This Week at the Farmer’s Market

Saturday, sweet Saturday, marches in to the lively tunes of the Steve Anderson Band springing from the gazebo. Early is the best time to be at the market to get the best selection of veggies. Right now, cauliflower, cabbages, lettuces and other greens, are still to be had at our market but soon we should see the appearance of beans and squashes. I love this time of year!

Mauthe’s offers the finest in cow’s milk from their whole milk to chocolate milk to buttermilk. Their yogurt is wonderfully creamy and tasty just plain. But if you need a little extra flavor, I like to add a spoon or two of Althee’s amazing jams or jellies. I’ve also used Mauricio’s vegan divinity (ginger or chocolate) crumbled into my yogurt. Yum! Huckleberry Fred is back to every week, bringing goat milk and specially blended goat cheeses. These cheese blends are beautifully created to spread nicely on breads, or scrape with a fork to add to salads. I’ve even added it to my egg salad for a deliciously different taste.

You’ll enjoy Stacey’s wonderful pickled creations but did you know she also has some wonderfully creative jams like, spiced pear pepper jelly, apple pie jelly, lemon ginger marmalade and some old favorites like, peach and strawberry preserves, and blackberry jam? Our favorite is the pickled baby corn.

Credo Farms should be out this week with fragrant soaps, eggs, and pasture raised chicken. You’ll find her right next to James and the fantastic fungi (aka, mushrooms). Don’t forget Sam has a lovely selection of sprouts (which you can also enjoy when you get one of Norma Jean’s wraps or Bhakti Farms sandwiches). Fresh juices from Amanda are just the ticket to brighten your morning and the weather makes her fruity popsicles even more enjoyable.

That Black Garlic & Black Sesame bread Happy Flour has introduced is a big hit! But if that doesn’t appeal, perhaps the Cinnamon Raisin Loaf or Einkorn Sourdough or Spelt, Flax Seed, & Honey Sourdough will be just the thing. They will be there all morning, just like all our vendors. We hope you join us.

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