Valarie Russell on August 26th, 2014

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It’s going to be another great day for the New Albany Farmer’s market.  The market is open from 8-1, come down and see what’s in season.

 Don’t forget to place your order for our “Baskets of the Week”, I need all orders by noon Friday.  As the season progresses they just get better and better, this is a picture of last Saturday’s basket.

We’ll have CORN plus plenty of summer crops available… tomatoes are here along with green beans! Kenny still has heirlooms!  We also have Swiss chard, kale, cabbage, new potatoes, beets, zucchini, golden zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, green peppers, okra and candy onions.  Kenny has more of his many different eggplants, hot peppers and cherry tomatoes. We will have a few peaches and “Black Imagination” watermelons.  Come early to get your pick.

We have 1/2 bushels of tomatoes, green beans, and beets if anyone needs some for canning. Bushels of corn are also available, please let us know and we will be glad to bring them to the market for you.

Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs at the market. Just a reminder that we have been selling out early each week… so come early or pre-order to make sure you get the items you need.

Thanks for supporting us with your purchases, and remember to visit other Floyd County vendors while at the market. Have a great week, hope to see you on Saturday.

Val & Kenny

 

Valarie Russell on August 25th, 2014

8-21-5Please note this Wednesday will be our last WEDNESDAY for the season.  Beginning in September we are Saturdays only, kids are back in school… produce production slows down … and we tucker out about then too.

But for this Wednesday… summer crops are about the same… Kenny’s home grown tomatoes, several heirloom varieties, fresh corn and green beans! We’ll also have new red potatoes, zucchini – golden and green, summer squash, eggplants, green peppers, candy onions, kale and cucumbers. Kenny’s hot peppers are going to be available…jalapeños, banana peppers, pablano and a hot mix variety.

We will have some fruit on Wednesday; peaches and watermelons, they are both delicious!

It’s canning time… we have 1/2 bushels of tomatoes, corn and green beans ready to harvest, if anyone needs some for canning please let us know and we will be glad to bring them to the market for you.

We will have some of our farm fresh eggs available, but they will be on a pre-order only basis on Wednesdays.  It’s just too hot to keep unwanted eggs in the cooler.  Just let me know if you need me to bring some for you and I will be glad to try and accommodate you.

Thanks for supporting us with your purchases at the market and we hope to see you there,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on August 19th, 2014

012It’s going to be another great day for the New Albany Farmer’s market.  The market is open from 8-1, come down and see what’s in season.

Don’t forget to place your order for our “Baskets of the Week”, I need all orders by noon Friday.  As the season progresses they just get better and better, this is a picture of last Saturday’s basket.

We’ll have CORN plus plenty of summer crops available… tomatoes are here along with green beans! Kenny still has  heirlooms!  We also have Swiss chard, kale, cabbage, new potatoes, beets, zucchini, golden zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, green peppers, okra and candy onions.  Kenny has more of his many different eggplants, hot peppers and cherry tomatoes. We will have a few more Canary melons and “Black Imagination” watermelons.  Come early to get your pick.

We have 1/2 bushels of tomatoes, green beans, and beets if anyone needs some for canning.  Please let us know and we will be glad to bring them to the market for you.

Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs at the market. Just a reminder that we have been selling out early each week… so come early or pre-order to make sure you get the items you need.

Thanks for supporting us with your purchases, and remember to visit other Floyd County vendors while at the market. Have a great week, hope to see you on Saturday.

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on August 18th, 2014

7-2-2012 007It looks like the weather might give us a break on Wednesday afternoon, we could always use the rain but just not on market days.

We still have summer crops available… home grown tomatoes – hybrid and heirloom, fresh corn and green beans! We’ll also have Swiss chard, okra, kale, cabbage, new potatoes, zucchini – golden and green, summer squash, egg plants, green peppers, candy onions, beets, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. Kenny’s hot peppers are going to be available…jalapeños, banana peppers, pablano and a few hot mix variety. We will have a few peaches and “Black Imagination” seedless watermelons.

We have 1/2 bushels of tomatoes, green beans and beets if anyone needs some for canning please let us know and we will be glad to bring them to the market for you.

We will have some of our farm fresh eggs available, but they will be on a pre-order only basis on Wednesdays.  It’s just too hot to keep unwanted eggs in the cooler.  Just let me know if you need me to bring some for you and I will be glad to accommodate you.

Thanks for supporting us with your purchases and we hope to see you there,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on August 12th, 2014

001It’s going to be another great day for the New Albany Farmer’s market.  The market is open from 8-1, come down and see what’s in season.

Don’t forget to place your order for our “Baskets of the Week”, I need all orders by noon Friday.  As the season progresses they just get better and better, this is a picture of last Saturday’s basket.

