July 23rd Bushel Basket Market Newsletter

Pickling Demonstration!

Where
In the parking like of the U of M Family Practice Building (follow signs from Main St. and US 12) at Chelsea Community Hospital.
When
Wednesday, 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Events
Join Terry Peyton, from Chelsea Community Hospital, for a special pickling demonstration!  Make the most of Michigan’s summer bounty, and grab some recipes and tips from the information table!
 

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

Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh and Prescription for Health are back at both markets!  See our website for more information:  https://chelseafarmersmkt.org/assistance/.  For information on Healthy Food Access initiatives nationwide, please visit:  http://healthyfoodaccess.org/

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Vendor Updates:

Thanks to Chelsea Update for this detailed vendor list and photos!

File photo of veggies at the Saturday Chelsea Farmers' Market.
Kapnick Orchards: Black raspberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, transparent apples, green beans, potatoes, apple cider, pie, peanut, cashew and almond butters, assorted varieties of bread, sweet rolls and fudge. (Peaches coming soon.)
Greystone Farm and Creamery: feta, plain and garlic cream cheese, feta, grated butternut, ricotta, grated man-chel, cow gouda, sheep gouda and butternut by the piece. Maybe new horse radish-bacon cream cheese.
Lutchka Farm:  Green and sweet onions, kale, lettuce leaf basil, parsley,  broccoli, beets, summer squash, zucchini, green beans, cabbage, slicing and salad cucumbers.
Stonehearth Bread: Artisan breads made from scratch with no preservatives. Cheese sticks, rosemary herb bread, Asiago Kalamata bread, Polish pumpernickel, Country loaf, Apple cinnamon, red raspberry/dark chocolate, strawberry/white chocolate, blueberry cream cheese, eight grain, Italian, honey whole wheat, German rye, spinach feta cheese, bacon cheddar beer bread, cookies, brownies, sticky lemon buns, blueberry buns, 4-cheese pepperoni rolls, habanero/jalapeno pepperoni rolls, apple walnut, red raspberry bread, San Francisco sourdough, soft three-cheese pretzels and three-cheese jalapeno pretzels.

Guthrie Gardens:  lots of perennials coming into bloom, flowering shrubs, specimen trees, evergreen trees, dawn redwoods, Japanese maples, oregano, hydrangea.
Needle Lane Farm: mixed flower bouquets, beets, maybe cucumbers, kale, lettuce, salad mix, spinach, chives, collards, turnips, peppers, bulb fennel, cilantro, sweet basil, honey, summer squash, zucchini, shell peas, snow peas, broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, maybe sweet corn, green beans, sunflower bouquets, parsley, bay leaves.Bodine-flowers
DeVulder’s Farm:  herb plants, lettuce bowls, cut flowers, cuts of rhubarb, arugula, basil pots, strawberries, radishes, pickling cucumbers, green onions, cilantro, dill, sweet peppers, yellow and red cherry tomatoes, potatoes, fairy tale egg plant.
Marks Farm and Greenhouse: Green and yellow beans, peppers, Swiss chard,  fresh kale, citronella plants, red and golden beets, kohlrabi, broccoli, red, yellow sweet onions,  new potatoes, maybe cabbage, lettuce, collard greens, zucchini and summer squash, okra.

Janet’s LLC: pecan and cashew brittle, flavored peanuts from mild to hot, salted caramels, caramel corn, assorted jams, pretzel mix, nut bars, turtles, peanut butter fudge, cross-stitch greeting cards, Dammit dolls and grilling rubs.
Pregitzer Farm Market, LLC: hanging flower baskets, zucchini, summer squash, last of flowering plants.  Zucchini, summer squash, herbs, maybe corn, peas, green beans. Although the CSA has begun, it’s not too late to get in on the fun of having fresh garden vegetables and fruits to take home from the market each week.
Kapp’s Bakery:  Maybe green beans, summer squash, zucchini, soft pretzels, snicker doodle, peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin cookies, rice crispy treats.
Kelly Farms: maple syrup.Kelly-Farms-maple-syrup
Golden Fleece Farm, LLC: soy-free eggs, grass fed beef including brats, Italian sweet sausage, ground beef patties, short ribs, beef liver, pasture-raised chickens.
Eisenhower Center: Essentials like soap, lip balm, pens, seeds, soy candles, body, hand lotions and sanitizer, assorted wooden toys and puzzles, assorted vegetables, bird houses, seeds, flower pots with tulips, build your own $10 tins with assorted Essentials line inside, vegetables.
Family Circle Centennial Farm: scallions, herbs, carrots, maybe kale, green beans, lettuce salad mix, cherry tomatoes, garlic, honey, cucumbers, summer squash, maybe potatoes.
Mama Mo: 17 flavors of hummus – traditional, lemon zest, tan/cran orange, roasted pepper, tomato basil, onion dill, roasted garlic, roasted beet, chipotle, ginger squash, sesame chive satay, curry lime, kalamata rosemary, black pepper walnut, horseradish, wasabi, jalapeno; 8 flavors of seitan – traditional, nuggets, fajita strips, BBQ, vegan BBQ, roast, Italian fennel sausage, breakfast sage sausage. Pesto with the following ingredients: walnuts, Pecorina Romano cheese, organic basil, garlic and extra virgin olive.
Good Times Kettle Corn: small, medium and large bags of kettle corn popped fresh.

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Jar Head Salsa: mild, medium, spicy salsa, corn tortilla chips and chili lime sea salt chips, whole grain tortillas and garlic sea salt, “Kaeso Dio” cheese sauce, Bloody Mary mix, canned salsa both mild and spicy.
Bodine Farms: mixed cut flower bouquets with recycled containers, dahlias.

In-Season Recipe:  Pickles 

Here are a few creative pickling recipes to get you thinking about preserving the harvest!  Check out the health benefits of pickling below:

Excellent source of probiotics 
Similar to those found in yogurt, probiotic cultures produced during lactic acid fermentation of vegetables are known to have many health benefits, such as
  • Improved intestinal tract health
  • Enhanced immune system function
  • Improved availability of nutrients
  • Decreased allergies
  • Inflammation relief
  • Protection against microbial infection
  • Maintenance of gut flora that may help to control weight gain and appetite

Improved pediatric health and developmentMay reduce cold and flu symptoms and the need for antibiotics. Contributes to pediatric immune system development.Possible cancer risk reductionEvidence shows that probiotics may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Improved mental healthRecent studies suggest that gut microbiota communicate with the central nervous system and positively impact brain function and behavior, including anxiety, mood, cognition, and pain. Fast gene evolution and adaptationThe gut microbiome acts as a “hot spot” for horizontal gene transfer between microbes. This increases the potential for adaptability of our intestinal health to both external and internal stressors.All references from:  http://www.realpickles.com/health.html

Beyond Cucumbers:

23 Pickle Recipes for the Total Summer Harvest!

All recipes from:  http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/07/pickling-recipes.html\

Please join Terry Peyton for her monthly canning sessions: