What a lovely Tuesday, friends! The sun is smiling with light breezes blowing and it will probably rain later. But, rain or shine, we will be at the Market and we have a covered pavilion, tempting delights, our fabulous Market Band. So just come and relax and enjoy a good meal.
I reminded Nanette of a delicious chowder that she had made last year – summer squash & corn chowder – and it is on the menu for tomorrow. Yesss! Unfortunately, Kandy and Joe will not be at the market this week but we will have them back next week. Good thing ’cause I’ve been looking forward to the noodle salad with lemongrass chicken. Jeff will have his famous pulled pork along with cole slaw and firecracker potatoes. And for dessert, an old fashioned banana pudding from Frankie. I could get lost in days like this!
It will be another lovely Saturday at the market (I refuse to have anything else especially since I wasn’t here last week). The Three Rivers Cooperative will get us started with ooodles of tunes dancing from the gazebo. Pat Lester will park his food truck on Columbia Street ready to dazzle us with a special treat. Since I was out last Saturday, I had my protege “emailer in training”, Ignacio, do a little scoping out of the goodies to be had this week. I think he did a magnificent job!
Hot Tamale Mama has MUSHROOMS IN PARMESAN CREAM WITH CRAWFISH AND ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE. (I’ve had this myself and it is scrumptious! – cl) and Chicken and Andouille Gumbo which is a cajun stew that is good on rice. She also has a Classic Lasagna with ground chuck, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
Bechac’s has BEEF JERKEY for $5. (Delicious by itself or cut up in a salad – cl)
Screaming Oaks Mushroom Farm features Shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane, and Milky mushroom
James has MILKY MUSHROOMS which he says are really dense and portabella-like. They would be good in soup, and good to sauté with onions and garlic. (These, or his oyster mushrooms, will wonderful sautéed with my Magical Mushroom Tour seasoning and roasted chicken from James. P.S. you’ll have to do the roasting – cl)
Sam will have SPROUTED HONEY ROASTED PEANUT BUTTER next week. (You should see Robin or Althee for some outstanding jelly to go with that. Come to think of it, you’ll need bread too – Lena, Susie, or Crystal… aaaah, the perfect peanut butter sammie -cl.)
Bear Creek Road’s August Pie of the Month: Salted Caramel S’Mores Ice Box Pie
Jubilee farms has PLENTY OF FRESH PORK SAUSAGE: CAJUN, HOT ITALIAN, AND GREEN ONION. (Any of these are perfect on the grill! – cl)
Bartlett Farms said that they would have some new Fall produce in September. Also, the bread lady (Windfield Farms) who is right across from us said that she will have new fall breads soon.
As you can see, I’m not the only one who thinks the Farmers’ Market offerings are the best. You can have all this goodness for yourself but….you have to be here to enjoy it!
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
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