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Plum Granny Farm Market Update!

Posted 9/7/2012 10:43am by Cheryl Ferguson.

A touch of fall is in the air and it is bringing some wonderful things with it!  At the Old Salem Cobblestone Market tomorrow (September 8 from 9-noon), we'll have muscadine and scuppernong grapes, Shishito Japanese frying peppers, Antohi Romanian sweet frying peppers (we'll have samples of them roasted), garlic (including Metechi and the last of the Killarney & Georgian Crystal), a few Red Thumb fingerling potatoes, and of course, we'll have our famous raspberry and blackberry jams and our new Raspberry Chipotle-Molé Cooking Sauce.

Wanted to give you an important heads up about the market tomorrow: This Saturday ONLY, the Market will be in the Old Salem Visitor's Center Parking Lot due to the Brenner Walk and Bike Race. Entry to the market is from Marshall Street. Parking is available in the Visitor's Center parking lot, along Marshall Street and the surrounding streets, and the Enrichment Center's parking lot (reserved for market shoppers). We will back in our regular location next week!  Here is a link to the Old Salem's event page that has the location change posted:  http://www.oldsalem.org/old-salem-cobblestone-farmers-market19.html

Our late summer and early fall crops are looking GREAT!  Tomatoes, peppers, green beans, okra, herbs, swiss chard and hopefully some fall potatoes are growing beautifully!.  We'll keep you posted!

Wanted to share a great recipe with you from the Humble Seed blog which features the delicious Antohi Romanian peppers and other wonderful veggies you can find at market now.  Enjoy!


Mediterranean-Style Vegetable Sandwich

 (Makes 4 Sandwiches)

 1 medium sized eggplant, sliced length-wise into ¼ inch thick rounds

 1 tomato, sliced into rounds

 ½ onion, cut into half moon slices

 5-6 Antohi Romanian Specialty frying peppers, de-seeded and sliced

 8 ounces of Mozzarella cheese, ¼ inch slices (optional)

 10-12 basil leaves

 4 teaspoons Balsamic vinaigrette

 ¼ cup olive oil

 8 slices of crusty French bread

 salt and pepper to taste

 Method:  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Lay a single layer of the eggplant rounds on a baking tray.  Brush each round with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping them over halfway for even cooking. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet to medium high heat.  Drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil in the pan, and add the onion, a pinch of salt, and your frying peppers.  Sauté until tender and fragrant.

Once the eggplant has cooled, layer on the eggplant, onions, peppers, basil and cheese (if using) on a slice of crusty bread.  Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Serve immediately.

Thanks for your ongoing support.  Here's to enjoying organic, local and GOOD eating!

Cheryl & Ray


Mark Your Calendar! Holiday Market on November 25!

It won't be long until our 4th Annual Small Business Saturday Holiday Market!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 25 from 10-3.  This event, now in its 4th year, has become the destination for many visitors to kick off the Holiday Season.  We'll be teaming up again with our friends from Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton.  There will be lots of vendors at both locations who will offer locally grown and produced items for the perfect gift for Holiday giving.  Feel good about supporting your local small business owners!


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