“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” -Ovid

September 5, 2015

Weather forecast for Market hours:
Staying in the 70s and less humid. A humdinger of a Market Day!

Music:
Leanne Entwistle in her first Market appearance (east side) and old favorite Dave Kelly (west side).

It’s Labor Day Weekend!
Are you firing up the BBQ for guests? Here’s a few menu ideas from the Market!

1) Corn! Cobs and cobs of corn. Roll the corn on top of the stick of butter. Apply salt liberally. Who needs utensils?
2) Watermelon! Cut wedges of, serve it on a pretty platter and watch it go fast. So refreshing.
3) Put out heaps of fresh Market veggies, cut into dip size pieces, serve with something tasty on the side.
4) Thinly slice market breads and serve with tasty jams and cheeses!
5) Are you a guest? Bring a baked good or fresh flowers to the host.

What’s in season!
School is back is session so stock up on tasty and healthy lunchbox and snack options. Consider picking up garden items for fall plantings too. Baking with apples is best when Granny Smiths and Winesaps are in season – and that’s on the horizon! The good news is you can already sign up for the October 17 Apple Pie Contest!

The Treehouse will be bringing its homemade hummus and salsa with small bags of chips this weekend. Both make great additions to a backyard BBQ.

PREPARE THE GRILL! Hillacres Pride will have on special this week sausage grillers – choose from regular, maple or sage. They’ll have nitrate free, all beef hot dogs for picnics and plenty of cheese for a cheese tray!  Stop by for some samples.

PERK UP! Revolution Roasters has the popular Papua New Guinea back in stock and will serve it up Saturday.

Wild Flour Bakery has a special of two loaves of bread for $10 plus challah rolls for burgers and dogs. They’ve got new breads, too! “Spelt is in our Yards multi-grain bread and now we have a spelt bread with peach.  We have worked very hard for the past few weeks developing this bread so that we could bring it to the market.” If you’re in the mood for sweets, they’ll have mini-peach pies with stars.

Featured Vendors
Weckerly’s Ice Cream
John & Kira’s Chocolate
SOOM Foods
Rich’s Micro Roast
Crepe Cart will set up inside the Market alongside Revolution Roasters.

Featured Artist 
Carol & Dave Leader of Turned Treasures
Carol and Dave are wood turners who make unique hand-crafted items on their wood lathes.  They use exotic and domestic woods, acrylic and Corian to craft pens, ceiling fan pulls, wine bottle stoppers, key chains, ornaments, vessels and bowls. See what they do here

Other news
Hooray for women farmers! A photographer spotlights ladies in the fields.

Holiday inspiration: See what Alton Brown cooks up for the perfect Labor Day.

One week left to buy tickets to the breathtaking dinner party thrown by YOU! The Pop Up Gala is Sept 12! http://popupgala.ticketleap.com/2015/details.