Ayers Creek Farm Newsletter December 18 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 2:12AM
Clayton K. in Vendor newsletters

Briefly, we will be at the Hillsdale Farmers' Market tomorrow.

We want to thank you all for what has been a very good year for us. The unflappable Eamon Molloy and the dedicated market volunteers make Hillsdale a relaxed, family oriented market with a mixture of vendors with whom we are proud to associate. We appreciate their effort. We are fortunate to have good staff members who live here and make the operation run smoothly. It is all well and fine to come up with good ideas, but in truth they are a dime a dozen, the true talent rests with the people who carry out those ideas.

We managed to put together a 2012 Calendar, and will have some at the market. Our daughter, Caroline, asked what the theme was. There wasn't one that came mind. As she looked through, Caroline noted that it show a certain intimacy. Initially, we were puzzled by this observation, then it struck us that having Scott Dolich's beautiful pink muscles at the center fold might qualify as intimate.

Here is what we will have:

Grains: Frumento (soft red wheat), Jet Barley (naked), Roy's Calais Flint and Amish Butter cornmeal and whole kernels for hominy. We will have pickling lime and instructions on hand if you need them.

Popcorn Amish Butter

Legumes: Chickpeas and Beans

Roots & Tubers: Once again, our root selection is limited this week.

Winter Squash: Sibley and Musquee, whole or by the slice.

Garlics & Shallots

Greens: Chicories, chervil, fenugreek, rocket, cress, kale, collards

Preserves: Finished up the processing at Sweet Creek, and we will have the full selection this week, also gift boxes.

The next market is the 8th of January 2012. If you run out of preserves and the family is unhappy about the deficit, there is hope. City Market, 735 NW 21st Ave, Pastaworks, 3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd, and Foster & Dobbs, 2518 NE 15th Ave, Cheese Bar, 8031 SE Belmont, People's Cooperative, 3029 SE 21st Ave, Woodsman Tavern, 4537 SE Division, and R. Stuart Tasting Room in McMinnville all carry our preserves.

Thank you and all the best for the holidays,

Carol & Anthony Boutard
Ayers Creek Farm

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