The distraction of some social media takes it’s toll on the creative aspects of blogging and veggie talk!

It’s been about month since my last market post. It’s not that we don’t have much to say but we can easily and quickly convey progress and information on our FB page. Unfortunate! FB has it’s place in the communication world since it keeps things fast and short but it’s too easy and quick!  I remember deriving so much pleasure out of creating a blog post, honing it, searching for the best descriptive words while announcing the latest market news.   I really must return regularly to this medium to expand on our market news!

John's juicy peaches

John’s tasty peaches

 

Savi selling her soothing salve

Savi selling her soothing salve

 

local blueberries

local blueberries

 

The weather has been hot and humid but thus far we have escaped the usual storms and rain that have plagued us in previous years.    Whatever the afternoon brings us, we do hope it brings us the smiling friendly faces of our steady customers.    The season is humming along  becoming more plentiful each week, filling up the vendor tables with wonderful choices for you.

Stop by.  We’ll be ever so glad to see ya!

 

June is Bustin’ Out All Over …..

It’s June .. let us all bust out in song:

“All =
Look around! Look around! Look ‘around!

Nettie =
June is bustin’ out all over
All over the meadow and the hill!
Buds’re bustin’ outa bushes
And the rompin’ river pushes
Ev’ry little wheel that wheels beside the mill!

June is bustin’ out all over
The feelin’ is gettin’ so intense,
That the young Virginia creepers
Hev been huggin’ the bejeepers
Outa all the mornin’ glories on the fence!
Because it’s June…

All =
June, June, June
Just because it’s June, June, June!”

A beautiful song, lyrics and musical, “Carousel”, Rodgers and Hammerstein …..

Yes, it’s June and week 5 of the market.  The first 2 weeks brought out familiar and new faces to our market and the pace aroused the hope of a terrific season.  We took a chance one week before opening day and reestablished ourselves under the canopy of trees in the Buck Mtn Parish Hall parking lot.  As it turns out, as fate will have it, it remains a better fit for our ever fluid market.

I think we shall now consider it home.  And ….

June, June, June is bustin’ out all over.   We happily welcome back Harold, John, Chris and Annie of Sylvanaqua Farms, Rose of Buck Mtn Farm, Samara of Lettuce Grow Farm, Karen with Rocky Road Produce, Ben’s Baked Goods, Little Neva’s Bakery and The Roper Family.  New thus far this season are Priya and Savi.    We are merry!      AND …

mkt5.28.15So June is bustin’ out, the vendors may bust out in song, our veggies, fruit, local beef, chicken and pork barbecue are bustin’ out along with Jammie Cookies, Madeleines, quick breads, vegetarian cuisine, EGGS, plants and so much more to bust out!

Week 3 coming up … pictures are forthcoming!

We are having a ton of fun at the Earlysville Farmers Market. 10 vendors thus far, 5 of which have fresh and local produce primarily. Beef, chicken, ham, pork barbecue, vegetarian cuisine and chutneys. Dinner is definitely doable. So swing on in the parking lot at Buck Mountain Episcopal Church Parish Hall parking lot. Stroll through our merry marketeers and let your imagination run wild with dinner plans.

You’ll find dessert also, of course, Cookies, cakes, sweet breads, madeleines, apples, if you’d rather skip the prepared dessert and go simple.

Come by! You just never know what you’ll discover beyond a great time!!

MAY 7 … will you be there, where?

Less than a month away, the market will open on MAY 7, still on Thursdays but we are returning to an old location, the parking lot just past the intersection of Earlysville Rd and Reas Ford Rd / Earlysville Forest Dr. Back by popular demand!

We hope to see all the Eville Forest residents walk over to check out our bounty and visit with old friends, ahem, our wonderful vendors!

I’ll post a picture from prior years to remind you of our location! Be back soon.

We’re approaching mid season, have you stopped by yet?

We do offer such a wonderful variety of vegetables, color, aroma, sweet, sour and pickled items.   Pies, breads, cookies, tortes, gluten free, sugar free and all butter delights!  Free ranging chicken, barbecue pork, slaws, pesto, gosh you name it and we will provide you with fabulous meal fixings.    Top off with one, two or three of our dessert items too!

Books, soaps, lotions, birdhouses, plants, flowers, crocheted caps, hats and popcorn!

We see more of our former customers every week as well as new ones.  Yes, we are thrilled and lately the weather has been gorgeous.

Here are some of our amazing vendors’ handmade or grown items:

Margaret and Bruce Thacker''s plants

Margaret and Bruce Thacker”s plants

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The Roper Family blueberries, soaps and more

The Roper birdhouses

The Roper birdhouses

Restoration Produce

Restoration Produce

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Tomatoes, peppers, pickles etc

Harold Woodson Historical Book and his pickles

Harold Woodson Historical Book and his pickles

Harold Woodson's vegetables

Harold Woodson’s vegetables

Sylvanaqua Farms Breads, Eggs, Chicken

Sylvanaqua Farms Breads, Eggs, Chicken

Sylvanaqua Pies

Sylvanaqua Pies

P & J pickled items. YUM

P & J pickled items. YUM

P & J Greenhouse produce

P & J Greenhouse produce

Little Neva's Bakery Pound Cakes and Cookies

Little Neva’s Bakery Pound Cakes and Cookies

Ben's Baked Goods

Ben’s Baked Goods

Rocky Road Produce Berries

Rocky Road Produce Berries

Eggs, of course!

Eggs, of course!

We’ll capture more images soon.  Meanwhile do come by, again and again!!

 

 

 

2 months into the market, weather dominates!

7.3 stormy2 - Copy 7.3 stormy - CopyIt’s summer, the weather is unpredictable,  it seems that difficult weather lands on Thursdays, but I’m sure other markets think their day is the unlucky one, so I repeat, it is summer.   The market this day was dominated by rain, heavy with accompanying thunder and lightening.  We sat in our vehicles for about 20 minutes before deciding to vacate the parking lot.  I witnessed one customer appearing in rain gear and with vigilance rapped on Harold’s truck window.   So a transaction was accomplished in the pouring rain and thunder.  Harold and I ( who wants baked goods in the pouring rain?) then left, leaving John to fend for himself.  Apparently he entertained a few customers and arrived home soaking wet, including the truck interior, which he then employed a hair dryer to dry out .

On a positive, dry note, we welcome back, Lettuce Grow Farm.  They previously vended @ Eville Mkt for 3 yrs so we are so pleased to have them back.    Luscious vegetables, home grown, pesticide free, yummy and nutritious!

So drop by ……. THU 4 -7 pm, we have so much to offer for your healthy meals, including dessert, your well being, garden, satisfaction and smiles galore for a good time if you stop by the Earlysville Farmers Market!!

Asiago, Artichoke and Spinach Souffle, something to munch on waiting for the market

I love my breakfast food!   Mix up a morning treat and while munching on the artichoke, spinach bites, think of all the wonderful veggies that soon will be available in the months to come from the market!

Try this rich-tasting cheese, artichoke and spinach soufflé recipe for your next brunch. If you can’t find artichoke bottoms—literally the bottom of the artichoke heart without the leaves attached—you can substitute regular canned artichoke hearts instead. Just be sure to pat them very dry to prevent your soufflé from being too wet.

Asiago, Artichoke & Spinach Souffle  another yummy recipe from Eating Well

Asiago, Artichoke & Spinach Soufflé Recipe