Valarie Russell on August 23rd, 2016

farm freshBack at the market this weekend… sweet corn and home grown tomatoes… a few heirlooms as well as red and yellow. Kenny has some canning tomatoes available if you need any for your home canning this year. Please let us know so we can bring them for you. 

We will have kale for your greens this week as well as some great looking Swiss chard. We will also have green beans, new potatoes, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, cabbage, yellow squash, green peppers, and eggplant. Kenny will be bringing plenty more of his wide variety of peppers.

Peaches are here for their final weekend of the season, it’s been a great year for them.  Apples are just a few weeks away… and they are looking awesome this year.

We now offer our “Baskets of the Week” every Saturday. If you are in need or want one please email me by noon Friday, val@russellveggies.com.  The prices will remain the same as last year…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make these happen, they are done fresh Saturday morning and are pre-order only.

We will have more of our homemade goodies along with Kenny’s Grilling Planks and Blackening Spice.

Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs while available, just a reminder that we sell out early.

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

Val & Kenny

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Valarie Russell on August 23rd, 2016

Heirloom Tomatoes 7-21-12aTomato-mania – 1000 Tastes

Join the New Albany Farmers Market Saturday August 27th as we celebrate tomato season and all the yumminess that comes along with it.  What yumminess you ask?

Start with 10 Amazing Farms growing all varieties of tomatoes, add in a little basil (from other astounding farmers), olive oil and balsamic vinegars (from 2 awesome vendors), and don’t forget the cheese (from 3 more incredible vendors)!  Sounds like a party doesn’t it!

From 9 to 10:15 am we will offer tastes of all the tomato types available to us.  We ask that you mark our sheet with your feedback.  The “gourmet” taste which includes cheese, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and surprise veggies will be the reward for each person joining us. 

Please join us for this fun filled day, and check out our special “tasting tables” from Green Earth Outfitters.

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Valarie Russell on August 16th, 2016

farmer's market 4Back at the market this weekend… sweet corn and home grown tomatoes… a few heirlooms, red and yellow. Kenny has some canning tomatoes available if you need any for your home canning this year. Please let us know so we can bring them for you.

We will have plenty of kale for your greens this week as well as some great looking Swiss chard. We will also have green beans, new potatoes, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, cabbage, yellow squash, green peppers, and eggplant. Kenny will be bringing plenty more of his wide variety of peppers.

Peaches are still hanging in there this season, we will have just enough for your weekend desserts. Watermelons are ripe and tasty and we will have a few more this weekend. Apples are just a few weeks away… and they are looking awesome this year.

We now offer our “Baskets of the Week” every Saturday. If you are in need or want one please email me by noon Friday, val@russellveggies.com.  The prices will remain the same as last year…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make these happen, they are done fresh Saturday morning and are pre-order only.

We will have more of our homemade goodies along with Kenny’s Grilling Planks and Blackening Spice. New this weekend… Salsa Verde!

Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs while available, just a reminder that we sell out early.

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

Val & Kenny

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Valarie Russell on August 9th, 2016

D007037It’s pepper time… Kenny will have another great selection available this weekend, from the sweet- sweet to the HOT- HOT!  Of course we will also have plenty of summertime favorites too… sweet corn and home grown tomatoes. We’ll also have beets, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, new potatoes, candy onions, cherry tomatoes, and various eggplants.

Peaches are ripe for the picking and would make a great cobbler for this weekend’s dinner. Our popular watermelons – “Black Imagination” will also be available Saturday.

We are still offering our “Baskets of the Week” every Saturday. If you are in need or want one please email me by noon Friday, val@russellveggies.com. The prices are…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make these happen, they are done fresh Saturday morning and are pre-order only. Please remember all pre-orders should be picked up by 11:30.

Just a reminder that we have been selling out early… and don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free range eggs while available.

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

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Valarie Russell on August 9th, 2016

National Farmer's marketJoin us in celebrating “National Farmers Market Week”

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, 2016, as “National Farmers Market Week.” This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers markets play in local economies.

“Farmers markets are an important part of strong local and regional food systems that connect farmers with new customers and grow rural economies. In many areas, they are also expanding access to fresh, healthy food for people of all income levels,” said Secretary Vilsack. “National Farmers Market Week recognizes the growth of these markets and their role in supporting both urban and rural communities.”

