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This Week at the Farmer's Market

This Week at the Farmers Market by Charlene LeJeune

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Covington Farmers’ Market weekly newsletter by Charlene LeJeune:

Happy September, friends! Well, there’s our year speeding along and rather than ponder what the rest of the year will bring, I prefer to think about what our Wednesday market will bring. Look for light, nourishing salads on Kandy’s table plus her wonderful spring rolls —a little salad in a wrap. Eggplant, muscadines, and peppers crowd Mr. Houston’s table. Abeer is whipping up her usual (hummus, stuffed grape leaves, spinach pie..) and will also have Green Bean Moussaka this week. Take home a slice of Jerome’s Spinach & Goat Cheese Quiche or Quiche Lorraine making a wonderful dinner or lunch for tomorrow. Don’t forget a jar of jun from Mignon. Kristen will be back with lots of eggs.

Have you tried Henderson’s Brownie Mix? Sounds like a great idea to me! Corey is bring us more smoked goodness, chicken and pork, this week. There will be Brisket Chili and Potato Salad to accompany. BBQ Frito Pie is also available.

Still some end-of-the-season sunflowers at the Covington Farmers Market!

Stop by Backwater Farms for duck breast. Basically, score the skin and season both sides generously with salt. With a little olive oil in a hot pan, sear the skin side cooking about 8 min. Remove excess fat from the pan, then sear the other side for about 2 min. Pop into a 400 F oven to roast until medium rare, remove and rest for 7 min before slicing. While you’re waiting for ducky to rest on a separate plate, open a jar of Henderson’s Blueberry Thyme jam or Raspberry Citrus, scoop into your pan, add a little water and warm it up. Slice the breast and lay it in the pan to get nice and coated with your sauce. Serve. You’ll find the full recipe (sans sauce) below. I had a chance to sample Johnny’s Bhakti Bowl this past week – fabulous! I think I’ll try the Curry Veggie Bowl this week…can’t wait!

Squash blossoms from Sam Sprouts, now available fried at Ox Lot 9

Saturday will dawn bright and early and no matter who is in the gazebo, there will be fresh coffee in the pavilion and laughter and smiles all around.

We welcome a new vendor to the market, 3 J’s Jerky. Micah has a delicious selection of low sodium jerky like a pineapplely Hawaiian, spicy Habanero, tasty Teriyaki, and (for those of discerning tastes) Original. Check ‘em out! Happy Flour is now offering (along with their amazing breads) basil pesto. This pesto is lovingly made with basil from Sam (who has 2 varieties). Basil Pesto is great to have in the fridge but what do you do with it? Glad you asked. It makes a great base for pizza, just slice bread from Happy Flour or Bear Creek Road and spread it on. Now top with mozzarella and tomatoes or other veggies, leftover meats, artichoke hearts— let your imagination run wild. Or, let’s say you forgot to pick up Tomato Sauce from Bear Creek and you are forced into using store bought sauce……give me a sec, I’m trying to wrap my head around that……….drop a spoon or two of pesto into it to give that sauce some flavor. Or, let’s say you only have pasta, just toss the cooked pasta with a few spoons of pesto and Voila! Sauce! Use as little or as much as you like.

Pies from Bear Creek Road Bakery – Yum!

Credo Farms will be out this Saturday. So stock up on your free-range chicken (whole or parts) since she is at the market only every other week. Good time to check out the mushrooms that James offers. Mushrooms really pair well with chicken. Along with Italian or purple Basil, Sam also has lots of nutritious sprouts and veggies and maybe even a few Chanterelles. Cameron says he may have some black garlic this week so grab some while you can. No worries, he will have more again in a month or so. In the meantime, he has some fabulous vegan butters, homemade chili oil (lotsa spice) and will have more gunpowder chutney (a delicious Indian seasoning).

Head over to Succotash Farms for some of Nancy’s Strawberry Kefir or one of her probiotic-rich raw krauts. Then just turn around to a magnificent array of color from Nick zinnias. A rainbow bouquet will really brighten up any office or kitchen table or living room coffee table—anywhere you’ll need a smile. While you’re over there, pick up a bottle of Naturally Well’s elderberry syrup to give your immune system a big boost!

Can’t possibly imagine why anyone would want to sleep in when there is so much to discover at your Covington Farmers’ market! It would be a shame to miss the delish!

