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Falaya Fest Saturday at Bogue Falaya Park

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On Saturday, November 4 from 3 -8 p.m., the first annual Falaya Fest will take place in the Bogue Falaya Wayside Park in historic downtown Covington. The inaugural festival celebrates the array of diverse musical talent rooted in our community, while offering new and upcoming musical talent an opportunity to showcase their work. Falaya Fest will feature live music by Dash Rip Rock, The Ardent Spirits, Amedee Frederick V, Julie Odell, Grace Billie and the Cheeseburger Ranchers.

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductees, Dash Rip Rock will be the headliners of the Falaya Fest line up. The New York Times describes Dash Rip Rock as a combination of “fluency in American roots music with a robust dose of punk-rock spirit.” Featuring musicians Bill Davis, Wade Hymel and Covington native, Chance Casteel.

The Ardent Spirits, a gypsy jazz band from Oklahoma will be joined by local guitarist, Jacob Fitzmorris. Amedee Frederick V, a trio of father and sons, hails locally with renowned blues and jazz ensembles. Solo acoustic artists Grace Billie and Julie Odell will present individual performances, each with their own unique styles and folky, songbird vocals. Jon-Marc Kilpatrick, John Garcia, Parker Freeman, Cam Hartill and Albert Lachin make up the The Cheeseburger Ranchers, a self proclaimed outlaw country band playing original and classic tunes.

An anticipated event, Falaya Fest will deliver a grassroots community foray for all ages. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, but leave the picnic baskets at home. Food will be available for purchase from participating restaurants Baco Bar, Isabella’s Wood-fired Pizza, Baba Ganoush, Nkauj Hmood Asian Street Food and Papa D’s Kettle Corn.

Headlining sponsor Kombucha Girl Living Beverage offers Kombucha on tap, and Covington’s Boba Bar will sell their amazing hand-crafted bubble tea. Craft beer from Gnarly Barley, Budweiser products and a great selection of fine wine will also be available for purchase.

Special acknowledgment and thanks to our participating sponsors, Kombucha Girl Living Beverage, Central Staging, Bud Lite, Cat Country 98.9 Continuous Country Favorites, Shop Soul Boutique, St. John’s Coffeeshop, Water Works, Inc, The Green Room and Our Place Fitness Studio- for support the first Annual Falaya Fest!
For $12, tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite on our facebook page, #Falaya Fest and at participating business, Rock and Blues and Columbia Street Natural Foods. You may also purchase tickets at the gate for $14, free admission for children 10 & under. For more information, contact us on facebook.

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First Annual Falaya Fest in November

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(COVINGTON) On Saturday, November 4 from 3-8pm the first annual Falaya Fest will be taking place in the Bogue Falaya Wayside Park in historic downtown Covington. This music festival is the first of its kind for the city of Covington and celebrates an array of diverse musical talents rooted in our community. Falaya Fest will feature music by Dash Rip Rock, The Ardent Spirits, Amedee Frederick V, Julie Odell, Grace Billie and The Cheeseburger Ranchers.

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductees Dash Rip Rock will be the headliners of the Falaya Fest line up. As stated in the The New York Times, Dash Rip Rock combines “fluency in American roots music with a robust dose of punk-rock spirit.” Their performance features musicians Bill Davis, Wade Hymel and Covington native, Chance Casteel. The Ardent Spirits, a gypsy jazz band from Oklahoma will be joined by local guitarist, Jacob Fitzmorris. Amedee Frederick 5, a trio of father and sons, hails locally with renowned blues and jazz ensembles. Solo artists Grace Billie and Julie Odell will perform individually, each with their own unique styles and folky songbird vocals.

The musical talents of Jon-Marc Kilpatrick, John Garcia, Parker Freeman, Cam Hartill and Albert Lachin make up the The CheeseBurger Ranchers, a self-proclaimed outlaw country band playing original and classic tunes.
Falaya Fest plans to deliver a grassroots community foray for all ages to enjoy. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets but leave the picnic baskets at home. Food will be available for purchase from participating restaurants, Boca Bar, Isabella’s Pizza and Baba Ganoush.
The headlining sponsor, Kombucha Girl Living Beverage, will be offering Kombucha on tap. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are on sale now via Paypal on our facebook page, Falaya Fest, and at participating businesses, Columbia Street Rock and Blues Cafe and Columbia Street Natural Foods. $12 Prepaid, Tickets are also available at the gate for $14, with free admission for children 10 and under. Find Falaya Fest on Facebook.

