This Week at the Farmers Market by Charlene LeJeune

Covington Farmers Market weekly newsletter by Charlene LeJeune:

Glorious Tuesday, friends! Okay, so it’s a bit wet. BUT, we have escaped the ravages of Marco and Laura, too, it seems. But no matter the weather, you can’t rain on my parade because tomorrow is Market Day!

Bhakti Farms is offering more than their fabulous Veggie Burger for lunch. You can also enjoy Mushroom burger complete with portobello mushroom, tamari, sesame oil, grilled onions, a generous portion of Sam’s sprouts and a dab or two of Johnny’s chipotle aioli. Why not make sure you have lunch for Thursday with one of Kandy’s crunchy delicious shrimp and shredded cabbage salad that Kandy has to offer. And, off course, who can resist her amazingly creamy Shrimp & Cream Cheese rolls. Jerry is planning to be there with plenty of honey and blueberry spread.

Mr. Houston had muscadines and Chantarelle mushrooms last Saturday just and may have more this week as well. Apple Spice Cake, anyone? Henderson’s Hearth has a wonderful mix for you. Add ingredients, bake, and Voila! delicious! Their cinnamon sugar coated nuts are exceptional —just open the bag and dive into delight! Abeer will have baklava—Oh! the delicious just keep on delicousing! Abeer will have her tasty Ouzi as well. Remember to try a raspberry or strawberry Jun from Mignon—very refreshing!

Saturday, sweet Saturday, what will you bring us? Well, Dave Easley in the gazebo for one. And while you listen to Dave’s lively tunes, make your way around the market. There’s lotsa goodness out there!

Succotash Ferments at the Farmers Market

I noticed the Eddie has lemongrass —such a lovely herb for making tea. But unlike bagged teas, you’ll want to boil the chopped pieces for about 10-15 min. You’ll find cucuzzas and tomatoes on J.R.’s table. Okra, peppers, and eggplant can be found at Nick’s. Don’t forget to pick up a refreshing kefir or kombucha from Nancy. Cameron is sure to have a delightful tempeh; he uses some creative ingredients in his product.

Enjoy a breakfast biscuit from Bear Creek Road…something wonderful like cheddar chive biscuit with honey ham and pimento cheese or a bagel sandwich with egg, spinach, and Swiss cheese. Yum! Norma’s enchilada pie is delicious and filling. And her quiche….oh my! Remember that sprouts from Sam or microgreens from Aminta can add nutrition to any sandwich or dish.

What these hot temps really call for is ice cream! Amanda’s famous popsicles are always a refreshing treat – strawberry, banana, peach, chocolate and, my favorite, avocado. Her fresh juices are really great —even the green juice. Meats from Jubilee, jams from Althee, mushrooms from James…there’s really no excuse not to be there. It won’t be any fun without you.

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

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