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

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Keith & Nealy Frentz displaying the Lola Deux Food Truck, which will be at the Covington Farmer's Market this Saturday

Keith & Nealy Frentz displaying the Lola Deux Food Truck, which will be at the Covington Farmer’s Market this Saturday

Hi, friends! Well, this is surely a Tuesday that will put the happy into your week! Lovely blue skies dotted with soft white clouds….yep! the perfect I-need-a-nap-in-the-hammock kind of day. I’m working on the same kind of day for tomorrow as well. But if you can’t have that hammock, come on out to the Covington Farmers’ Market and pull up a chair at a table under the pavilion where you can bask in the comforting aroma of good food or closer to the gazebo where sweet music will massage your stress away. Food choices range from Kandy’s Noodle Salad or traditional crunchy egg rolls to Nanette’s tantalizing potato leek soup & chicken salad wraps or Jeff’s taste-tempting pulled pork and baked beans are waiting for you to enjoy. Finish with one of Frankie’s desserts. She’ll have old-fashioned banana pudding this week.

Oh, BTW. There’s a wonderful article about Kandy and Joe on nola.com’s Covington Town Talk – Check it out here. We are sooooo proud of you guys!

Gina Forsyth Old Feed Store Music SeriesCome Saturday morning, we’ll be setting up the tents and the goodies and the blue skies. Get out early (otherwise you’ll miss out on the veggies), grab your coffee and take a stroll around the market while you await melodic tunes of Gina Forsyth coming from the gazebo. Then get ready because it is the third week of the month and that means – Lola Deux! Try to save a few of those incredible Parmesan fries; they are excellent added to scrambled eggs.

Just because Labor Day has passed, doesn’t mean that grilling season is over. NO way!  Remember you can grill much more than chicken and burgers – eggplant, okra, sweet potatoes (Nick). I suppose you’d have to have a special pan but grilled green beans (Bardwell’s) would be really great. Put them to the back of the pit and let them slow roast then lightly coat with one of Chomper’s perfect BBQ sauces. Or leave them plain and dip into Nanette’s Green Goddess dressing.

I found a recipe online for roasted okra so that must mean you can grill them too. To remove the slime, place in a bowl and pour vinegar on them, tossing gently to coat. Let stand for 30 minutes, then drain and rinse well. Brush with one of Spicy Lady’s seasoned oils and pop ‘em on the grill. Place a small bowl of Bechac’s Roasted Garlic and Tomato dressing close by for dipping. Mmmmm! Mmmmm! Sweet potatoes on the grill, wrapped in foil, and slow cooked until tender, then topped with a little of Spicy Lady’s Spiced Cake seasoning and Mauthe’s butter. Or go savory and sprinkle with her Bangkok seasoning. Or generously drizzled with Bechac’s Bleu Cheese dressing. Ooooh, yeah! I love sweet potatoes any ole way!

Jubilee Farms sausage is always wonderful on the grill but for the next two weeks they will have smoked sausage. The heck with the grill, throw ‘em in some beans/peas like those Purple Hull Peas I’ve seen at Bartlett Farms. Liz and Paul will also have bacon – what a way to dress up your scrambled eggs and Parmesan fries!

Brown Butter Orange Tart from Bear Creek Road's Facebook page

Brown Butter Orange Tart from Bear Creek Road’s Facebook page

Bear Creek Road has two lovely new tarts – Brown Butter Orange and Potato Garlic & Rosemary. OMG, do these look spectacular! Nanette has rolled out a fabulous new munchie – NutNola – crunchy and chewy little bits of fruit and nuts. Yum! Her Pattie of the Week is Beet Mushroom “Burger” with Garlic Aioli. Check out the apple and almond butter calzones at Betty Rue – all that lusciousness rolled up in a gluten free pastry. Obviously, the Covington Farmers’ Market is the place you need to be. See ya there!

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

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Hi, friends and happy Tuesday! What a lovely day it is today and it looks like we will be blessed with sunshine tomorrow, which is great since we will be equally blessed with great food and great music.  Stop by and enjoy a delicious pulled pork sammy with all the fixins’ or flavorful salad of papaya noodles topped with pan seared salmon. Nanette is preparing sliced turkey wraps and a tasty beer & cheese soup to entice you and Elizabeth will have her world famous muffalettas. Frankie has key lime pies just ready and waiting for you. Don’t forget to bring home some fresh vegetables and red, ripe strawberries. So grab a glass of blueberry lemonade or sweet jasmine tea and sit a spell with us.

