Despite the chill of the last few days, Spring is definitely in the air. Everywhere you see trees stretching their bright green leaves to greet the season, some of them bursting into flames of white blossoms like huge candles lighting the way to the Covington Farmers’ Market. It’s a great day in the neighborhood, friends!
Joining us on Wednesday are three new vendors. You already know Dong and Inja, and their magnificent Korean pancakes, from the Saturday market. For Wednesday, they are preparing a boneless pork chop, breaded and fried with a tasty secret sauce. If you’ve missed Roma, our newest vendor will make your day. Rohini will be serving traditional Caribbean food including West Indian cuisine. This week she is featuring curried chicken and white rice. Berry Hill Farms’ has dressings, hummus, fruit breads, and jellies. Their veggie dip with onions, green peppers, black beans, corn, and celery is really, really, really good in your scrambled eggs. Check out the attached for the rest of the menu.
Sweet Jones will launch us into Easter Saturday with lively tunes springing from the gazebo. Then Max Messier, of Cocktail & Sons’ fame, will wow us with some Tasty Tipplers syrups and show us how to use them.
With all that springtime floating around, I’m sure you’re ready to get out and work the garden. Alton and Sandra’s starter plants – lemon cucumbers, spaghetti squash, creole tomatoes, morning glory, moon flowers, and more, are just begging to be part of your backyard oasis. New vendor, Bonnie Blue Nursery, is offering apple, pear, and chestnut trees – all heirloom varieties and some are extremely rare. Talk to Mike about what kind would be the right one for your home “orchard”. Trudy’s Japanese maples didn’t last long last weekend; they were selling like hot cakes.
Earth Milk, known far and wide for healthy nut milks, has added some raw vegan items to her milks – raw Parmesan, raw nutella, and a raw hemp seed bar. Grab a few Spring Detox granola bars from Sacred Earth. A perfect way to being your day!
Stroll through the market to gather some weekly favorites – Dolese’s stuffed artichoke, Bechac’s famous dressings (great for marinades too!), Chompers’ amazing BBQ sauces, Nur’s pesto, golden sweet Blood Rive honey. With Easter coming up you’ll need eggs to dye and fresh strawberries for dessert.
Come and join us in our little corner of the city. We’ll be here with music and laughter, lots of great food, and an atmosphere that will put a song in your heart. Springtime is special at the Covington Farmers’ Market.
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