Don’t be a last-minute Valentine’s Day shopper this year! Come on down to MCM this Thursday for a special appearance from Dandelion Chocolate and pick up some of their delicious handmade chocolate bars for your sweetie. They’ll be at MCM this week for a special appearance–they’ll be back this spring on a more regular basis.
Also at MCM this week, support your local food producer and MCM by pre-ordering Valentines for your honey at our 22nd Street info table!
We’ll have a variety of adorable valentines featuring yummy local foods from our vendors, including:
- “Will you juju-BE mine?” (featuring dried jujubes from Twin Girls)
- “Orange you gonna be my valentine?” (featuring blood oranges from Twin Girls)
- “Love you bunches!” (featuring a bunch of kale or other greens from Blue House Farm)
- “We make a great pear” (featuring an Asian pear from K&J Orchards)
- “Be my Sweetie” or “Be my G-Free Sweetie” (featuring a sweet treat from Marla Bakerly or a gluten-free sweet from Flour Chylde Bakery, respectively)
Fruit and vegetable valentines will be $3 each and the sweets will be $5 each.
Pre-order one of these tasty Valentines at MCM this week (2/7) for pickup at the market next Thursday–Valentine’s Day!
This weather is un-real, so this afternoon I decided to “chill out” with some fresh frozen yogurt made with ingredients from Twin Girls Farm. Its a super simple recipe so while you’re at the market tomorrow grab some fruits and make some fro-yo for the big game on sunday!
Yields: 2 servings
Total Time: 1 hour
1 Cup Yogurt of Choice
1 Blood Orange
1/2 Tsp Vanilla, optional
2 Tbs, Torani Syrup, (lemon or hazelnut) optional
1. Juice orange and lemon.
2. Put the seeds of one pomegranate in the food processor.
3. Add juice and yogurt, and vanilla and sweetener.
4. Freeze until frothy. (about 40 minutes)
This week at the Market everyone should try an organic dried jujube! Used for centuries for their medicinal qualities, these sweet little fruits make a delicious snack. They taste a bit like what you’d get if you crossed a date and a marshmallow–soft and spongey with a mellow sweetness. They can be used to make tea, to sweeten desserts, or they can be enjoyed on their own (eat them like you would a date). Twin Girls Farm has had them for a couple months now and they will be selling them this Thursday at MCM! Grab a bag and tell us about what you used them for in the comments section of this post or on our Facebook page!
This delicious kale, golden beet, and butternut squash salad is a recipe from Daniel at Blue House Farm. It was an especially fun recipe to make–involving poaching, roasting, massaging (more on this below)–and yet, super simple!! Read more
Last week at the first MCM of 2013, I heard lots of chatter about Peter’s Kettle Corn. Market goers find their kettle corn snack to be an essential part of the market experience, so here’s a little more kettle corn (history) for your enjoyment!
The history of kettle corn, as it turns out, is a series of folklore stories, so I will share with you my favorite (with a few embellishments).