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This Week at the Covington Farmer’s Market

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Tuesday is here already, friends! I’m looking forward to a lovely day at the market tomorrow. Come by for a delicious lunch, fresh veggies, sweets and treats. Oooh that Frankie will be serving shrimp and grits tomorrow. I really can’t wait. Double K Farm and Mr. Houston both have yard eggs – breakfast should NEVER be overlooked. Did you know that you can bake eggs? Preheat your oven to to 350ºF. Spray a large cup muffin tin with non stick spray. Break an egg into each cup, season (salt & pepper or any one of Spicy Lady’s spices) and bake for 17 minutes, less time if you like them a little less done. How easy is that? FYI, Spicy Lady will be at the market this Saturday.

Don’t you worry. Saturday will be here soon enough and you can come and celebrate the morning with us while enjoying the fine musical notes of David Gruning and Cara Williams.

You just can NOT get any better chicken than from James. And now not only does he have chicken eggs but also quail eggs AND he will have ground chicken once again (makes lovely little meatballs.) You can use the chickenballs in place of sliced chicken in a recipe from Butter Me Up. She has several pasta recipes available; check ‘em out!

Using Celeste’s spaghetti, I made a delicious dish with browned ground beef (Jubilee Farms). While browning the beef, I cooked my spaghetti in salted water for 3-4 minutes. After browning the meat, I added chopped onion, one sliced garlic toe (from Nick), a tablespoon of Celeste’s tomato lemon butter, and cooked until translucent. I slightly drained the pasta then added it to the beef. Another 2-3 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of Nur’s basil pesto, tossed it all together and called it Incredible! Mr. Wonderful even liked it and that’s always a plus in my book. It could have been even better by chopping several leaves of Nick’s Thai Roselle — a lemony green similar to sorrel — and letting them wilt into the pasta dish before serving.

Nancy & Brit at Succotash Ferments have added strawberry kefir and Golden Milk (kefir, turmeric, black pepper, raw honey) to their magnificent Mango Lassi kefir. Warmed Golden Milk, with the healing properties of turmeric, is a delightfully soothing bedtime beverage. ANNDD….Kombucha Girl, Susan, has that fabulous MASTER TONIC AVAILABLE AGAIN! Get it while you can! It never occurs to me that I can enjoy soup in this heat but Norma Jean’s carrot ginger soup is fantastic as a cool summer soup — light and full of flavor!

Betty has a wonderful variety of indoor and outdoor plants to decorate your life. Her boarded Staghorn Ferns are particularly decorative on patio walls and makes a boring fence line beautiful! Potted plants, such as coreopsis and coneflower, from Trudy can liven up your patio, much to the delight of the butterfly population.

We have so many wonderful things at the Covington Farmers’ Market — lemon raspberry scones, amazing cookies, plus those items you always run out of – milk, bread, eggs… So come and enjoy your Saturday filled with wonderful music and great friends and the best ever foods. We’ll keep the coffee on for ya!

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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This Week at the Covington Farmer’s Market by Charlene LeJeune

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Wed Farmers Market signHi, friends and Happy Tuesday!  Are you ready for a great lunch? Well, tomorrow’s almost here bringing all kinds of goodness from your market vendors. I usually go with a plan…what do I want for the rest of the week? Wednesday’s lunch – maybe a Mediterranean salad with pita bread and hummus. Since Frankie is serving fresh fruit kabobs with sour cream & brown sugar dipping sauce, I’ll get that for breakfast on Thursday with a delightful pan seared salmon salad from Kandi for lunch. Friday morning will see pork with hash browns (I’ll have to do those myself) on the breakfast menu (I’m very non-traditional) and a Creole tomato sandwich for lunch – YUM! I believe that Natalie will be back with fresh veggies so I may add a few slices of crunchy cucumber “chips” on the side.

