Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, October 9, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm
This Tuesday we welcome John Martin Taylor, author of Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking and purveyor of stone ground grits (found in such noted local restaurants as Cochon, Herbsaint and Bayona) to the market. John will be signing his cookbooks and selling (and sampling!) his noted grits. For more information about John, his grits and his acclaimed cookbook, check out this Charleston City Paper article on the special 20th anniversary re-release of the cookbook. Have to miss Tuesday market? No worries - he will also be hosting a fundraiser for the St. Bernard Project with Chef Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon on Wednesday. For more information on Wednesday's fundraiser, visit St. Bernard Project's website. Join us Tuesday to welcome this legend of low country cooking and try his grits!
Thursday Market, October 11, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm
During seasonal changes, some things die off and some things bloom. Get your garden in order with the 2012 Vintage Gardens Plant Sale. The sale features herbs, ornamentals and produce starts. This sale benefits Vintage Garden Farms, a project of ARC New Orleans, and will run this week and next. For more details on locations and times, please visit the Vintage Gardens website. Stop by the market for some of Vintage Gardens beautiful greens this week as well!
Saturday Market, October 13, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon
Big Bird was all the talk after last week's debate. Get in on the action by picking up one of Bayou Farms own "big birds" this Saturday! Saints are playing ball, the nights are chilly...for us that means it's gumbo season! Bayou Farms has special "Gumbo Roosters" at market right now. These big birds are made for slow cooking and are flavorful and healthy. Add them to your gumbo for a burst of flavor and a little something different. They have been getting rave reviews! Ask to see photos of their new farm as well; it is looking beautiful.
Recipe of the Week
Chef Carolyn Shelton's recipe for Angelina's Poor Man's Gumbo with File calls for a 5 lb chicken or hen, cut into pieces, and Bayou Farms "Gumbo Roosters" are simply perfect for this! Make a big pot for this week's Saints Game and eat like kings, no matter what the score!