Giving Saturday – 09.30.2017

THANKS, WESTSIDE BALTIMORE, FOR BEING PART OF A GREAT THIRD SEASON

The last market of the season is always bittersweet. It’s been a long hard summer – especially for our hard-working farmers. Hard to say goodbye to summer and all of our market friends, but it’s time for fall gleaning, and then a long winter rest.

To thank you for all of your support in 2017. We’re turning our last market of the 2017 season into Giving Saturday – with a lot of help from community members.

We’ll have free coffee for everyone in the morning.

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At 10:30. Mia will be leading a Zumba session. She brought her energy out to the market a few weeks ago and you asked us to bring her back. Come on out and get your autumn energy flowing.
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Thanks to JAMSQUAD, a group of local cyclists, we have bikes to give to a few neighborhood kids who’ve been wanting one for a long time.

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Thanks to the National Aquarium, we have 4 tickets for our most loyal customer. She says she’s been promising her three children a trip to the Aquarium for a long time. Now she can deliver.
(If you come to the market often, you’ve probably seen Sarah. She’s out every Saturday without fail, picking up fresh, in-season, produce.)

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Our own, V and V Baltimore will be holding the last of their popular vegan cooking demos at 11:30.Rachel copy

 

 

We hope to see you Saturday. If you can’t make it – stay in touch via our email
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Let’s Make the Final Market for 2016 the Best One

SEPTEMBER 23RD – SWEET POTATOES,  SQUASH, GREEN BEANS, EGGS AND SO  MUCH MORE!

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Happy autumn everyone!  It’s time for us to park our tractor for the season. This last Saturday in September marks our last market for 2016. We sure did enjoy spending our summer with our market family — our  awesome customers, vendors, and volunteers.  Please be sure to come out and say hello one last time for this season.  We’re a young market, working hard to make sure we succeed and stick around for a long, long time. So your support has been very important to us.  We’ll be back next spring, and we’re planning to have an even longer season in 2017.
Here’s what our farmers say they’ll have this week.
  • Kale
  •  Squash
    • Butternut squash
    • Summer squash
    • Winter squash
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Cantaloupes
  • Watermelons
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Peppers
    • Bell – various colors
    • Sweet
    • Hot – cayenne and others
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Radishes
  • Okra
  • Beets
  • Bitter gourd
  • Green beans
  • Yellow wax beans
  • Beets
  • Variety boxes
  • Early pumpkins
  • Cage free eggs
  • Jam
  • Fresh cut flowers

From watermelons to pumpkins as summer gives way to fall

September 17, 2016 – Kale, tomatoes, eggplant, squash and more

It’s the last Saturday of the summer. And at the market, it’s that funny time of year when the heat-loving produce like tomatoes and watermelons are still available and all of the fall favorites start to come in.

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Here’s what our farmers say they’ll have this week.

  • Kale
  •  Squash
    • Butternut squash
    • Summer squash
    • Winter squash
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Cantaloupes
  • Watermelons
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Peppers
    • Bell – various colors
    • Sweet
    • Hot – cayenne and others
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Radishes
  • Okra
  • Beets
  • Bitter gourd
  • Green beans
  • Yellow wax beans
  • Beets
  • Variety boxes
  • Early pumpkins
  • Cage free eggs
  • Jam
  • Fresh cut flowers

World’s Tiniest Watermelons?

September 10, 2016 -Mexican sour gherkins are here this week

Not a pickle. Not a watermelon.

They’re tiny cucumber-like vegetables that you eat whole – like a grape tomato. They go by many names: Cucamelon, Mouse melon, sandita (little watermelon in Spanish), and our favorite – Barbie’s watermelon.

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Did you know? The Mexican sour gherkin is not technically a cucumber.  But it tastes quite a bit like a cucumber with a tangy, citrus twist.

We’re still in summer, and it sure is hot out, but we’re starting to see some fall classics come in – like kale, collards, and apples.  Here’s what our farmers say they’ll be bring this week:

  • Tomatoes (beefsteak style and heirloom varieties + cherry tomatoes)
  • Eggplant
  • Radishes
  • Melons – cantaloupes & watermelon
  • Squash – zucchini, summer squash & winter squash
  • Sweet corn
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Greens – collards,kale & chard
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Bell peppers (red and green)
  • Padrón peppers
  • Beets
  • Okra
  • Yellow beans
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Mexican sour gherkins
  • Ground cherry syrupPeaches
  • Apples
  • Variety boxes
  • Mushrooms
  • Fresh cut flowers
  • Cage-free eggs

And don’t forget – you can turn $5 into $10 or $10 into $20.

