This Week at the Covington Farmer’s Market

Happy Independence Day, friends! I hope you’re enjoying the day with family and friends in remembrance of the reason we celebrate. But don’t stuff yourselves too much with goodies; remember tomorrow is Market Day at the Covington Farmers’ Market. There will be fresh veggies and eggs and blueberry jam. Randolph will be there with Lillie’s tasty tea cakes. YUM! Dive into a great lunch with Kandy’s cream cheese and shrimp rolls. Indulge in a refreshing glass of her jasmine tea. Ahhhh! Wednesdays! Treat yourself to a side of guacamole to go with your tamales from Siria. It’s a magnificent topping to the tamales as well as a salad dressing or on eggs (over easy or scrambled.) Actually salsa is also pretty good on those little golden orbs. Frankie is preparing an amazing Gourmet Chicken Salad Croissant with asparagus, deviled eggs, and cookies! Yes! Lotsa great food and music. Make plans to join us. I know Chris will have something amazing of us as well. Saturday, lovely Saturday, will be another great market day with the vibrant tunes of Chris Talley dancing out from the gazebo. Then, Mama Lea will be setting up in the demo tent ready to sample some of her fabulous dishes! We have figs! There aren’t many of them but you can find them on several tables around the market. Blueberries are a bit scarce this year but we do have them. Steve has faithfully provided some each week. You’ll find him over by the gazebo next to Alton and Sandra. While you’re over there, make sure to check out Alton’s fine selection of herbs — basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary — all your favorites are there. You’ve asked for it and he has it! Yep, the first plants of Malabar spinach are on Alton & Sandra’s tables. YIPPEE! Gorgeous veggies out on the tables, in spite of all the rain — lovely tomatoes, bell peppers of all varieties, eggplant (skinny purple, traditional aubergine, and Louisiana green, yellow squash, white squash, butternut squash and zucchini, red and white potatoes! Blue L Essentials is back with cleaning products and delicately fragranced, aluminum free deodorants. Lucy will be adding more stock as time goes on. Blood River honey is always in demand because it has a flavor that is second to none! Try it drizzled over Mauthe’s yogurt. Speaking of, there’s no better milk or butter, on this or any other planet, than Mauthe’s. This summer you have a choice of creamy goodness with Nice Cream, Amanda’s fresh fruit popsicles and Sam has developed a frozen treat made from sprouted almond milk. Check out his new trail mix - quite tasty! AANNDD, finally, the moment we’ve all be waiting for — Nur’s Kitchen is back at the market! Now you can indulge those cravings for your favorites like hummus (cilantro, chipotle, red pepper, original), red lentil balls, artichoke spinach wraps, and tabouli. No matter where you look, you’re sure to find something incredible. But you have to be there to enjoy it all! See ya there! Lots of love, Charlene LeJeune Abundant Life Kitchen The Covington Farmers’ Market is open each Wednesday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire and every Saturday from 8a.m. to 12p.m. on the side lawn of the Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St. Call (985) 892-1873 for information or visit covingtonfarmersmarket.org