Friday, June 20, 2014

Bloomingdale Farmers Market Sunday -- lots of summer activity !

Subject: BFM Sunday -- Lots of Summer Activity !
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:01:42 -0400

Hi BFM fans,

 Welcome to the first Saturday of the official Summer Season-- Hey, you need to eat even if the World Cup beckons.  ;-)

What's  at the market this week?  (compressed but the tendonitis is improving)

****COOKING DEMO WIth ONE OF OUR FAVES at 11 am -- Joe Yonan, Food and Travel editor of the Washington Post and one of the great Vegetarian cooks.  He will be demoing a wonderful minted (fresh) pea soup with feta and chives and signing his book,  Eat Your Vegetables.  Peas have a very short season  (they do not like hot weather) and this cold early summer soup really captures their fleeting glory.

***POP UP!  Baby Food pop up with PureJoy.  Two dads and an uncle obsessed with making FLAVORFUL, pesticide-free food for their babies decide to sell their foods and produce them at Union Kitchen.  Got a baby? Know a baby? Come sample.  They bought up a bunch of summer squash from Ivy Brand last week, for example.

***Live at BFM --Marian McLaughlin at 10 am.

***Our Free Bike Clinic at 11

**First of the cherries at Reid

**Lots more eggplant, okra and tomatoes -- the summer crops begin.

At the stands:

*Eggplant,  Okra, Heirloom and Sungold Tomatoes, Jalapeno and sweet peppers in various colors, green and yellow beans, Yukon spuds, lots of shelling peas, lots of sugar snaps and summer squash in all sizes,  garlic scapes, fresh shallots, scallions,  spring onions, carrots, hakurei turnips, cabbages, kales, chards, collards, lettuces and salad mixes, arugula.  Beets, cukes.  Lots to find at Truck Patch, Garner, Ivy Brand and Reid.

TEN (10) varieties of Strawberries, honey, cherries

Lots of Pastured Pork, Turkey, sausages, bacon, eggs, chicken at Truck Patch Meats

Number 1 Sons has half sours and a new batch of kale-chi to try among the pickles, krauts and kimchis.  If you have not tried the Rosetido kraut, a spicy curtido, you are missing out.  We eat 2 containers a week at our house.

WHISKED:  Jenna is celebrating the first day of Summer with Peach Strawberry Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. For the savories: Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quiche, and Bacon, Mushroom & Swiss Quiche..

Feta Cheese and Keswick's version of Burrata/Mozzarella (they call it Caparella) goes very well with tomatoes and cukes and olives…just in case you wondered.   I asked for more croissants from our friends at Pano -- they sold out of 80 in the first hour….

See you Sunday
Teds and Robin
Robin Shuster
14&U Farmers' Market 
Bloomingdale Farmers' Market

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