Charlene LeJeune of Abundant Life Kitchen gives a peek at the Wednesday and Saturday Farmer’s Markets:
Top of the Tuesday to you, friends! Just one day away from great food and wonderful music. Join us tomorrow for another great day. I hoping Kandy will have chicken porridge this week; sooo delicious for breakfast. I also enjoy her noodle salad with lemongrass chicken — a definitely delightful salad! Sweet & sour marinated English peas & corn will co-star as meatloaf and creamed potatoes take top billing on Frankie’s table this week. Mr. Houston will be there with kale, mustard, green onions and more. The hens are still producing even in the colder temperatures over at Double K Farms so make sure you get some. Don’t forget a jar of Taylor Farms blueberry jam, a taste of summer in a jar! Lucy will be there this week with Blue L’s essential bath bombs, deodorants, and lip balms galore!
Saturday will stroll in and for those of you whose resolutions do include sweets, Windfield Farms’ chocolate croissants and gooey gooey bars will certainly delight. Spectacularly iced sugar cookies are waiting for you over at Vincent & Mauricio’s tent. You’ll find all sorts of characters “hanging” around there. Cheese straws, mini pies and new deliciousness each week is on Frankie’s table.
King cakes are on the menu at Bear Creek Road but breakfast hash, spinach & artichoke pie, and salted caramel banana tarts are giving Jennifer’s festive cinnamon and traditional French king cakes a run for the money. Stop by Succotash Ferments for a bottle of kombucha, golden milk, or strawberry kefir. Get your king cake in a jar now that Rockin’ Robin has her awesome King Cake Pepper Jelly back on the table again! Cinnamon sugar coffee cakes are waiting at the Happy Flour table, conveniently located next to the coffee pavilion.
Emily’s rejuvenating bone broths are essential this time of year. Create a comforting soup from any leftover meats and/or fresh vegetables with your choice of chicken, beef, and (while supplies last) duck broth. There’s just something about a bowl of chicken soup that touches the heart and makes you feel better — even if you’re not sick. Our produce and meat vendors have excellent fare for your soup – beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, carrots, green onions, turnips, tat soi, cabbage and even a salute mix from Nick boasting baby collards, kale, mustard and chard – ooo la la! Add some life to your soups and other hot foods with several pinches of nutritional sprouts from Sam.
Make it one of your New Year’s resolutions to visit your Covington Farmers’ Market each week. There’s healthy and delicious waiting on every table. We’ll be waitin’ for ya!
Lots of love,
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