From SCOTT CRATTY
May 29, 2009 Ukiah, Mendocino County, North California
Friends of the Market,
Greetings. Tomorrow will be the first regular season farmers’ market without a big co-event (Cinco de Mayo, Human Race, Pastels on the Plaza, Art Faire Ukiah). Those fine events got the season off to a great start. However, if you like your farmers’ markets experience to be cozier, tomorrow’s market is the one for you.
Tom Brower, Mendocino Lavender, Ties a Sage Swag
The main difference between this year’s market and last is that we have more vendors and a much bigger selection. Indeed, I currently expect that this Saturday will be the first time we are not able to fit the farmers’ market vendors into one street. Neufeld Farm, Sky Hoyt, and Thompson Farm have volunteered to shift to a new block. It will be interesting to see if the customers are willing to cross the street to support them.
Come find out.
For this week’s food info, check out the trailer for yet another new movie about out current food system here.
Tomorrow we welcome back accordion music by market favorite Don Willis. We will also have some activities for the kids brought to us by Farmers’ Market Friends First Five.
Also, please note that the Ukiah Tuesday market will be opening next week. Tuesdays 3-6 under the Pavilion at Clay & School St.
FYI – Westside Renaissance Market (and Florist), carries many of your favorite farmers’ market vendor products. It is now open Wed-Sun. We will have a grand opening celebration 6/10, clear your calendar. There will be samples from the deli case and other goodies from 7-9. It will be fun.
This week’s recipe from John Johns:
Johns Family Farm Recipes
Artisan Goat Chevre Stuffed Burgers
Serves four (4)
2 pounds – John Ford Ranch Ground Beef
2 ounces – Shamrock Artisan Goat Soft Chevre, Plain
2 ounces – Sliced Green Olives with pimento
Hand form eight (8) 1/4 pound patties, place four (4) patties in front of you and place a half ounce of soft Chevre and a half ounce of sliced olives on each. Salt and pepper to taste. Place the other four (4) patties on top. Pinch edges together until sealed. Cook on the George Forman Grill at 350o or skillet on medium heat, until done. Enjoy!!!
Photos Credit: Dave Smith