Scott Cratty: Ukiah Farmers Market News for Saturday, August 6, 2011

Billings Forge, Connecticut


Friends of the Farmers’ Market:

Lots of good food and a couple of new events tomorrow.

Did you know there is now a local hot dog?  It made with Ford Ranch beef from Willits and is available at the farmers’ market.

Cucumbers are coming on strong … maybe too strong. Paula from Mendocino Organics reports that they will be selling a lot of pickling cucumbers. “For folks into lacto-fermentation, these are perfect for homemade pickles, and they’re so easy to make. (KZYX Farm & Garden show featured fermentation this week.) We have sooooo much, and Adam and I can only pickle so many cucumbers!”  Perhaps it is time for you to try your hand as a pickler.

The Stormy Weathermen blow into the Ukiah Saturday Farmers’ Market this weekend with live & gusty music.

Bring the kids to meet the B.E.A.N.S. team (Better Eating, Activity, and Nutrition for Students). They have things to sample and many recipes ready for you to try!  The B.E.A.N.S. team is a group of local teen peer educators working together to bring health awareness and information about healthy foods and also to help you prepare healthy recipes.

The breastfeeding coalition will also be at the market with tables and activates to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week.  Nicole Pogrund report that they will have 3 or 4 tables with activities for all and a local Doula is organizing local moms to participate in the Big Latch On, which is a coordinated project to get lots of moms nationwide all nursing at the same time.

The market is open every Saturday from 8:30 to noon.  It is at the corner of School and Clay Streets in historic downtown Ukiah.

See you at the market!