasts at home, pick up a bag of Windfield Farm Bakery's homemade granola to eat with locally made Greek yogurt (keep reading for more details!) and fresh seasonal fruit. Marketeers, while Mom or Dad's picking up breakfast, join us for another fun kids activity, this time celebrating local rice, and go home with your very own CCFM toy tractor.
Recipe of the Week
Shrimp and Okra Bhuna sure sounds good this week. There's tons of great looking okra and HUGE fresh caught Louisiana shrimp at the market right now. Grab a baguette and you'll have happy eaters.