Saturday Farmer’s Market Preview

Chris Talley is in the gazebo this coming Saturday — what a treat!. But before you stroll around the market making groceries, stop by the coffee pavilion, get a great cup of coffee, and say hi to the Farmers’ Market team. Those guys do an awesome job! Then head on over to your favorite breakfast place for a yummy welcome-to-Saturday breakfast. Suzi says she will have her Mediterranean Melt once again. For those who are clueless, a Mediterranean Melt places artichokes, garlic, olives, and cheese on focaccia bread, then pressed down so the cheese melts and your mouth is watering for more.

Jennifer prepared a creamy roasted green onion soup last week and I’m sure she’ll have it again. It was so creamy and delicious! Then I picked up Norma Jean’s hot Italian Wedding soup —truly amazing! Remember that Jubilee Farms has bone broth which is an excellent beginning for so many soups — a little chopped kale or chard, maybe some chopped green onions, simmered in the broth, then drop in an egg and let it poach to your desired “doneness’. Some of James’ mushrooms, gently sautéed would also make a lovely addition to your soup. The great thing is that James has such a wonderful variety like, shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane (this one is quite tasty just pulled apart and sautéed with some chopped chard).

Exciting weeks ahead as the temperatures start to get milder and thoughts of outdoor activities fill your minds. Get your gardens ready; I’m hoping Alton and Sandra and Trudy will be there with some starter plants and houseplants. Usually that garden work is followed by oh-my-goodness-what-was-I-thinking muscle aches. No worries. Serenity Lane has you covered with Grandpa’s Liniment (this stuff really works!)… see you 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 www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org