Thank you, Market Customers, for supporting your local farmers, crafters, and producers!
This weekend is all about you, our loyal customers, who make the Kootenai County Farmers’ Markets possible and successful year after year. We are grateful for the conversation, sharing, fun times, and shopping we experience together, and we want to say thank you with COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS. We’ll be serving up soup, bread, cookies, pastries, hot coffee, and hot oat milk chai as a show of appreciation. Come hang out with us, listen to some decent music, and stock up on fall harvest produce and the last sweet greens and vegetables of the summer.
Ready for some Halloween party ideas? Lake City Bakers will have Halloween Sugar Cookie Decorating Kits available starting this week for fun with kids or guests. These kits have at least 1 dozen Halloween-shaped cookies, 1 pound of buttercream frosting, and all the sprinkles and candies you could need to make spooky delicious treats all for $20.
Beauty Bay Winery and Sheppard Fruit Wines will have Huckleberry wine for the perfect Halloween adult punch (see recipe for Black Huckleberry Punch below). BJ’s Bags will have kids’ Halloween trick or treat bags. Grab a box of DOMA Coffee’s Instant Coffee packs and make the Coffee Maple Spritz Cookies below to enjoy with your party guests. Browse our extensive selection of carving and decorative pumpkins and squash to dress up your home, inside and out. Download a free pumpkin carving pattern: https://www.pumpkinpile.com/.
Fresh this Week:
Reminder: Bring your market basket for shopping or a box for your plants. Wagons are available but limited. Our vendors also appreciate small cash bills, especially if you are shopping early.
Rusty and Chrissy with
Special Guest: Midnight Juliets
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup cane sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp instant coffee powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, espresso powder, and maple syrup and beat until combined. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a separate bowl, then gradually beat into the creamed mixture.
Pack the dough into a cookie press fitted with a disk of your choice or a pastry bag fitted with a tip of your choice. Press the dough into your desired shape onto ungreased baking sheets, keeping cookies 1 inch apart. Bake 7-8 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Consume immediately or freeze cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw in the covered containers.
- 1 bottle 100% Huckleberry Wine
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 4 black plums, washed, pitted, and sliced
- 2 cups black seedless grapes, washed
- 2 cups organic blackberries, washed
- 1 cups soda or sparkling water (optional)
Combine everything, except the soda water, in a pitcher or punch bowl and mix with a large spoon.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. The longer it sits the more the fruit infuses into the wine and vice versa.
Serve cold topped with the soda or other sparkling water. For a dramatic party trick, drop a couple pieces of dry ice into the punch right as the party starts. Enjoy!