Chocolate peppermint meringues from Bear Creek

Chocolate peppermint meringues from Bear Creek Road, who will be doing the food demo Saturday

This Saturday will be Valentine’s Day and I hope you’re planning to bring your sweetie to the Covington Farmers’ Market. We promise to have a smorgasbord of heartfelt treats to woo her… or him… or them (you know… the kiddies). Tony Green will serenade us from the gazebo while we anxiously await Jennifer from Bear Creek Road to set up her tasting delights! Here’s a hint: fluffy pink marshmallows or meringues – light and airy enough to put a smile on Cupid’s face. Jennifer says there will be chocolate pecan bark as well as her regular assortment of yummies. Remember this will be the last week for king cake. Hmmm. I wonder if they freeze well.

Theresa's Italian Cookies Fig Cake (Buccellato)

Theresa’s Italian Cookies Fig Cake (Buccellato)

Our remarkable vendors have really outdone themselves this Mardi Gras season. We have the traditional king cakes with brightly colored sugars adorning sweet cinnamon bread, Mauthe’s phenomenal king cheesecake, Robin’s incredible king cake pepper jelly, and now we have Theresa’s version – the Sicilian Fig Cake. These are available in small slices or a whole cake and will be around long after Fat Tuesday rolls through.

Saturday  will also bring a new vendor – Veggie Meals 2 Go (yes, Collins, they even prepare vegan meals). Stop by to check out their menu which brags Stuffed potato skins, Potato and mixed veggie casserole, Lentil soup, Zucchini lasagna, herb sautéed vegetables, and much more. You can find them by Jubilee Farms and Chomper’s BBQ.

Sweet Home, Sweet Earth, non-toxic cleaning & bath products by Michele Arseneaux-Billie

Sweet Home, Sweet Earth, non-toxic cleaning & bath products by Michele Arseneaux-Billie

I hope you a chance to try Michele’s new balms – Baby Butt Balm and Bye Bye Boo Boo Balm. Now don’t worry if you aren’t a baby or don’t have one, her baby balm will soothe other skin irritations as well. I hope you also have a chance to check out Norma Jean’s Cuisine – delicious breads, walnut paté, simply perfect Artichoke & Valbreso Cheese quiche, tasty soups, and sweet kumquat marmalade. Then swing by Betty Rue for a taste sensation – lemon petit fours with a blueberry lavender filling and creamy fondant made with agave syrup or the new Rocky Road cookies. Oh, sooo good!  Heart healthy, skin healthy, garden happy, tummy lovin’, and just all around fun…the Covington Farmers’ Market has it all. Our plans include lots of sunshine and blue skies; make sure your plans include joining 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

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Good morning, friends, and happy Tuesday! I’m having computer problems so this will be short. Our usual group will be at the market tomorrow. Jeff will have smoky pulled pork, BBQ chili, corn bread (no croutons), mac & cheese or cole slaw. Nanette is fixing a comfortingly delicious chicken noodle soup for those of you are in need of a little TLC. Elizabeth will be there with those amazing muffalettas. Kandi & Joe’s chicken porridge is sure to warm you through and through. Ease those seasonal coughs and colds with Earl’s raw, local honey or just use it sweeten your coffee or tea.

Jerry Hess will play in the gazebo Saturday

Jerry Hess will play in the gazebo Saturday

I am looking forward to a wonderful day at the Saturday market, friends, with Jerry Hess in the gazebo. Pat Lester will park his Foodwagon on Columbia Street and serve samples of his Chili. He will also sell Bratwurst with Peppers and Onions, hot dogs and more!

KingcakeKing cakes are on the menu at Bear Creek Road. Jennifer tells me that she will have both cinnamon and traditional French almond king cakes. Don’t stop there! Robin is adding a king cake pepper jelly to her lineup – complete with baby!

Kombucha Girl Living Beverage

Kombucha Girl Living Beverage at the Covington Farmer’s Market

Kombucha Girls have a fabulous new shrub – orange-peach-vanilla bean. It tastes just like a Dreamsicle. Their new bitters flavor, Bogue Falaya is inspired by the woodsy, aromatic cypress trees that grow along our beautiful Bogue Falaya and the evergreen & citrus notes of fall and winter seasons. For a healthy treat, try some of Sam’s Sprouts new coconut chips. He has several flavors including mild BBQ, spicy BBQ, sweet mild and jalapeño.

