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Market Update October 19 2010

October 18, 2010

Lloyd Farmers Market is in the news this week. Neighborhood Notes published an article on winter markets (link). Thanks for the nice article Martha!

While the temperatures hold, we’ll still have tomatoes, peppers, strawberries and other summer items this week. Greenville Farm should be bringing their pepper roaster tomorrow. If you’ve never experienced a fresh roasted pepper, you need to try them. There will be a nice selection of winter squash (including pumpkins) tomorrow. Wild mushrooms (lobster, matsutake and chanterelle (white and yellow) mushrooms should be readily available as well. You’ll find spinach, carrots, beets, potatoes as well.

Vendor update –
Bigfoot Bread is back this week. This week is the last week for Little Pots and Pans for a while. They will be making a lot of holiday pies and tarts for New Seasons. Little Pots and Pans will be back in January.

Here’s Tuesday’s vendor rundown:

Ammie’s Goodies – gluten free cookies, cakes, muffins, breads.

Rick Steffen Farm: Tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, onions, potatoes, green beans, eggplants, peppers, strawberries, spinach, tomatillos.

Greenville Farms – prunes (fresh and dried), tomatillos, green beans, peppers (jalapeño, poblano, anaheim and more), corn, plums, crookneck squash, hazelnuts, cucumbers (including pickling), eggs, and jams, mini-pumpkins, pumpkins.

Nature’s Choice – fresh mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, lobster, chanterelle, matsutake), dried mushrooms, mushroom salt, honey, huckleberry jam, sprouts – Lentil sprouts, Sprouted Red Winter Wheat, Yuletide (aduki, mung, pea), San Francisco Blend (Peanuts, Mung, Adzuki, Black, Crimson, Eston, French Blue & Green Lentils, Green, Speckled & Bill Jump Peas, Black, Brown & Beige Garbanzos), wild watercress (maybe).

Bigfoot Bread – Joshua bread, corn bread, pita, cinnamon rolls (maybe), foccacia.

Olympic Provisions – artisanal salumi, fresh sausages, and other dry cured pork products.

Little Pots and Pans – Salads (Greek Orzo, Italian Three Bean & SW Corn & Black Bean Salad. Tarts (GF Vegan Moroccan Vegetable, Curried Butternut Squash, Spinach Pie, Mushroom Leek Swiss, Roasted Tomato Carm Onion Goat Cheese & Artichoke Roasted Garlic Parmesan, Pear Caramelized Onion Cheddar). Tartlets & mini’s. * LAST WEEK UNTIL JANUARY *

Fressen Artisan Bakery – pretzels, German and Austrian breads and pastries.

Unger Farms: strawberries (Albion).

Xiong Farmer: Flowers.

The Hummus Stop – hummus (8+ flavors), tabouli, baba ganoush, artichoke salad, pita.

Nectar Coffee Company whole bean coffees, fresh brewed coffee.

Savory et Sweet:

MENAGERIE SNACK PLATE $8
selected fruits including market melon*, kiwi berries* & veggies with purple potatoes*, purple carrots, aparagus and other goodies!
served with whole wheat bread with roasted red pepper* mousse (contains walnuts)
finished with a whipped cream filled mini-crepe

GLUTEN-FREE version is available by request

Crepes

PULLED PORK & PEPPER $8
smoked pulled pork, roasted mkt. peppers*, pepper-jack cheese, sauteed onion*, salsa*, sour cream and spinach*

TURKEY choice of sauces $7
shaved peppered turkey breast, provolone cheese, bqq, cranberry or caesar sauce, avocado, tomatoe*s & spinach*

HAM $7
shaved natural ham, brie cheese, fresh pear, toasted walnuts OR hazelnuts* & arugula*

CHEESE with tomatoes* & spinach*
choice of cheese ~ premium $6: feta, smoked sharp white cheddar w/pepper corn, OR brie
basic $5: pepper-jack, provolone, swiss
(soy “cheese” mozzarella OR cheddar is available $6)

CREME BRULEE $8
vanilla custard, caramelized brown sugar, fresh raspberry sauce* served with powdered sugar
whipped cream & shaved dark chocolate

LOVELY LEMON $6
lemon curd with powdered sugar and whipped cream

PEACH* $7 ~ last week for fresh peaches ~
market peaches* with brown sugar and maple creme fraiche, topped with whipped cream & powdered sugar

MAYAN $5
dark chocolate, cinnamon, sugar & sea salt, served with powdered sugar & whipped cream

PARIS $5
brown sugar, butter & lemon with whipped cream & powdered sugar

DARK CHOCOLATE / BANANA $6
shaved dark chocolate & sliced banana with whipped cream & powdered sugar

DARK CHOCOLATE / FLEUR DE SEL $5
shaved dark chocolate with French sea salt

Today’s Soup $6 bowl ~ $3.50 cup
Sherried Parsnip with Hazelnut Pesto made on site market morning:
mkt. parsnips, organic chicken broth, butter, leeks, celery, shallots, dry sherry and heavy cream.
Served with hazelnut* pesto and Fressen Beer bread

Beverages

WATER $1

* Denotes ingredients procured from farmers’ market vendors. *
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See you tomorrow,

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

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