Get Ready for the 4th of July!
This is the last market before the holiday so be sure to pick up meats to grill from Back Acres Farm. Also be sure not to miss the blueberries from North Oaks Farm or the baking apples from Seeders and Feeders if you plan on making a patriotic dessert. Or, if you prefer to focus on the meal, pick up cobblers from Aunt Flora’s or cookies from Like Mom’s Only Vegan. No one will be disappointed. Seeders and Feeders, Back Acres, and North Oaks all have veggies to complement your holiday grilling (or to be the centerpiece). And how about some simple, summery grilled bread with honey and ricotta as a snack before your big meal? You can find honey from Gaiser Bee Company or from Mt Healthy Honey (sold at Shadeau).
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MayaLou Banatwala Performs
This week we welcome MayaLou Banatwala to the market to perform!
Product Spotlight: Zucchini/Summer Squash
Summer squash and zucchini are different varieties of the same species, Cucurbita pepo, and can be used completely interchangeably. They have a high water content, so some of the recipes below call for squeezing out the excess water before baking with them to avoid making the dish too soggy. Summer squashes are a source of carotenoids, vitamin C, and manganese, among other nutrients. They may also help regulate blood sugar. The recipes below will make you wish summer squash season never ends! One, squash pizza crust, can be made with any number of veggies, including kohlrabi and daikon radishes.
You can grate and freeze your summer squash and zucchini to extend the season. The frozen squash is great for baking sweet squash muffins or zucchini breads or for many savory dishes. Note that freezing and thawing will cause it to release water and soften.
The outdoor College Hill Farm Market is open every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:30pm in the parking lot of the College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave from May 18th to October 12th. Most weeks feature music from 5-6:30 and some weeks feature kids’ activities and food demos.
The College Hill Farm Market accepts credit cards, EBT/SNAP, and WIC FMNP coupons. Those using EBT will receive up to $10 in matching Produce Perks tokens to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from participating markets. Stop by the market table for more information.