Care for Home and Body with Eco-Friendly Products!
Blackberry and vanilla-scented soap, laundry butter, bath teas, rose bath truffle…these are just a few of the inviting names for Nether Providence Soap Company’s line of eco-friendly bath, body and home care products. Owner Saarene Panossian is a scientist-turned-entrepreneur, committed to creating safe and natural personal-care products. The natural colorings come from clays, spices, teas, flowers, leaves, and roots. No artificial or synthetic colors are ever used. Soaps are naturally scented with essential oils (or fragrance oils in instances where certain essential oils are not available in a sustainable manner). All fragrance oils are phthalate-free. Laundry butters are not only effective and phosphate-free, but they can also be used to cut through tough grease on your stove, and several Media Farmers Market committee members became quick fans of the laundry stain stick!
Nut Butters at Roundtop Farm!
If you haven’t tried them yet, check out the selection of nut butters now available at Roundtop Farm. Peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, and almond butter, with organic options. They come in large and small sizes, so you can bring home an assortment in the size that’s just right for you!
Produce This Week!
Fruitwood Farm: watermelons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, stone fruit
E. Fudd & Son: Beauregard (orange-flesh) sweet potatoes, second planting of bi-color sweet corn, shelled lima beans, heirloom cherry tomatoes, hard-neck garlic
J&J Farm: Malabar Spinach, potatoes, tomatoes, blackberries, zephyr summer squash, pickling cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, watermelon, herbs, Japanese onions, eggplant, peppers, New Zealand spinach, swiss chard, aloe plants, arugula
(Longview Farm will be back next Thursday.)
July’s Market Basket Winner Gathering
Media Farmers Market Goodies!
Don’t forget to fill a raffle ticket at the Market Manager’s Table for your chance to win!
Recipe and photo courtesy of David Rocco at cookingchanneltv.com
- 14 ounces Arborio rice
- Bunch fresh spinach
- 5 ounces soft ricotta cheese
- Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
In a pot, bring salted water to a boil, and add the Arborio rice. Stir constantly for the first minute to prevent the rice from sticking to the pot.
In a separate pot, add the spinach along with 1/4 cup of water, and cook for a few minutes. Once the spinach has softened, remove it from the heat, and puree using a food processor.
Cook the rice for approximately 12 minutes, or before the rice gets to the al dente stage. Pour most of the water out of the pot, leaving 1/4 of the water behind with the rice. Add the pureed spinach to the rice, and cook a few minutes more on low heat.
Add the soft ricotta, grated cheese and butter into the rice, and stir until it is uniform and creamy. Salt to taste.
Transfer the rice to a warm plate and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Serve immediately.
For the complete list of vendors,
visit the Media Farmers Market Vendors page!