There is Still Time to Visit our Farmers' Market!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Here we are in November!  The weather folks say it will be cool and sunny on Saturday - nice to have the sun around again after so many clouds with Hurricane Sandy.  We hope everyone weathered the storm well, and we keep all those who suffered loss of life and property in our thoughts.


You can still find a bountiful harvest of fall vegetables here at the market:

Apples, sweet potatoes, gourds, greens, pumpkins, mums, winter squash, turnips are here!

If you are looking for more greens recipes - see below...

*** Our Wednesday Market is still open 11:00 - 3:00.

*** Our beautiful Waldorf Market shopping bags are available from Tina at the EBT tent.

*** We're open every Saturday (rain or shine) until late fall from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our Wednesday Market is open: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*** Our EBT (Electronic Bank Transfer) machine is up and running to process Independence, credit and debit card purchases.


Our vendors:

Eaton Farms - Welcome, MD - Cut flowers! Gourds, radishes, sweet and hot peppers, lettuce, okra, greens

Herbert Farm Produce - Faulkner, MD - Onions, potatoes, greens, squash, tomatoes, peppers, jams and jellies, baked goods

Homestead Farm - Faulkner, MD - Apples!!! Winter squash, greens, eggplant, potatoes, okra, sweet potatoes, turnips, peppers

DeMarr Family Farm - White Plains, MD - Potatoes, beans, peppers, eggplant, squash, gourds, okra, swiss chard

Bowling Farm - Faulkner, MD - Sweet potatoes, arugula, tat soi, winter squash, peppers, tomatoes, greens

PA Bowen Farmstead - Brandywine, MD - Local meats and artisan cheese

White Oak Point Farm - Prince Frederick, MD - Pumpkins and gourds, winter squash, onions, eggplant, turnips, baked goods, jams and jellies, cut flowers

Finch Family Farm - Helen, MD - eggs, squash, beans, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, mums, pumpkins, dried chiles and chile powder, jams and jellies, baked goods, crocheted items, birdhouses

Grimes Family Farm - Free range eggs - brown and green, and seasonal produce

Keep'em Buzzin Apiary - Bryans Road, MD - Honey, honey products

H and H Farm - Aquasco, MD - Produce and honey

Slippery Slope Farm - Charlotte Hall, MD - Goat's milk soap, herbal salves, spinning fibers, free range eggs

Ciao, Bella! - Custom confections and treats!

Accokeek Farm - certified organic - Seasonal produce, herbs and cut flowers

Zekiah Farms - Bryantown, MD. - Back next season

Jack Creek Plants - Shady Side, MD - Will be back in the spring

Heaven's Gardens - La Plata, MD - Will be back in the spring

Part time vendors:

Living Branches - LaPlata, MD - Community outreach, food systems and holistic health

Butter Scotch Shop - Cupcakes


Recipes of the week:

(from capitalgazette.com)

BRAISED GREENS

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 to 4 cloves minced or very thinly sliced garlic
1 1/2 cup hot chicken stock or water
Salt and pepper to taste
3 large bunches kale, collards or turnip greens, washed, trimmed and cut chiffonade

In a very large soup pot, warmed over medium high heat, add olive oil.
Heat momentarily, then add garlic and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, just until fragrant. Do not burn or the garlic will be bitter.

Add washed greens, stalks removed, chopped chiffonade in large handfuls, stirring constantly and letting the greens wilt slightly before adding more.

Add hot chicken stock or water. You aren’t boiling the greens, you are braising, so you only need enough to cover the greens. Season with salt and pepper, cover and cook over low heat until tender.


KALE WITH BEANS, SAUSAGE AND ZUCCHINI

Serve with a nice hot, crusty, baguette or over couscous.

2 tablespoon olive oil
1 small sweet onion, chopped
2 links chicken or pork andouille or Spanish chorizo* sausage, cut into thick slices
1 small green zucchini, quartered and cut into 1/2-inch rounds
1 small yellow squash, quartered and cut into 1/2-inch rounds
2 large garlic cloves, minced
A large bunch washed, trimmed and roughly chopped lucinato kale
1/2 cup chicken stock, hot
2 (16-ounce) cans cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained Trader Joe’s African Spice Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and sausage until onions are soft and sausage is browned. Add zucchini, squash and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add kale and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Season to taste with a few turns of the African Spice, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

*Spanish chorizo is already cooked. Mexican chorizo, which is raw, should not be substituted


***************************************************************************The
Waldorf Farmers' Market is in its fifth season and is located at the intersection of St. Patrick's Drive and O'Donnell Place.

Our Market Schedule is:
Saturdays - May 5 through late fall - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesdays - starting May 9 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Rain or shine!

The Market is a "producer only" market - meaning farmers and vendors sell only what we produce. You know what you buy is fresh, local and in season!

Waldorf Farmers' Market is committed to providing local, fresh produce and supporting the Southern Maryland farm community. Supporters of the Market include Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission and the St.
Charles community.

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