Happy Father’s Day to all our Market Dads!
We have a special weekend for all those dads out there! For those who enjoy crafting salsas and rubs and chili, the Tomato Lady is having a $3 SALE on pepper and chili plants. She also has a nice selection of starts, from cucumbers to flowers to combo pots with three plants for hanging baskets and planters.
Good Shepherd Lamb has smoked leg of lamb roasts for Father’s Day. No need to slave over the grill – just heat and serve with some grilled veggies fresh from the market. See what’s fresh this week below, and check out our recipe for grilled side vegetables using the market’s Sandia Spice Co. spices.
Speaking of green and growing things, Kerr Microgreens will have a plentiful selection on Saturday and Wednesday, including Kohlrabi, Speckled Pea and Rambo Radish microgreens. Sweet spring baby root vegetables are also in season, such as carrots, beets, radishes, and turnips.
But, don’t forget the fruit! While their bushes are getting ready to bloom, Emerald Dreams Farms has certified organic, frozen 2021 blueberries in 5-6 pound bags for only $23.75 a bag. Did you know that blueberries can benefit heart health, bone strength, skin health, blood pressure, diabetes management, and mental health. And 1 cup of blueberries give Dad 24% of his recommended daily allowance of vitamin C!
PoP Club Returns
PoP Club activities for kids returns this weekend! This free market program for kids ages 5-12 introduces them to healthy produce with fun hands-on activities and challenges that are fresh and new each week. When a child completes an activity, they get a $2 token that they can redeem around the market for fresh fruit, vegetables, and food-bearing plants. Stop by the PoP Club booth and discover what activities we have for your kids this week!
Specially for Father’s Day, Black Forest Bakery has pulled some delectable German Chocolate Cakes out of the oven. And they’re even made with farm fresh eggs from Sand Trail Farms!
Also for Father’s Day Weekend, Lake City Bakers will have a FREE Chocolate Chip Cookie for every dad who stops by their booth. Don’t forget to check out the rest of their treats that dad’s love!
Bean & Pie‘s handpie flavor of the month – Strawberry Lemon Basil – features fresh lemon zest and juice as well as fresh basil for a light taste of spring. Grab a couple of this favorite flavor while it lasts!
What to Sip
Beauty Bay Winery still has a few bottles of their beloved 100% natural Huckleberry fruit wine left! The Huck or the Dry Raspberry would pair nicely with any red meat grilled or smoked.
Coffee Roboto will be pouring their yummy June Shrub Soda flavor – Strawberry Thyme – at the Wednesday market, and they’ll have a few bottles to take home and craft into your favorite mocktail or cocktail. Not sure what a “shrub” is in this context? Read more here.
Reminder: Bring your market basket for your shopping or a box for your plants. Our vendors also appreciate small cash bills, especially if you are shopping early.
Fresh this Week:
Saturday: Larry Mooney | Wednesday: Dave & Rey
The perfect market side dish for Father's Day grilled or smoked meats!
- 1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tbs local honey
- 1 Tbs Sandia Spice Mediterranean Seasoning
- 3 lbs mix of baby carrots, salad turnips, and spring radishes
- 1 container Country Blessings Labneh or Roasted Garlic Sundried Tomato Fromage
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes optional
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 450°F.
In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, and spice with a fork until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside 2 Tb.
Toss the vegetables with the remaining dressing and spread out in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes until caramelized to your taste. Cool slightly.
Spread the labneh or fromage in the bottom of a shallow bowl or dish and place the still-warm veggies on top. Drizzle with the reserved dressing and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired.