This Week at the Covington Farmer’s Market

Tuesday is here already, friends! I’m looking forward to a lovely day at the market tomorrow. Come by for a delicious lunch, fresh veggies, sweets and treats. Oooh that Frankie will be serving shrimp and grits tomorrow. I really can’t wait. Double K Farm and Mr. Houston both have yard eggs – breakfast should NEVER be overlooked. Did you know that you can bake eggs? Preheat your oven to to 350ºF. Spray a large cup muffin tin with non stick spray. Break an egg into each cup, season (salt & pepper or any one of Spicy Lady’s spices) and bake for 17 minutes, less time if you like them a little less done. How easy is that? FYI, Spicy Lady will be at the market this Saturday.

Don’t you worry. Saturday will be here soon enough and you can come and celebrate the morning with us while enjoying the fine musical notes of David Gruning and Cara Williams.

You just can NOT get any better chicken than from James. And now not only does he have chicken eggs but also quail eggs AND he will have ground chicken once again (makes lovely little meatballs.) You can use the chickenballs in place of sliced chicken in a recipe from Butter Me Up. She has several pasta recipes available; check ‘em out!

Using Celeste’s spaghetti, I made a delicious dish with browned ground beef (Jubilee Farms). While browning the beef, I cooked my spaghetti in salted water for 3-4 minutes. After browning the meat, I added chopped onion, one sliced garlic toe (from Nick), a tablespoon of Celeste’s tomato lemon butter, and cooked until translucent. I slightly drained the pasta then added it to the beef. Another 2-3 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of Nur’s basil pesto, tossed it all together and called it Incredible! Mr. Wonderful even liked it and that’s always a plus in my book. It could have been even better by chopping several leaves of Nick’s Thai Roselle — a lemony green similar to sorrel — and letting them wilt into the pasta dish before serving.

Nancy & Brit at Succotash Ferments have added strawberry kefir and Golden Milk (kefir, turmeric, black pepper, raw honey) to their magnificent Mango Lassi kefir. Warmed Golden Milk, with the healing properties of turmeric, is a delightfully soothing bedtime beverage. ANNDD….Kombucha Girl, Susan, has that fabulous MASTER TONIC AVAILABLE AGAIN! Get it while you can! It never occurs to me that I can enjoy soup in this heat but Norma Jean’s carrot ginger soup is fantastic as a cool summer soup — light and full of flavor!

Betty has a wonderful variety of indoor and outdoor plants to decorate your life. Her boarded Staghorn Ferns are particularly decorative on patio walls and makes a boring fence line beautiful! Potted plants, such as coreopsis and coneflower, from Trudy can liven up your patio, much to the delight of the butterfly population.

We have so many wonderful things at the Covington Farmers’ Market — lemon raspberry scones, amazing cookies, plus those items you always run out of – milk, bread, eggs… So come and enjoy your Saturday filled with wonderful music and great friends and the best ever foods. We’ll keep the coffee on for ya!

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 www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org