This Week at the Covington Farmer’s Market

The Wednesday Covington Farmer’s Market begins at 10 a.m. at the Covington Trailhead. Here’s a look at the week from Charlene Lejeune’s (Abundant Life Kitchen) Tuesday newsletter:

A glorious Tuesday to you, my friends! I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day holiday! You can extend that wonderful holiday spirit by taking lunch with us on the promenade at the Covington Trailhead. That’s right — our own little piece of holiday — until lunch hour is over and it’s back to work 🙁 Tried and true, Kandy’s lemongrass infused chicken salad is waiting to WOW you with flavor!. Frankie is preparing a special Monday Wednesday treat — red beans, rice, sausage & cornbread! Or enjoy a comforting lunch of pork filled hot tamales from Siria. There will be fresh yard eggs, blueberry jam, and veggies to delight one and all. Remember to get a bag of Lillie’s teacakes… for when you are very, very good. I may need two bags. 🙂

Saturday, sweeet, sweet Saturday will soon be here bringing a rare treat in the form of Amadee Frederick! It has been a while since we heard his jaunty tunes dance out from the gazebo. Then, our newest vendor, La Provence, will serve some of the specialties from their menu. LaProvence has recently changed hands and new owners (and new vendors), Cooper and Eric will offer their especially delicious pâté and crostini.

Special things are happening in the bakery department. Suzie tells me that she is baking apple crostadas (lovely little squares of pie crust folded around apple pie filling and topped with the Windfield crumble) AND brownies are back! Happy Flour bakers introduced an Italian olive oil bread at the demo last Saturday. Patrick tells me it is the perfect canvas for cured meats like salami and prosciutto or even chicken salad (I added that one).

Sam is back with his sprouts – crimson clover, mung bean, and broccoli! I noticed that Rebecca (Spanish R Us) has a pickled “relish” made with jalapeño, onions, carrots and cabbage. Try this atop grilled meats (burger, steak, chops) or seafood. Sounds like its very bold flavor would be quite tasty over a pound or two of Mr. Two’s mammoth shrimp, or even the li’l ones!

I happened to pass by La Serendipity Wine last Saturday just to chat and there was Jan, sitting on her stool, patiently shelling crowder peas. Yes, you heard me! Nick has crowder peas and, if we are very, very good, others like purple hull and rattlesnake will soon be available on tables all over the market! J.R. has cooking pears available and, as luck would have it, Spicy Lady will be here this week with the perfect spice for those little beauties. Cheryl has added a few new blends to her tea section; her cooking oil blends add life to an ordinary dish.

As I said last week. The Covington Farmers’ Market is always an adventure in delicious…delightful…delectable! Take your time…stay a while…no one’s rushing you. It takes a little time to see all the goodness we have to offer. 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