In the next several weeks, I will profile one of our vendors (listed under the vendor names below) each week. Although we speak with many of you at the market, this will give you background on each of us so you can get to know all of us a little better.
This week at the market
Green Beans-Roma, Tenderette & Half-Runners
Peppers-Banana & Bell
Squash, Yellow, Zucchini & Patty Pan
Tomatoes (heirloom and regular slicers)
Fresh from Georgia
Melons — Cantaloupe and Watermelon
(Samples of cooked pork shoulder available on Saturday!)
Pork Breakfast Sausage (mild, medium and hot)
Italian Sausage (sweet, zesty)
Cured, Sliced Bacon
Unseasoned Ground Pork
Ribs, Roasts and Chops
Ham and Shoulder Steaks
Whole or Halves
Heirloom and regular tomatoes
Note: Some baked goods available Saturdays only
Breads and rolls — sourdough, white and wheat
Amish Friendship Breads
Fried apple pies
Blackberries: Did you know?
** Blackberries are a member of the rose family.
** Blackberries are also called “brambleberries” or “caneberries.”
** Blackberries are rich in antioxidant vitamins A and C and high in dietary fiber.
21⁄2 cups fresh blackberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 stick butter, melted
In a bowl, stir together blackberries and sugar. Let stand 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and buttermilk just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in melted butter just until blended. Pour batter into an 8" square baking dish. Spoon blackberry mixture over batter. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until dough rises and turns golden brown.
Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
**This tried-and-true recipe comes from an old Betty Crocker cookbook. There are bunches of recipes out there but I always go back to this one for cobbler.
Boyle County Farmers Market
Location: Boyle County Fairgrounds
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (or until vendors sell out)
Vendor names: Arnold’s Greenhouse, Backporch BBQ, Bastin Farms, Briar Knob Farm, Bush Farms, G & G Farm, Heart’s Ease Farm, Hillside Heritage Farm, J & J Farm, Kentucky River Limousin Beef, Knobview Farm, Mariners’ Rest, Mamaw and Papaw’s Garden, Miracle Farm, Pitter Patter Garden, Rolling Fork Farm, Sisters Farm, Squash Blossom Farm, The Family Garden, Windhover Farm, 3W Sawmill.
Name: Bush Farms
Owners: Barrie and Donna Bush
Location: Boyle County
Products: spring, summer and fall vegetables and fruits, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, pickled beets, relishes, fruit butters, dip mixes and more
Motto: WE SOW, WE GROW, WE KNOW our products!
History: Moved to Danville from Maryland in 1993. Established Bush Farms in 2000. Began with a family-size garden. During the past 10 years, planted a variety of fruit trees, 3-acre vineyard with Seyval Blanc and Concord Grapes, brambles, asparagus, berries and increased the “garden” to three acres. Began beekeeping, increasing hives each year.
For your shopping convenience:
** We now have EBT/Debit Card capabilities located at our information booth.
** DanTran makes stops at the Fairgrounds on Market Days.