October at the Farmers Market opens with Squashtober on October 4 during regular Market hours, 9am to 1pm. Market vendors will prepare their favorite squash and it will be available to sample. There are hundreds of varieties of summer and winter squashes. The Market offers tastings to encourage the public to try fruits and vegetables[…]
In addition to Cooking day, we also had a winter squash tasting. We cooked them very simply to let the flavor of the squash come out. The basic recipe is just to slice them in half, scoop out the seeds( save them for roasting!) and place them cut side down in a dish with about[…]
This wonderful recipe is from the Thanksgiving issue of Bon Appetit, https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/hasselback-butternut-squash-with-bay-leaves INGREDIENTS 1 large fairy buttercup squash or other sweet moist squash (about 3 pounds total) 1 tablespoon olive oil Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 1 Fresno chile, thinly sliced, or dried red pepper to taste ¼ cup pure maple syrup, preferably grade B,[…]
Be sure to come out for the last cooking day with Chef Jen this season! Recipes from the last cooking day are here We are highlighting squash for Squashtober but she’ll be cooking whatever strikes her fancy at the Market. We’ll also have our first ever squash tasting at the Market. Here’s your chance to try[…]
Jen and Suzanne started the day by spiralizing squash. Spiralized squash makes a really delicious pasta substitute. We tried it out on Kim Moxley’s culinary arts students and they were ALL pleasantly surprised. You can buy one online or locally at Walmart. They are about $15 for the counter top version, much less for this[…]
Chef Jen Cooks August 5th:
Hand mince the onion and rinse in cold water.( rinse anytime to you plan to eat an onion raw) Chop garlic and hot pepper in a food processor until fine. Add tomatoes and cucumbers and pulse until chunky or desired consistency. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, minced parsley and basil.
Squash with tomatoes and shiitake powder:
Saute sliced squash, chopped onions and minced garlic in a blend of butter and olive oil until squash is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Add chopped tomato and a tablespoon of shiitake powder from Baywood Organics. It adds flavor and thickens the sauce.
Pico de gallo:
Hand chop and rinse onion. You want ½ to 1 cup onion. Chop 2 cups of tomatoes and 3 Tablespoons minced hot peppers. Mince 2 cloves of garlic, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or fresh lime juice, fresh cilantro and salt to taste. […]
COOKING DAY- June 1st: Biscuits and gravy: Jen started the morning with biscuits and gravy. She made the biscuits at home. Heartmoss Farm sausage was browned until done. Add a handful of flour and stir until the flour is browned and fat is absorbed, making a quick roux. Add milk gradually while stirring until thickened.[…]
The Organic Vegetable Farm tour went to Elmwood Stock Farm. A 550 acre certified organic farm that features both livestock and crops. Most of the acreage is in pasture with crops on about 75 acres. They produce feed for their animals which include 80 cows, sheep, laying hens and broilers and turkeys. The key to[…]