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July 17 Market News | 2014 Outdoor Season

Program Highlights

Culinary Insights |  Alison Miller, UMass Extension| 4:00

Alison Miller, a Nutrition Educator from UMass Extension’s SNAP Education Program, will show us to how utilize fresh, local and affordable fruits and vegetables. She’ll be making Creamy Garlic and Swiss Chard Pasta.

Special Guests | State Delegation Visits the PFM – MDAR | DTA | DPH | DESE | EOEA

This Thursday, a State Delegation including the Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE), and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA), will visit the Plymouth Farmers’ Market, as part of a yearlong series of statewide farmers’ market tours to promote local agriculture and highlight the variety and affordability of healthy foods at farmers’ markets.

Join us for a short speaking program at 3:30pm and a market tour at 4:30pm. State delegates and local guests will also attend the Culinary Insights Program at 4:00pm.

Community Partners |
Healthy Plymouth, Edible South Shore & South Coast, Plymouth’s Women Infant Children (WIC) Program, and the Friends of the Council on Aging | 2:30-6:30

The Massachusetts State delegation will be joined at the market by four PFM community partners who work to improve access to healthy food on the South Shore. Click the links to explore their important work..

Healthy Plymouth

Plymouth WIC

Edible South Shore and South Coast

Friends of the Plymouth Council on Aging

Children’s Program | The Dirt on Dirt | 2:30

Local farmer, Justin Cifello of The Farm and Nature Club of Bay End Farm in Buzzard’s Bay will present “The Dirt on Dirt” at 2:30pm, a program where children can explore how soil and rocks form, the different attributes of soil, creatures that live in it, and how soil impacts life on the farm. Children will also learn how farmers and forests “grow” their soil and the importance of soil conservation for a sustainable food system.

Music | Angry Pete| 2:30-6:30

    Harvest and Cooks Notes

    • Ashley Kate Lobsters

      Pick up a few lobsters at the Market and wow your family and friends with this easy recipe!

      TRY THIS | Lobster Rangoon

      Ingredients
      8 oz finely chopped cooked lobster meat
      8 oz package Cream Cheese (softened)
      1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
      1 tsp Soy Sauce
      Garlic, salt & pepper to taste
      Minced onion (if you like)
      1 package of Wontons (in produce section)

      Preparation
      Mix together ingredients, drop 1 Tbsp of lobster mix onto a Wonton wrapper, pinch and cook as directed on package.

    • Skinny Dip Farm

      We’re starting to pick just a few ripe red tomatoes from our greenhouse, that means summer is really here! Summer squash, zucchini and cucumbers are starting to come in very strong. We’ve been loving grilled zucchini and cucumber salads for dinner. We have lots of greens options these days, zesty arugula, spring mix, sweet crunchy lettuce, kale and rainbow chard. I’ll be bringing carrots, beets, turnips, new potatoes, fresh onions and garlic, and lots of beautiful flowers. All certified organic.

      TRY THIS | Grilled Zucchini

      Simple grilled zucchini. Cut zucchini into 1/4 inch thick slices. Coat with olive oil, salt and pepper. (Or get fancy and add herbs, onion, garlic, soy sauce… to your marinade). Grill for 5 minutes per side, or until zucchini and soft and browned. It’s that easy!

    • C.N. Smith

      We will feature our first pick of sweet corn, fresh blueberries and raspberries!

    • Nantucket Mushrooms LLC

      Thank you for your continued support! We will have fresh oyster mushrooms, shiitake, maitake, crimini and portobello. For Dried Mushrooms we will have lion’s mane brown oyster and white elms (fresh white elms are pictured below).

      We would love to hear about any recipes you may have tried with our mushrooms. You can also find us on Facebook at Nantucket Mushrooms LLC.

    • Plato’s Harvest Organic Farm

      Another great week at the market last week – thank you! What a great scene – kids all over the grass playing on blankets, great music, the smell of flat bread and pizza over fire, and all of this great food! Come check it out this week. Another note – following the market this week is Fire Up and Chill!! the Edible South Shore summer issue release party at the Mayflower Brewery from 7 – 9 pm. It will be a great crowd of local food lovers, there will be music, local food served up by Martha, a raw bar, and lots of great beer! I hope to see lots of you there.