Cat Lane & Reaper Cheaters will play at the Covington Farmer's Market this Saturday

Cat Lane & the Reaper Cheaters will play at the Covington Farmer’s Market this Saturday

Saturday morning will awaken with the lively music of Cat Lane and the Reaper Cheaters flowing from the gazebo. So grab your coffee and spend a relaxing morning with us. Wildcrafter Smoothie and Juice Bar in Covington will be in the demo tent sampling and selling their delicious and healthy drinks. Can’t wait to try those!

corn-corn-on-the-cob-corn-kernels-food-eatMake a fresh salad with chunks of cucumber, zucchini, yellow squash, banana peppers, and tomato with a splash or two of one of this markets amazing salad dressings such as Gina’s Roasted Tomato & Garlic or Nanette’s Spicy Raspberry Vinaigrette. You’ll need a healthy beverage with that, so try Sam’s ultra-fresh coconut water, Amanda’s new green juice, Simply Pure’s Tiger Stripes, or Susan’s Peach Kombucha. Good news! Kombucha Girls has their Master Tonic available again! Can’t beat fresh juices on a warm spring day! Cool off with a refreshing fruit popsicle from Amanda or a hand-shaved snowball from Stephanie.

Liz told me this past weekend that Jubilee Farms will have organic, non-GMO corn available this week and next. So take advantage and get lots of ears while you can. Newly-picked corn grilled in the husk sharing your plate with sliced zucchini and green onion sausage right off the pit – uh-huh, I know you’re smilin’ too. Your veggies are great roasted as well – tomatoes, onions, peppers, squash, and eggplant tossed with olive oil and a salt-free seasoning (Spicy Lady, me) and popped into the oven until they reach perfect deliciousness. Serve with a smile.

BlueberriesI haven’t even mentioned a fourth of the delights you’ll find at the Market like Lolly Marie’s creamy caramels, Bear Creek Road’s soft pretzels stuffed with seasonal fruit, coffee milk from Mauthe’s, blueberries, peaches, or plums. You’ll just have to come out and see for yourself.  Just remember to stop by and say, “hello”. Personally, I can’t wait to find out what’s new this week!

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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500 Women for Hope House CovLuv Raffle Continues Through March

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500 Women for Hope House RAFFLELiz Bragdon of Our Place Studio and Reina Solano of Shop Soul Boutique have joined forces to take part in the “500 Women for Hope House” campaign. The goal of the campaign is for 500 women from St. Tammany & Washington Parishes to raise $100 (or more) for the Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House. Their idea to raise the money was to host a “CovLuv” raffle – powered by the community through donations from local businesses and artists. Over thirty items have been collected to raffle off, including prizes like a 1 month supply of kombucha from Kombucha Girl, a 60 minute customized massage from Soul’s Journey, a tangerine quartz necklace from Shoeffle’, the coveted $100 gift certificate to OxLot 9, and so much more! To learn about more of the raffle items visit them at their table in front of Shop Soul Boutique during the Block Party! Tickets are available at Our Place Studio & Shop Soul, $2 per or $1 per for 5 or more, now through the end of March. www.opcovington.com

Follow both on Facebook: Our Place Studio & Shop Soul Boutique for updates!

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500 Women for Hope House – “CovLuv” Campaign Raffle

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Liz Bragdon (Our Place Studio) & Reina Solano (Shop Soul Boutique) will be participating in the 500 Women for Hope House Campaign, which aims to raise $500,000 for the organization.

Liz Bragdon (Our Place Studio) & Reina Solano (Shop Soul Boutique) will be participating in the 500 Women for Hope House Campaign, which aims to raise $500,000 for the organization.

Liz Bragdon of Our Place Studio and Reina Solano of Shop Soul Boutique have joined forces to take part in the “500 Women for Hope House” campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise $100 (or more) from 500 women to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House. The independent, non-profit organization is dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in our community.

Liz and Reina are collecting items from local craftspeople, artists and businesses in the community that they will raffle off to raise their funds. “We are the organizers, but our creative and generous Covington community is providing the fuel and fire. So for us this is truly a community-driven “CovLuv” campaign!” says Liz.

