Hi, friends, and a happy Tuesday it is! The weather has been gooor-juus – perfect Market Day weather; hope you’re planning to join us. Kandy is back and will (hopefully) have her scrumptious chicken porridge back on the menu. Cornbread pudding is the star of Chomper’s lunch plate which includes pulled pork, green beans and cole slaw. Frankie’s butternut squash soup will keep warm you warm and satisfied and so will her Apple and Cream Cheese Bunt Cake with Carmel Pecan Topping. 🙂
Don’t forget your honey – the perfect ingredient in a hot cuppa tea or lemonade (those tart little beauties should be making an appearance on the tables soon.) Last week I picked up a basket of lip balms that Lucy made for me as favors for a baby shower. They were a BIG hit! Our guests were thrilled to have a gift made with love and quality, non-toxic ingredients. Thanks, Lucy! (OH, BTW, you can get them one at a time instead of by the bagful.)
Susan (Columbia Street Natural Foods) had my favorite sweet potato salad last week or you can also enjoy a roasted vegetable medley or wrap (YUM!) Take home a dozen of Momma’s hot tamales and a dozen eggs from Double K Farms and make sure you check out the fresh veggies from Mr. Houston.
Abita Stumps to play at the Covington Farmers Market
The Abita Stumps are in the gazebo on Saturday morning with some lively, foot-stompin’ tunes. So grab your coffee and start your shopping so you’ll be ready when market vendor Robin, of Rockin’ Cajun Pepper Jelly fame, serves tastes of her amazing jellies. I picked up a jar of Orange Grand Marnier (WOW!) this past week; she has enough delicious taste combinations to accompany any dish!
It was great to see Mr. Bardwell there this past Saturday. He’s in his nineties now and still sassy as ever! Sadly, this past week was Bardwell’s last until springtime. Don’t worry, though, there are plenty great veggies on the tables and they are being joined each week by new “friends.”
They are also joined by fabulous mushrooms – shiitakes at Betty Rue’s table and oyster and lion’s mane on James’. Greg is back with pumpkins and Natalie favors us with butterhead & red oak leaf lettuces and more. Joining the veggies on Eddie’s table is sugar cane (yes, the whole cane!)
Nick’s delicious peppers are with us again as well as beautiful green onions, radishes, kale and more. Loved the “Crazy Mix” I got from Bartlett’s last week – a delightful medley of Siberian kale, purple kale, curly spicy mustard and red mustard. A few minutes in a saute pan may be more time than it spends on your plate…deee-lish! Adding a few chopped cloves of Dee’s pickled garlic may add a little more time the flavor would definitely be worth it.
Check us out on Instagram (@covingtonlafarmersmarket or #covingtonlafarmersmarket) for lots of great photos and ideas. Also check out our Facebook page @thecovingtonlafarmersmarket to see all the wonderful products we have for you. Drool over them or, better yet, come see them in person. A photo just doesn’t taste the same.
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 covingtonfarmersmarket.org
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