This Week at the Farmer’s Market

Here is Charlene LeJeune’s weekly email for the Covington Farmer’s Market. The market takes place today (Wednesday) at the Covington Trailhead from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is also held every Saturday at the Covington Police Department (600 Block of Columbia Street) from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Welcome, Tuesday! Just one more day and Wednesday will arrive with promises of delightful temperatures, scrumptious food, and great music. Mama Lea promised me she’d have chicken salad wraps this week. I soooo enjoyed mine last week, all dolled up with spinach leaves and such. YUM! Of course, I can’t say that I’ve had a Wednesday market meal that I haven’t enjoyed. Our cooks are amazing! For example, take your taste buds on a culinary adventure with Kandy’s shredded cabbage salad with shrimp. As many times as I’ve eaten it, I am never, ever disappointed.

While you’re over at Lucy’s table getting your all purpose cleaner, you may notice a little something extra. Jessica will be there with Boba Tea! Last week I tried the peanut butter and jelly flavor – loved it! Can’t wait to see what they come up with this week! Take home one of Jeremy & Natalie’s fermented creations — just the thing to get that good bacteria back into your system. More goodness from Frankie…meatloaf, baked sweet potatoes, lima beans & roasted tomatoes, and cornbread. Another glorious day in the neighborhood!

Just the anticipation of Saturday morning at the market makes the weekend seem as though it will never arrive — and I’m about to make that wait unbearable. This Saturday, our gazebo will be filled with sound as the Dirty Rain Revelers flood the market with music. Only music, mind you, for the weatherman promises bright, blue skies and lovely temperatures. That’s not all — Paul & Liz of Jubilee Farms are planning to sample and sell grilled sausage sandwiches. I wonder which sausage they will choose, green onion, Italian, Cajun, hot, or smoked sausage??? Does it matter?

Happy Flour Bakery is making pumpkin spice scones, available throughout the fall. They are a wonderfully delicious addition to their menu. For more pumpkin goodness, try Suzie’s pumpkin pie crunch — amazing combination of pumpkin, pecans, butter, cream, crunchy topping. And maybe, she’ll even have her famous pumpkin Ooey Gooeys! Norma Jean is well known for her tasty carrot bread. Keep your eye on Norma; she promises to have tasty new creations may with seasonal favorites.

Betty Rue has developed a unique flour blend of ancient grains which she uses to create her gluten-free masterpieces -incredible pizzas, delicious cookies, and the most marvelous doughnuts — oh YUM! Bear Creek Road’s weekly fare will include a gateu breton (filled with fruity jam), the daintiest little macaroons morsels with incredible filling, single serve boule which, with a few strokes of a sharp knife, makes a very tasty soup bowl. Frankie fills her table with wonderful quick breads – lemon poppy or blueberry or fig or banana nut, fruity mini pies, and cheese straws.

The veggie tables are starting to bloom with fall veggies and the selection is only just beginning. Currently, Bardwell’s is boasting Japanese and Fuyu persimmons as well as cooking pears. There are still a few peppers around as well as eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes and very soon (I’ve been promised) we’ll see kale, mustard greens, baby turnip greens, and winter squashes. Oh, the wonder of it all! Whether you’re at the Wednesday Market or Saturday’s, a stroll around the market is sure to uncover something tempting and terrific. But you’ll never discover our treasures by sleeping in!

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