Valarie Russell on August 28th, 2018

This is a delicious, quick and easy salad to make for any meal. I sometimes add salmon or chicken for a dinner entrée. This makes plenty for Kenny and myself, but could be doubled easily to feed more.

1 Asian pear, thin sliced (can be peeled)

2 cups mixed baby greens

¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

¼ cup dried cranberries

toasted pecans, (optional)

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

¾ teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

¼ teaspoon honey

kosher salt (to taste)

fresh ground pepper (to taste)

¼ small onion, small dice

In a large bowl combine the Asian pear, baby greens, feta cheese, cranberries and pecans.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, pinch of salt, and a few good grinds of pepper.

Add the onions to the vinaigrette then set aside.

When serving, dress the greens lightly, season to taste, and serve immediately.

 

 

 

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Valarie Russell on August 21st, 2018

Back at the market this weekend…sweet corn and home grown tomatoes…heirlooms as well as red, yellow & cherry tomatoes.

 

Swiss chard is currently on hiatus, but may be returning in a few weeks (too much cutting, I believe).  We will have plenty of kale for your greens this week.  Also… green beans, new potatoes, beets, okra, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash and eggplant. Kenny will be bringing more small candy onions and a wide variety of peppers. Winter squashes and sweet potatoes are slowly making their way onto the tables.

 

Peaches are just about done for the season, we will have enough for our baskets and more for the table. “Faith”, table grapes are ripe and tasty, a few more available this weekend. We may even have a few white grapes Saturday as well. Apples are just a week or so 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 remain the same as in past years…$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 that pre-orders should be picked up by 11:00.

 

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

Valarie Russell on August 14th, 2018

This Saturday, August 18 will be Russell Veggies’ sixth (6) annual Recycle event.  Anyone who wishes to recycle any previously used items acquired from us (or others) is asked to bring them to the New Albany Farmer’s Market on that day.  We recycle most any items our customers bring, join us and help reuse, reduce and recycle. We would love to get back some of our many reusable bags and baskets. Many thanks to all of you that continue to reuse, reduce and recycle.

Recycling facts that may interest you…

  • About one-third of an average dump is made up of  packaging material!
  • The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world’s people generate 40% of the world’s waste.
  • The highest point in Hamilton County, Ohio (near  Cincinnati) is “Mount Rumpke.” It is actually a mountain of trash at the Rumpke sanitary landfill towering 1045 ft. above sea level.
  • Out of every $10 spent buying things, $1 (10%) goes for packaging that is thrown away. Packaging represents about 65% of household trash.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours — or the equivalent of a half a gallon of  gasoline.
  • More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any  other product.
  • Because so many of them are recycled, aluminum cans account for less than 1% of the total U.S. waste stream, according to EPA estimates.
  • An aluminum can that is thrown away will still  be a can 500 years from now!
  • There is no limit to the amount of times an  aluminum can be recycled.
  • We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans  every year.
  • At one time, aluminum was more valuable than  gold!
  • If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into  paper grocery bags, you’d get about 700 of them. A busy supermarket could use  all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket can go  through over 6 million paper bags! Imagine how many supermarkets there are just  in the United States!!!
  • The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year!
  • The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.
  • Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.
  • Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year; about 680 pounds per person.
  • The average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Most is packaging and junk mail.

Valarie Russell on August 14th, 2018

We will be at the New Albany Farmer’s Market this Saturday morning; 8:00-12:30. Be sure and stop by for your weekly fresh produce.

On the tables this week you will find… Corn and tomatoes!!! also…Heirloom and cherry tomatoes, green beans, beets, new potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, kale, okra, eggplants, cucumbers and candy onions. We will have more of our peppers… green bell, jalapeno, banana and Cayenne. 

Peaches are READY and DELICIOUS! We will have plenty for our baskets and some for the tables! We will also have a few more table grapes, Faith, they are delicious! Our weekly baskets are still available, be sure and pre-order by NOON Friday.

The chickens are tolerating this weather and are still producing, they are giving us plenty of eggs to bring to market. But like with all good things they sell out too, so get your pre-order in early.

Just a reminder, we have our homemade preserved items available, if you don’t see them on the table be sure and ask.

Have a great week and hope to see you Saturday,

Val & Kenny

 

Valarie Russell on August 7th, 2018

We will be at the New Albany Farmer’s Market this Saturday morning; 8:00-12:30. Be sure and stop by for your weekly fresh produce.

