Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Mockingbird Meadows on June 25th and July 2nd


Mockingbird Meadows will not be able to make it to market today. Things are running away from me here at the farm and I just can’t get away!

Next week we will have two new honey infusions available at the booth: Chamomile and Rose. Both are delicious!!

Green health to you,

Dawn Combs

Mockingbird Meadows

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: The Heritage Bakery on June 25th

Sue Renner of The Heritage Bakery says...

The "Skinny Jean" cookie will be back this week! For those of you who maybe can't tolerate wheat, this cookie is made with spelt flour (still has gluten), which is more eaily digested than wheat flour. This cookie is high in fiber (besides the spelt it has bran flakes and rolled oats), low in fat (canola oil is used instead of eggs or butter) and contains deliciously moist dried cherries!

For those of you who enjoy the "high test" cookies, there will be chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin.

I will be bringing these fresh baked fruit pies: Springtime Strawberry Rhubarb, Mom's Apple, Peachy Peach and Tart Cherry.

There will also be Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls.

During my trip to New York City this past weekend I visited the Union Square Farmers' Market (WOW!), the Chelsea Market where the Food Network films their shows, and for us "Sex In The City" lovers, The Magnolia Bakery - known for its delicious cupcakes. We stood in line for 20 minutes at 10:30 at night just to get a cupcake! Call me crazy but it was awesome!!

Thanks, Sue!

Visit The Heritage Bakery this week at The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market. Tip: If you want pie, come early!

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Blue Jacket Dairy on June 25th

Angel from Blue Jacket Dairy shares....

We appreciated the warm reception and interest last week.

We are looking forward to this week's market and are excited about bringing flavored Fresh Cheddar curds with us. We will have plain, dill and ranch curds. These are so fresh that they will still have a bit of a squeek to them on Wednesday afternoon.

Fresh Mozzarella and Gretna Grillin'TM cheese will be available as well. If you haven't had Gretna Grillin' cheese, ask Stacey for a sample.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: June 25th Market Update

Did someone say strawberries?

Jim and Michelle Doran of Doran's Family Farm will be at tomorrow's Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market with fresh strawberries!

Mary Bridgman of Bridgman Farm cannot make tomorrow's market.

And, Jane Varley of Varley Valley is still out. Jane hopes to return next week, so check back.

Mockingbird Meadows will not be at this week's market, but Dawn will be at next week's market with 2 new infused honeys -- Chamomile and Rose.

Finally, Taste of Seattle Coffee Company will miss this week's market, but plan on being at the market next week.

Just a reminder -- next week's market is right before the July 4th weekend, so when you are thinking about cookouts and picnics, keep your Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market shopping list in mind! Buy Local!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Week 7 Photo Tour

Fresh, organic broccoli -- yum!

Week 7 of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market was eventful in many ways, from beautiful weather to attendance to new market vendors.

More and more fresh produce (the market features organic and conventional foods) is appearing each market week as our season moves forward.

Take a photo tour of Week 7 by clicking here.

Meet friends. Bring the family. Stop by and pick up dinner and breakfast. Meet the market vendors. Add the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market to your Wednesday calendar! Truly a feast for the senses and respite from a bustling world.

And, if you have a few minutes to spare, take a tour south of the market and check out the engaging shops in Uptown Westerville.

Be sure and check our growing market vendor recipe directory.

On-street and lot parking in Uptown Westerville is free.

Pictured: Organic broccoli from market vendor Flying J Farm.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Vanilla Pudding Recipe from Snowville Creamery

Vanilla Pudding from Snowville Creamery

Jen Bhaerman from Snowville Creamery shares...

Below is a basic recipe for vanilla pudding using our deliciously fresh milk.

I would recommend using this as a base for parfaits layered with macerated berries and topped with chopped almonds or pistachios.

You could also use the pudding as a filling for cakes, alternating between cake, pudding, berries and cake, finishing with fresh berries as a garnish. Enjoy!

Vanilla Pudding

3 ¾ cups Snowville Creamery whole milk
1 cup Sugar
1 pinch Salt
1 Vanilla bean (or substitute 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract)
4 ½ Tbs Cornstarch

▪ Stir together 3 cups of milk, sugar and salt in a medium sauce pot over medium-low heat.

▪ If using a vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise and scrape seeds into milk using small sharp knife, then add pod. Cook just until mixture begins to steam.

▪ Combine cornstarch and remaining milk in a bowl and blend; there should be no lumps.

▪ Remove pod from pot and discard.

▪ Add cornstarch mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture starts to thicken and barely reaches a boil, about 5 minutes. Immediately reduce heat to very low and stir for 5 minutes or so until thick.

▪ Stir in vanilla extract, if using.

▪ Pour mixture into a 1-quart bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly on the pudding to prevent formation of a skin.

▪ Refrigerate until chilled, and serve within a day.

▪ Prior to serving whisk to remove lumps if needed.

Yield: 6 servings.

