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 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.
What to do with all the plentiful veggies from the farmers market or your own garden? Here is another recipe from King Arthur Flour using zucchini but you could also add whatever is market fresh and anxious to be gobbled up in your meal!
I am certain you will find these recipes easy to use this summer. Crock Pots are wonderful time savers, or should I say freer uppers!! Assemble the meal in the morning and spend the day at the pool, gardening, take a day trip, go to a civil war battlefield, whatever, then stop at the market on your way home for some veggies, fruit and/ or dessert!! Enjoy that delish meal you already have waiting upon your return!
REMEMBER………. in case you crave PULLED PORK and don’t have it cooking in the crock pot, you can pick up locally made pulled pork from our #1 Favorite Vendor 2011, John Faulknier. He and wife Pat make delicious pulled pork. Look for their wooden PIG sign at their produce tent at the Earlysville Farmers Market.
Our new location is working out very well for the ‘Marketeers’ and the customers. Everyone is pleased. An added BONUS is the wonderful food & drinks from the Eville Grill! A long shot looking down the market with vendors on either side:
One of our new Vendors is John Watts ( Saddle Hollow Plants 434 823-5809 ) from Crozet, VA, offering a very colorful selection of unusual varieties of Day Lilies as well as house plants. The Purple Passion Plant is very popular. Stop by John’s tent to hear an extremely vivid history of his lilies and then take some home with you!
We are pleased to have Marleen Townsend and her daughter, Samara, from Lettuce Grow Farm in Barboursville, VA join us. They set up a lovely, rich arrangement of their luscious home grown produce, including a rarity, chocolate mint, early in the season ! Please stop by their tent, which is usually down towards the end of the vendor grouping. Next we proudly present our CSA, Rocky Mtn Produce managed by Jason Stager. You’ll probably see Karen and their daughter Samantha, manning the the tent while Jason tends the garden in Stanardsville, VA. Karen lovingly make jams & jellies with their berries as well as some baked goods, including Snickerdoodle Cookies on a stick! Their produce is a very welcome addition to our market, bringing our produce vendors up to a very merry 3!