Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, August 9, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
With this record breaking heat, keeping cool is a priority. Being outside more than most, farmers know all the secrets to surviving the heat - like cooling off with Florida Water, a cooling tonic made with sweet orange, lavender and clove. Mix with water and ice; soak a towel in it and place on pulse points or around the neck for a refreshing, pleasant smelling cool-down. Look around the market and you'll see many of our farmers with towels around their necks. Market staff too!
Thursday Market, August 11, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
The market is bursting with beautiful summer squash. Did you know that squash continues to breath after it's been harvested? This means that it can quickly lose flavor and nutrients if not stored properly (that is, if you don't eat it immediately!). To store summer squash, wrap it unwashed in plastic and keep it in the refrigerator. Stored this way it will keep for 5 days, giving you plenty of time to find the perfect recipe.
Saturday Market, August 13, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
We hope everyone enjoyed our weekly summer Marketeer activities as much as we enjoyed doing them. As the kids go back to school, we transition back to our first Saturday of the month Marketeer activities. This Saturday marks the finale of National Farmers Market Week. Come out and tell your local farmer how much you appreciate them selling at the market. We know they appreciate all of you!
Recipe of the Week
This week's recipe for Vegan Eggplant Tomato Napoleon comes from Karma Kitchen Chef Anne Churchill, who's created a new vegan menu at Feelings Cafe. It's a great use of the bounty of eggplant and tomatoes in the market right now.