Independence Day parade in Earlysville

Our vendors from Sylvanaqua Farms will be participating in the Earlysville July 4th community parade.  They’ll be decorating Chris’s truck with all things farm related including our farmers market signs.  Hopefully we will be able to share a few photos from the event.

Stay tuned!

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!!

It’s time for Pizza…..No-Knead Pizza Crust: King Arthur Flour

Everyone love pizza, I think.  Just watching an ad for pizza on TV makes me crave it.   We’ll have lots more delightful fresh and local veggies from the market soon.   Why not slice up a selection of your finds and put ’em on a homemade pizza.  You can also make a quick sauce from market tomatoes and some fresh basil.  Hey, what about chopped ham, barbecue, grilled chicken for the pizza?   We have these items at the market.  Have fun, be creative.

Use this quick and easy recipe from King Arthur Flour to whip up a delicious pizza for dinner.     For toppings, assembly directions and photos visit the web page:

No-Knead Pizza Crust: King Arthur Flour.

 

No-knead yeast bread is a trend with legs. No longer a revolution, it’s morphed into evolution: from a simple loaf baked in a Dutch oven, we now have access to recipes for no-knead brioche, cinnamon buns… and pizza crust. Our thanks to Jim Lahey, of New York City’s Sullivan St. Bakery, for the inspiration for this version of no-knead pizza.

We add Hi-maize fiber to up the fiber in this pizza “invisibly;” no one will ever know they’re eating a high-fiber pizza. But leave it out if you like, substituting bread flour for the 1/2 cup of Hi-maize.

Finally, this is not your typical thin-crisp or soft-chewy crust. It’s somewhere in between; thin in spots, thicker in others, with crackly-hard edges and lots of chew. this is definitely crust you have to “grip and rip;” an adult-type crust, probably not suitable for little kids.

Read our blog about this pizza, with additional photos, at Flourish.

Ingredients

Crust

Toppings

  • your favorite pizza toppings

Waxing Nostalgic …. market from the past

 

So here is a taste of nostalgia.   Our set up from , hmmm, maybe 3 – 4 years ago?   In the parking lot at the main intersection in Earlysville, on the right just after passing Earlysville Rd & Earlysville forest Dr / Reas Ford Rd.   Remember??  Yeah, such good memories of days gone by at the market.

 

mkt set up in intersection parking lot

mkt set up in intersection parking lot

So we will set up this year either near the building on either side of the sidewalk or at the very end of the lot.  You’ll see us regardless and hopefully will also see our sign shortly.   Until May 7th!

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.