Raffle tickets may be bought at Our Place Studio (338 N Vermont) and Shop Soul Boutique (529 E Boston) starting this Friday. Tickets will also be available at the Kombucha Girl table at the Covington Farmer’s Market Saturday. If you would like to donate an item for the raffle, call Liz at Our Place – 985.875.1182 or Reina at Shop Soul – 985.258.4080. For more info visit www.cachopehouse.org

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This Week at the Covington Farmer’s Market by Charlene LeJeune

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Wed Farmers Market signHappy Tuesday, friends! I hope you’re all enjoying the glorious sunshine after several rainy days. Tomorrow promises a gentle, peaceful atmosphere designed to overcome the hurried pace of the rest of the week. Join us and make it a picnic lunch with a raw salad and a bowl of white bean & kale soup from Nanette or Irma’s rice with hearts of palm and cream of mushroom soup. Of course, a picnic is just as nice with lemongrass chicken salad from Kandi or Rebecca’s tasty Honduran chicken tamales. Top off your meal with an old fashioned banana pudding, a container of strawberries, and fresh veggies for home. Come spend some time with us; we have no roses to stop and smell, but we do have lots of good food and smiling’ faces.

Bad Penny PleasuremakersUsher in your Saturday morning with the rambunctious sounds of the Bad Penny Pleasuremakers. Brighten up the day with a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice or the ever wonderful cup of coffee! Pat Lester will park his Foodwagon on Columbia Street and set up to deliver a delightful treat.

Kombucha Girl water kefir

Kombucha Girl water kefir

Bring home a jar of Kombucha Girls’ water kefir. Why? Well, because it is a deliciously effervescent, probiotic-rich beverage containing lots of B-vitamins, enzymes and organic acids – a perfect combination to aid digestion and uplift your mood aaaannnd it tastes great! Liz and Susan have created wonderful blends of mixed berry and lemon-hibiscus with cayenne along with many others.

Crystal and the girls are baking their lovely gluten-free breads again. Made with a blend of ancient grains, choose from baguettes, sour dough boulé, English muffins, bagels, pizzas, and cinnamon rolls. The best part is that you can enjoy them nicely warmed in their camp oven. Are ya kidding???? Hot cinnamon rolls, oh boy!

3 cheese & spinach hand pie from Bear Creek Road Bakery

3 cheese & spinach hand pie from Bear Creek Road Bakery

Jennifer (Bear Creek Road) has a savory new hand pie – 3 cheese and spinach. It tastes as yummy as it looks. She also has created a pull-apart apple streusel – you know, so you can just have a little piece at a time.  OK, so not me, but maybe you????

And while I’m on a goodie binge, why wait for St. Joseph’s Day for the Italian cookies when Theresa’s has lots to chose from: praline cookies, fig cookies, wedding cookies, anise cookies, biscotti, lemon crunch cookies, seed cookies, and the kid’s favorite, sugar cookies. Theresa also has a mixed bag with a taste of each variety. Yummmmmmm!

apple streusel pull apart from Bear Creek Road Bakery

apple streusel pull apart from Bear Creek Road Bakery

Naturally, we have lots of veggies, too. So make your stroll around the market a leisurely one. That way, you won’t miss out on all the wonderful things our vendors have for you. So, when grab your traditional cup of coffee, change it up a little by adding a little music, a couple of squirts of laughter, and a heaping spoonful of good friends and there you have it – the perfect Farmers’ Market day.

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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This Week at the Covington Farmer’s Market by Charlene LeJeune

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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!

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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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Farmers Market Recipe: Carnival Cocktails From Kombucha Girl Living Beverage

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Kombucha Girl Mardi Gras logoWhen Susan Tarasova and Liz Bragdon of Kombucha Girl Living Beverages get together with their friends, Bryan & Sylvia Dias, delicious, original cocktails are always the result! Their latest recipes, concocted with Bryan’s expert guidance, utilize one of Kombucha Girl’s Living Blends, Living Falernum, as well as their Orange Bitters and Sugar Plum Bitters. Falernum is a tropical beverage, typically made with a base of lime and rum, plus warming spices like vanilla, allspice and ginger. Kombucha Girl Falernum is full of probiotic benefits, but not a drop of rum, so Bryan worked his magic to blend some spectacular Mardi Gras-worthy beverages from the best local ingredients. Enjoy! If you like Bryan’s creation, you can learn more about his work with wine & spirits at bryanrdias.com and check out Sylvia’s wine art at wine-in-art.com. As for Susan and Liz, you can find them and their delicious, health-full beverages at the Covington Farmers Market every Saturday and follow them on Facebook: Kombucha Girl Living Beverages

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2 oz. Pontchartrain Vineyards “Port of New Orleans”
1 oz. Old New Orleans Rum Company “Crystal” (white) rum
1/2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz. Kombucha Girl Living Falernum
1/4 oz. simple Ksyrup
4 drops Kombucha Girl Sugar Plum Bitters

