Know Your Farmers!

August 15th Market News | 2013 Outdoor Season

Program Details

Culinary Insights | Melanie Feehan – Chef and Food Writer at A Beautiful Bite | 4:30

Food columnist, Melanie Feehan is dedicated to creative cooking that anyone can replicate in their own kitchen, food that the whole family can enjoy. Her work can be found at A Beautiful Bite.

Melanie Feehan

A Beautiful Bite was created in 2012 to further explore and share my interests in recipe development with innovative and satisfying recipes.
As a food columnist, my column Table Talk, is also dedicated to creative cooking that anyone can replicate in their own kitchen. No crazy trendy ingredients. Just food that the whole family can enjoy.

Melanie FeehanChef and Food WriterA Beautiful Bite
Join Melanie as she prepares a Chopped Pasta Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing.

Community Hosts | Woodside School and Community Resource Center | 2:30-6:30

Woodside School and Community Resource Center has been created as an interactive learning environment for young children to develop an understanding of the larger meanings of life and the importance of stewardship. Goals emphasize respecting children’s learning through interaction with other children, adults, and the environment; empowering families to meet the needs of their children; creating ongoing support systems within the community, and strengthening the community’s ability to best serve families.The Woodside School will be hosting kids activities throughout the market day.


Music | Karen Woodhall and Friends | 2:30-6:30

Harvest and Cooks Notes

  • Martha’s Local Food

    A call from farmer Frank, Soule Homestead, inspired our visit to the farm and a trip to the back field to visit farmer Dave, Plato’s Harvest. I had my son Paul Francis 12, our friend Matthew 10 and my grandson Eli 4, in tow. Sometimes the children complain about visiting the farms. “”Do we have to?””
    This was magical. First a drive out back, over the stream surrounded by open space. Farmer Dave had chickens in a cooler for me. The children were immediately drawn to the pigs. They wanted to go in the pen but I knew our friend Matthew’s mom would not be pleased if I returned him to her covered in mud. Maybe next time. Dave invited the kids into the chicken house to collect eggs which they joyfully obliged. Then a short ride back to the front of the property to look at peaches. Frank had been busy working on a tractor and had not been able to pick the peaches.
    Perfect opportunity for the children to harvest from the heavily laden trees themselves. We filled up a basket in no time at all. As we drove back into town they were all smiles and excitement from the visit. Another successful journey of possibly grooming some future farmers.
    I love these guys.

    TRY THIS | Mid Summer Beet Salad

    Beets are in abundance. They are excellent as a raw salad mixed with any variety of farm fresh vegetables from our market. To serve beets raw, I recommend shredding them or cutting them into a fine julienne. Toss them in a light dressing of oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, add your choice of fresh raw corn, finely cut summer squashes or even some blueberries or peaches to add some sweetness. All of this produce will be available at this weeks market. Enjoy!


  • Plato’s Harvest Organic Farm

    The tomatoes are finally starting to ripen, even with the freezing weather at night. I guess this is why they taste so good, because you have to wait so long for them. I’ll be bringing lots of heirloom tomatoes from the field, and some pretty and perfect hybrids from the greenhouse. The other big excitement this week is sweet and juicy canteloupe and various watermelons. I’ll also be bringing new potatoes, red, white, and yellow onions, beets, carrots, cucumbers, chard, chickens, eggs, and garlic. Know your farmer, don’t take food from strangers!

    Thanks for your support.
    dave

    TRY THIS | Easy Peasy Pot Roast

    I don’t know how to cook. But I know how to throw fresh, seasonally available ingredients into a pot. Red gold and yukon gold potatoes, carrots, red, yellow, and orange tomatoes, onions, garlic, rosemary, olive oil and salt. An eye round roast from Dufort. Put in the oven, or on the grill, at 275 for about an hour. Serve with Jenny’s peasant bread, a Mayflower IPA, and finish with a Family Secrets triple chocolate cookie. Ask me where to find all of these ingredients :*O)

  • SIMPSON SPRING

    TRY THIS | Bailey’s Sparkoffee

    Here’s Tasty Cool Treat from Mike, a fan of the Simpson Spring Facebook Page.

    Ingredients

        1 Simpson Spring Coffee Soda<
        1 Tall Glass filled with Ice

    Bailey’s Mudslide Coffee Creamer

    Preparation
    Pour coffee soda into tall glass with ice. Add Bailey’s Mudslide Coffee Creamer to taste.

  • Allen Farms

    Pea Greens, lettuce, eggplant, garlic, beets, radishes, peppers(hot and sweet), cherry tomatoes (husk cherry, sun gold, brown berry, red cherry), fresh cut Basil (sweet, thai, red rubin), onions, potted plants (rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, parsley, mint, cat nip)

  • Web of Life Organic Farm

    Well, its a busy time of year….But we’re taking time out to enjoy the beauty on the farm…I hear weeds attract butterflies! Steph and I just moved the new chicks onto fresh green pasture. They are happy birds! We will be taking reservations for these Certified Organic Cornish Chicken soon, stop by the table and ask Steph for a brochure!


