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.



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


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