If you have a SNAP card we will match funds up to $10 per market day and WIC vouchers up to $5 per market day. Just visit our INFO tent

We also have delicious and healthy prepared foods from our other vendors:

  • Baked goods

  • Barbecue

  • Jamaican jerk chicken

  • Crab cakes

  • Vegan mains and sides

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Corn+Tomato Grill SOFT.jpgLet us provide all of your Labor Day cook out essentials!  Our farm fresh raised chickens and sweet peppers are perfect for making your Barbecue Chicken Kebobs. We have nice freshly dug potatoes for your potato salad. Top off those burgers by grilling our onions and peppers. Sweet cherry and heirloom tomatoes with our succulent corn on the cob will make a wonderful Tomato and Corn Salsa. Use our mouthwatering watermelons in a Basil Watermelon Salad. Summer is not over yet!

  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Tomatoes, including cherry tomatoes
  • PeachesProduce Soft Frame
  • Sweet Corn
  • Beets
  • Red and Green Cabbage
  • Onions
  • Red and Yellow Watermelon
  • Leeks
  • Honey
  • Apples
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Fresh Herbs including Fresh Basil
  • Cucumbers
  • Summer Squash
  • Okra
  • Greens Beans
  • Yellow Beans
  • Jam

Don’t feel like cooking? No worries, we’ll take care of you with our mouthwatering selection of freshly prepared foods from our vendors.

  • Baked goods
  • Barbecue
  • Jamaican jerk chicken
  • Crab cakes
  • Vegan main entrees and sides

Melons are our reward for suffering through the heat

August 27, 2016 – When do you go at red and stop at green?

When you’re eating a watermelon.

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Did you know? Watermelons are an excellent source of vitamins A and C – and they have even more lycopene than fresh tomatoes.

Together we’ve been suffering through the hottest summer on record. Our farmers have been out in the scorching sun, working hard to bring fresh, Maryland produce to market. Here’s what’s coming in this week:

  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Pears (Bartlett)
  • Apples (Summer Rambo, Ginger Gold)
  • Squash (Summer and Butternut)
  • Sweet Corn (non GMO)
  • Tomatoes (beefsteak style and heirloom – including valencia, green zebra, moskovich, nepal, and woomato)
  • Beets
  • Beans
  • Bell Peppers (many assorted colors)
  • Eggplant
  • Cabbage (green and red)
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Cage Free Eggs
  • Honey
  • Fresh Ground Nut Butters
  • Fresh Cut Herbs
  • Fresh Cut Flowers

>>Our dietitian has a great recipe using market-fresh eggplant, squash, onion and garlic

And don’t forget the delicious and healthy prepared foods from our other vendors:

  • Baked goods
  • Barbecue
  • Jamaican jerk chicken
  • Crab cakes
  • Vegan mains and sides

 

Summer is hot – and so are melons, tomatoes and corn

August 13, 2016 – Come on out early and beat the heat with melons and peaches

The summer heat is intense; the earth is parched; and we’re all ready for a break.  Lucky for us, Mother Nature has an August treat – lush, flavorful and juicy peaches and cantaloupes.

And don’t forget the stars of August – tomatoes and corn. As always, we’ll have a wide variety of traditional and heirloom tomatoes.

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  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Melons
    • Watermelon
    • Honey Dew
    • Cantaloupe
  • Tomatoes of every stripe (including valencia, green zebra, moskovich, nepal, and woomato)
  • Okra
  • Kale
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans

  • Yellow beans

  • Eggplants
  • Carrots
  • Tomatillo

  • Peppers
    • Bell – green
    • Hot peppers (cayenne, hungarian wax, fish, jalepeno, korean, padron)

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Beets
  • Cage free eggs
  • Eggplant
  • Honey
  • Fresh cut flowers
  • Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Zucchini
  • Herbs
  • Apples

Heirloom Tomatoes! Plus – sweet corn, cantaloupe and watermelon

August 6, 2016 – The tomato season is exploding this week

It’s August already. The bad news is, summer is flying by. The good news is, all the iconic summer produce is here – corn, melons, tomatoes, squash, and more.

