May 31st Chelsea Farmers Market Newsletter

Support your farmers market!
Become a “Friend of the Chelsea-Area Markets” and Receive a Bag and T-shirt with this design at the info table!

Where
NEW LOCATION!   Main St., across from  the Police Station, downtown Chelsea near Palmer AutoMarket map shows some new locations for vendors:

When
Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Events
Move More at the Market Events– Sign up for the Chelsea Community Hospital Healthy Communities Walking Program and receive market bags, walking maps and join a walking groups that meet at the market evert week.Also this week:  Friends of Chelsea and Lyndon Township and Healing Heart Center Massage will be back at the non-profit tents.

2014 brings back your favorite vendors … and more!
We hope you’ll be back to join us too!


Double Up Food Bucks and Prescription for Health are back at both markets in June!  See our website for more information:  https://chelseafarmersmkt.org/assistance/

 

THE CHELSEA FARMERS MARKET IS THE PLACE TO BE!
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Seasonal Vendors: 

  • Beverly’s Crafts and More – Pillows, baked goods, body cream, soap, granola
  • Bordine Farms – Fresh cut galdiolas and other fresh flowers
  • NEW! Cakes by Penny – Cinnamon and regular sourcream coffee cake
  • Chandra June – Jewelry and garden art (will be returning soon in June)
  • Country Hills Pottery – Pottery
  • Debbie’s Bead Designs – Beaded Jewelry
  • Dancy’s Fancy Butter – Savory and sweet flavored butters
  • Fairview Studios – Earthwork crafts and publications
  • Frog Hollar Farms – Produce, home-baked breads and cakes, crafts, cut flowers, and more
  • fresh – Locally roasted coffee beans.  We are excited to be outside and introducing a new coffee. Our Brazil Cerrado is back. A darker body bean with low acidic finish. A great espresso bean that allows for great variety.  Come drop a blinko chip when you buy your first bag of the year! 
  • Goetz Greenhouse LLC –  They’ll have hanging baskets, planters, annual flowers and accent plants, wide selection of herbs and fresh veggies 
  • 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)
  • Kapnick Orchard – Fresh fruits, from strawberries and raspberries to apples and cherries.
  • La Baguette – French breads
  • Mama Mofoods – 15 varieties of hummus
  • Merkel Gardens & Greenhouses – Hanging baskets, flats and produce
  • Myer’s Blackberry Farm – blackberries, raspberries, jams and vegetables (coming in June)
  • NEW!  Renovatio Woodworks – Recycled barn wood and metal furniture
  • Ruhlig’s Produce – Wide variety of vegetables and cut flowers
  • Stone Hearth Breads and Bakery – Artisan breads, bagels, favo, pepperoni rolls, cookies
  • Tantre Farm – Back for the summer!  They’ll be bringing asparagus, rhubarb, spinach, potatoes, radishes and nettles, all grown with organic methods.
  • NEW!  Two Track Acres – Pasture raised pork and chicken
  • Zatkovich Pastures – Grass fed beef, eggs, poultry

Daily  Vendors:

  • Bristle’s Handmade and Homegrown – Knit items and produce
  • NEW! Flying Hammer Forge – gates, garden railings, art, candle holders, lamps and ornaments
  • Tasty Bakery – Gluten-free baked goods
  • Angie Godek and Sis – Handmade knit items, sewn crafts, purses

Seasonal Recipe:  Citrus Quinoa and Spinach Salad

Quinoa is an “ancient grain” and contains all the protein amino acids needed, and spinach has plenty of iron, which needs vitamin C from the citrus to help get absorbed in the body.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup quinoa
Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch of pepper
6 ounces baby spinach
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions:
1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
2. Whisk together zest, juice, oil, chile flakes, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
3. Add spinach and onions. Mix in warm quinoa and sprinkle top of salad with feta.

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Adapted from: Sara Forte, Dana Point, CA, Sunset JANUARY 2011

Nutrients in Spinach

One major nutritional benefit of spinach is its vitamin content. The leafy greens boast an impressive nutrient profile that includes the fat-soluble vitamins A, E and K, as well as the eight water-soluble B vitamins and vitamin C. Spinach also contains iron, an essential mineral important for healthy circulation. Spinach provides one of the richest sources of vitamins A and K. Just 2 cups of raw spinach leaves — equivalent to a 1-cup serving of vegetables, according to USDA dietary guidelines — contains 5,626 international units of vitamin A, as well as 289.7 micrograms of vitamin K. This represents more than the entire day’s recommended intake of both vitamins for both men and women. A serving of spinach leaves also contains approximately 0.8 milligrams of iron, about 10 percent of the recommended daily intake for men or 4 percent for women.

Fat-Soluble Vitamin Absorption

During digestion, your body relies on the presence of fat to properly absorb fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamins A and K. Your digestive tract breaks down the spinach, crushing the cells to release the vitamins within. Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fat droplets in your digestive system, then get absorbed by your intestines along with those fat droplets. If you have no fat in your digestive tract, the vitamins cannot dissolve properly and do not get absorbed in your small intestine.

Iron Absorption

Preparation methods also affect iron absorption. Spinach contains nonheme iron — a type of iron not bound to heme proteins. Nonheme iron generally proves more difficult to absorb than heme iron — the form of iron found in meat. Eating spinach along with vitamin C improves your nonheme iron absorption, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Serving your spinach with iron-rich meat, or flavoring your spinach with acids, such as those found in citrus juices or vinegar, also help you absorb iron.

From:  http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/nutrient-absorption-preparation-spinach-4483.html