Click here for the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market Recipe Directory.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Snowville Creamery on June 25th

Thanks to Snowville Creamery for giving away milk to say hello to market patrons and commemorate their first week in Uptown Westerville at last week's Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market.

Jen Bhaerman from Snowville Creamery tell us what Snowville will have at the market this week. Jen says...

Thank you so much for the warm welcome we received last Wednesday at our first Westerville Farmers’ Market.

Although we did not have milk for sale, the market was a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with our future customers. From speaking with all of you it was evident that the power of community is alive and well in Westerville.

This coming week we will have plenty of fresh milk for sale (whole, 2% and fat free) and we may even bring some whipping cream and half & half.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Topic of Sustainable Conversation

Sustainable Westerville's June meeting will feature sustainability consultant, Kate Archibald, talking about the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market and buying locally.

The meeting is on June 26th at 7 p.m. at Otterbein College's Courtright Library in Room 126.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Welcome Blue Jacket Dairy

Did someone say "Cheese?!!"

The Uptown Westerville Farmer's Market welcomes this week's second new market vendor: Blue Jacket Dairy

Bellefontaine's own Blue Jacket Dairy brings their delicious Cheese to the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market.
Blue Jacket Dairy features fresh cheddar curds (spreadable cheddar!), fresh mozzarella cheese (goes great with tomatoes, basil, and a vinegar and oil dressing!), and Gretna Grillin' Cheese™
All cheese is made from milk from the dairy.
Greater Columbus "foodie blogs" are lovin' Blue Jacket Dairy.
Stop by today to welcome Blue Jacket Dairy to Westerville and the market!
Blue Jacket Dairy, Bellefontaine, Ohio, 937.292.7327,

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Welcome Snowville Creamery

Today the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market welcomes two new vendors -- the first is Snowville Creamery.

Snowville Creamery is based in Pomeroy, Ohio and features same-day bottled non-homogenized milk (yes, the cream will rise!) sold in paperboard cartons -- fat free, 2%, and whole -- from pasture-grazed cows.

Be sure to welcome Snowville Creamery on your trip to today's market!

Snowville Creamery
32615 State Route 143
Pomeroy, Ohio 45769
Phone 740.698.2340
Fax 740.698.6510

Logo courtesy of Snowville Creamery. (c) 2008 Snowville Creamery. All rights reserved.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Week 6 Photo Tour

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market season is finding a rhythm for the 2008 Season.

Regular shoppers know to arrive early for favorites like fresh eggs, produce, and baked goods. And, colorful market features look great mixed with fluffy clouds, blue skies and sunshine.

To take a photo tour of Week 6 at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market, click here.

See you June 18th at the market!

Pictured: Bird's Haven Farm, Taste of Seattle Coffee Company, Bildsten Landscaping, The Heritage Bakery

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Varley Valley Products Not at June 18th Market

Due to circumstances beyond her control, Jane Varley cannot make this week's market -- so no fresh baked bread -- check back next week for Jane's fabulous breads and jams.

In the meantime, check out The Heritage Bakery, Flower Power Gourmet, and Arjay Gourmet Foods for delicious pastries, quick breads, cookies, and baked goods.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Bridgman Farm at the Market on June 18th

This week Bridgman Farm will be joining the market for the first time this season with a selection of produce that will make a gorgeous summer salad.

Mary tells us...

I plan to be at the farmers' market tomorrow with a lettuce mix that includes 12 varieties of lettuces. I will also have an assortment of butterhead and romaine heads and some snow peas.

Visit Bridgman Farm all summer at the
Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market!

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: The Heritage Bakery This Week

Farmers' Market Wednesday is here!

And, Sue Renner of The Heritage Bakery tells us...

This week I have Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle and Peanut Butter Cookie stacks; Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls; Banana Nut and Pastry Lemonade Breads and PIE! (apple, strawberry rhubarb and one other kind - yet to be determined).

Remember you can always order ahead and pick up goodies at the market. See ya'll tomorrow!


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Frijolito Farm's June 11th Market Report

Frijolito Farms' Mayda and Wayne Shingler tell us:

Frijolito Farm will have a full selection of chicken pieces next Wednesday, including breasts, thighs, wings, whole and whole cut-up chicken. Our whole birds weigh in at 3-4 lbs each and our small heritage chickens at about 1.5 lbs each will still be available while supplies last.

And, this week and next, visit Frijolito Farms for fresh mulberries.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: This Week at Mockingbird Meadows

Dawn Combs of Mockingbird Meadows says:

I am ready for another hot day at the market and looking forward to seeing our customers! We FINALLY received our bottles so I have half pound jars of honey today. Thanks to all our regulars who have been so patient!

I’m also bringing freshly dried nettles today. What can you do with nettles? Nettles are great for women’s health, childhood eczema and as a general overall health support. Add these herbs to your tea or your soup to take advantage of the highest plant available concentration of iron.