On the tables this week you will find… Corn and tomatoes!!! also…Heirloom and cherry tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, beets, new potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, kale, okra, eggplants, cucumbers and candy onions. We will have more of our peppers… green bell, jalapeno, banana and Cayenne. 

Peaches are READY and DELICIOUS! We will have plenty for our baskets and some for the tables! Our weekly baskets are now available, be sure and pre-order by NOON Friday.

The chickens are tolerating this weather and are still producing, they are giving us plenty of eggs to bring to market. But like with all good things they sell out too, so get your pre-order in early.

Just a reminder, we have our homemade preserved items available, if you don’t see them on the table be sure and ask.

Have a great week and hope to see you Saturday,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on July 31st, 2018

We will be at the New Albany Farmer’s Market this Saturday morning; 8:00-12:30. Be sure and stop by for your weekly fresh produce.

On the tables this week you will find… Corn and tomatoes!!! also…Heirloom and cherry tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, beets, new potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, kale, okra, eggplants, cucumbers and candy onions. We will have more of our peppers… green bell, jalapeno, banana and Cayenne. 

Peaches are READY and DELICIOUS! We will have plenty for our baskets and some for the tables! Our weekly baskets are now available, be sure and pre-order by NOON Friday.

The chickens are tolerating this weather and are still producing, they are giving us plenty of eggs to bring to market. But like with all good things they sell out too, so get your pre-order in early.

Just a reminder, we have our homemade preserved items available, if you don’t see them on the table be sure and ask.

Have a great week and hope to see you Saturday,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on July 24th, 2018

We will be at the New Albany Farmer’s Market this Saturday morning; 8:00-12:30. Be sure and stop by for your weekly fresh produce.

On the tables this week you will find… Corn and tomatoes!!! also… cherry tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, beets, new potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, kale, egg plants, cucumbers and candy onions. We will have more of our peppers… green bell, jalapeno, banana and hot banana. Maybe even a few more surprises.

Peaches are READY and DELICIOUS! We will have plenty for our baskets and some for the tables! Our weekly baskets are now available, be sure and pre-order by NOON Friday.

The chickens are tolerating this weather and are still producing, they are giving us plenty of eggs to bring to market. But like with all good things they sell out too, so get your pre-order in early.

Just a reminder, we have our homemade preserved items available, if you don’t see them on the table be sure and ask.

Have a great week and hope to see you Saturday,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on July 24th, 2018

My brother has been raving about his fiancée making Zucchini Au Gratin so I thought I might give it a try. I’m not sure of her exact recipe but here’s my take on it. It’s easy  and low carb too.

 

4 cups sliced raw zucchini

1 small onion, peeled and sliced thin

salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese

2 Tbsp butter

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). Grease a 9×9 or equivalent oven proof pan.

Overlap 1/3 of the zucchini and onion slices in the pan, then season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Repeat two more times until you have three layers and have used up all of the zucchini, onions, and shredded cheese.

Combine the garlic powder, butter, and heavy cream in a microwave safe dish. Heat for one minute or until the butter has melted. Stir. Gently pour the butter and cream mixture over the zucchini layers.

Bake at 375 degrees (F) for about 45 minutes, or until the liquid has thickened and the top is golden brown.

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Valarie Russell on July 17th, 2018

We will be at the New Albany Farmer’s Market this Saturday morning; 8:00-12:30. Be sure and stop by for your weekly fresh produce.

On the tables this week you will find… Corn and tomatoes!!! also… cherry tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, beets, new potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, kale, cucumbers and candy onions. We will have more of our peppers… green bell, jalapeno, banana and hot banana. Maybe even a few more surprises.

Kenny is starting to pick some blackberries but, it doesn’t look like a very good crop this year. He’s thinking the late frost/freeze might have gotten a lot of them. Of course the Japanese beetles are not helping this year either.  Peaches are READY! We will have plenty for our baskets and some for the tables! Our weekly baskets are now available, be sure and pre-order by NOON Friday.

The chickens are tolerating this weather and are still producing, they are giving us plenty of eggs to bring to market. But like with all good things they sell out too, so get your pre-order in early.

Just a reminder, we have our homemade preserved items available, if you don’t see them on the table be sure and ask.

Have a great week and hope to see you Saturday,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on July 17th, 2018

Ready for canning!

We have had numerous request for canning tomatoes, we will not be bringing them to the market this year. However, we will have some available for deliveries during the week.  I will be glad to meet in New Albany for pick up on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons at the farmers market or possibly Friday afternoon at Highlander Point.  If you have a request please email me… val@russellveggies.com to make arrangements. We will do our best to fill your tomato canning request.

Thanks again.