What's Coming to Market?
Tomato Mania is this Sunday. You'll find many varieties of tomatoes this weekend. We will have a sample station set up and Chef Kathryn will be demonstrating how to make ketchup and tomato jam. Longtime market supporter New Seasons Market is helping out too. They will be sharing several tomato based recipes, have a treasure hunt for children and will be raffling off a canning kit.
So what else beside tomatoes this Sunday? Peaches, nectarines, apples, berries, plums, melons and pears will all be available. You'll find plenty of salad greens, squashes, corn, artichokes and other produce as well.
OUT THIS WEEK
Blossom Vinegars back next week
Kookoolan Farms will have last-of-the-season FRESH geese this Sunday August 24, available at $6.00/lb.. These are young spring-born, pasture-raised, free-ranged geese. These tender birds will make great roasters, and will keep well in the freezer for up to 18 months. This is a great time to put a goose in your freezer for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or just a rich and warming confit for winter.
Visit our Availability Page for more information and the full list of farmers and vendors coming to the market this Sunday. The page will be updated through Saturday evening. Check our Twitter feed for Sunday morning updates.
Tomatoes are the darlings of the main-season garden—their aromatic foliage smells fervently of summer, and it is from that radiant tangle our favorite fruits emerge in colors and combinations seemly without limit. In truth, tomato plants grow like weeds, flopping and out of control. While we struggle to hold them to their trellising, they take their time setting green fruits that hang for what always feels too long before the first hints of ripening appear. Slowly, with a storyteller’s patience, they become our imaginings—a mythology months in the making that we pluck, relishing its smooth realness all the way to the kitchen. Read full essay here (link).
Tomato (Mania!) Guide
Each year around the height of tomato season, the market hosts one of our most popular events: Tomato Mania. Volunteers gather tomatoes from market vendors, slice them into samples, and spread them out with labels that state the variety name and the vendor that supplied it. It’s a marvelous way to explore the range of tomatoes available at the market, savoring old favorites and finding new ones. A preview of some of the varieties we expect to be sampling this Sunday can be found here (link).
Doing Dough: Homemade Noodles
September 6, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Hillsdale Branch Library, 525 SW Sunset Blvd.
Making noodles from scratch is easier than you think. Culinary historian Jean Johnson will teach you how to make fresh, home-made noodles using organic whole wheat flour. Call (503) 988-5388 or visit the event page (link) for more information.