Saturday, June 23, 2018

Little Wild Things City Farm is back at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market Sunday --

From: "Markets & More" <>
Date: June 22, 2018 at 6:53:51 PM EDT
Subject: Little Wild Things is back at BFM Sunday --

Hi Everyone, 

Our much missed urban microgreens farmer is back for a popup on Sunday.  Let's show them some love so that they come back again...maybe once a month?  What will they have besides their beautiful flowers?  Pea and sunflower shoots, micro radish, spicy mix, Farmers Choice and edible flowers.

 The Berries are coming, the Berries are coming to REID.
Red raspberries, blueberries, strawberries at Reid.  Great with Keswick yogurt.  

Give Your Pasta Salads a makeover and it's not about the Mayo. 

Want to make pasta salad the star of the summer? Read this.  Food 52 has it down:

"‘Tis the season for pasta salads. They’re a summertime staple at picnics and backyard barbecues for good reason: They can be prepped in advance, feed a crowd, and hang out for hours. Most importantly, they’re easy-breezy, exactly what a dish on a hot summer day should be.

Except that, in reality, pasta salad is often the most snoozeworthy dish on the picnic table—bland, mushy, oily, heavy, or all of the above. It’s the dish that we bypass entirely or shuffle to the sides of our plates after a few bites to make room for the things we actually want to eat.

This summer, let’s change that. Pasta salad can be so much more than macaroni slicked in mayonnaise and tri-colored spirals swimming in Italian dressing. Here are some tried-and-true tips that I’ve accumulated over the years for making bright, beautiful pasta salads, plus a recipe that puts the tips to good use."
So start with a really good pasta from our friends at Cucina Al Volo.  I am partial to the green kale fusilli for pasta salad but there are plenty of choices.  Great Pesto too.

  • BIKE HOUSE will be glad if there is no rain until mid afternoon!
  • DIAPER DROP OFF at the market tent, rain or shine
  • MUSIC: yep, but tbd.
  • PRODUCE PLUS: If you want to volunteer for Produce Plus, please contact DC GREENS.  (If you want to sign up, bring your DC picture ID with address and a Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, TANFF, SENIOR FMNP SSI DISABILITY card and we will register you on the spot)

What's at market:

NEW at NUMBER 1 SONS: Full sour pickles are back to thrill my New Yorker heart.  District Dills and Kicky Koshers. Crispy Koshers, Half sours, too.  Red n Butters. Woo-hoo as Jenny says. Asparagus Kimchi is fermented with white miso, preserved lemon and plenty of kimchi paste.,   Honey Habaneros, Gin-Gingers, Dilly Daikon, curtidos, krauts too

      WHISKED: Jenna just cannot  let Spring go so her Spring lingers another week with Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie and crumble.  Come to the Farmers Market this weekend and pick up cookies, pies and quiche. The Salted Caramel Apple  and the bourbon Pecan are both a best seller.  Lots of cookie packs, 2 are Vegan. 

CUCINA AL VOLO   I was in Italy last week and I can tell you that their pastas are as good as the pastas I was eating there.  It is pasta salad time. 

Food 52 says to DOUBLE UP on the CHEESE for the best pasta salads. and Keswick has their versions of all of them.  "Thin torn chunks of creamy mozz with wisps of nutty parmesan or flavorful grating cheeses, dollops of fresh ricotta with aged Provolone style cheese.  Add the cheese just before serving." (Try a Lemony yogurt sauce for a change up.) TIP: I was briefly in Munich and so I want you to grab some Quark and make make Wunderbar K√§serkuchen, ie German Cheesecake.
The link is on our FB page

MOUNTAIN VIEW ORGANIC:  If you have not tried the heads of gem lettuce, you are missing out.  
Garlic scapes. carrots, beets, asian geens, chard, summer squash, Strawberries. Sugar Snap Peas, lots of their amazing spinach (cooks up so tender and creamy, salad mixes, kaless, pea shoots.  

GARNERS PRODUCE: Green beans. Green, yellow and purple peppers. Eggplants. Squash and zucchini. Green tomatoes and the first blush of red ones. Spring onions, beets, lettuce mixes, kales, Swiss Chard, collard greens, carrots, Purple and whie turnips, bok choi, colllard greens. red, white and yellow new potatoes. Kohlrabit the alien vegetable. (makes the best slaw, says Robin)

  Our Pork central but also a salad central. Red raspberries, too. Kale, spinach, beets, asparagus, baby squash. 

PANORAMA ARTISANAL BAKERY:  Two French bakers=lots of baguettes and croissants and breakfast pastries.  A whole bakers rack of French inspired breads including their Rustique, sourdoughs, whole wheat, multi grain, pumpernickel, rye. Sliced sandwich breads and round loaves too.

See you Sunday, rain or shine or heat.

Robin, the Teds, Cate

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