Valarie Russell on September 4th, 2018

Back at the market this weekend…sweet corn and home-grown tomatoes…heirlooms as well as Kenny’s red ones.

We will have kale for your greens this week, also… green beans, red potatoes, beets, okra, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash,  eggplant and a variety of peppers. Winter squashes and sweet potatoes will now be available. Turnip for some of Kenny’s other goodies.

Apples are ready for picking… Galas’ are ready! We will also have some Asian pears available, at least for our baskets.  We are still hoping for another pick of table grapes, just not sure which ones will still be producing.  Mutzu apples are ready to pick, hoping I can get that done by Friday.

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. If you don’t see something… just ask, we don’t have enough table space!

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 September 4th, 2018

What is a Thai eggplant? It’s a dinky little eggplant, and if you lop off the top and quarter them, they make a great ingredient in many dishes. Try this simple and delicious Thai eggplant recipe.

8-10 THAI EGGPLANT (quartered)

1½ cup ONION (chopped)

1 cup RED BELL PEPPER (chopped)

4 cloves GARLIC (finely chopped)

1 Tbsp GINGER (finely chopped)

1 tsp CHILI PEPPERS (finely chopped)

1 Tbsp Lime zest

1-2 Tbsp OLIVE OR COCONUT OIL

1 14 oz CAN COCONUT MILK

**2 tsp CORIANDER POWDER

**2 tsp CHILI POWDER

**1 tsp TURMERIC

½ cup THAI BASIL

1-2 Tbsp LIME JUICE

SALT to taste

Heat oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. I use coconut oil in this recipe, but substitute olive oil if you like. When oil is heated, add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, ginger, lime zest, and hot peppers. Add as much or little hot pepper as your taste buds desire.

Sauté these ingredients for 2-3 minutes and then stir in the coriander, turmeric, chili powder, and salt. Continue sautéing 1-2 minutes and then add the quartered Thai eggplant.

When the eggplant is cooked, turn off the heat and add chopped Thai basil and lime juice. Serve over jasmine rice.

** I used 1½ Tablespoons of curry seasoning that I received from India, in place of the above spices.

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Valarie Russell on August 28th, 2018

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

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.

Apples are ready for picking… Galas’ are ready! We will also have some Asian pears available for a week or so. We’re hoping to have one more pick of table grapes, just not sure which ones will still be producing. Mutzu apples are still a few weeks from being ready to pick.

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. If you don’t see something… just ask, we don’t have enough table space!

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 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