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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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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Valarie Russell on November 8th, 2016

roasted-veggiesAny fresh vegetable combination will work; these are just my picks. I hope you enjoy as much as we do. I use Primo Oil’s 18-year Balsamic vinegar, it’s amazing.

 

2 red bell peppers, cut into 1 1/2-inch-thick pieces 

Butternut squash, cut into 1 1/2 -inch pieces

1 head cauliflower, cut into 1 1/12-inch pieces

1 head broccoli, cut into 3-inch florets

6 to 8 sprigs fresh thyme

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Balsamic vinegar

 

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and place a rack in the center of the oven.

Arrange the broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash, and peppers in rows to create a rainbow of colors on a large baking sheet. Scatter the thyme sprigs over the vegetables and drizzle with the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast until the vegetables are tender and cooked through, about 30 minutes.

Drizzle the Balsamic vinegar.

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Valarie Russell on October 25th, 2016

world-food-2016This weekend marks the “End of Harvest” and we celebrate “World Food Day”, this will be our final Saturday market of the summer season. We then return for the WINTER MARKET in a few weeks.

Lots of family fun things happening at the market this weekend… chef Gina will be here this Saturday with her student chefs preparing seasonal food samples and then there’s also Halloween costume contest for the kiddos.  We will be handing out “mini” pumpkins and specials treats to the kiddos… as long as they last.

We are having our annual customer appreciation special… Winter Squashes… buy 2 get one free.  You can mix and match as you wish, we will have butternut, buttercup, spaghetti and acorn. Greens will be plentiful…  mustard and turnip greens, kale, spinach, brazing greens and lettuces. Kenny will have radishes, turnips, sweet potatoes, cabbage, red potatoes, peppers and more broccoli. Mutzu and Staymen Winesap 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… come early or pre-order to make sure you get the items you need. We will have plenty of our homemade goodies available, stop by and stock up. 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 October 18th, 2016

farmers-market-sign-2Cool weather is upon us and the veggies that love this weather are looking great. We should have plenty of broccoli and cabbage, maybe cauliflower; plus lots of greens… kale, spinach, turnip and mustard greens, baby lettuce and black seeded Simpson this weekend.

We have loads of fall/winter squashes available… spaghetti, acorn, butternut, etc… Also available this Saturday: a few green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, beets and some of Kenny’s pepper varieties. Sad to say, Kenny’s tomatoes are just about gone… some more this weekend then maybe a few green tomatoes next week.

We are finished picking apples but will have Mutzu, Staymen winesap and a few Golden Delicious apples this week. All of these are great for cooking, eating and apple butter making.

“Basket of the Week” customers ~ please remember to bring back your baskets. As the harvest season winds down, we have decided to discontinue our “Basket of the Week” program for the year. We look forward to offering them again next season. A huge thank you to all those who participated this year! We will however still offer pre-orders as usual.

We will have more of our homemade goodies along with Kenny’s Grilling Planks, Blackening Spice and farm-fresh, free-range eggs.  Be sure and order early as we seem to run out each week. Bring by the little ones for their annual “mini” pumpkin!

Have a great week and we will see you on Saturday,
Val & Kenny

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Valarie Russell on October 11th, 2016

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Well Harvest Homecoming has ended and we are ready to finish out this year’s farmer’s market. We have three more weeks remaining for the season, and the crops have faded fast. Cool weather is upon us and the veggies that love that weather are looking great. We should have plenty of broccoli and cabbage plus lots of greens… Swiss chard, kale, brazing greens and baby lettuce this weekend.

 

We have loads of fall/winter squashes available… spaghetti, acorn, butternut, etc… also available this Saturday: a few green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, beets and some of Kenny’s pepper varieties.

 

We are finished picking apples and will have Golden Delicious, Staymen winesap and a few Mutzu and Johnathan apples this week. All of these are great for cooking, eating and apple butter making.

 

We will have farm-fresh, free-range eggs available, be sure and order early as we seem to run out each week. Bring by the little ones by for their annual “mini” pumpkin!

 

Have a great week and we hope to see you Saturday,
Val & Kenny

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Valarie Russell on October 4th, 2016

classicalharvest_slider_940x412This is the weekend lots of folks in our area look forward to every year… and for us it’s the first weekend off since May.

Harvest Homecoming is a long standing tradition for the city of New Albany so be sure to take time to enjoy the festivities. We hope for a beautiful weekend for all the outdoor activities. You can check out all their details at http://www.harvesthomecoming.com/. We will return to the farmer’s market next weekend and continue through the end of October.

Next weekend we plan to have plenty of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, radishes, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and fall/winter squashes. We will have tons of greens as well… kale, spinach, mustard, Swiss chard and baby lettuces.  We will still have apples thru October.

As the harvest season winds down, we have decided to discontinue our “Basket of the Week” program for the year. We will however still offer pre-orders as usual. We look forward to offering them again next season. A huge thank you to all those who participated this year!

Enjoy your weekend and the festivities, we will see you next Saturday,

Val & Kenny

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