Heirloom tomatoes mheirloom-tomatoesay look odd to you if you’re used to seeing the classic American beefsteak in your grocery store. But with tomatoes, it’s inner beauty that counts. Some of the funkiest-looking tomatoes are the most delicious.

Speaking of funky – come in and get big discounts on “seconds.” They’re perfect for cooking, canning, or freezing.

>>See our dietitian’s recipe for Penne with Fresh Tomatoes and Tuna

So Many Tomatoes!

  • Cherry tomatoes including,
    • Black cherry
    • Red cherry
    • Sungold
  • Heirloom varieties including:
    • Cherokee purple
    • Black Krim
    • Berkeley Tie Dye
    • Black Cherry
    • Valencia
    • Brandywine – pink, red, black, and yellow
    • Striped German
    • Speckled Roman
    • Nepal
    • Moskovich
    • Woomato
    • St Pierre
    • Pruden’s Purple
    • Persimmon
    • Green Zebra
    • German Stripe
    • Robeson
  • Specially priced “seconds” for cooking, canning, or freezing

Other Maryland-fresh Seasonal Produce

  • Eggplant
  • ground cherries
  • Peppers (bell, hot, and padron)
  • Squach – Summer squash and Zuchinni
  • Cucumbers
  • Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Variety Boxes
  • Sweet Corn
  • Watermelons
  • Cantaloupes
  • Tomatillos
  • Cucumber
  • Peaches
  • Fresh Cut Flowers
  • Herbs (basil, cilantro, parsley, oregano, thyme, dill)

Fresh chickens, eggs, and lots of zucchini

July 30, 2016 – Cage-free eggs and pasture-raised chickens + zucchini prime season

Did you know – the Edmondson Village Farmers Market features cage-free eggs from localfarm-fresh-eggs Yolo Farms every week? The birds have a barn to roost in, and the freedom to roam a fenced outdoor paddock. The hens are fed a locally ground blend of corn, soy, wheat, and oats, which is all natural, with no animal by-products or antibiotics.

If you haven’t sampled local farm eggs before, you’re in for a treat. The yolks are creamier in texture, with a richer, more nuanced flavor. These are eggs that were laid just days ago. Even organic eggs from your grocery store are typically a few weeks old, and just can’t compare.

This week, Yolo will be bringing pasture-raised chickens as well. If you want to get fresh poultry, be sure to get to the market early. These sell out quickly.

From the fields this week:

This is prime season for zucchini. Come in and stock up.

>>See our dietitian’s recipe for Zucchini Pizza Boats

Here’s a sampling of other produce we’ll see this week:’

  • Peaches
  • Blackberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet corn
  • Cantaloupe
  • Potatoes – red and white
  • Squash – yellow and green
  • Cabbage
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, wood sorrel, sage, dill, cilantro, chives)
  • Fresh-cut flowers

Peaches Get All The Glory This Week!

July 22, 2016 – Beat the heat with peaches and stay cool with healthy prepared foods

Just one bite of our succulent farm fresh peaches will cool you off! And keep your kitchen cool with our Heatwave Weekend Dinner Plan

Did you know a peach tree can take up to 2-4 years to grow? Once the fruit hPeaches in cartonsas been picked, it only takes a couple days to 1 week to ripen?  So if you really want a juicy mouthwatering peach, simply leave them on your counter in brown paper bag for a few days. Then voila! Enjoy our farm fresh peaches in a salad, an entree or a dessert.

>>See our recipe for Balsamic Glazed Peaches 

Here is a sample of what our farmers tell us they will be bringing this week

  • Variety Boxes – get there early, these are popular!
  • Squash – Yellow and Zucchini
  • Tomatillos
  • Green Beans
  • Sweet Corn
  • Peaches – Yummmm!
  • Potatoes- Red and White
  • Cabbage – Red and Green
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Hot peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Cut Flowers
  • Fresh Eggs

 

Heatwave Weekend Dinner Plan

Stay cool. Don’t cook. Let our vendors take the heat for you.

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Take home a main dish of curry chicken & jerk burgers from Aunt Daisy’s Caribbean Kitchen.

 

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Pair with a side of garlic kale salad from Foodtastic Family Visions.

 

 

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And don’t forget dessert – get a slice of Butter Pecan Pound Cake from Taste This Cake and Triple Chocolate Avocado Cookies from Scotty Cakes.

 

 

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For ambiance, don’t forget to pick up a a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers from our farmers. No need to turn on that oven!