      This week I’ll be bringing: arugula, basil, beets, cabbage, carrots, chard, collard greens, Sweet Corn (!) (I’m pretty sure!), cucumbers, eggplant, delicious fresh garlic, kale, lettuce, possibly new red potatoes, summer squash and zucchini, and lots of eggs!

      Know your farmer, don’t take food from strangers! ~Dave

    • Jenny’s Bread

      Try two new flatbreads this week!

      Nantucket Mushrooms and CN Smith onions or organic sweet and spicy peppers and onions, both with a sprinkling of Atwell’s Gold cheese and seasoned with fresh garlic from Skinny Dip, Plato’s Harvest and Web of Life farms.

      TRY THIS | Mexican Corn Salad

      Ingredients
      6-5 ears lightly steamed corn
      1/2 sweet onion, chopped
      1-2 minced jalapeños
      2-3 cloves minced garlic
      Handful of chopped cilantro
      1-2 chopped tomatoes
      1/4 cup olive oil
      2-3 tablespoons lime juice
      Pinch of cumin
      Pinch of chili powder
      Sprinkle of chipotle powder
      Kosher salt to taste

      Preparation
      In the bottom of a large bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, and spices. Blend well with whisk or fork. Add remaining ingredients and toss well. Taste and adjust seasoning. Allow to sit 30 minutes before eating to allow flavors to marry. Make it a meal by adding a can of drained and rinsed black beans along with other veggies and a cup of cubed cheddar cheese when served. Serve with a loaf of peasant bread to sop up the juices.

    • Copicut Farms

      These summer evenings are a delight and we can’t seem to drag ourselves indoors for dinner. Our favorite treat on the grill this week has been drumsticks and thighs marinated in smoked paprika with just a touch of salt. They are addictive and no matter how many we make they seem to all have disappeared by the time the sun finally sets and we head indoors to bed.

    • SIMPSON SPRING

      Need a refreshing treat? Look no further!

      TRY THIS | Simpson Spring Boston Cooler

      Ingredients
      1 Simpson Spring Ginger Ale
      1 Large Scoop of your favorite Vanilla Ice Cream

      Preparation
      Pour your Simpson Spring Ginger Ale into a very large glass. Add a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. It will foam up a bunch. Add more ginger ale or ice cream, to suit you taste.

    • Queen Bee Honey Products

      Summer is a wonderful season – fruit and vegetables right from the garden, the sun is shining, the air is warm and….they are BACK! Ticks! We have something that works wonders – stop by and ask about our all natural Tick Repellent and mosquito repellant. It works! Put the fun back in your summer!

    • S & B Apothecary

      We have many new serums that have just been made with fresh herbs from our gardens! Come by to check them out! Also, don’t forget we have mineral make up!

      TRY THIS | Green Tea Cleanser & Toners

      Perfect for parched skin. Green teas powerful anti oxidants help to rejuvenate and repair damaged skin. Follow with one of our new serums to lock in skins moisture and provide your skin with nutrients and vitamins.

    • Blue Heron Arts

      New blue bowls and new green tumblers!

    See the complete list of 2014 Outdoor Season Vendors

    Friend of the Market Specials

    By purchasing a $30 Friend of the Market card, you are strengthening the Plymouth Farmers’ Market’s ability to keep our local food economy vibrant. To recognize of your support, Market Friends get access to weekly market specials with each of the Market Vendors and Friends are also automatically entered into drawings for special rewards through May 2015! 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 PFMbuttonS
    • Plymouth Farmers` Market

      Hi EBT/SNAP customers, please stop by the market table 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!

    • Skinny Dip Farm

      Zucchini $2/lb

    • C.N. Smith farm

      Free pot basil with purchase

    • Say Cheese

      50 cents off salty sea feta

    • Nantucket Mushrooms, LLC

      10% discount on all goods

    • Jenny’s Bread

      Mix and match, 3 for $6- buns and pizza doughs

    • Copicut Farms

      .50 cents off of 1 Dozen Eggs

    • Simpson Spring

      Call ahead – you can now pick up gallons, half liters and 3 and 5 gallon bottles of Simpson Spring Water at the Plymouth market!

    • S & B Apothecary

      Cleanser & Toner Package – 2/$25! A $5 savings! Also, $5 off any serum!

    • Blue Heron Arts

      10% off all jewelry and cotton beach totes.

    • Plymouth Gluten Free Baked Goods

      will not be at the market this week. See you on the 24th!

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