Blackberries made an appearance at last week’s market at both Seeders and Feeders and North Oaks Farm. Back Acres Farm had first-of-the-season sweet corn along with plenty of other seasonal veggies, eggs, meat, and canned goods.
When you stop by the Shadeau stand for breads and pastries keep an eye out for some new items – bedding herbs and cut flowers from the Village Green in Northside. You can also pick up Mt. Healthy Honey. Looking for beeswax candles or a honey stick treat? Check out Gaiser Bee Company. To further satisfy your sweet tooth check out Aunt Flora’s Cobblers (it’s true what they say – they are just that good) and Like Mom’s Only Vegan‘s cookies (whether you’re avoid animal products or not!). Bright Soapworks has an impressive array of handmade soaps and other items. J&R Southern Grill will have a full menu of smoked and grilled meats and sides. Last week turkey “ribs” made an appearance.
Play the Recycling Game!
Have you ever found yourself asking “Can I recycle this?” or, “How can I make sure my family is recycling in the right way?” Cincinnati Recycles will be on hand during this week’s market to answer your recycling related questions and to test your knowledge with a recycling game.
Preston Charles Performs
Be sure to stop by and hear violinist Preston Charles playing at this week’s market. Preston is a proud father of three and a musician that has studied this field since the age of four. He started the violin with a private teacher, Gloria Wallace, who worked with him through high school and further developed under Ken Welsh at WHHS. Transitioning into composition, he found that folk, classical, and other lively forms of music were all in great compliment and just as important as the classics! You can find him on YouTube, at various places in the region, or check out his website MAKEITHAPPENMUSIC.COM, where you can book or support him in a variety of ways.
Product Spotlight: Green Beans
Bacon-braised green beans are perfect as a summer barbecue side dish, but they could also be a weeknight main dish. The beans are savory, sweet, and salty from the bacon, plenty of onion, and a hint of sugar. Green beans and almonds are a classic combination (think green beans amandine), but green beans with almond pesto puts a different twist on the dish, grinding the almonds into a pesto with cheese, garlic, herbs, and oil. The pesto would be a great accompaniment to a number of grains and veggies and is also just fine eaten with a spoon.
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.