The Fall Equinox may be this Sunday, but by the look of all the organic stone fruit, dry farmed tomatoes, and greens it could be the middle of summer!
West Wind Honey & Company Jam Pat Gibbons is back with her local, backyard honey. Gibbons' love of beekeeping blossomed unexpectedly when a wayward swarm of bees set up home in an abandoned planter in her backyard. Now her and her hive community gift us with fragrant El Cerrito-housed honey.
And what could be a better partner for honey than jam? Company Jam's small batch, taste of the season preserves are also back. You'll find the best of the farmer's market's seasonal offerings in their jars.
Sassafras Soaps The new vendor on the circle will help us get earthly clean. Sassafras Soaps will give you a chance to treat yourself to the best in all natural ingredients from soaps and lotions to face scrubs and candles.
See you there!
Your Market Manager (AKA El Jefe)
Food Fun: Full Spectrum Veggie Salad & Peach Cobbler
This salad preserves and sustains the memories and tastes of summer. Chock full of vegetables, it's not only simple and healthy, but gives you the chance to taste summer in a forkfull.
Find the recipe here.
And because we have the time to indulge, a recipe for Peach Cobbler to enjoy the last peaches of the season.
8-10 medium size peaches
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
1 stick of butter
Peel and slice the peaches. Cook for 5 minutes until they reach a rolling boil.
Add sugar and cinnamon to taste. Drain and save the juice. (Note: water is
not necessary because the peaches will make their own juice).
Melt the butter cube in a 9x12 pan and set aside to cool.
Mix the rest of the ingredients and pour gently over the melted butter.
Place the drained peaches on top and cook for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Serve warm with either ice cream or the heated juice. Enjoy!
The music this time around is Wendy - the Queen of Boogie Woogie - and her court entertaining you. Joining them is her sidekick Kurt and guest Patty Hammond.
Cook Book Swap
Lacking a little creativity in the kitchen? Feeling like you're eating the same dish over and over again? Find something new to make the tastebuds salivate and percolate the cook's mind at the Farmer's Market. For the month of Spetember stop by our booth with a cookbook and exchange it for another. You'll not only expand your own palette, but help your neighbors expand theirs.