Farmers’ Market Preview March 9

Posted on March 8, 2013

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Hello, eaters! I’ve missed you. Here’s what we can all look forward to this weekend:

NEWS

Vendor Updates 
Who’s back: Carolina Plantation Rice, Charis Farm
Who’s away: Avondale Apiary (that’s honey, y’all)

Weather
65 and sunny! Holla!

What’s in Season?
The tide is about to turn, but recent posts include most of what you’ll find this week. I promise to add more seasonal items as I find out about them.
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GET YOU SOME: TURNIP PICKLES

The end of last season’s crop of turnips-turned-pickles from Bethesda Academy is on the shelf, meaning that there aren’t many more where those came from. Get ’em while they last from Bethesda’s farm stand each Thursday from 3-5:30pm.
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FARMER PROFILE: SAVANNAH RIVER FARMS

I just finished an article on behalf of the FFM for April’s edition of WellFED, describing my visit to Savannah River Farms a few weeks ago. Check out a preview of the article here; I’ll be updating this post with more details soon. Thank you, Ben and Kellie!

RECIPE, SORTA: BRACIOLE

Last week, my bacon jam cohort and her clan made one of their handed-down Italian family recipes for braciole. In their tradition, the braciole (singular: braciola) are comprised of very thinly sliced flank steak, pounded and flattened, and then rolled up roulade-style around breadcrumbs, cheese, herbs, garlic and bacon. The rolls are secured with twine, heavily browned in the leftover bacon grease, and then slow cooked to perfection in a marinara-style sauce. And that’s not all: After an hour or so, the rolls are removed from the pot, the twine is removed, and the rolls sliced into rounds and served topped with sauce and alongside homemade ravioli! It’s a deliciously hands-on food production. Here are some pics of our meal.

We used flank and skirt steak from Savannah River Farms and some Asiago from Flat Creek Lodge. Recommend!

FFM NEWSLETTER

Read it here, or subscribe, for all of this week’s Forsyth Farmers’ Market updates. Get the deets on volunteering here.

THANKS!

See you at the market!

–Shub

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