Chelsea Farmers Market Newsletter: June 29th, 2013

Trying to plan a party or gathering with some fantastic food? Get inspired by the rich colors of summer fruits and vegetables and stop by the farmer’s market for the supplies you need to prepare this week’s in season recipe

Hearty and Delicious Kale, Beet, Feta and Hazelnut Salad

Why We Love It: Well, aside from the fact that most of the ingredients are locally grown and available at the Bushel Basket, Kale has powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids, and high fiber content, which is why it’s considered one of the “super foods” that everyone should include in their diet. It also provides high doses of vitamins K, A and C!

Check Out the Recipe Below!

We are happy to accept three new health promotion programs at the Chelsea Farmers Market:
Prescription for Health (starting July 13th), Double Up Food Bucks (starting July 6th) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as Bridge Cards)

Please visit the market information table for specifics on the programs!
At the non-profit table, Tammy Burgess will be supporting Relay for Life with a special fundraiser through The Pampered Chef!  Please stop by and support this important cause for cancer research.
 

In Season Recipe of The Week 

Hearty and Delicious Kale, Beet, Feta and Hazelnut Salad

Ingredients

 

1 bunch Kale
1 lbs. of Beets
1/4 cup of Crumbled Feta Cheese
1/4 cup Chopped hazelnuts
Dressing:
3 Tbsp Hazelnut Oil
1 Tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Salt
Preparation 

  1. Wash beets and boil them until they are soft enough to stick a fork into. Leave the tops and root bit on the beet (apparently that helps maintain flavor and nutrients). Allow beets to cool, remove tops and roots, peel, quarter and slice thin.
  2. Chop hazelnuts and roast in the oven or on low on the stovetop stirring frequently. They’re ready when golden brown.
  3. Wash kale. Tear or cut into salad-sized pieces and put in a salad bowl.
  4. Mix hazelnut oil with Honey and salt. If the oil and honey are difficult to mix just warm the oil so that it more easily dissolves the honey.
  5. Toss the dressing with the kale then top with beets, feta cheese and roasted hazelnuts.

Recipe adapted from TLC Cooking and The 100 Mile Diet website.

ENJOY

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New Vendor Offerings this Week:

Johnny Secreto is looking forward to this Saturday and we will have a full line of product. Also we will be selling apparel this weekend!

Kapnicks Orchards will have cherries, and possibly the last strawberries of the season.  They will have raspberries very soon!

Tantre Farm will have all your favorite vegetables, including:  Arugula, Asparagus, Beans (Fava), Beets, Cylindra (long root), Chard, Swiss, Collard Greens, Garlic scapes, Kale,  Green Curly, Kale (Lacinato) Kale (Red Russian), Lettuce (loose leaf mix), Lettuce, Head, Onions, green, Peas (Shelling), Peas (Snap), Peas (Snow), Radishes, Rapini, Spicy Greens. Spinach. Squash, Strawberries, Turnips, Yukina Savoy Greens, Zucchini.

Seasonal Vendors:

  • Back Forty Acres –  Meats / Poultry / Eggs, all raised naturally
  • Beverly’s Crafts and More – Pillows, baked goods, body cream, soap, granola
  • Chandra June – Jewelry and garden art
  • Frog Hollar Farms – Produce, home-baked breads and cakes, crafts, cut flowers, and more
  • fresh – Locally roasted coffee beans
  • Greystone Farm & Creamery – Cream cheeses, camembert style cheeses, feta, and gouda, and manchego style cheeses from the sheep’s milk.
  • H & H Sugarbush – Maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, maple nuts, popcorn
  • Heim Gardens – Perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, planters, produce (vegetables, raspberries, strawberries)
  • Janet’s LLC – Herbs and spices, blends and grilling rubs, flavored nuts, chocolate, jams, dolls and greeting cards
  • Kapnick Orchard – Fresh fruits, from strawberries and raspberries to apples and cherries.
  • La Baguette – French breads and baked goods
  • Mama Mofoods – 17 varieties of hummus, 8 varieties of seitan and pesto
  • Merkel Gardens & Greenhouses – Hanging baskets, flats and produce
  • Myer’s Blackberry Farm – blackberries, raspberries, jams and vegetables
  • Ruhlig’s Produce – Wide variety of vegetables and cut flowers
  • Stone Hearth Breads and Bakery – Artisan breads, bagels, favo, pepperoni rolls, cookies
  • Tantre Farm – Organic vegetables and cut flowers
  • Tasty Bakery – Gluten-free baked goods – NEW!
  • Zatkovich Pastures – Grass fed beef, eggs, poultry – NEW!
 
Daily  Vendors:
  • Dancy’s Fancy Butter – flavored, all natural gourmet butter
  • The Happy Peasant – Soaps and produce
  • Heidi Knaple – Jewelry
  • Johnny Secreto – BBQ sauce, tomato sauce, pasta and apparel

Get to Know Your Vendor – Tasty Bakery

Shortly after being diagnosed in 2007 with Celiac Disease, an auto-immune disease in which one cannot eat gluten, i.e. barley, rye, wheat, spelt, and malt, Julie Rabinovitz had the idea of starting a gluten-free bakery business. Knowing she was moving back to Michigan from Brooklyn, NY after 12 ½ years, she knew Ann Arbor, MI would be the perfect place to start this venture. Julie knew her product would have to taste amazing because that was all she would accept for herself. 

In May of 2009, Tasty Bakery finally arrived, with a mission to use natural and organic ingredients, high-quality ingredients, and compostable packaging. After having a tasting party and the thumbs up from other non-gluten eaters, Julie started selling her baked goods at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market. With many samples in hand, Julie challenged market-goers to taste her wonderful treats and they were pleasantly surprised at how amazing Tasty Bakery products tasted. Now many of her customers include gluten eaters along with her gluten intolerant – just as Julie wanted it.  Julie and Ran Rabinovitz now sell at the Chelsea Farmers Market, and are pleased to be sharing their love of gluten-free baked goods with this community!