Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, August 2, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
Did you know that you can get fresh local poultry at our Tuesday Market? Joe and Jackie Dobie of Briarhill Farms have chickens, cornish hens and quail (as well as non-poultry offerings, like homemade blueberry jelly, fig preserves and bloody mary mix). Mr. Dobie's chickens are so delicious there's even a sandwich named for him (and his chicken) at John Besh's new Soda Shop. Roast a Dobie chicken and serve with seasonal market offerings for a scrumptious, locally-sourced weeknight dinner.
Thursday Market, August 4, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
Despite the recent damp weather, we've seen a terrific turnout at our Thursday market. Since it runs from 3-7 pm, it's the perfect afterwork market for all of the 9 to 5-ers. Stop by on your way home and pick up dinner: soup from the Vintage Garden Kitchen and roasted summer veggie and Ryals goat cheese sandwiches with Forte Grove's hearth bread. Yum!
Saturday Market, August 6, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
We kick off National Farmers Market Week a day early this Saturday with one more Marketeer summer activity. Bring the kids to make farmers market food journals and they'll receive their very own Crescent City Farmers Market reusable lunch sack to tote their locally-sourced snacks back to school later this month. Monthly Marketeer events resume the first Saturday in September.
Recipe of the Week
On a sticky July morning many years ago, beloved Commander's Palace chef Jamie Shannon rolled into the Saturday Market on his motorcycle with a team of chefs ready to transform the pedestrian Stars & Stripes watermelon into the base of this Green Market Watermelon & Summer Vegetable Salad. Years later we're still enjoying it and remembering our friend Jamie fondly.