Sep 25 2018

This Sunday at the Farmers’ Market


Jill Dodds carrot phot

We’re loving this carrot photo taken by Jill Dodds for our Farm to Table dinner this Sunday. If you love it too, you’ll have the chance to win it! Bid for it during our silent auction, and you might take it home! Also, look below for some fun carrot facts and a great recipe.

Come out and support your local farmers this Sunday at the Dvoor Farm from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Here’s what’s going on this:

River Lea House will be offering a new vegan mozzarella. Stop by and sample some! Also at the market, you’ll likely find a delicious assortment of fall veggies including: beets, butternut squash, carrots, chard, eggplant, garlic, hot peppers, kale, lettuce, peppers, potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Land Trust Special

If you’re not a Land Trust Supporter, you should become one! You’ll save $1 this week on any purchase of $5 or more at one stand, and get great deals every week. Visit the HLT booth before shopping to pick up your coupon for this deal.

Yoga

We could go on and on about our fabulous Sunday morning yoga, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s what one recent attendee had to say:
“What struck me about the class first was the setting. It’s very peaceful . . . The way you guys have it set up you have the opportunity to become one with nature in a guided yoga class. The windows are thrown wide open and you can hear the wind rustling through the trees and the birds chirping — the view is just phenomenal. I left the class feeling refreshed, restored and relaxed. It’s the best yoga class I’ve ever taken.”
Join Beatriz Velasquez in our wagon house this Sunday at 9 a.m. This class is suited for everyone — regardless of experience and skill level. Cost is $15; please bring your own mat.

Kids Corner

We’re making apple sun catchers! Bring your kids over to our picnic pavilion area for this fun activity.

Product of the Week

Carrots are often considered the perfect health food, and with good reason, but along with that comes a history of myths about this delicious root veggie. Since the Middle Ages, carrots have been heralded as a miracle vegetable and were thought to cure anything from snakebites to STDs. The tale that carrots were great for your eyesight received a big boost during World War II when fighter pilot John “Cats’ Eyes” Cunningham, said the vitamin A in carrots gave him excellent night vision.

According to the World Carrot Museum (which bills itself as the world’s first virtual museum), this romantic, and rather naïve, explanation for his success, masked this reality: British scientists had secretly developed a sophisticated and formidable airborne radar system which allowed its pilots to home in on Luftwaffe bomber streams, often with devastating consequences.

Still, carrots are rich in beta-carotene, a carotenoid pigment which is an essential precursor for vitamin A. Deficiencies in vitamin A are the leading causes of blindness in the developing world. Lack of vitamin A can also lead to cataracts, macular degeneration and xerophthalmia (a disease characterized by dry eyes, swollen eyelids and corneal ulcers). fiber, vitamin K, potassium and the carotene antioxidants have been linked to reduced risk of cancer.

One last note, you can make a mean clarinet with a carrot!  Who ever said you shouldn’t play with your food? But, if you prefer eating your veggies, try this!

Roasted Brown Butter Honey Garlic Carrots

Brown butter, local honey and garlic — how can you not want to make this side dish this weekend?

What You’ll Need:

2 pounds large carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces (baby carrots will also work)
½ cup butter
3 tablespoons honey
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Salt and pepper
Parsley, chopped for garnish

What To Do:

— Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium saucepan add the butter and cook over medium high heat. Continue to whisk for a few minutes until the butter starts to become frothy and brown. Add the honey and garlic and remove from heat.

— In a large bowl add the carrots and drizzle the sauce on top. Toss until coated and spread evenly on a large baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.

— Bake for 15-20 minutes or until carrots are tender. (see note) Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

Courtesy of the Recipe Critic

Music

Enjoy “Americana,” classic country, roots music, and the best of 60s & 70s singer-songwriters when Bill Ihling performs between 10 a.m. and noon. Bill’s not only a musician, but also was a farmer at one time: He moved to Kansas in 2004 to fulfill a long-time dream of owning a farm in the the wide-open spaces of the Heartland. For almost 10 years, he and his wife Dianne grazed beef and raised vegetables on “Buffalo Hollow Farm” near Reading, Kansas. In 2014, they returned to the Garden State and now reside in Holland Township.

Sponsors

Please support our wonderful Farmers’ Market sponsors: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield BankMcPherson & Newland Insurance and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill. 

We’re open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm.


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