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Farmers Market highlights July 10, 2014

by UofL Today last modified Jul 09, 2014 02:57 PM

GRAY STREET: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It’s about mid-way through summer, and if you haven’t sat down for a picnic in this beautiful weather yet, you are definitely missing out. Buy bread, some of the first tomatoes of the season, pickles, lettuce, and any other veggies that look appealing (all of them!) to make some sandwiches and take them out to the park this weekend. And don’t forget to pick up some turnovers or cookies for dessert.

GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNER
Local resident Jana Underwood won the $25 gift certificate to spend at the Gray Street Farmers Market. Please stop by the information booth to register for next month’s drawing.

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Make sure you visit the Gray Street Farmers Market YouTube channel to watch our newest videos. This week we are shining the spotlight on vendor Steve Hess from Lowe Creek Farm.

SPECIAL EVENT

Keep your eye out at the market for John Corry, producer of the food documentary “Forks Over Knives.” He’ll be in Louisville this week filming and advertising for the new documentary “PlantPure Nation,”  a film about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Check out the free rally for a PlantPure Nation on July 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Iroquois Amphitheater. You’ll also get a sneak peek of “PlantPure Nation.” Visit the rally webpage to get more information about the event.

VENDORS

Flour Power will have 100% Whole Grain Cinnamon and Rye Bread, 60% Whole Grain Buttermilk Honey, Cheddar Jalapeno, Tomato Basil Rosemary, Brioche and Raisin Breads, 100% Whole Grain Ezekiel Bread, Potato Sandwich Buns, Chocolate Zucchini Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pizza Crusts, Rosemary Focaccia, and Rocko’s Rewards all natural dog treats.

Full Heart Farm will be bringing many varieties of pickles this week. Choose from extra garlic, spicy, dill, or bread and butter varieties. Full Heart will also have cherry clove jam, local honey, Rimmer’s Salsa, and 12 varieties of granola.

Granny’s Delights will be bringing corn, green beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, cabbage, kale, onions, and patty pan squash. Granny’s will also have its usual assortment of canned items including bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, zucchini relish, and more.

Green Farm will have various vegetables and pancakes.

Gypsy Ridge Farm will have zucchini, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, beans, and maple syrup.

Jackson’s Produce will have tomatoes, pickles, sweet corn, different kinds of peppers, and more!

Lowe Creek Farm will have bok choy, bibb lettuce, salad mix, kale, golden beets, and blueberries. Lowe Creek will also have blueberry and raspberry turnovers, blueberry muffins, and raspberry window pane cookies from Plump Peacock Bakery.

Mr. G’s Kettle Corn will be popping local Kentucky Proud Kettle Corn. Website

LUNCH

GMeals will be serving two types of skillet enchiladas on either gluten free corn tortillas or flour tortillas. Enchiladas will be topped with either tomatillo, fire roasted tomato, or sour cream avocado sauce. Cilantro and Mexican hot chili sauce will be available. Side of Mexican bean salad as well as your choice of drinks will also be on the menu. Chicken, green chili, pineapple, and queso fresco or corn, onion, pepper, and green chili (vegan).

Red Top Gourmet Hot Dogs will have natural casing hotdogs, Fox Hollow Farm 100% grass fed beef hotdogs, and handmade bratwurst. Local Jays potato chips and IBC root beer will also be served.

Sweet N Savory will be serving savory and sweet crepes, fruit smoothies, gelato, sorbet, and frozen coffee. Website

 

 

BELKNAP: 3:30 to 6 p.m.

The vendors and organizers of the Belknap Farmers’ Market look forward to seeing you tomorrow! We are so excited that the Belknap Farmers’ Market has continued being a success!  It has been breezy and comfortable under the trees and tents – come out and check out some of the great products and to see the activities the vendors have to offer.   We want to welcome two new vendors: Kandies of Kentucky who joined us July 26 and Steckler Grassfed (cheese) who will join us this Thursday!

Don’t forget to stop by the information booth to sign up for our listserv and get in drawings to win one of several door prizes that will be given away over the next few months.  (DOOR PRIZES WILL BE DRAWN THIS WEEK AT THE BELKNAP FARMERS’ MARKET!).  Please check out our Recipe of the Week below – Quick and Healthy Hummus (Chickpeas) Recipe!  We have some great products that you can buy at our Belknap Farmers’ Market to be used in this recipe. 

As entertainment this week, we will have Jake Groves.  Jake is a local musician/songwriter who performs his own material plus a whole heap of songs from many different musical traditions. He draws on his experience, emotion and the American song tradition both in performance and in songwriting. You can hear his music on YouTube and SoundCloud. To contact Jake, email him at jakegrovesmusic@gmail.com or message his page, jakegrovesmusic, on Facebook.

It will be an enjoyable day to get out of the office or home and stroll along 3rd & Brandeis to check out some great products and to enjoy some music!

VENDORS

Anne Scott will have crafts

Bread and Breakfast will have a various assortment of breads such as country style and European.  Also cinnamon rolls, gluten free pastries and breads

Get Healthy Now will have educational materials Stop by the Get Healthy Now booth to learn about a healthy work station, exercises to do at work, and enter our prize drawing to earn a free entry into the Lunar 5k. Hope to see you there!

Grannys Delights will have corn, green beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, cabbage, kale, onions, patty pan squash.  As well as our canned items http://grannysdelights.com/index.html

Green Farm will have various vegetables and pancakes

Kandies of Kentucky will have bourbon, wine, rum and liqueur gourmet chocolates.  Kandies of Kentucky has 17 flavors http://www.kyagr.com/KDAPage.aspx?id=10013 

Lowe Creek Farm will have baby bok choy, baby kale, salad mix, raspberries, blueberries, honey, Plump Peacock Plump Peacock Bakery –raspberry and blueberry turnovers and golden beets

Marvins Gardens will have cherry tomatoes, purple and gold potatoes, squash, carrots, kale, chard, onions

Mr. G’s Kettle Corn will be popping local Kentucky Proud kettle corn, which will include my original sweet & salty kettle corn, and caramel kettle corn!

Paradise Island Local Tea will have Paradise Island Tea…featuring the TWO NEW BLENDS “PASSION-GINGER” and “TRIPLE” and they will also have African hats

Steckler Grassfed will have cheeses – aged Cheddar (2 yrs.), mild Cheddar (9 months), Colby, Monterey Jack, and Pepper Jack. http://www.courierpress.com/news/2013/may/16/steckler-family-farm-thrives-on-doing-things-the/

 

Swallow Rail Farm will have blueberries and Mulberry Orchard peaches.  Frozen whole and half chicken, lamb and Faulkner pork sausage.  All meat is frozen; and our farm is Animal Welfare Approved which is the gold standard certification for good animal husbandry.  All eggs available this week have been pre-ordered. www.SwallowRailFarm.com

Recipe of the Week:

Here's a quick and healthy hummus (chickpeas) recipe. So easy that students make it in their residence hall kitchens!

Blend or food process one 19-ounce can of chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) and 1/4 cup reserved liquid from the chickpeas, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons minced garlic. Spread onto a whole-wheat pita and top with shredded carrots, sliced olives, grilled eggplant, and roasted red peppers for a delicious and healthy appetizer, snack or light meal.

 

Tip: you get a smoother spread if you heat the chickpeas in microwave for 1 minute before blending. 

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