Saturday, thankfully, was warm and sunny! The vendors’ tables were full of fresh goodies and the market was full of people. Thanks to everyone for coming out to see us!
Our first cookbook, “FARM FRESH RECIPES from the Boyle County Farmers’ Market,” is now available. We have compiled a collection of our favorite recipes using fresh fruits, vegetables and meats offered at our market throughout the season. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, see any of our vendors.
The cookbooks retail for $10.75. If you would like for us to send one to you, add $2.50 for shipping. For more information, e-mail Donna Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Cookbook Sale” in the subject line.
Visit us this week and check out some of these market offerings. Come early so you won’t miss out.
Veggies and fruit: asparagus; broccoli; collard greens; kale; lettuce (butterhead, romaine, leaf); onions; radishes; rhubarb; spinach; strawberries; tomatoes (hot-house grown and Florida grown); zucchini (high-tunnel grown)
Meats: beef; chicken; lamb; pork
Other: fresh eggs
Baked goods: sourdough breads and rolls; Amish Friendship Breads; granola
Canned goods: jams and jellies; honey
Plants: flowers; herbs; vegetables
The Boyle County High School Future Farmers of America is selling flowers and plants as a fundraiser. The proceeds will go toward travel expenses to attend the FFA annual convention.
The Boyle County Farmers Market has been approved to accept WIC vouchers this year. We also have EBT and Debit Card capabilities for your convenience.
The Boyle County Farmers Market is located at the Boyle County Fairgrounds in Danville. The market manager is Gary Taylor of Knobview Farms (859) 332-2539. Hours for the market are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
It isn’t too late to join our growing market for 2011 but the deadline for accepting new members is approaching quickly. If you are interested, call Taylor for more information.
I have been out of town all week working at the Decorative Painting Convention in Wichita, Kansas. The trip there was uneventful — smooth flights and luggage arriving with me.
The convention was great. I met with old friends, made a few new ones and taught a new painting technique to the many people stopping by the DecoArt booth. After several days, it was time to pack up the booth and return home.
My trip home was less than smooth. It’s the first time my luggage was lost before I ever left the airport. My first flight was postponed several hours due to mechanical problems, which would have made me miss my connecting flight. The airline tried to rebook me on their site as well as two competitor airlines. Everything was full and backed up due to the first plane’s problems. I could get to Atlanta but couldn’t get to Lexington, which meant spending another night in Wichita or in Atlanta and taking another flight out the next day.
I opted to remain in Wichita. I returned to the airline desk to retrieve my luggage. After several hours, they had not located it so I returned to the hotel. When I arrived back at the airport at 5:15 the next morning, the people at the airline desk informed me that the bag was in Lexington. I wasn’t sure that I believed them.
I was more than a little surprised to find it there when I arrived. So, happily, I now am reunited with my family and my belongings.
It is good to be home. I plan to see you all this Saturday.
Pretty soon, the sweeter varieties of onions will be available. Vidalia onions and candy onions are mild and sweet, unlike the regular white and yellow onions you most often find in the grocery store. You may want to hang onto this Southern Living recipe to try when these delicious onions begin to come in.