Archive for June, 2010

Atherton Market – 6.26.10

Taking a week off from the Market this Saturday. Lots of good stuff growing in the garden though… so look forward to heirloom tomatoes & more deliciousness next week!

06/25/2010 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

When life gives you squash…

The Squash Bread samples were a hit at the Atherton Market yesterday!

Thanks to all who bought squash from us to try the recipe at home… and if you didn’t get a copy, or if you become overrun with squash (or zucchini for that matter… ’cause they’re pretty much interchangeable in recipes like these) as the summer progresses,  just scroll down for the recipe below. 🙂

When life gives you squash, make squash bread!

Squash Bread – because zucchini can’t get all the summer bread attention!)

Squash Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups sugar (this can be adjusted down if you prefer less sugar, or substitute with Splenda) 
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 tsp. ground cinnamon (again, adjust these spices to your taste preference)
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups shredded summer squash (of course, zucchini works, too… or some of each, whatever you have, it will still come out good!)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs until fluffy.
  3. Beat in the sugar, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Gradually mix in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Fold in the squash. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

06/20/2010 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Atherton Market – 6.19.10

Just got in from the garden and we’ve got lots of great produce for Saturday!  Plus, tonight we tried a new recipe for Squash Bread… and it just came out of the oven! (Wish you could smell it – it’s divine!)  So we’ll have yummy samples (and the recipe), while they last.

You've gotta try this recipe!

As for the produce: try to come early to get the best selection of heirloom tomatoes (slicing & cherry varieties) and cauliflower (limited quantities), colorful Swiss chard, gourmet micro-greens, plenty of squash and zucchini (so you can try the new recipe, too!), beets, basil, onions, kohlrabi, garlic bulbs. a few sweet peppers, and some butterfly weed seedlings & herb plants, just for fun!

Looking forward to seeing all of our loyal Market friends & to making new ones. Know your farmer! 🙂

06/19/2010 at 12:33 am Leave a comment

Show your support!

06/17/2010 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

Atherton Market Grand Opening – 6.12.10

Photo by: Deborah Triplett Studio – http://www.deborahtriplett.com/  
She’s awesome!!   More Atherton Market Grand Opening photos here!

06/16/2010 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

FRESH – New thinking about what we’re eating.

The Montgomery Community College Foundation and Sustainable Sandhills will be sponsoring a public showing of the film Fresh, The Movie, June 15, at 6:30 PM in the Multi Purpose Room on the Montgomery Community College campus. They have invited a panel of experts to be present after the movie to answer any questions viewers may have about our local growing economy. In addition, local growers will have tables set up to sell their goods to the audience.

This event will also kick off their new programs: Farm-to-Table and Wednesday Farmers Market at MCC. Farm-to-Table is a series of classes and seminars through Continuing Education, Small Business Center and North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to educate interested students in the business of selling produce they grow and best practices for better production. The Wednesday Farmers Market will run from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and begin on June 16 on the MCC Campus.

and help spread the word!

06/14/2010 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

Happiness is…

a box of just-picked heirloom tomatoes!

06/12/2010 at 6:11 am Leave a comment

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