Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 11th Market Report

It's another hot afternoon in Uptown Westerville today, and the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is open for business from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at N. State and E. Home.

We will not see Pleiades Maple Products, Triple J Farms, and Luna Burger this week.

Sue Renner from Sue's Kitchen tells us she's bringing: Green Tomato Bread (fresh from the Bird's Haven Farms); Banana Nut bread and Zucchini Walnut Bread (also from the Birds' Haven Farms), Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Walnut Cookies, Blueberry Crumb Bars (loaded with fresh blueberries)

Sue says, Mini Pies only this week (due to the heat): Fresh Peach, Lodi/Wealthy Apple, Michigan Blueberry.

Today we welcome Chef John Skaggs of Two Caterers as the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market resident Chef.  John is a welcome addition to the market and will be presenting cooking demos with market ingredients and offering recipes and tips.  So, when you run across some great looking produce or artisan food but have no idea what to do with it, ask Chef John! 

Chef John tells us, "I will be showing off some beautiful homegrown Patty Pan Squash and demonstrating some techniques for preparation, including some sweeeeet grilling methods."

Josh Winbigler and Nick McClary will be at the market today (and through August 25th) with their St. Paul School summer service project.  Josh and Nick are raffling off 2 pine Amish-crafted Adirondack Chairs from Amish Originals Furniture Co. (The chairs are $115 retail value each.).  Proceeds go to the WARM Fresh Green Program (read more about Fresh Green in the right hand margin).  Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5.

In this heat, if you need to shop and dash, we certainly understand.  We hope you'll shop, taste, and visit.

While you're Uptown, stop by Meza at 48 N. State.  Each week Tatjana Brown features a Market Wednesday $1 wine tasting.  And, we encourage you to Shop and Dine Uptown Westerville.

Just a pet care reminder, these are summer's dog days, so this afternoon is a good time for dogs to be home where it's cool - the market pavement and sidewalks radiate too much heat for bare puppy paws.

Pictured: Summer shopping at Bridgman Farm.

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