Throughout the week, USDA officials will celebrate at farmers market locations across the country. On Saturday, Aug. 6, Elanor Starmer, the Administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) – which conducts research, provides technical assistance, and awards grants to support local and regional food systems – will kick off the week visiting a farmers market and wrap up the week at USDA’s own farmers market in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Aug. 12.

“Farmers markets are a gathering place where you can buy locally produced food, and at the same time, get to know the farmer and story behind the food you purchase,” said Administrator Starmer. “These types of markets improve earning potential for farmers and ranchers, building stronger community ties and access to local foods.”

 

Valarie Russell on August 2nd, 2016

farmer's market signIt’s pepper time… Kenny will have another great selection available this weekend, from the sweet- sweet to the HOT- HOT!  Of course we will also have plenty of summertime favorites too… sweet corn and home grown tomatoes. We’ll also have beets, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, new potatoes, candy onions, cherry tomatoes, and various eggplants.
Peaches are ripe for the picking and would make a great cobbler for this weekend’s dinner. Our popular watermelons – “Black Imagination” will also be available Saturday.
We are still offering our “Baskets of the Week” every Saturday. If you are in need or want one please email me by noon Friday, val@russellveggies.com. The prices are…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make these happen, they are done fresh Saturday morning and are pre-order only. Please remember all pre-orders should be picked up by 11:30.
Just a reminder that we have been selling out early… and don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free range eggs while available.
Have a great week and we will see you on Saturday,
Val & Kenny

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Valarie Russell on July 27th, 2016

ordersA friendly reminder that the cutoff time for placing pre-orders for Saturday pick up at the farmer’s market is Friday, noon. We appreciate that so many of our valued customers utilize this unique service and we will continue to do our best to accommodate each of you.

Thanks again for you patronage,

Val & Kenny

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valarie Russell on July 26th, 2016

corn 2014It looks like we may be in for a reprieve from the heat this Saturday, that will be much welcomed. We will have plenty of summertime favorites… sweet corn and home grown tomatoes. We’ll also have beets, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, green beans and new potatoes. Kenny will be bringing plenty more candy onions, cherry tomatoes, a few hot peppers and his various eggplants.
Peaches are ripe for the picking and would make a great cobbler for this weekend’s dinner. We hope to more blackberries and cantaloupes this Saturday. Our popular watermelons – “Black Imagination” will also be available Saturday.
We are still offering our “Baskets of the Week” every Saturday. If you are in need or want one please email me by noon Friday, val@russellveggies.com. The prices will remain the same as last year…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make these happen, they are done fresh Saturday morning and are pre-order only.
Just a reminder that we have been selling out early…  and don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free range eggs while available.
Have a great week and we will see you on Saturday,
Val & Kenny

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Valarie Russell on July 26th, 2016

7-2-2012 003HOW TO PICK OUT A GOOD WATERMELON
◾Look for the Large Yellow Spot – This is where the watermelon was laying in the field. Make sure it’s a decent size and is yellow.
◾Give it a Good Thump – You want to make sure it sounds hollow.
◾Dull Outside – You want to make sure the outside of the watermelon looks dull and not shiny. A shiny watermelon means its not ripe.
◾Lift it Up – You want to make sure it’s heavy for it’s size, which means it has a ton of water in it (what you want!!)
◾Nice Oval Shape – A uniform-shaped watermelon shows that it got the perfect amount of sunshine and water.
◾Bee Stings and White Scars – Look for these little guys. These little marks show that it’s sweet enough that even the bees were trying to get to the inside. The stings look like brown lines or dots on the melon.

… OR JUST ASK KENNY!

Valarie Russell on July 19th, 2016

farmer's market signIt’s here… the HOT days of summer, come early to beat the heat! Along with the heat comes summertime favorites… sweet corn and home grown tomatoes. We’ll also have beets, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, cabbage, zucchini – green and golden, yellow squash, bell peppers, green beans and new potatoes. Kenny will be bringing plenty more candy onions, cherry tomatoes, a few hot peppers and his popular eggplants.
Peaches are ripe for the picking and would make a great cobbler for this weekend’s dinner. We will also have more blackberries and cantaloupes this Saturday.
We now offer our “Baskets of the Week” every Saturday. If you are in need or want one please email me by noon Friday, val@russellveggies.com. The prices will remain the same as last year…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make these happen, they are done fresh Saturday morning and are pre-order only.
Just a reminder that we have been selling out early… Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free range eggs while available.
Have a great week and we will see you on Saturday,
Val & Kenny

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