Friday, February 10, 2012

Love Abounds at Durham Farmers' Market

It's almost Valentines Day and love abounds at the Durham Farmers' Market!  This carrot and sweet potato were found hugging at Sunset Farm's table last Saturday. This Saturday the Market will have lots of treats for Valentines Day - from flowers, to sweets, to handmade gifts, to lots ingredients for a Valentine's dinner.  Valentines Day aside, now is the season to pick up some of the top heart healthy foods at the Market -- spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli and acorn squash, greenhouse grown tomatoes and even WINE!

Carrot & Sweet Potato
Recipe of the Week...
This week's recipe comes from the BullCityFood blog.  It is delicious, healthy and easy to make. You can find all of the ingredients at this week's Market! Enjoy!

Roasted Beet Salad
Preheat oven to 450F.
Cut beet leaves off, leaving about 2 inches of stem.
Wrap beets in aluminum foil, about three beets per pouch.

Place pouches on a cookie sheet and put on the middle rack in the oven. Roast beets for about 1 hour (they should be easy to pierce with a fork). Let cool before peeling off skins. Cut off the two ends, peel the remaining skins.Be careful as beets make everything they touch a deep purple but it will wash off your fingers. Toss washed arugula, beets and crumbled goat cheese in salad dressing, sprinkle with a little cracked black pepper and enjoy!

Fresh this Week....
Vegetables:   Asian Greens, Arugula, Beets, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Cress (Creasy Greens), Cilantro, Collards, Dried Herbs, Frisee, Fennel, Green Onions,  Gourds,  Jerusalem Artichokes,  Mustard Greens, Kale,  Lettuce, Greenhouse Grown Peppers, Pumpkins, Radishes, Salad Mix, Shiitake Mushrooms  (dried), Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes, Turnips, Turnip Greens, Winter Squash (Butternut, Spaghetti, Acorn)
Meats:  Beef, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon, Lamb, Pork.  Look for whole cuts, sausages, hot dogs, jerky, liver pate and more!
Flowers & Plants:  Daffodils, Tulips, Anemones, Icelandic Poppies
And: Honey, Pecans, Chicken and Duck Eggs, Flour, Wines, Fresh and Aged Goats and Cows Milk Cheeses, Baked Goods - Pies, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Gluten Free Items, etc; Beer, Wine, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves
Crafts: Pottery, Jewelry, Gourd Birdhouses, Woodwork, Photographs, Hand-dyed Clothing and other items, Handmade Clothing, Soaps and much more...

Produce availability depends on weather conditions

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