The Market Chatter
--Keeping it fresh, unique and local. June 4, 2020
Vendor Stall Highlights
Lark's Meadow Farms makes artisan cheese by hand and features a variety of cheeses from soft cheeses to firm aged cheeses. Lark's Meadow farms is also the home of Abondance Bakery. Our breads and pastries are also made by hand, fresh for every market with natural and organic ingredients whenever possible.
Lucky Seven is a small farm located in Roberts Idaho. Through natural farming practices we grow microgreens and garden vegetables. We raise free range chickens and they give us yummy eggs, which we in turn sell to you. This year we are also growing garden plants that you can purchase for your home garden. These high quality plants are mostly heirloom and non-GMO seed. We care about the next generation and how we can help all those around us by either feeding them or teaching them how to feed themselves. We also have an online ordering site through our Facebook page so we can have your order ready for you when you come to the Farmer's Market. We look forward to working with you, our valued customers!!
Produce of the Week
Grow: Asparagus is a perennial, so plant in a location you want asparagus for some time . Plant in a 12 in wide and 6 in deep trench (8 inches in sandy soil) Plant the crowns 1 ½ feet apart covering with 2 inches of soil. Continue to cover with more soil every two weeks until mounded nicely. Grow in plenty of sunshine and water well for the first couple of years.
Pick: Don’t pick for the first two years. Using a sharp knife cut the spears off right at or below soil level being careful not to damage upcoming shoots.
Prepare: There are many ways to cook asparagus. Be sure to wash all dirt from the stem and snap the tough end off. Try oven roasting with a slight drizzle of olive oil and garlic salt. A quick saute in a hot skillet of 5 Tbsp. vegetable or chicken broth. It is best served with a slight crunch.
Store: Asparagus should be stored standing up in 1-2 inches of water and covered with plastic wrap. Store up to a week.
Oven Roasted Asparagus
1 bunch of asparagus,trimmed
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 ½ Tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Put asparagus in a bowl or plastic bag, add oil, coating asparagus. Add remaining ingredients coating evenly. Place on a baking sheet. Place in hot oven for 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice upon serving.
Fresh Stuff --What's New
Did you know that you can order from our vendors in a variety of ways. Times have made it necessary to adapt. We have an online store that you can access from our website or Facebook. Check it out.
There is also a complete vendor list available on our website that has links to each vendors website, Facebook page, or other contact information. Each vendor has small icons under their contact information that will direct you to email, Facebook, Etsy, or a website.
Take a look here: