August 9th, 2014 – Farmers Market

Watermelons & Mangoes

Locally Grown Mangos and Seedless WatermelonIn addition to the regular Brown’s Grove selection of fruits and vegetables, Tim, his son Travis, daughter-in-law Sarah, and the whole Brown’s Grove team will be at the farmers market highlighting

Locally Grown Kent Mangos
Deliciously Sweet Seedless Watermelons.

This is the tail end of the watermelon season, so you may want to pick one up this weekend.

Cheesecake Me Desserts is Back!

Cheesecake Me Desserts CookiesLisa and John are back from their vacation and they are going cookie crazy this Saturday. You can choose from:

  • Butter Pecan Meltaways
  • Orange Cranberry Shortbread
  • Oatmeal Power
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Crackles.

They will also have an assortment of their homemade artisan breads and their award winning chocolate salted caramel bars.

Vegetarian Breakfast Special With an Option to Vegan-ize

Baja Boys has another amazingly original vegetarian dish available this Saturday for breakfast: Chipotle Raspberry Rice Bowl with Black Beans, Topped with a Farm Fresh Egg.

Vegan Option: Take away the egg and the dish is suitable for our vegan friends.

Foodie Tips, Tricks & Recipes

Keeping Romaine firm and crisp.
Even the freshest, straight-from-the-farm lettuce can get a little rubbery after a couple of days. Keeping your romaine lettuce firm and crisp is easy. Simply put the lettuce in a tall pitcher, fill most of the way with water, and put it in the refrigerator. Even lettuce that is already a little limp will perk right up after a few hours in a refrigerated bath!

Watermelon Smoothie Recipe, Makes 4 servings
4 1/2 cups seedless watermelon
1 1/2 cups strawberry sorbet
1 1/2 cups ice
1 Banana

Combine watermelon, sorbet, ice, and banana in blender; blend until smooth. Poured into prepared glasses. Serve immediately.

Quick Entertaining Idea: Wet rims of serving glasses with damp paper towel; dip rims into sugar. Place glasses upright to dry. Pour smoothie into prepared glasses.

Agriculture & Farmers Market Education

Recorded Interview with Todd UnderhillIf you haven’t heard, Central Sarasota Farmers Market has launched the first in a series of audio conversations aimed at bringing useful food and farmers market-related information to you. This first episode discusses Certified Organic and Organic Practices with Todd Underhill.  You can listen to the recording here.