Friday, September 20, 2013

This Week at the South Durham Farmers' Market

This Week at the South Durham Farmers' Market
  • Education by Pinwheel Kid's Craft
  • In Season: apples, sweet potatoes, eggplant, lettuce. yellow squash, zucchini, chard, butternut squash, beans and flowers 
Soup du Marché
We are officially heading into fall! The air is cooler, the days are shorter, and a bowl of hot soup sounds wonderful. You can certainly simmer up your own pot from scratch with all the delicious ingredients currently available at market, or you can take the night off with one of the delectable soups from Slim on Soup. 
If you haven’t tried their soups yet, now is the perfect time. Until the end of September, if you spend $10 or more, you are entered to win Slim on Soup’s Back to School Raffle. The prize is “Lunch for the Week,” which is a generous five pints of any of their soups.
Cara Demu, the founder and owner of Slim on Soup, started the company in order to give consumers a tasty, easy meal chock full of vitamins and nutrients.  All of the soups are vegan, gluten-free and no-salt added, and nearly 80% of the ingredients are locally sourced. 

Slim on Soup always brings samples!
While Cara did craft each soup with weight management in mind, I assure you, this is not your friend’s cabbage soup diet. Every soup starts with a savory homemade broth that is intensely flavored with fresh vegetables and herbs. And, each soup contains healthy fats, protein and lots of fiber, which will make you feel satiated enough not to reach for dessert.
Cara’s soups are great on their own, but they are also quite amenable to being dressed up with other farmers’ market ingredients. The Sundried Tomato-Vegetable soup would be excellent with slices of Walter’s Unlimited chorizo and topped with Hillsborough Cheese Co.’s aged gouda. You could try a crispy garnish on the Sweet Potato Peanut soup like broiled kale leaves with olive oil and salt. Or, try the Dark Asian Vegetable soup with some of the Asian greens available at market this Saturday, like tatsoi and pac choy.
Every week, Slim on Soup comes to market bearing pots of soup to sample, so find out which one is your favorite and enter to win lunch for a week! 

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