Sunday, July 18, 2021

a melon things to get at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market -- Sunday, 07-18-2021

From: Robin 
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2021 9:11 AM
Subject: A Melon things to get at BFM Sunday


Hi Everyone,

Want to see Shenandoah in the fields?  Check out this FB post about them.

Shenandoah is definitely stepping up its summer game this weekend.  Excellent Heirlooms and slicing tomatoes, tons of squash of various provenance and eggplant and all kinds of herbs.  

NEW or NOTABLE this week:

  • BREAKING: Groff now has beef hot dogs-- perfect to grill, stick in a half baguette with Number 1 Sons krauts and pickles 
  • 6 kinds of melon at Garner- 
  • Check out the incredible choice of fruits at Reid
  • Lots of tomatoes at Shenandoah
  • Try Zucchini Butter pasta !
  • Panorama: Damien's new creations are peach tart. plum tart and apple tarts
  • Number 1 Sons has Horseradish pickles and Super Sours are back. Have you ever made a Spicy Kimchi Potato Salad?
  • What to do with greens? Make Horta. I did Wednesday night. It is even better the second and third night. Last night I layered the horta on1/4 inch slices of oven roasted eggplant over diced tomatoes with ricotta (but goat cheese would be great too or burrata.) Sprinkle Parmesan. Added another layer of eggplant amd sprinkled bread crumb and parmesan and baked a bit.

Here is a sample of what we will have at market:


LOTS OF: tomatoes, squash, eggplant. Shishitos. Cucumbers, summer squash, escarole, frisée. Red, gold and candy striped beets. A rainbow of radishes including those French breakfast radishes you swipe in butter and sprinkle with sea salt. Cabbages in many shapes. The cone shape are my faves. Greens and lettuces and herbs are thriving..  Dill, parsley, cilantro add huge flavor to salads and grilled vegetables. Big Romaine heads, fresh spinach and green garlic. Baby chard, collards, Rainbow Chard, Vivid Choi, baby bok choi, purple mizuna, Tokyo bekana, Lettuces (magenta, romaine, lime oakleaf),

Try the Tomato and Dill Salad from Dione Lucas .
A new-to-us recipe from her Cordon Bleu cookbook of 1947!  Scroll down to find the recipe. From the Dept of Salads newletter which I recommend. 

NUMBER 1 SONS: Super Sours are my faves but I love everything at this stand. Crispy Kosher, Half Sours, Sunny Dills, Honey Habs. Maybe Red & Butters. Clean kraut, Snow Miso Kimchi, Radish kimchi, Sons Kimchi, Kicky Kimchi, Gin Gingers daikons, Honey Habañero daikons, Szechuan spear daikons, Dilly daikons, Masala beets, Golden beets, Giardiniera. Kombuchas (Turmeric Tang, Lavender Fizz, Original Ginger and a new weeklyeasonal flavor surprize.

GARNERS PRODUCE: MELONS MELONS MELONS. Tomatoes of all kinds. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peppers in many shades, heats and shapes. Shishito peppers too. Lots of glossy eggplant in all shapes. Lots of pretty squash, bunches of basil and new potatoes, English peas, sugar snaps, Spring onions, scallions, garlic, carrots, kales, arugula, lettuces, beets, radishes, bok choi, chard, spinach, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, their own grits, cornmeal

CHINESE STREET MARKET: Yes, the dumplings and noodles and the two spicy chile oils are back! Porky and Chinese Celery, Chicken and corn and shiitakes, Veggie Medley & Tofu, Eggplant &  Chinese greens. Dandan Noodes. Special: Tsing rice cakes.  Big Steam pork buns, Pork soup dumplings.

This week's specials are from China's Hakka cuisine. 

CUCINA AL VOLO: Check out Yolanda's tips on  facebook and instagram pages. Don't forget the Pasta Salad!  Pasta Primavera with zucchini.  Pappardelle wtih Arugula, Fettucine with market Shiitakes and . Or get a ravioli which cooks in 4 minutes and sauce it with one of their sauces.   12 different pastas...


WHISKED: Andre says: The HEAT is ON!! Cool down by making yourself an ice ceam sandwich using our cooking.  While you are at it, add a scoop to any of our fabulous pies.   Whether it's a cookout, picnic or camping trip -- come prepared with some delicious cookies and pies.  Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Salty Oatmeal, Molasses Spice Hazelnut Swirl, Pretzel Cowboy, Snickerdoodle. Vegan: Chocolate Black Out, Lemon Poppyseed, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. Mexican Chocolate has no Gluten ingredients.

Pies: Apple Crumble, Bourbon Pecan, Lemon Coconut, Sea Salt Chocolate Chess, Salted Caramel Apple and Stawberry Rhubarb

REID'S: Peaches! Blueberries! Currants! Cherries!  Hinnonmaki Red Gooseberries. Snow peas,yellow squash, cucumbers, English Hull peas, zucchini, Kiki Fuji Apples. Apricots, raspberries, Lodi apples.


Kathy says: "Yellow lugs as they come in from the fields..Hand sorted in our Food Safety Modernizaction Act approved packing huose by folks wearing gloves..Then they get boxed up in quarts or pints to travel to market..We work hard to bring the best to you."

SWIRLY GIRL CREAMERY: 22 cheeses.  Come check out this spread of cow and goat milk and mixed milk cheeses. Morbier, Goat Cheddar, Onamar, Tomme, Goast Manchego, Tommy Goat, Goat Gouda, Goat Feta, Cow Feta, Curds,Winter Morning, Cowttin, Chevre, Bovre, Marinated Feta, Mira Flores, Farmhouse, Scratch, Garlic Tomme, Brie, Blue Moon, Bhutlah.

Robin tip: grill some young eggplant or some young squash and sprinkled quite a bit of their feta on it. Or heap with pureed feta.  Olive oil, mint.  Could be basil.  

KING MUSHROOMS: Grill these mushrooms:  Oyster, King Trumpet, shiitake, portobello, chestnut and maitake this week. Also, tinctures, my favorite Hungarian Mushroom soup ....and marinated mushrooms.  

GROFF'S CONTENT: Carnivore Grilling Central. Beef Hot Dogs!  Chicken and Duck eggs.  Pork and beef and 11 pork sausages and lots and lots of lamb.  Pork shoulder, chops, bacon, pork jowls.Lamb ideas:  Julie's special Leg of Lamb cut for two, Leg steaks for grilling, shoulder roasts, shoulder chops are great in a crockpot.  Have you tried the Denver Ribs -- Lamb spare ribs.  The whole range of steaks and tons of ground beef. Turkey Lasagne and Turkey Pot Pie, Shepherd's Pie, Meatballs in Marinara, Bone Broths, Pork Liver Pate. Ham and White Bean soup. Julie told me everyone needs to try the thinly sliced "Fajita steak"


PANORAMA: Baguettes, croissants (classic butter, chocolate, rain, almond), sourdoughs, multigrain, whole wheat, Plie, Danish, sticky buns, Breton Kouign Amann, palmier, turnover, quiches, bagels, strudle, bricohes, challah, brioche bun, ciabatta, French boule, French loaf, Foccaccia, Olive seed loaf, pumpernickel, rye, muffins, breakfast loaf, olive oil bun..


  • We are welcoming well-behaved doggies on short leashes again.
  • Please continue to mask if you are unvaccinated (or just want to be cautious).
  • Enter and Exit the market at either First and R or R and Florida only
  • Please avoid crowding each other when there are lines at stands

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Robin and Ted

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