Friday, June 12, 2009

June 13, 2009 Farmers' Market Offerings

Hello Supporters of the Botetourt Farmer's Market! We are thrilled to be able to offer you the county's most delicious, freshest products. Come to the market at Ikenberry's this Saturday from 8:00am-1:00pm and you will find:

Mini Blessings Farm with turnips, beets, peas, cabbage (purple) and what ever else we can round up. We will have freshly milled whole grain breads and a few sweet treats as well as an assortment of home canned goods.

Brambleberry Farm with asparagus, eggs, cookies, pound cakes, a limited amount of red raspberries (first of the season) and herbal soaps.

Blue Ridge Poultry Coop with pasture raised whole and quartered chicken.

Bill Shaver is bringing lettuces and some early zucchini. He’s also planning on bringing some chicks in a cage just as an interesting farmy exhibit. Kids will love it.
Wendy Haydth-Perdue: I plan to come bringing
baked goods, with an emphasis on quinoa. Peanut Butter
Quinoa Cookies, Cherry Quinoa Muffins, Quinoa Biscuits with
Herbs and Flourless Lemon Cake with Sour Cherries. Thanks!

There will be many other products and produce from Botetourt Farmers!

Try this wonderfully fresh soup with some of Linda and Earls peas:

Fresh Pea Soup

1 onion, chopped
-in a large saucepan saute in 1 Tbsp. olive oil until golden, 7-10 minutes.

1 potato (chopped)
3 1/2 cups water
1-2 tsp. salt
-Add and cook over medium heat until soft, 10-15 minutes.

3 cups peas
-Add and cook until bright green, Puree in blender or food processor. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve warm. Optional garnish: a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt in each bowl, or a sprinkle of chooped fresh dill, parsley, or crisp crumbled bacon.

Taken from the cookbook, Simply in Season by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert

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