We’ll have CORN plus plenty of summer crops available… tomatoes are here along with green beans! Kenny still has  heirlooms!  We also have Swiss chard, kale, cabbage, new potatoes, beets, zucchini, golden zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, green peppers, okra and candy onions.  Kenny has more of his many different eggplants, hot peppers and cherry tomatoes. We will have more cantaloupes, Canary melons, and “Black Imagination” watermelons.  Come early to get your pick.

We have 1/2 bushels of tomatoes, green beans, and beets if anyone needs some for canning. Bushels of corn are also available, please let us know and we will be glad to bring them to the market for you.

Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs at the market. Just a reminder that we have been selling out early each week… so come early or pre-order to make sure you get the items you need.

Thanks for supporting us with your purchases, and remember to visit other Floyd County vendors while at the market. Have a great week, hope to see you on Saturday.

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on August 12th, 2014

Baked Parmesan ZucchiniCrisp, tender zucchini sticks oven-roasted to absolute perfection. It’s healthy, nutritious and completely addictive!

 

4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.

Place zucchini onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan mixture. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the crisp and golden brown.

Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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Valarie Russell on August 11th, 2014

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It looks like the weather is going to give us a break on Wednesday, we need the rain but just not on market days.

We still have summer crops available… home grown tomatoes – hybrid and heirloom, fresh corn and green beans! We’ll also have Swiss chard, okra, kale, cabbage, new potatoes, zucchini – golden and green, summer squash, egg plants, green peppers, candy onions, beets, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. Kenny’s hot peppers are going to be available…jalapeños, banana peppers, pablano and a few hot mix variety. We will have some cantaloupes, a few peaches and “Black Imagination” seedless watermelons.

We have 1/2 bushels of tomatoes, green beans and beets if anyone needs some for canning please let us know and we will be glad to bring them to the market for you.

We will have some of our farm fresh eggs available, but they will be on a pre-order only basis on Wednesdays.  It’s just too hot to keep unwanted eggs in the cooler.  Just let me know if you need me to bring some for you and I will be glad to accommodate you.

Thanks for supporting us with your purchases at the market and we hope to see you there,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on August 5th, 2014

8-2-14 (2)It’s going to be another great day for the New Albany Farmer’s market.  The market is open from 8-1, come down and see what’s in season.

Don’t forget to place your order for our “Baskets of the Week”, I need all orders by noon Friday.  As the season progresses they just get better and better, this is a picture of last Saturday’s basket.

We’ll have CORN plus plenty of summer crops available… tomatoes are here along with green beans! Kenny finally has a large amount of heirlooms!  We also have Swiss chard, kale, cabbage, new potatoes, beets, zucchini, golden zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, green peppers, okra and candy onions.  Kenny has more of his many different eggplants, hot peppers and cherry tomatoes. We will have more cantaloupes, Canary melons, “Black Imagination” watermelons and maybe a few more blackberries! Come early to get your pick.

We have 1/2 bushels of tomatoes, green beans, and beets if anyone needs some for canning. Bushels of corn are also available, please let us know and we will be glad to bring them to the market for you.

Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs at the market. Just a reminder that we have been selling out early each week… so come early or pre-order to make sure you get the items you need.

Thanks for supporting us with your purchases, and remember to visit other Floyd County vendors while at the market. Have a great week, hope to see you on Saturday.

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on August 5th, 2014

cucumber salsaA little different salsa that is quick and easy to throw together as well as delicious.  It’s a good way to use up some of those cucumbers that are so plentiful this time of year.

 

2 medium seedless cucumbers, peeled and diced

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

1 small red onion, diced

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 medium tomatoes, diced

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro

1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed

1/2 teaspoon salt

In a medium bowl, stir together all of the ingredients. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so. Serve with tortilla chips.

 

 

 

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Valarie Russell on August 5th, 2014

farmer's market week 2014Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week”. Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.

The declaration was made via an  official proclamation signed by Secretary Vilsack. This year marks the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week recognizing the important role that farmers markets play in the agricultural and food economy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture began declaring National Farmers Market Week in 2000.

National Farmers Market Week is a great opportunity for you to visit your local farmers market and see all the tremendous services they provide. Farmers markets play a key role in developing local and regional food systems that support family farms, and help grow rural economies. They bring communities together, connecting cities with the farms that support them and provide Americans across the country with fresh, healthy food.

Thousands of farmers markets across the country offer consumers fresh, affordable, convenient, and healthful products sold directly from the farm. They also offer additional market opportunities for local producers, especially smaller or newer operations. Farmers markets increasingly offer electronic benefits transfer technology that can be used by recipients of USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – as well as low-income women, infants, and children and seniors participating in the WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs – to get fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Come out and support your local market this week,  we look forward to see you!