Saturday February 2: Enter to Win an Extra Special Valentine’s Basket

We haven’t forgotten Valentine’s Day.

The market is going to hold a drawing for an Extra Special Valentines Basket.  $10 per entry or 5 entries for $40.

Winner will be drawn at noon on Saturday 2/9.  Prize must be picked up at either the Saturday 2/9 or Wednesday 2/13 market.      You do not have to be present to win.    Check at the information desk for details on the basket…but for sure chocolates from Gandolf’s Fine Chocolate

Chef Jennifer Una is back with her farmers market recipes.  This week:  the beet.

BEET BORSCHT

 

serves 6

 

2 T. coconut oil

1 yellow onion, medium chopped

½ tsp. caraway seeds

1 carrot, sliced

1 stalk celery, sliced

1 large yellow potato, medium diced

1 T. tomato paste

1 bunch red beets, scrubbed and peeled (4 medium)

1 qt. water

1 bay leaf

salt

ground black pepper

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

handful raw sauerkraut

sour cream, yogurt or crème fraiche

dill, chives or scallions for garnish

 

Heat oil in medium sized soup pot.  Add onion and seeds and sauté for a few minutes. Add carrot, celery and potato and sauté until soft. Add tomato paste and heat through. Add beets and water enough to cover by about ½”. Add bay leaf and bring pot to a boil.

 

Reduce heat, cover and simmer until all is tender. Turn off the heat and remove the bay leaf. Add big pinch of salt and a grind of pepper into the pot. Taste soup to adjust seasonings by adding salt, pepper, apple cider vinegar to taste.

 

Put a spoonful of sauerkraut in serving bowl and ladle soup over it.

Serve with a dollop of crème fraiche, yogurt or sour cream and a sprinkling of fresh herbs if desired.

This week’s vendor list:

 

Salmon Creek Mama Baretta

 

Williams Ranch Edgeworks

 

Weirauch Costeaux

 

Offerings of the Land GaGa

 

Middleton Farms Gandolf

 

Hectors Honey Full Circle

 

First Light Water Horse

 

DeSantis Hue de Laroque

 

Laguna Farm Bumble Bee

 

Orchard Hilltop Honey

 

Bohemian California Coops

 

Armstrong Francos

 

Berniers Raymonds Bakery

 

Min Hee Vicki Kemp

 

EGB Willow

 

Nature Spirits Varda Rose

 

Twin Peaks Dominique

 

St Rose Winery Royal Hare

 

Walnut Orchard Mi Fiesta

 

Branch & Brine Cathy Wayne

 

Pepper Ranch The Garden Wild

 

The Black Sheep Farm Good gal Delights

 

Two Rock Cheese Threads of Time

 

Owen Family Run Around Brew

 

Truths Dolls

 

Not Yer Momma

 

Green Grocer mateoGranados

 

Ultimate SouvlakiPenang Kitchen