John Cain  is the pit master and his passion for great BBQ is evident.  John participated in the BBQ circuit and now brings his award winning ‘que to the market on Saturdays.

You can eat it there or take some home.   If your Dad is a BBQ fan – get some for Father’s Day!

Everyone who has tried it has come back for more.    We heard one kid quietly whisper to his Mom “better than Dad’s!”

Ribs, chicken, brisket and smoked cinnamon buns.   The sauce is wonderful full of flavor but won’t set your mouth on fire.   A lot of care goes into preparing everything for the smoker – the chicken is brined to keep it moist.   Everything is sourced locally.

 

 

 

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New potatoes are freshly harvested young, or small, potatoes. They have paper-thin skins and lots of moisture inside, and they tend to be sweeter than older potatoes (in much the same way that freshly picked corn is so much sweeter than cobs that have been sitting around for a few days). New potatoes are pure perfection in potato salads or simply boiled with a bit of butter and a few chopped herbs.

New potatoes are classically served simply boiled and buttered. Rinse any dirt off the new potatoes’ skins and put them in a large pot. Cover new potatoes with cool water and bring everything to a boil. Add enough salt to make the water taste a bit salty (this is how the potatoes get seasoned, so don’t be stingy!) and cook, gently boiling, until the potatoes are fully tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes, shaking off as much water as possible. Transfer the potatoes to a serving dish and top with pats of butter. Gently toss to melt the butter and coat the new potatoes simultaneously. Sprinkle with chopped parsley or other green herbs, if you like.

Their high moisture content helps new potatoes keep their shape when they’re cooked, making them ideal for potato salads .

While not a traditional preparation, new potatoes can also be roasted. Because of their slightly waxy texture and tendency to keep their shape, new potatoes don’t make great mashed potatoes, but you can use them to make Smashed Potatoes.

ingredients

  • 12 whole New Potatoes (or Other Small Round Potatoes)
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Black Pepper To Taste
  • Rosemary (or Other Herbs Of Choice) To Taste

Preparation Instructions

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make and cook them until they are fork-tender.

On a sheet pan, generously drizzle olive oil. Place tender potatoes on the cookie sheet leaving plenty of room between each potato.

With a potato masher, gently press down each potato until it slightly mashes, rotate the potato masher 90 degrees and mash again. Brush the tops of each crushed potato generously with more olive oil.

Sprinkle potatoes with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and fresh chopped rosemary (or chives or thyme or whatever herb you have available.)

Bake in a 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Armstrong Valley Farm and Hector’s Honey have new crop potatoes at the Wednesday market.

Wednesday June 12th market vendors.

Welcome Penny Royal Farm  farmstead goat and sheep’s milk cheeses.

Hectors Honey

Armstrong Valley Farm

Farm Sinclair

Parsons HomeGrown

EGB Farms

Dreamcatcher Ranch

The Patch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Min-Hee Hill Garden

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Mi Fiesta

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Cafe

Waterhorse Ridge

Comfort Zone

The Garden Wild

Willow Designs

Beach House Candles

Live A lot Foods

Vicki Kemp

Green Grocer

Penang Kitchen

And this week Local Spicery and Edgeworks Knife sharpening

 

 

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The market has two parking lots.  One is under the solar panels in the front of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts main entrance.   There is another parking lot on the other side of the market.

If you are entering from Mark West Springs Road – drive past the market and take the first right – there is plenty of parking.  If you are coming from Old Redwood Highway  -don’t turn to drive past the market but follow the road to the left to the parking areas.

 

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My Wild Iris Rows is having a sale Saturday two for the price of one!

My Wild Iris Rows is having a sale Saturday two for the price of one!

Father’s Day is June 16th.  We spend 75% more on Mom.  Is that fair?

A gift certificate to the market is always a great gift.    Want something a little more personal – fill up a basket with fresh fruit and vegetables, let your Dad know you want him around for a long time.

Foodies or just someone who likes to eat – there are plenty of choices at the market.   The market’s “butcher shop” has duck, chicken, lamb, goat, beef and rabbit.  There are artisan sausages(including some great all beef hotdogs), jerkies,  dog food and treats.

In the bakery department we have someone new – Starting From Scratch  cupcakes of all sizes.

St Benoit Creamery joins in the Saturday fun with cream cheese, yogurt and milk.

My Wild Iris Rows is having a two-for-one sale.   It’s a great time to stock up on beautiful and unusual iris.

Here’s the line-up for another great market * indicates vendors who are new or returning to the market.  Be sure to check them out.   Even if you think you know what someone has look again.  You might be missing out on something wonderful.

Vendors:

Armstrong Valley Farm

Beet Generation

Bellwether Farms*

Bernier Farms

Bohemian Wellbeing

Branch & Brine

Brunos Italian Red Wine Vinegar

Busalacchi Farm

Canvas Ranch*

Daffodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My!

EGB  Farms

Foggy River Farm

Hectors Honey

Kays Bo Kays

La Vida Buena Nursery

Laguna Farm

Ma & Pas Garden

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

Natures Spirits Garden

Offerings of the Land

Owen Family Farm

Parsons Homegrown

Pepper Ranch

Saint Benoit Creamery*

Salmon Creek

Sebastopol Berry Farm*

Singing Frogs Farm

Stokes Family Farm*

The Black Sheep

The Patch

Tusque Farms*

Twin Peaks Orchard

Two Rock Valley Cheese

Weirauch Farm

My Wild Iris Rows

Williams Ranch

Williamson Farm

X-oticals

Alive & Healing

Aroma Floral

Beach House Candles*

Bumble Bee

by the Elvin Moon

CA Coops

Comfort Zone*

Costeaux French Bakery

Dominique’s Sweets

Earth Temple

East West Gourmet

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

Franco’s One World Sausage

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Cafe

Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates

Gusto

Hilltop Honey

Hue de Laroque

Live A Lot Food*

Local Spicery*

Mama Baretta

Mi Fiesta Catering

Not yer Mommas Granola

Quillfully Yours*

Raymond’s Bakery

Run Around Brew

Sonoma Garden Design

Soulstice Spa*

Starting From Scratch*

The Garden Wild

Threads of Time

Vicki Kemp

Waterhorse Ridge

Willow Designs

Lynn Heely*

Chef Henderson Catering

Green Grocer

Guerilla Food

Latas Indian Cuisine

Otis & Sadies Hot Barbecue

Penang Kitchen

 

 

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The Wednesday market has everything you need to make the rest of the week just fine.   Three great prepared food vendors make our pop-up food court a great place to bring people when everyone wants something different.

 

 

Hectors Honey

 

Armstrong Valley Farm

 

Farm Sinclair

 

Parsons HomeGrown

 

EGB Farms

 

Dreamcatcher Ranch

 

The Patch

 

Sebastopol Berry Farm

 

Min-Hee Hill Garden

 

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

 

Salmon Creek Ranch

 

Full Circle Bakery

 

Gaga Cafe

 

Waterhorse Ridge

 

Comfort Zone

 

The Garden Wild

 

Willow Designs

 

Beach House Candles

 

Live A lot Foods

 

Vicki Kemp

 

Green Grocer

 

Penang Kitchen

 

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