Shake over ice, strain and serve neat

 

Crystal Beach Ball

Mardi Gras Drink Recipes1.5 oz. Old New Orleans Rum Company “Crystal” (white) rum
3/4 oz. pineapple juice
.5 oz. Pontchartrain Vineyards “Port of New Orleans”
.5 oz. Angostura Bitters
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
1/3 oz. Kombucha Girl Living Falernum
1/4 oz. simple syrup
4 drops Kombucha Girl Orange Bitters

Shake over ice, strain and serve neat with a sprig of fresh mint

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This Week at the Covington Farmers Market by Charlene LeJeune

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Oyster Mushrooms from James Shoop, "Chickin' Jim" at the Covington Farmers Market

Oyster Mushrooms from James Shoop, “Chickin’ Jim” at the Covington Farmers Market

Hi, friends and happy Tuesday! Is it Tuesday? The days and weeks have flown by so fast, it’s hard to remember. And there aren’t too many shopping days left and sometimes just thinking of all the holiday activities is exhausting.
But, Wednesday is on the horizon, and even though sleigh bells are jingling (somewhere in the world), you need to take some time to treat yourself to a lovely lunch at the Market. Indulge in a delicious soup, hot tamales, smoked turkey or crispy egg rolls. Enjoy your meal with a steamy cup of coffee from Frankie or save the coffee to have with your dessert – peanut brittle, cashew brittle, chocolate caramel truffles, or Raspberry Oreos. It’s OK to indulge; Mr. Houston and Marietta will have the most luscious greens and greens just kinda make everything healthy.
NO snow falling outside but friends will be calling you on Saturday to come and enjoy the music of Linzzi Zaorski. Then get set for The Kombucha Girl in the cooking tent. Susan and Liz will serve samples of their holiday kombucha and show you ways to enhance this special tea with bitters and other ingredients. So grab your coffee and do some Christmas shopping with us.
The scent of fresh brewed coffee is sooooo inviting (like popcorn popping) and Kevin always has an amazing gourmet roast for us. What an awesome gift! How wonderful it would be to have fresh herbs on the table fragrantly waiting to be snipped and added to your dishes! Alton and Sandra will make a special basket of herbs (or anything else) Oh! Go ahead and order two – one gift, one for your table. Fresh goat’s milk cheeses (Farmhouse Dairy) or cow’s milk cheeses (Mauthe’s) on a tray, a jar of any kombucha flavor plus a bottle of bitters (Kombucha Girl), a basket of seasonings and herb blends (Herbs N Spice), a bag of all natural beauty products – more awesome gifts with one thing in mind, to make someone smile. Why stick with traditional? Dennis’ winter plants include Cassias, Confederate Rose, Clumping Bamboo, Candelabras, and fig trees. Think outside the stocking!
Aside from having great gifts, it’s always great to see old friends and new appearing at the market. Betty Rue is back with their famous gluten free cookies, cookie mixes, and ancient grain flour. Crystal has developed dairy free egg nog that is absolutely fantastic! Gotta try it. You may or may not be aware that we have some special food and treats for your four-legged buddies. Tiger Bait (don’t ya love it?!) is offering raw pet food. I’ve read their pamphlet and you will be amazed at the love and thought going into their pet food and treats. You have to stop by their table so you can see for yourself. While you’re over that way (toward the corner of Theard & Columbia), you can see that strawberries are back! What a lovely treat for a Christmas dinner – or any dinner – for that matter.
Another great stop is at Sam’s Sprouts. He has a few unique sprout blends and a few light & tasty dressings to add to them. He also mentioned a few ways that he uses sprouts in his own cooking. Sprouts make a fabulous addition to scrambled eggs or delicious stir fry. Sam uses his lentils, peas, and beans blend in a sprout-tastic chili. Who knew?! The ladies at Rosalie Alley Apothecary have several wonderful tea blends. The hibiscus-mint medley, rose orange spice, and dandelion chai all sound (and smell) so soothing. But what really caught my eye is their Carob Café with roasted cacao nibs, roasted dandelion root with carob and a hint of clove. Their mulling spice tea will have your bells ring-ting-tingling too.
The Covington Farmers’ Market is a remarkable place to be on any morning. C’mon…. it’s lovely weather to spend a market day together with 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