Thursday, January 24, 2013

This weeks newsletter


Medford Winter Farmers MarketJanuary 23, 2013

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Brrrrrr...., it may be cold outside but the market is indoors and we are toasty warm.  On a cold day, what better way to warm up than with a hot bowl of soup.  

Our farmers are fully stocked with all of the root vegetables needed to make a hearty stew.  Stillman's At the Turkey Farm has the best cuts of all natural beef and poultry to simmer into a robust and flavorful consommé.  Or pick up some fresh seafood from C & C Lobsters and Fish and make your favorite fish chowder or lobster bisque.  If you are short on cooking time, not to worry asNonna Soup has a variety of delicious homemade soups that will keep you warm.  Soup, soup, soup - we've got it covered at the Medford Winter Farmers Market!

See you Thursday!

Fruitfully yours, 
The Board of Directors of the Medford Farmers Market
in this week's newsletter
:: Community Table Visitor
:: Market Manager's Musings & Entertainment
:: Relevant Recipes & Wine Pairing
:: Our Location
Community Table Visitors
This week's community table

This winter, the Market is sponsoring a free table for various community organizations each week at the market.

This week, we have Dare Family Services.  You can become a foster parent and make a difference in the life of a child. Children in your community are in need of stable, loving homes. Dare Family Services is seeking caring
individuals and families to join our foster care team. They provide training, on-going support
and $1500/month tax-free.  You can learn more on their web site 

Dare Family Services is a private, non-profit agency that provides therapeutic foster homes for children in need. As partners with the Department of Children and Families, they seek
families for children who have been removed from their homes. Dare provides Intensive Foster Care to children of all ages and backgrounds.

We also have the Boys & Girls Club.
Their mission is to inspire and enable youth to be responsible, caring and productive citizens.  Check out their website for more information.
  
If you'd like to join us at the Community Table, please send an email to us atmedfordfarmersmarket@gmail.com 
Market Manager's Musings & Entertainment
This week's market run down and entertainment
There are so many great things going on at the market this week, I don't know where to begin!  We have On The Edge Knife Sharpening joining us this week and next.  Bring your dull knives, scissors and garden sheers down to get them sharpened! 

And Janna Bee's is now serving hot coffee at the market to go with their delicious desserts!   

As always, please remember to stop by the manager's table for more information on our frequent shopper program and pick up your card.  

This week, we welcome back  MirandaMiranda Aisling to the market, she will be performing @ 3:30-5PM. 
Miranda is an interdisciplinary artist whose main art forms are abstract oil paintings, folk songs, and young adult fiction novels. She has been coming to tell stories and play guitar at the market for a while now and always enjoys it. Check out her work on her web site  and make sure to say hello if you see her while she's playing at the market!

Also, if you'd like to sing, dance, lead an activity at our market, please send an us an email tomedfordfarmersmarket@gmail.com  

Relevant Recipes & Wine Pairing
Indian Beets and Greens
If you can't find beets with good green tops, substitute a bunch of chard.
1 large bunch beets (any kind/color), with nice fresh greens attached
2-5 T peanut oil, depending on taste
1 t black or golden mustard seeds
1 T ground coriander
1/4 t ground fenugreek (optional)
1/4 t tumeric
1/2 t cayenne (sweet or hot, depending if you like spicy flavor)
1/2 to 1 minced onion
1-2 T grated/crushed fresh ginger
1 t coarse salt
1 t roasted cumin seeds, crushed or ground
Peel beets and cut into roughly even bite-size pieces. Chop leaves
and remove stems. Heat oil. Add mustard seeds and cover until they
stop popping.  (Be careful, they can burn if the flame is too high.)
Add onion, cook until onion turns goldern. Add other spices (except
cumin). (Again, watch out that the heat isn't too high, because spices
will smoke if it is).  Add beets and greens, stir. Add ginger.  Cover
and simmer 20 minutes. Uncover, add salt, and cook off any extra
liquid. Stir in cumin seeds at end.
Great served with plain yogurt.
Wine Pairing:
Cranberry Sunset from Coastal Vineyards would complement this dish nicely, with is clean crisp fruit and the light cranberry tartness.  Stop by Coastal for a taste of their delicious wines!
  
  
Where is the Winter Market?
Our location and directions
 
We are conveinelty located in the garage of the Hyatt Place in Medford Square: 116 Riverside Ave. Medford, MA 02155.  
 
Click here for directions from your home or office to the market using Google maps.  And when you get to the Hyatt, take the elevator down to the garage or "P" level.  Click here for the video instructions


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