Posted September 6, 2012 at 9:17 pm
Buy local and know the story of your food!
“This magical, marvelous food on our plate, this sustenance we absorb, has a story to tell. It has a journey. It leaves a footprint. It leaves a legacy. To eat with reckless abandon, without conscience, without knowledge; folks, this ain’t normal.”
- Joel Salatin, farmer and author
The Midtown Farmers Market brings produce from Minnesota and Wisconsin, straight from the farmers, so you can eat it with knowledge of its story. Midtown Flavors cooking demonstrations are back on Saturday, so come grab a sample and see how you can create beautiful and delicious dishes from this market produce. You can also pick up local produce and free rain garden plants from our sponsor 7-Sigma this Tuesday.
This Saturday find:
~Sweet corn, raspberries, melons, grapes, Brussels sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, apples, carrots, okra, spinach, beets, zucchini, squash blossoms, squash, kale, kohlrabi, broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, cabbage, herbs, meat, eggs, jams and jellies, artisan bread, lamb, cheese, butter, yogurt, honey, flower bouquets
~Coffee, scones, cookies, tacos, breakfast sandwiches, fruit tarts, omelets, arepas, tamales, iced tea, soda, hamburgers, brats, gluten-free fair food, boiled peanuts
~Handmade ceramics and jewelry
This Tuesday find:
~Sweet corn, tomatoes, melons, potatoes, raspberries, beets, Brussels sprouts, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, kale, broccoli, apples, honey, grapes, lettuce, kohlrabi, cabbage, cauliflower, herbs, flower bouquets, artisan bread, jams and jellies
~Brats and hamburgers, smoothies, coffee drinks, iced tea
~Handmade hula hoops and jewelry
This week at the market:
Saturday, September 8th
9:00-11:00 Sonic Love Child
11:00-1:00 Steve West
Midtown Flavors Cooking Demonstration:
9:00am with Lisa McDonald and Chuck Huntley, featuring grilled steak from Tom and Sara Austin of Hilltop Pasture Farms, along with Cucumber Farm Salad (recipe included below).
The Midtown Flavors demo tent will be located in the entrance row.
Second Saturdays with Martha:
10:00-12:00 Seed Celebration! Seeds are common and plentiful at the Market this time of year. We can see some of them, but many are hiding inside colorful plant packages that we eat. Sound mysterious? Stop by the Second Saturday Community Tent, explore seeds and hunt for more as you go around the Market gathering food.
Thanks to Tuesday’s Sponsor:
Tuesday, September 11th
4pm-6pm Sister Species