Make a New Year’s resolution to try something new each week like Blood River’s creamed honey, Spanish R Us’ refried beans, Norma Jean’s quiche, Kumquat Marmalade from Althee, Enten Farms Meaux Mustard, or a soothing tea from Rosalie Apothecary. Let us help you get through the week or the weekend full of flavor!

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

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Happy, happy Tuesday, friends! It hardly feels like December and that makes Wednesday a perfect day to sit out at the market, enjoy a lovely day of music and food and relaxation. After all, it’s just a little over a week until Christmas and a delightful lunch will do you good.

Linnzi Zaorski

Linnzi Zaorski

Keep in mind this is the last Saturday before Christmas so you’ll want to stock up on things you’ll need for your holiday celebration! What a great day we’ll have on Saturday with Linnzi Zaorski and her enchanting voice singing us a gift from the gazebo. So grab a steamy, delicious cup of java and enjoy the morning with us. Keith and Nealy Frentz will be there in the Lola Deux food truck with all kinds of deliciousness. I love watching trays of Parmesan Fries travel past on their way to putting a smile on someone’s face. If you’re having trouble finding a gift for the chef in your life, you’re in luck. Jeff Young, The Catholic Foodie, will be at the market this Saturday with his newly released cookbook Around the Table with the Catholic Foodie: Middle Eastern Cuisine. Enjoy fascinating stories of food and faith in the Holy Land as author Jeff Young shows you how to prepare the savory cuisine of that region.

LOLA Deux, LOLA Restaurant's food truck

LOLA Deux, LOLA Restaurant’s food truck

As I mentioned before, Christmas will soon be upon us and this is your last Saturday to get your Farmers’ Market gifts and treats. Look no further for the perfect gift for Uncle What’s-His-Name or Aunt I-Have-Everything-I-Could-Ever-Want. We have a selection of goodies that will make a wonderful gift. (Yeah, I knew you were wondering when I’d get around to them.) Teresa’s Italian has a mixed bag of cookies that include such favorites as biscotti, fig cookies, anise cookies, luscious praline cookies, those crunchy lemon cookies and more – all there in one convenient bag! Or you can pick a bag of your favorites.

Windfield Farm Bakery

Windfield Farm Bakery

Just turn around and you are right there by Windfield Farms and such decadent munchies as Pumpkin Ooey Gooeys, Lemon Bars, Raspberry Crumble and Chocolaty Brownies. I enjoyed a pumpkin ooey gooey just this week, slighty warmed in the oven and topped with a light dollop of Mauthe’s yogurt. What a treat! Make a box of Suzie’s muffins – Morning Glory, Chocolate, and/or Blueberry. Let your giftee know that each muffin can be frozen so you can prolong the enjoyment. Two more steps and you are treated to truffles and candied apples and soft caramels from Lolly Marie. If you haven’t already tried her white chocolate ginger truffles, do yourself a favor and don’t wait any longer.

Create a box of gluten-free cookies and muffins from Betty Rue with peanut butter chocolate chip, gingerbread, chocolate crinkle, and oatmeal raisin. She even has several grain-free choices such as her chocolaty Santa cookies with little flecks of peppermint stick dancing throughout or the newest flavor, chocolate chip. The flour that Crystal uses in her cookies is a unique blend of ancient grains not traditionally found in your typical boxed gluten free cookies so a bag of cookie mix is especially nice for those who like to bake their own cookies!

Bear Creek Road Bakery December Pie of the Month - Eggnog creme brûlée with gingerbread crust and candied orange

Bear Creek Road Bakery December Pie of the Month – Eggnog creme brûlée with gingerbread crust and candied orange

Over at Bear Creek Road, the goodness is flowing from every corner with delicious gingerbread pie with apple berry filling or chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Jennifer has a table full of sweetness with caramel cookies, cranberry squares (really good), decadent fudge brownies and more. Nanette has some amazing raw cookies like my favorite almond date bars (great by itself or sprinkled over yogurt) or chocolate coconut balls! Norma Jean bakes up some tasty loaf breads – a perfect size for two people.

There’s something great on every table – even those no goodies. We’re just jam-packed with great gift ideas…great food…great music…great people – yourself included! Join us; it wouldn’t be the same 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 www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org