Market News April 24th

After some crazy rain it looks like the weather will clear up for market tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you there! Next week will be Spring-a-ma-jig with fantastic guest vendors, community partners, and a raffle to help support the market’s operational costs.

This week’s MSFM recipe uses pac choi in a simple but tasty side dish: http://www.mainstfarmersmarket.com/recipes/garlicky-bok-choy

CSA:

1. Joi Choi Pak Choi

2. Red and green leaf lettuce (last-minute change!)

3. Rosemary

4. Daikon Radish

5. Japanese Salad Turnips

6. Colorful Asian Mix for Sauté

7. Swiss Chard

8. Red Russian Kale

Kohlrabi and Tender Collards coming soon!

Market:

1. Colorful Asian Mix for saute

2. Red Russian and Toscano Kale

3. Tender Collard greens

4. Rainbow and Ford Hook Swiss Chard

5. Red and Green leaf lettuce

6. Baby Romaine lettuce

7. White Japanese Salad Turnips

8. Daikon Radish with delicious greens

9. Pak Choi

10. Collard Rabe

11. Red Mustard Greens

12. Spicy Asian Mustard

13. Rosemary and colorful edible Viola and Asian flowers to make you happy while you eat your salad!

Violas are not only pretty they are tasty and good for you, too! Violas, pansies, and the violets in your yard all belong to the Viola genus and have similar characteristics. The plant we commonly call simply viola is like a small pansy. Both violas and pansies come in many more colors than their wild purple and white cousins. Their flavor is sweet and often a bit minty. They also have an amazing list of nutrients that include antioxidants, flavonoids, mucilages, and salicylates. Enjoy these pretty nutrients in your salad, garnishing a refreshing drink, or, a favorite at our house, on a birthday cake. For specific ailments plenty of websites have instructions on making teas, poultices, and tinctures.

1st Organic Egg Share session sold out! We still have a few openings for the 2nd and 3rd sessions! Don’t wait to get signed up! You can come see us at market, go to Tant Egg Shares, or call us 423-637-9793 for more info!

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