Happy Tuesday, friends! Tomorrow morning may not bring sunshine and blue skies but it will bring lots of great food and music. Be sure to join us and choose from Chomper’s pulled pork & fixins or Kandy’s shredded chicken and cabbage salad. Perhaps you’re thinking of a bowl of Nanette’s carrot ginger soup and a chicken salad wrap and or perhaps you just can’t make a decision. No worries! Get several dishes – after all, there’s dinner tonight, lunch for Thursday……or Friday…..or snack time….
Make plans to join us on Saturday when the magical tunes of Cat and Eddie Arnold will sally forth from the gazebo spreading cheer throughout the market. I got little mixed up last week on the food demo but by the looks of the lines, no one minded having Springs of Life in the demo tent. BUUTTT! Wildcrafters will be here this week to demo their wonderfully fresh juices for our Wellness Fair. Grab your coffee and take some time to visit the wellness vendors set up along Columbia Street in front of the Police Department. There is a large variety of health and fitness gurus there with lots of useful information.
When you think of a wellness fair and a farmers’ market, your first thought usually turns to the veggies. Our market sure has lots of vegetables from which to choose and they are absolutely gorgeous. But this market has a LOT of healthy going for it. You’ll find Amanda’s fresh juices and delicious popsicles made from the finest fruits and vegetables and Simply Pure’s cold pressed juices hard to beat.
Then there’s a sparkling taste of Susan’s kombucha flavors with the added benefits of boosting your immune system and aiding digestion. My fermented veggies are known to fight off unfriendly microbes, alkalize the body, and cleanse the colon. Raw honey (especially from Blood River) has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties and is a powerful antioxidant.
Farmhouse Dairy and Mauthe’s Progress Milk Barn offer milk and cheese from pasture raised animals as are the meats from Jubilee Farms and James. The fresh eggs were picked from a chicken coop and not a chicken cage. Read the ingredients list on your packaged breads and compare with the ingredients of the breads (and even the cookies) from our artisan bakers. And there’s so much more.
So make your stroll around the market a leisurely one. Talk to our vendors, both the regulars and the wellness vendors too. That way, you won’t miss out on all the wonderful things the Covington Farmers’ Market has for you. See ya there.
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