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!

 

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

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!!

Summer Recipes for a Crock Pot | Eating Well

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!

Summer Recipes for a Crock Pot | Eating Well.

see the recipes

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.