August 20th Market

Our peppers are coming in beautifully!  My very favorite thing to make is stuffed peppers!  I found out one of my friends husband’s loved them so much, I sent him some home for his birthday!  They are awesome!

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My favorite recipe is the Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers from SkinnyTaste.  I love the addition of the black beans and sweet corn topped with sour cream and Matt’s micro greens.  When school starts back and I am real busy, I opt for these Crock Pot Picadillo Stuffed Peppers. They are awesome treats, and the best part is that our son LOVES them!

Matt and I only eat with the seasons.  Eating with the seasons presents challenges in the winter months. I go to great lengths to savor the flavor of summer and have those treats through the hard winter months.  A few hours in the kitchen makes for a happy winter!  One of my favorite mid winter treats is Pepper Relish!  You can take your leftover peppers and make some awesome sweet pepper relish and at Christmas, it is an awesome treat to take out of the cupboard!  Click here for the recipe!  Roasted red peppers are so very sweet!  They are a welcome addition to any dish.  I love to roast these and can them so I can pull them out throughout the winter.  Here is a recipe I use every summer, it is simple and no nonsese:  Canned Marinated Roasted Red Peppers.  I have to say, it feels good knowing where my canned foods are coming from!

Matt Powell is such a creative thinker.  I love his great ideas and my favorite times are when we take our early morning Sunday walks together with our cup of coffee.  It is these times that we talk about market, recipes, look at his beautiful food growing so perfectly and make plans for the future.  One of his great ideas was stir fry kits!

imageThis is the best idea ever and truly makes dinner easy for our busy customers!  Matt artfully creates these and sets them out on the table.  They are true beauties!  Each week is a little different depending on what is coming in season, but it all works out beautifully as a stir fry!  All you need to do is add whatever protein you prefer.  I love my homemade teriyaki sauce.  It is so easy!  Just take a mason jar and pour 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 1/2 a cup of water, 1 tablespoon of corn starch, 5 tablespoons of Black Creek Farm honey, grated ginger (to taste) and a minced garlic clove.  Give it a shake and voila!  I recently made it and added pineapple chunks to it.  The sweetness was fantastic!   You can make a clean, healthy dinner for your family in 30 minutes!

Are you excited about market now?  I know I am excited to get started cooking!  Here is what is coming:

  • Field Greens
  • Arugula
  • Baby Kale Salad
  • Kale
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Egg Plant
  • Leeks
  • Radishes
  • Beets
  • Shishito Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes (Sun Gold and Sun Peach)
  • Hanover Slicing Tomatoes
  • Red Peppers
  • Basil
  • Honey
  • Micro Greens (spicy, kale, arugula, and basil)
  • Stir Fry Kits

See you at the South of the James Farmer’s Market this Saturday!  We will be there from 8:00-12:00.  Come early to get the best treats!

We are looking for farm help.  If you know someone who would like to come and help us harvest, have them message on our Facebook page.

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