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What’s At The Market This Week

THURSDAYS from 10:00 to 2:00

Until the end of the Middle Ages, kale was probably the most commonly grown vegetable in Europe. Kale was so important in Scotland that the word for kale (kail) is synonymous with the word for food. In Bremen, in northern Germany, there is even an annual “kohlfahrt” or Kale Walk in which a group arranges a country-side walk to a local inn where they play various pub games and enjoy a meal of kale, sausage and beer.Kale is an excellent source of beta-carotene, lutein, calcium, and vitamins C and K. It is a good course of carotenoids and, like broccoli, contains several compounds with significant anti-cancer properties.
It’s not only delicious, but is available right now at the Market!This week at the Market: Apples, arugula, green beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage (regular, Chinese), cauliflower, collards, kale, lettuce, onions, potatoes, radishes, squash (butternut, acorn, spaghetti), sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips. A surprise or two may show up. Free-ranged eggs , jams, jellies and pickles are available.Unkol Chuck will be here with Brunswick stew (still made in a cast-iron kettle); Snyder Family Farm will be here with antibiotic/hormone-free beef, pork and poultry; Great Harvest Bread will be here with fresh baked breads and other goodies; and Maharaja Coffee will be here with their globally sourced coffees.

Phal’s Café will be here with Asian noodle bowls, spring rolls and delicious wonton soup; My Empanada will be here with an assortment of fun and yummy treats; Real Country Sausage will be here with antibiotic/hormone-free sausages; Bampy’s will be here with fresh squeezed lemon and lime-ades; hot chocolate, hot dogs and delicious chili. Soulsmith will be here with a selection of their healthy and delicious Kombucha tea.

With the Holidays approaching keep in mind that unique one-of-a-kind handcrafts from local artisans are always available.

We’re here every Thursday from 10 until 2 in the parking lot of The Great Big Greenhouse.

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