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Savor the Bounty of Locally Farmed Food
Produce is in full swing at Springfield Farmers' Market
It's that glorious time of year...tomatoes falling off the vine, summer squashes trying to escape their beds, and peppers glowing bright beneath their green leaves!  Better late than never, summer has arrived and brought with it all the fresh veggie goodness that we all crave once the rains come.  Springfield Farmers' Market is excited to welcome our newest produce vendor, Velazquez Organic Farm.  Sporting some of the most beautiful vegetables around, Velazquez Organic Farm is a certified organic and family run asset to our own local food system.  This Friday, look for a great selection of cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers at their Springfield Farmers' Market booth.
   

Our family just gets bigger and better! 
Welcome Velazquez Organic Farm


Sprout! Watch 2012

Don't forget!  Just around the corner is the launch of Sprout!, the newest and most exciting thing to happen in local food since farming was invented!  In addition to providing a launch pad for some of the most progressive culinary minds around, this Local Food Hub will be home to Marketplace@Sprout!, a year-round farmers' market in downtown Springfield.

Contact our new Sprout! Supervisor, Micah Elconin for more info!

This Friday, don't miss the latest Sprout! raffle, offering everything you need to preserve the season's bounty all winter long!  Check out what's included in this week's raffle:
2012 Photo Contest Deadline Extended!!
The Springfield Farmers' Market 2012 Photo Contest has just been extended!  Submissions will continue to be accepted until September 4, 2012.  Winning photographers will win market tokens, the opportunity to display and sell their art, the esteem of market lovers everywhere, and more Don't be shutter-shy, your market loves your creative side!  Please visit the Springfield Farmers' Market booth on Friday or click here for more details.

Shoot the scene that best captures the spirit of Springfield Farmers' Market!

SFM Joke of the Week
Q:
  What did the cuke say to the green bean?

A: A fine pickle you got us into!


Got fresh Market Ideas?
Contact Dave Johnson, Market and Events Coordinator
for all your SFM needs!


Want to get your
hands dirty?

Visit the Springfield Farmers' Market Info Booth this Friday or click here to find out how to volunteer!  We can't do it without you!

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Springfield Farmers' Market
Fridays - Rain or Shine!
5th and A Streets at the Library Fountain Plaza
3-7pm


Care to Try Something Deliciously New?
Bake some Rooibos Berry Muffins and support your local farmers!


This South African Rooibos Recipe makes a great berry muffin with the smoky, vanilla flavor of Rooibos creating a fresh taste sensation.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of emmer flour from Camas Country Mill
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Making the Rooibos Muffins

  • Soak the raw hazelnuts in cold water for 8-12 hours. 
  • After the hazelnuts are done soaking, drain and rinse thoroughly.   
  • Preheat the oven to 375F
  • Steep the rooibos tea in the hot water for 5 minutes and strain. 
  • Blend the hazelnuts and the tea on high for 2-3 minutes.
  • Strain the remaining pulp through a cheesecloth or a fine strainer. 

Next:

  • Combine the hazelnut milk, honey, oil and blueberries in a mixing bowl. 
  • Sift the remaining dry ingredients together and add to the liquid, stirring as you do.
  • Oil your muffin tins.
  • Pour the rooibos batter into the muffin tins so that each depression is ⅔ full
  • Bake for 15-28 minutes.
  • Remove the rooibos-berry muffins from the oven and allow to cool slightly before turning out onto a wire rack to complete cooling
  • Finally, the moment has come...try not to eat them all in one go!
Recipe makes 12 small muffins.

Is Springfield Farmers' Market Your Favorite?
This is a call to action folks!  We've got until September 3rd to get as many votes in as possible.  Let everyone you know who loves Springfield Farmers' Market to tell the whole country! 

The American Farmland Trust gives you the chance to vote on your favorite local food scene through the America's Favorite Farmers Markets Contest.  You can help get out the vote by telling your neighbors and by clicking here!

 


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