I kind of become attached to our plants during the season. On Monday, our last day at the farm before a short retreat in the Hills, I thanked the basil for doing so well this year. It’s a good thing I did because the plants took a hit Tuesday night and will probably get a bit more tonight. This time of year we struggle trying to decide whether to simply harvest all of something or wait and see. The complete harvest sometimes seems like a good idea. However, that limits how long we’ll have those items at market. On the other hand, if we wait and see…we risk losing the entire crop to frost. Uggh.
I am looking forward to some preserving this weekend. The last of our tomatoes will be roasted and turned into tomato sauce. I have a few eggplant from market last weekend that I plan to make and freeze some eggplant Parmesan. The last of the zucchini will go into a few batches of Zucchini Meatballs. Plus, we have a bunch of bell peppers which I will probably use in frozen bean and cheese burritos. It’s a lot of work, but I love effortlessly pulling these items from our freezer mid-Winter.
This will be the last market for B&G Produce’s Blue Cheese Walnut Pesto. It freezes well and we are making a bunch, so get a few and toss them into your freezer. You will thank us later. Also, this will be the only weekend of the season for Grilled Eggplant with Cilantro & Tamari Hummus. It is unique and delicious!
As a market, we accept credit cards and EBT. Shop vendors who accept cc/EBT and pay once before you leave! Stop at the Market Manager booth to start the process and have fun shopping.
This week’s vendors: B&G Produce, Bad River Pack, hummingbird, Layton’s Produce, Nancy’s Nest
Baked Goods & Bread
- Lemon Rosemary Shortbread (hummingbird)
- Beet & Feta Cheese Muffins (Nancy’s Nest)
- Granola (B&G Produce)
- Sunbutter Cookies, made with sunflower butter (Nancy’s Nest)
- PB Power Muffins, gluten free (hummingbird)
- Rustic Bread (B&G Produce)
- Fig & Fennel
- Pepper Jack
- Rustic Millet
Coffee & Beverages (hummingbird)
- Cold Brew
- Lavender Lemonade
- Pour Over Coffee
Coffee Beans (B&G Produce)
- Crocheted Scrubbies (Bad River Pack)
- Felted Wool Bird Decorations (Bad River Pack)
- Felted Wool Pillows (Bad River Pack)
- Knit Dish Cloths & Scrubbies (Bad River Pack)
- Upcycled Refrigerator Magnets (B&G Produce)
Farm Fresh Eggs (Nancy’s Nest)
Farm to Table (B&G Produce)
- Blue Cheese Walnut Pesto
- Grilled Eggplant with Cilantro & Tamari
Four Legged Friends (B&G Produce)
- Catnip Toys
From The Garden
- Apples (Layton’s Produce)
- Broccoli (Layton’s Produce)
- Carrots (B&G Produce, Layton’s Produce)
- Celery (B&G Produce)
- Cucumbers (Layton’s Produce)
- Eggplant (B&G Produce)
- Herbs (B&G Produce)
- Kale (B&G Produce)
- Pea Shoots (B&G Produce)
- Pears (Layton’s Produce)
- Peppers, hot & sweet (B&G Produce, Layton’s Produce)
- Summer Squash (B&G Produce) – last of the season!
- Swiss Chard (B&G Produce)
- Tomatoes (Layton’s Produce)
- Winter Squash, Spaghetti (B&G Produce)
- Zucchini (B&G Produce) – last of the season!
Honey (Nancy’s Nest)
- Beef (Nancy’s Nest)
- Ground Beef
- Rump, limited supply
- Sirloin Tip
- T-Bone, limited supply
- Stew Meat
- Beef Jerky (Bad River Pack)
- Chicken Snack Sticks (Bad River Pack)
- Pemmican (Bad River Pack)
- Summer Sausage Snack & Meat Sticks (Bad River Pack)
Where? Public Parking lot on the corner of Sioux Avenue and Coteau Street (1 block east of downtown Pierre)
When? Saturday, 9am-noon
Why? Embrace fall with some winter squash and apples…did someone say soup?
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