Friday, May 22, 2015

Bloomingdale Farmers Market Memorial Day

Subject: BFM Memorial Day
From:  Robin Shuster
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 14:16:56 -0400


Hi BFM fans,

Are you in town for the weekend?  Come to market Sunday.  We have what you need to make your picnics and barbecues and cookouts a great local event.

Yes, the Destroyers will play for us and the Bike House will help you put your stead in shape.
*Carnivores:  We have lots of chops and ribs and sausages and pork shoulders and ground pork and chicken.  (If you want beef or lamb, come to Pecan Meadow on Saturday at 14&U)
*Vegetarians: Grill asparagus and Spring onions and make wraps from lettuces and collards and Swiss chard.  Add Wallaby or Vermeer or Dragon's Breath or one of the newer cheeses..  Garner's fabulous cranberry beans on grilled toast.
*Cheeeselovers:  SOO much choice.
*Strawberry Fans: You are in luck -- at least 10 different varieties of strawberries this week and a big sale for canners and ice cream makers
*Sweet tooth?  Jenna's pies are baking Friday night and Damian's tarts as well
*Condiments?  Get your krauts on Special and your Kimchi and your pickles,
*Gardeners:  Memorial Day weekend is the classic garden planting time.  Start at Reid and Mountain View and Garner
*Need rolls and buns?  Panorama will have a special.
*Everyone Needs a Great Dip:  This Georgian Spinach Dip is a winner:

Want to turn your Weber egg into a Smoker? or here:

NUMBER 1 SONS:   Bring' em to your picnic.  Memorial Weekend SPECIAL: half off on any of their krauts with a pickle purchase. Think Kimchi on a korean slider or a sausage or slathered on a grilled kimcheese sandwich. or

TRUCK PATCH MEATS:  Bryan is sending all kinds of grilling cuts of pastured pork: chops, ribs, sausages and bacon and shoulder for our dedicated grillers and smokers.   Some chicken too.

TRUCK PATCH Veg and Berries: Arugula, mesclun, spinach, chard bunches, red beets, radishes and spring onions.  Taste his 5 different strawberries.  His stand has the MOST Variety of strawberries in the market from tiny, sweet earliglo to the Cabots that Bryan swears taste peachy. Big Cavendish as well.  Ask Stacia for a sample.

GARNER"S PRODUCE:  Tons of strawberries and his sales continues.  Asparagus, Radishes, zucchini, Hakurei Turnips, Green Kale, Swiss Chard, Arugula, golden and red beets, spring onions, spinach, lettuce, Asian spring mix.  Dried cranberry beans and black eyed peas. Cut Parsley, cilantro and Dill.  Plants (vegetables, herbs, perennials, mixed baskets.
MOUNTAIN VIEW: Organic Strawberries! PEAS.  Kale, collard, chard, beets, hakurei turnips, radishes with their very edible greens, spinach, romaine and summer crisp lettuce.  Cilantro, scallions, mustard greens and a crisp, spicy salad mix.  Lots of organically grown plant starts: herbs, tomatoes, peppers and some unusual ones like epazote which you really need is you want to make authentic Mexico food.
REID's Orchards:  This is the weekend to PLANT all those herbs and vegetables.  Apples too.  (Strawberries start next weekend)

PANORAMA:   lots of rolls and buns. The usual suspects will all be there as well: baguettes, croissants, muffins, scones, breakfast pastries, cookies, rye bread, sour dough, rustique, pumpernickel, whole wheat and many more.
WHISKED:  You need a pie for the weekend parties: Jenna is bringing key lime, strawberry rhubarb, rhubarb, strawberry lemon, apple rhubarb, sea salt chocolate chess pies.  Savory for your picnics: Southwest Spinach and Roasted Kale and Garlic quiches.  Plus those packages of her huge cookies.  I bring them to parties and dinners instead of wine or chocolate.  So much more original.
KESWICK:  So many different choices of Jersey cow and mixed milk (goat and cow) cheeses, both aged raw and fresh pasteurized.  The new Pub Music sells out very early.  It is creamy and has a hint of onion and chives.  I like Cheddar, Vermeer, Wallaby, Dragonsbreath for melting. The tommes are an Alpine inspired, rind washed cheese -- there are cider washed and Troegenator washed varieties.  Fetas in various flavours.  The real cream cheese -- Austrian style Quark.  Ricotta for stuffing into pastas and mixing with lasagne and making into d dumplings and ricotta cake  (a sublime cheesecake).  You can taste the new Wensleydale flecked with tart cherries rather than the traditional cranberries.  The Brits serve it with Apple Pie --you should too.  Everyone knows I am crazy about the yogurt which is perfect with berries and also as a simple savory sauce.  Grill or saute greens and swirl in some yogurt at the end.  Yogurt makes a great dip seasoned with garlic and cumin or cilantro.

See you Sunday.

Robin, Ted, Ted, 

Robin Shuster
14&U Farmers' Market
Bloomingdale Farmers Market

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