July 30th Bushel Basket Market Newsletter

Fruit Reboot – Chelsea Community Kitchen Fruit Smoothie 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
On July 30th, the Bushel Basket Market is hosting the Chelsea Community Kitchen and RD Courtney Stinson to demonstrate healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies, along with diabetes prevention information and free blood sugar testing with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea’s Elaine O’Neill.
Also this week, the Healthy Communities Walking Program will continue at the market – please meet at 4:00 and 5:00 to join the group!

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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Kapnick Orchards: 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.)

Corn

Corn

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, maybe green beans, red and green cabbage, maybe corn, slicing and salad cucumbers, and zinnia.

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.

broccoliGuthrie Gardens:  lots of perennials coming in bloom, flowering shrubs, specimen trees, evergreen trees, dawn redwoods, Japanese maples, oregano, hydrangea.

Needle-Lane Farm: sunflower bouquets, beets, cucumbers, kale, lettuce, salad mix, spinach, chives, collards, turnips, peppers, jalapeno peppers, sweet basil, honey, summer squash, zucchini, shell peas, snow peas, broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, sweet corn, green beans, parsley, bay leaves.

DeVulder’s Farm:  basil plants, cut flowers, arugula, strawberries, radishes, pickling cucumbers, green onions, cilantro, dill, sweet peppers, yellow and red cherry tomatoes, potatoes, fairy tale egg plant, green beans, red potatoes, pattypan squash and beets.

Marks Farm & Greenhouse: Green and yellow beans, peppers, Swiss chard,  fresh kale, red and golden beets, kohlrabi, broccoli, red onions, yellow sweet onions,  new potatoes, cabbage, collard greens, zucchini and summer squash, okra, shallots, leeks.

candy-2Janet’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, lemon eucalyptus lotion.

Pregitzer Farm Market, LLC: hanging flower baskets, zucchini, summer squash, zucchini, summer squash, herbs, maybe corn, peas, green beans, onions. 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:  Green beans, summer squash, zucchini, soft pretzels, snicker doodle, peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin cookies, rice crispy treats, zucchini bread, dried herbs.

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 line soap, lip balm, pens, seeds, soy candles, body, hand lotions and sanitizer, assorted wooden toys and puzzles and pens, bird houses, seeds, flower pots with tulips, build your own $10 tins with assorted Essentials line inside, handmade metal items, assorted vegetables.

flowers (2)Family Circle Centennial Farm: scallions, carrots, kale, green beans, maybe lettuce salad mix, cherry tomatoes, garlic, honey, cucumbers, summer squash, maybe potatoes.

Mama Mofoods: 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.

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.

Bordine Farms: mixed cut flower bouquets with recycled containers, dahlias and maybe gladiolas.

In-Season Recipe:  Summer Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies

Whether you need a delicious, cold beverage to sip while you sit by the pool on a hot summer day or you need something refreshing to cool you down after hours of hard work in the garden, smoothies are a simple, satisfying treat.  I also love how a handful of greens such as spinach or kale can add a punch of nutrition without overpowering the flavors of the sweet fruits.
Many people think of bananas and berries when they think of smoothies.  In my kitchen, the possibilities are endless.  I recommend using seasonal fruits whenever possible or frozen fruit you’ve frozen yourself when it was at it’s peak flavor and freshness.  Peaches and plums are some of my favorite smoothie additions that seem to be less common in smoothies recipes.  During peak season their flavors are simply amazing.  You may also notice when you use local, fresh fruit at it’s peak ripeness it may taste much sweeter which means you’ll have a great tasting smoothie without the need for any added sugar.
Smoothies are a great way to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables without lots of prep-work and cooking in a hot kitchen.  Kids love smoothies too and it’s an especially great way to get picky kids to eat their spinach!
Approximate measurements for any smoothie:
2 cups fresh fruit
1 handful of greens
1 handful of ice
Wash produce under cool running water.
Blend all ingredients well & ejnoy!
Courtney Stinson
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Nutrition Consultant to CWF and owner of Savor Life Nutrition & Wellness