Is it Fall or Summer, Market Customers!
The warmer fall weather and lack of frost has been wonderful for our farmers and growers! There are so many tomatoes and warmer weather crops for the picking, our baskets and shelves are overflowing. Also, our flower growers have some amazing flowers and bouquets, like the peach dahlias above! Come shop with us and make something delicious this weekend with ingredients from the market. (See salad recipe below.)
Gem State Bison is now bringing bison bones to the market! They have marrow, soup, and knuckle dog bones. They also want to remind you that fall is perfect for bison stew and bison roast! Grab some locally grown Oyster (4 types), Lion’s Beard or Bear’s Head mushrooms from Jake at Rider Mushroom Co. to add to your bison stew or roast.
It’s time for the Carpe Diem Crepes of the month! The sweet one is “Pomme”: filled with sliced apples, Fluer de Sel salt, and caramel sauce, and topped with whipped cream and Pumpkin Biscotti from fellow vendor Kiss My Biscotti. The savory one is “Forestiere”: Blue Oyster mushrooms from Gem State Mushrooms mixed with heavy cream, white cheddar, and ham. Yum.
Lake City Bakers is also whipping up some seasonal flavors with their Cranberry Orange and Apple Fritter sweet bread loaves. They’ll also have Pumpkin and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip breads for all those pumpkin spice lovers!
A Special Thank You!
The Friends of the Kootenai County Farmers Market non-profit would like to give a special thanks to all of the generous donors at Fall Fest and throughout the season this year! We will have donation jars and buckets available at this year’s Customer Appreciation Day (October 15) and Winter Market (December 17) as well. Funds collected by Friends of KCFM are used to help fund community programs, like the children’s Power of Produce (PoP) Club.
The Friends of KCFM is a 501c3 charitable organization and donations can also be made online at paypal.me/friendskcfm. For additional information or questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to come and let us say “thank you” on Customer Appreciation Day (October 15)! There will be soup, bread, coffee, oat milk chai, cookies from Sweet Cottage Treats, and more!
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: Echo Elysium
- 2 lbs heirloom or slicer tomatoes
- 6 oz arugula
- 4 oz soft goat cheese
- 1 large shallot
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp local honey
- 2 Tbs finely chopped fresh herbs of choice
Slice the tomatoes into thick rounds. Divide the tomatoes among four plates. Top each with a handful of arugula.
Crumble the goat cheese over the salad.
Chop the shallot and divide evenly over the salads.
In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients to make a vinaigrette. Drizzle over each salad, to taste.
Serve immediately and enjoy!