Valarie Russell on January 10th, 2017

egg drop 11I  will be under the pavilion this Saturday from 10-12 am at the corner of Market and Bank streets with eggs! This Saturday we will also have greens available…  kale, spinach and baby lettuce.  Let me know what your needs are and I will have your order ready when you arrive.

Just a reminder we still have some of our home preserved items available for pre-order…home-made jams, salsa, pasta sauce, chili base, a few pickles, pickled beets, pickled okra, pepper relish, chow-chow and apple pie filling.  E-mail me for any additional information or to place an order~ val@russellveggies.com .

Have a great week and we will see you there,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on January 5th, 2017

egg drop8I’ve been on vacation but will return on Friday evening… I will be at the market from 11:30 -12’ish this Saturday with eggs only.  If you need eggs you can email me or just stop by.  I will bring several dozen this week and return with greens and eggs on the 14th.

See you there,

Val

Valarie Russell on December 23rd, 2016

christmas1During this season of giving, let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things. May this wonderful time of the year touch your heart in a special way. Wishing you much happiness today and throughout the New Year.

Merry Christmas,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on December 13th, 2016

 HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

We will be downtown this Saturday from 10:00 – noon… under the Pavilion in our regular spot ~ at the corner of Market and Bank streets.  I will have eggs as well as  greens… kale, spinach, lettuce, green onions and radishes.  This will be our last egg drop until January.

Stop by for your holiday gift giving, featuring many of our home-made jams ~ several varieties, salsa, pickles, pickled beets, dilly beans, “Cowboy Candy”, Chow-Chow, pepper relish, pasta sauce, chili base, cranberry sauce and apple pie filling. Kenny’s hardwood cooking utensils, grilling planks, etc… will also be available.

Santa will be at the market so be sure to bring the kiddos and the camera for picture taking. We usually sell out early… so be sure to come early or pre-order to make sure you get the items you need. E-mail me for any additional information ~ val@russellveggies.com

Thanks for your patronage and hope to see you Saturday,

Val & Kenny

 

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Valarie Russell on December 13th, 2016

Repost…

I found this recipe in a Better Home and Gardens cookbook… I received an entire set from my sister after graduation in 1976. I started using them soon after, when my son was small I ran across this recipe again and tried it just because of the name.  We made them together and left them out for Santa along with his glass of milk. My son is now thirty something and he and the family still love them; now that I have grandkids we share the same joy of  baking them for Santa.  I cannot begin to tell you how many friends and family members I have shared this recipe with over the years. This is an old time favorite so I thought I might share it with you as well.

Refrigerator or “icebox” cookies with chopped cherries and pecans rolled in flaked coconut. Festive and easy!

Makes about 60

1 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-cup red candied cherries, finely chopped ( I often use both red and green candied cherries)
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
1 cup flaked coconut

In a large mixer bowl beat butter till softened. Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add milk and vanilla and beat well. Add flour and beat until well mixed. Stir in cherries and pecans. Shape into three 7″ rolls. Roll in coconut to coat. Wrap and chill for several hours. Preheat oven to 375F. Cut into 1/4″ thick slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 12 minutes or until done. Remove and cool.

Note: Adapted from “Homemade Cookies Cook Book” (1975) by Better Homes and Gardens.

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Santa Whiskers

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Valarie Russell on December 6th, 2016
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Santa with “Baker”

This Saturday will be more than just an “Egg Drop”… we will have a mini-market.  We will once again be located under the pavilion at the corner of Bank & Market Streets from 10-noon for your shopping pleasure. Santa will be at the market so be sure to bring the kiddos and camera for picture taking.

We will have cabbage, radishes, green onions, kale, spinach, winter squashes… lots of spaghetti, turnips, sweet potatoes, mixed baby lettuce, brazing greens, Swiss chard and mustard greens. This will be our last weekend with our winter squashes, cabbage and sweet potatoes. The remainder will go to local charities and the family’s little hog farm. Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs at the market. We usually sell out early… so be sure to come early or pre-order to make sure you get the items you need.

Just a reminder we still have our home preserved items available… home-made jams ~ several varieties, salsa ~ two (2) varieties, pickles, pickled beets, dilly beans, pickle relish, candied jalapenos, zucchini relish, chow-chow, pasta sauce, chili base, cranberry sauce, and apple pie filling. Kenny’s hardwood cooking utensils, grilling planks, Blackening Spice, etc… will also be available. We will have a few gift baskets  for purchase as well.  E-mail me for any additional information ~ val@russellveggies.com

Thanks for your patronage and hope to see you there,

Val & Kenny

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Valarie Russell on November 22nd, 2016

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Come join us for Small Business Saturday, downtown New Albany will be bustling all day!

Stop by for your holiday gift giving, we will be at the market form 10-2 this weekend and featuring many of our home-made items…  jams ~ several varieties, salsa ~ two (2) varieties, many different pickles, pickled beets, dilly beans, pickled okra, “Cowboy Candy” aka jalapeno relish, Chow-Chow, pepper relish, pasta sauce, chili base, cranberry sauce and apple pie filling. Kenny’s hardwood cooking utensils, grilling planks, Blackening Spice, etc… will also be available.

We are planning to have a ” Build-a-Gift” area set up for you to choose items for gift giving. We will help you assemble and package your gift… they’ll be beautiful… wrapped, tagged and ready to place under the tree for the holidays.   E-mail me for any additional information ~ val@russellveggies.com

Thanks for your patronage and hope to see you there,

Val & Kenny

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Pickle Varieties

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Christmas Jam

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Kenny’s Indiana Hardwood Utensils

Valarie Russell on November 15th, 2016

downtown-winter-marketIt’s  WINTER MARKET time… it looks like the weather will be proof of that. Last chance to get your fresh local produce for Thanksgiving dinner. We will have FRESH SAGE this weekend. We have pretty much a repeat of last week with only minor changes. Market hours are from 10-12 on Saturdays now.

We will have plenty of  Winter Squashes… butternut, spaghetti and acorn. Greens will be plentiful…  mustard and turnip greens, kale, spinach, brazing greens and lettuces. Kenny will have green onions, radishes, turnips, sweet potatoes, cabbage, red potatoes, peppers, “Candy” onions and limited cauliflower. Some apples will still be available on Saturday. Great time for pie baking and apple butter making!

Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs at the market… watch our Facebook page for another special offer this weekend. Come early or pre-order to make sure you get the items you need. We will have our homemade goodies available this weekend, jams jellies and so much more. Thanks for supporting us with your purchases.

Have a great week, hope to see you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

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Valarie Russell on November 15th, 2016

butternut-squash-with-balsamic-orange-marmalade-glazeWell this is my latest creation… caused by accident.  I just came back from Florida and brought with me bunches of fresh oranges, my thoughts were to make marmalade.  Having received the beautiful bottle of Orange Balsamic Vinegar for Christmas last year, I thought I might add a bit to my marmalade.  Well, not thinking of the color change… I now have brown marmalade. Best laid plans… I must use up this mistake, therefore here is my creation. Turned out pretty amazing,

Large butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1⁄4 cup honey

1 teaspoon candied ginger, diced

4 ozs balsamic orange marmalade

salt and black pepper

 

Heat oven to 375

Lay the sweet potatoes out in a single layer on a roasting tray. Drizzle the oil, salt and pepper over the potatoes. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes in oven or until tender.

In a saucepan add honey, balsamic marmalade and ginger. Stir to combine.

When potatoes are roasted, remove and toss to coat with marmalade mixture.

 

Post script… this marmalade will be available at the market if you want to try some for yourself.  Going to try it on a pork roast next!

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Valarie Russell on November 8th, 2016

winter-marketIt’s time for the WINTER MARKET to begin and it looks like the weather will be proof of that. Market hours are from 10-12 on Saturdays now.

We will have plenty of  Winter Squashes… butternut, spaghetti and acorn. Greens will be plentiful…  mustard and turnip greens, kale, spinach, brazing greens and lettuces. Kenny will have green onions, radishes, turnips, sweet potatoes, cabbage, red potatoes, peppers, “Candy” onions, limited cauliflower and broccoli. Some apples will still be available on Saturday. Great time for pie baking and apple butter making!

Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs at the market… watch our Facebook page for a special offer this weekend. Come early or pre-order to make sure you get the items you need. We have plenty of our homemade goodies available, but they are  available by pre-orders only this weekend. Thanks for supporting us with your purchases.

Have a great week, hope to see you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

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