Stop by and pick up our featured product for FATHER’S DAY! I’ve mixed up a fresh batch of all-natural shaving cream that is popular among all the male members of my immediate and extended family.

Green health to you,

Dawn Combs
Mockingbird Meadows

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Week 5 Photo Tour

Today is market day and we are already 6 weeks into the season.

Produce is beginning to appear and the market is starting to become a weekly family outing for many market customers.

Last week, in spite of moody weather patterns (what? in Central Ohio?!), market vendors greeted many first time visitors who saw the market as they were driving through Westerville and stopped by to check things out.

If you are wondering when your favorite fruits and veggies might be available, check out the
harvest guide provided on the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market webpage or ask your favorite market vendor during your visit today.

Looking for organic and/or locally-grown produce? Produce at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is both conventionally and organically grown. The market also features organic meats from
Flying J and Northridge Organic Farms.

To view last week's market photo tour on flickr, click here.

Remember on-street and lot parking is free in Uptown Westerville.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Flying J's June 11th Market Report

Dick Jensen from Flying J Farm reports:

We will bring fresh cutting lettuce and

kale for sale this week in addition to
our organic grass-fed beef, maple syrup,
and flour.

Visit Flying J Farms Wednesdays at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market through October 29th.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: The Heritage Bakery's Cinnamon Stix

The Heritage Bakery's Cinnamon Stix

Here's a quick and easy recipe for leftover pie crust. Fun for kids to help make and eat! I learned this from my Mom and Gramma. -- Sue Renner

▪ Roll out leftover pie crust very thin.

▪ Slather on melted butter and cover with cinnamon sugar.

▪ Slice into thin pieces and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

▪ Bake @350 F for 10 minutes or til lightly brown.

▪ Cool and you have a delicious snack.

Click here for the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market Recipe Directory.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: This week at Heritage Bakery

Sue Renner forecasts a delicious market Wednesday this week!

Sue says: The Heritage Bakery will be bringing a new goodie called "The Skinny Jean" cookie to tomorrow's market. Made with oats, bran flakes, canola oil, very little flour, cranberries, no eggs, and no butter these tastey morsels pack a punch that is low fat and high in fiber, (very Vegan as well). A little more healthy than the other cookies but just as tastey!

I'll also be bringing "Oatmeal Crispies", a crunchy cookie with walnuts-very yummy; Chocolate Chippers and Peanut Blossoms....

I'll have a variety of pies for your gatherings (Strawberry Rhubarb, Cherry, Apple and Peach), Pastry Lemonade Bread, and those jumbo Cinnamon Rolls.

This week's samples are pastry cinnamon stix and mini chocolate chip cookies.

cell: 614.588.6903

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Pleiades Maple Products Featured in Our Ohio Magazine

Sweet! Meet Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market vendor Eddie Lou Meimer of Pleiades Maple Products in an article from the Ohio Farm Bureau's Our Ohio magazine. Just click here.

(Be sure to click on the recipe and "do it yourself" links at the end of the article!)

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Chamomile Cookie Recipe from Flower Power Gourmet

Flower Power Gourmet is the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market's newest market vendor. Visit Diane and Summer and check out their unique baked goods.

Chamomile Cookies

1/4 cup dried or fresh german chamomile
1/2 softened butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 t vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
2 T sour cream

Carefully chop chamomile blossoms, set aside.

Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs, and vanilla.

Stir in flour and chamomile.

Drop by teaspoons on to lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Click here for the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market Recipe Directory.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Uptown Westerville Farmers Market: Varley Valley & Taste of Seattle Not at This Week's Market

Jane Varley from Varley Valley Products and Taste of Seattle report that they will not be at the June 4th Farmers' Market.

Look for Jane and her breads and jams and that fabulous coffee aroma from Taste of Seattle next week at the market.

Uptown Westerville Farmer's Market: Sue's Kitchen has a new Name

Farmers' Market Wednesday is here, so we look forward to seeing you at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at N. State and E. Home in the Church of the Messiah parking lot.

Tomorrow marks an important day for market vendor Sue Renner:

I have been pondering for awhile about changing what I call my baking business. I called it "Sue's Kitchen" because I had to think of something quick for the very first Farmers' Market application I filled out 5 years ago.

So, now its 5 years down the road and I finally have a name that defines what I do. From now on you will be tasting and purchasing homebaked, heirloom goodies from... The Heritage Bakery.

I decided on this name because I grew up on a farm learning to bake pies, cookies and breads alongside my Mom and Gramma. Many of the tastey treats I bring to the market came straight from their recipe box; many are award-winning recipes. In a nutshell its 'baking the way it used to be." With that said, tomorrow I will be bringing a variety of large and small homebaked and decorated fruit pies, chocolate chip and peanut blossom cookie stacks, jumbo cinnamon rolls - the best buns in town : ) and Pastry Lemonade (some with pecans and some with cherries).

If the weather permits we will also bring cut stems of gorgeous peonies and iris for your table.

See you then!

The Heirloom Bakery