Saturday, July 30, 2011

USDA Farmers Market in Washington DC

We just returned from our visit to Washington DC.  While there we visited the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) sponsored farmers market at the Smithsonian in Washington DC.  It was a spectacular event and so fun to see tourists, residents and district workers alike walking up and down the streets with their bags of fresh produce, veggies and the oh-so-popular kettle corn.

The fruit was ripe and delicious and included cherries, blackberries, grapes, apples and much much more.

  The veggies were equally delicious and abundant.  Kids were walking down the sidewalks at the Smithsonian eating gigantic fresh carrots!

  Not only did they have produce, but they also had these homemade soaps.  

It was a wonderful experience.  

 The Farmers Market at Crossroads Point Business Center will soon be USDA Registered and nationally recognized. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

We're growing the green stuff!

Seeds have been planted, the sun has been shining and the sprinklers are on!  Grass should be here soon in preparation for the Farmers Market that will take place on the 2.4 acres of land at the Crossroads Point Business Center.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Market inspired recipe: Easy Fruit Pizza

Easy Fruit Pizza
1 package Sugar Cookie Mix

8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Enough bright, colorful fruit to cover your pizza. 
Crust: Preheat oven to 350.  Slightly grease the bottom of a pizza pan.  Prepare sugar cookie mix as directed and spread evenly on the bottom of pizza pan.  Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until slightly brown around outside of crust.  Cool completely.
Cream Cheese Layer: Beat cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar & vanilla until smooth & creamy. Spread on cooled cookie crust.  Fruit: Wash, dry & cut fruit as necessary. Arrange on top of cream cheese layer in a circle pattern, starting from the outside and going in.

image & recipe courtesy of: You've Got to Taste This