The weekend was absolutely beautiful. Saturday, especially, was picture perfect. The Boyle County Farmers Market was filled with vendors offering meats, fruits, vegetables, breads and jams. Customers seemed to enjoy strolling through talking and visiting with everyone along the way.Here is a list of some of the market offerings for this week:Veggies and fruit: blackberries; blueberries; cabbage; corn; cucumbers; green beans; various types melons; onions; peaches; tomatoes; yellow squash; zucchiniMeats: beef; chicken; lamb; porkOther: Fresh eggsBaked goods: sourdough breads and rolls; Friendship Breads; granola; cakesCanned goods: jams and jellies; honeyMeet our newest vendor: Miller Family FarmOwners: Simon and Elizabeth Miller Children: Hannah, Melvin, Lydia, Nathan, Timothy, Phoebe, Rebecca, Jemima and SilasThe Miller Family Farm is new to our market this year. Simon travels each week from Adair County bringing cuts of their farm-raised chicken to sell. Stop by and welcome the Millers. Try some of their chicken and taste the difference growing them without the use of antibiotics, steroids and hormones makes. It is tasty, tender and a much healthier alternative to supermarket chicken.Keep the Millers in mind for fresh turkey. They also take orders for Jersey beef off the farm. Their cattle are pasture-raised and receive supplements of non-GMO (non-genetically modified) feed. See Simon for purchasing details on quarters, halves etc.Elizabeth has a shared several of her family’s favorite recipes. The recipe below is a “No. 1 Favorite.” We will include her other recipes in future columns.Elizabeth makes a brine and marinates chicken chunks in the refrigerator. The chicken is then frozen until ready to use. Freeze in portions to fit your family’s needs or cook after draining.Miller’s Favorite Chicken5 pounds chicken breast, cut into one-inch chunksBrine½ cup Tenderquick (found in Kroger and other supermarkets)5 cups water3⁄8 cup brown sugar½ teaspoon black pepper¼ teaspoon red pepper1 ½ tablespoon liquid smoke Thoroughly mix the brine ingredients. Add meat. Refrigerate for 3 days. Drain off brine. Freeze meat in freezer containers. (Note: A gallon zip-loc freezer or storage bag makes a good container to marinate in.)Coating1 cup all-purpose flour1 cup crushed saltine crackers1 tablespoon salt2 teaspoons paprika½ teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon onion salt1 ½ teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon vegetable oil Mix all ingredients in shallow bowl. To prepare: Thaw meat. Dip in a mixture of 1 beaten egg and a small amount of milk. Roll in coating. Fry in butter or vegetable oil for approximately 7 minutes on one side. Flip over and fry on other side.The Boyle County Farmers Market is located at the Boyle County Fairgrounds in Danville. The market manager is Gary Taylor of Knobview Farms; his number is (859) 332-2539. Hours for the market are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Application for the 2011 Boyle County Farmers’ Market membership is now closed. While you are at the market, check out our first cookbook, “FARM FRESH RECIPES from the Boyle County Farmers’ Market.” This collection of our favorite recipes, using fresh fruits, vegetables and meats offered at our market throughout the season, is a keeper. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, see any of our vendors. The cookbooks retail for $10.75.