Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bloomingdale Farmers Market: Head-up, barbecuers - Meat is back at Truck Patch

From: "Markets & More" <>
Date: July 14, 2018 at 11:28:49 PM EDT
Subject: Heads Up, Barbecuers: Meat is back at Truck Patch

Hi BFM fans,

Sidebar for Carnivores: Truck Patch meat is back. Their butcher had retired and it takes a very long time for a farmer  to get on the schedule for a new butcher.

Let's Talk LEEKS!

In Provence, my neighbors think of onions as a vegetable and stuff them; they use leeks as an aromatic and chop them and dice them and saute them as a base the way we use onions.  I was excited to see that Mountain View has French leeks -- they are young and slender and full of flavor.  They look like overgrown scallions or green onions and you can bake, grill, saute, frizzle, stir fry or boil them. And once you do, you will see that leeks are better than onions, more complex and sweeter.

Speaking of Alliums, did you know that Mountain View has shallots?

Shallots tend to be sweeter and have a more complex flavor than onions. But what to do with shallots?  If you like South East Asian foods, you use them in Thai seasoning pastes, as a crispy fried or oven roasted garnish for noodles or you pickle them as a condiment.  Thai salads abound in julienned raw shallots.  In French cooking, they are the star of vinaigrettes and classic sauces like beurre blanc (or here) , marchand de vin, bearnaise,. Use them for Peanut Noodles with fried shallots and seared Tempeh.  Slice them over tomatoes.  Make Green beans with crispy shallots. 
MUSIC:  yep
Bike House: yep 
Besides Leeks, shallots and Tomatoes, Shawna will have new potatoes, leeks, fennel, fresh garlic, chives, spring onions, summer crisp lettuce, kale, beets, chard, summer squash, basil, mint and herbs. 

Visions of sugarplums danced in their heads because they saw the Methely plums this week. There are red and black raspberries, sweet cherries, sour cherries, red and black currants, gooseberries, plums, yellow peaches and Lodi apples.

They will not forget the yogurt this week! Ricotta, quark, fetas, soft brie like cheeses (the Frosty Morning was a hit at a dinner party last weekend), Camembert, Vermeer, Wallaby, Dragonsbreath, Cheddar, Caverly, Tommes, Bovre and many others.


PORK AGAIN!!!  Chops, sausages, roasts, and bacon!!!  Vegetables:  cucumbers, summer squash, kale, beets, various herbs, spinach, and spring mix.

New summer menu: Pies: Cherry, Mixed Berry, Salted Caramel, Sea Salt Chocolate Chess. Quiches: Kale Pesto Parmesan, Spinach Basil Sun dried Tomatoes, Cheddar Broccoli. And don't forget all the cookies. 
Their homemade pastas are flash frozen so they stay fresh.  Just pop them in your freezer so you can always put a resto quality dinner on the table within 15 minutes.  What could be lighter than fresh pasta and sauteed vegetables or their  Pesto or Eggplant Norma sauce. Make that pasta with caramelized leeks and lemon zest. 
LOTS of heirloom tomatoes this week, lots of cherry tomatoes. WATERMELONS. Cantaloupes. Bicolor sweetcorn, peppers in green, yellow and purple. Cucumbers. Many varieties of eggplants. Green and yellow beans. Red, white and yellow spuds. Squash and zucchini. Green tomatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet candy onions, Kale, swiss chard, carrots, collard greens, hot pepper, Basil bunches.


Have you tried the Crispy Kosher Pickle Spear? They are a half sour pickle with fresh dill, crushed garlic and red chili flakes.  The Italian Giardiniera is back this week after its debut for Sweet Green's Salami and Spicy Pickled Veg salad. It is a vinegar and oil pickle made with nine different vegetables.  Kraut is the Stinking Rye made with caraway seeds and juniper berries.  They have reserve barrels of some krauts that are now currently at market but you can order them from the online store You can order the Clean Kraut, Turmerine, Garlic Dill, Rosetido and Ramp krauts from the online store for pickup at the market 

baguettes, rustiques, rye, pumpernickel, whole wheat, sour dough and many other sandwich breads and loaves. Lots of breakfast pastries too.

See you Sunday

Robin and the Teds

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