  • Crow Farm

    Peaches, apples, green peppers, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, kale, swiss chard, cut herbs, and flower bouquets.

    TRY THIS | Peach Salsa

    Ingredients

        6 tree ripened peaches*, peeled, chopped, and drained
        1/2 red pepper chopped
        2 chopped jalapeños
        1/2 medium onion chopped
        Handful of strawberries chopped
        1 tablespoon of honey
        juice of one lime

    cilantro to taste

    Preparation
    Combine all of the ingredients above. Serve with tortilla chips.
    *Be sure to use peaches that are not overly ripe, it’s better when they are a bit on the firmer side.

  • Dufort Farms

    Dufort Farms of course will be selling the” Best Beef ” around. We hope to bring along some of our blueberries, hand picked from our field, and our young hens, also called pullets, very fresh eggs. See you there.

    TRY THIS | Summer Kabobs

    Ingredients
    1-2 # Dufort Farms kabobs

    Soy Sesame Marinade

        1/2 c minced onions or 1 TBS onion powder
        1/2 c soy sauce or liquid aminos
        2 Tbs light brown sugar
        2 TBS sesame seeds
        2 Tbs olive or salad oil
        2 tsp salt (optional)
        2 tsp lemon juice, fresh if possible
        1/2 tsp black pepper

    1/2 – 3/4 tsp ground ginger

    Preparation
    In medium bowl, combine all marinade ingredients. Place kabobs with marinade in plastic zip-loc bag or glass bowl of your choice. Mix to cover all meat’ covered and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight, which is best.
    When ready to cook, drain meat, DO NOT SAVE MARINADE!, Using skewers that have been soaking in water, alternate foods starting with meat , then chunked summer squash, meat then a small cherry or grape tomato.
    Place on lightly oiled hot grill and cook meat until your desired doneness.

  • Brown Boar Farm

    See our updated August pricelist. If you’d like to place a pre-order please let me know by Thursday morning. – PRE-ORDER your “Brown Boar Box” by Wednesday evening. – Details in the flier.

  • Red Devil Baking Co.

    We will be back this week; sorry to those who expected to see us last time!! THIS week we’ll have S’mores Whoopie Pies, Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies with salt from Cape Cod Saltworks, Snickerdoodles, a Gluten Free item and also some wonderful Blueberry Scones to go with your coffee Friday morning.

  • Foxboro Cheese

    cheeses, beef , veal and egg

    TRY THIS | Slice a tomato top with your favorite Fromage Blanc.

See the complete list of 2013 Market Members


Friend of the Market Specials

By purchasing a $25 Friend of the Market card, you are strengthening the Plymouth Farmers’ Market’s ability to deliver on our mission and to keep our local food economy vibrant. In recognition of your support, Market Friends get access to weekly market specials with each of the Market members and Friends are also automatically entered into drawings for special rewards through May 2014! Show your friend card to take advantage of the specials and THANK YOU to all of our Friends that have committed to sustaining the Market. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Market

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  • Plymouth Farmers’ Market


    Hi EBT/SNAP customers, please stop by the market tent for your Friend of The Market card! It’s our way of thanking you with weekly specials and discounts for spending some of your food dollars with our farmers. We appreciate you shopping here!

  • Better Living Through Food

    Katherine Rossmoore will offer 20% off her coaching services at Better Living Through Foods and 10% off any courses in her cooking series Cooking With Katherine: Healthy Whole Foods Made Easy!(Six week series starting September 17th)

  • Martha’s Local Food

    $1 off the price of prepared foods with beets.

  • Plato’s Harvest Organic Farm

    All we are saying, is give beets a chance – save $1 / lb on 5 lbs or more of loose beets.

  • Apponagansett Farm

    $1 off all maple syrup

  • Allen Farms

    1$ off pea Greens

  • Web of Life Organic Farm

    $1 off Sauerkraut

  • Crow Farm

    (Not sure yet)

  • Dufort Farms

    $3 off a $40 Purchase

  • Brown Boar Farm

    $1 off spareribs ($5.50/LB rather than $6.50). Chops are on sale for everyone – $2/off per LB ($6/LB rather than $8).

  • Red Devil Baking Co.

    $1 off any one baked good.

  • Foxboro Cheese

    Fromage Blanc 2/$14

  • Queen Bee Honey Products

    $2 OFF Chamomile Honey A delicious honey infused with organic chamomile flowers. A must for every tea lover. Stop by and sample Thursday

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