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We Have Another Winner!

Congratulations to Jen Rankin, the winner  of the market basket last Thursday. Jen was the recipient of a basket overflowing with local fruit, veggies, eggs, cheese, bread and sweets. Jen is pictured here with Farmer Nathan from Hillside Farm.

Stop the the manager’s table this Thursday and enter your name. It’s as easy as that. You could be the next lucky winner of a basket overflowing with local goodness!

Zucchini-Crusted Pizza

The farmers market will be bursting with squash varieties galore for many weeks to come. Embrace these magically abundant plants and the countless recipes they can be used in. Here’s a recipe from the Moosewood Cookbook that is a summer staple in our house. It’s a normal pizza on top…with your choice of toppings; the bottom has flecks of zucchini and your favorite market herbs. (pictured left) This tasty dish is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can substitute any variety of summer squash for the zucchini. Enjoy!

Zucchini-Crusted Pizza

  • olive oil and flour for the pan
  • 2 cups (packed) grated zucchini (about 2 7-inchers)
  • 2 eggs from Red Haven Farm, beaten (ok to delete one or both yolks)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • pinches of basil, marjoram, and/or rosemary

TOPPING SUGGESTIONS:

  • 1 large ripe tomato, sliced
  • 2 to 3 large cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • sauteed mushrooms

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Generously oil a 10-inch pie pan and coat lightly with flour.
  2. Combine zucchini eggs, flour, mozzarella, parmesan, herbs and 1 Tbs. olive oil in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Spread into prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.  About halfway through the baking, brush with remaining Tbs. of olive oil. Remove from oven. When it has cooled 10 minutes, use a spatula to loosen the crust fromt he pan, so it won’t break later.
  4. Top with your favorite pizza items and bake at 400 degrees until heated through.

Town Talk Captures the Spirit of the Market

Check out the article about the farmers market in the latest Town Talk. It’s great to see the market getting such positive publicity. As the Town Talk article states, “The market’s beauty is the bounty.”

Yet everyday I meet people who still don’t know the market is happening. Help us spread the word. Stop by the manager’s tent and pick up some flyers to post at your place of work or at your favorite coffee shop or at your neighborhood library.

Share the market’s bounty with your friends, co-workers, neighbors and relatives!

What’s on Your Plate?

“What’s on Your Plate?” is a new documentary that follows two eleven year old girls, Sadie and Safiyah (pictured left), as they take a close look at food systems in New York City and surrounding areas. As the film’s website describes, “the girls talk to each other, food activists, farmers, new friends, storekeepers, their families, and the viewer, in their quest to understand what’s on all our plates.”

You can watch this film for FREE on Tuesday, July 27th at 7 PM at the Media Community Center.  The screening is being sponsored by Transition Town Media. So bring the whole family and get to know other Media Farmers Market and local food enthusiasts.

New Market Basket Winner

Congratulations to Lisa Oster and her son Nathaniel! These lucky market-goers were the recipients of the prized market basket last week. Their market basket included a nice assortment of fruits and veggies and sweet treats from our vendors.

Every two weeks we will randomly choose a name to win a market basket. When you’re at the market this Thursday, stop by the manager’s tent and fill out a ticket. You could be the next lucky winner!

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