Thursday, December 13, 2012

End of Season 2012



We are so pleased with how the Market turned out this year.  For our first year we feel it has great potential to grow into one of Idaho's largest Farmer's Markets.
We'd like to give special thanks to our sponsors, without their support none of this could be possible:



If you would like to be a part of the Market next Summer please email your application (found on the left side of this page) to Kathy Bartholomew at farmersmarketcr@gmail.com.



Friday, October 5, 2012

Harvest Festival at the Farmers Market!

Bring your family and friends for food, fun and laughter.  Halloween costumes are encouraged!



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Fall Hours...


We will begin selling the first harvest of pumpkins this Saturday as well!

We are excited for Fall!

p.s. check out our previous post about the parade we were in...


It's a parade!

It's a parade!!!  The Farmers Market at Crossroads Point Business Center was in the Jerome County Fair and Rodeo Parade.  We want to thank all who came out to support us, as well as a special thanks to Lorna Irwin for making the FABULOUS giant prize winning pumpkin!  (we will have a separate post on this pumpkin and it's creation process).


Sweet Braden helping with the parade.

Kent drove the float with his grandson, what a fun day!




Wednesday, August 8, 2012

From the Market to your Table


Peach Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 3 medium fresh peaches, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken 

  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar (or regular white vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 head of Romain Lettuce

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the peaches, chicken, cucumber and onion; set aside. In a blender, combine the vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, mint, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. Drizzle over chicken mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Use a slotted spoon to serve on lettuce-lined plates
































This week at the Market you will find the following produce:



-carrots
-zucchini
-onions
-new harvest potatoes
-artichoke
-green beans
-basil
-peaches
-honey blueberries
-nectarines
-tomatoes
-delicious jams
-gorgeous sunflowers
-zinnia bouquets


Thursday, August 2, 2012

From the Market to your table, Zucchini



The Market will be selling fresh Zuchini this week so we have posted some delicious recipes and new ways of cooking with Zuchini.

Zuchini Fries

Ingredients

  • zucchini
  • egg white
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°. Cut zucchini into 3-inch sticks. Whisk an egg white in a small bowl, and add milk. Combine Parmesan and seasoned breadcrumbs in a separate bowl. Dip zucchini sticks into egg mixture, and then roll in breadcrumb mixture. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, and place zucchini on sheet. Bake for 25 or 30 minutes or until golden brown.


Zuchinni Pizza


Just cut a zucchini in half lengthwise and trim a little off the bottom so it sit still in a baking dish*** Scoop out the center where the seeds are with a spoon*** Brush the surface with a mixture of crushed garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper*** Arrange halved grape tomatoes into the grooves, sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes*** Remove and place diced fontina or mozzarella in between the tomatoes, place them back in, but now under the broiler til golden and bubbling***Remove and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkling of grated parmesan. You will love this as a side dish!


Grilled Zucchini











Serves 4 (as a side dish)
You will need:
  • 2 zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2-3 teaspoons Salad Elegance seasoning blend
  • olive oil for drizzling
  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  2. Sprinkle seasoning blend over sliced zucchini. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Place prepared zucchini on the grill. Cook 5-8 minutes or until grill marks are darkened and zucchini starts to brown.  (Note: To get the perfect grill marks, don’t move the zucchini around too much.)
  4. Serve.
I am happy to say that I actually grilled these and not Ryan. It was my first attempt at grilling veggies and while I did lose one poor little guy between the grates, I like to think of this as a deliciously successful experiment. But Ryan has no need to worry, I have no plans on taking over permanently, I wasn’t too keen on smelling like BBQ the rest of the night.









Friday, July 27, 2012

Market is tomorrow...

Market is tomorrow!
8am-1pm
at Crossroads Point Business Center

We will have the following at the market:

-artichokes
-zucchini
-tomatillo
-Oregon Berries
-potatoes
-jams
-artisan breads
-honey
-colorful carrots
-beets
-onions
-basil
-cilantro
-fresh late Summer flowers bushel baskets


See you there!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

From the Market to Your Table: Blackberry Frosting

We here at the Farmers Market at Crossroads Point Business Center would like to take our outdoor market to the next level.  We would like to give you, our loyal customer base options when it comes to preparing the food you have bought at the market, so we are going to start a weekly post called FROM THE MARKET TO YOUR TABLE


Each Wednesday we are going to post a recipe or two that will incorporate a fruit or vegetable that will be sold at the market.


For this week, I am going to post a delicious recipe I made for dessert just last night.  My daughter was very disappointed yesterday because we couldn't go to the pool so I asked her what we could do instead and she said "make a cake".  So I turned to my trusty Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book that my mom gave my sister and I at Christmas of 1996.  This cookbook has some of the best homemade cake recipes.  Easy to make and delicious.


Our recipe this week is Blackberry Buttercream Frosting & Yellow Cake! Yummmm...



Yellow Cake  

Ingredients
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
2/3 cup butter or margarine 
1-3/4 cups sugar 
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla 
2 eggs 
1-1/4 cups milk 


Directions
Grease and lightly flour two 8x1-1/2-inch or 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans or grease one 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set pan(s) aside. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. 

In a large mixing bowl beat butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each. Add dry mixture and milk alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just till combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan(s). 

Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool layer cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove layer cakes from pans. Cool thoroughly on racks. Or, place 13x9-inch cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly. Frost with desired frosting. Makes 12 servings. 


Yellow Cupcakes: To make cupcakes, grease and lightly flour thirty 2-1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper baking cups. Prepare cake as directed in Step 2. Fill each cup half full. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 30 cupcakes.





Blackberry Butter Cream Frosting

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (16-oz.) package plus 1 cup powdered sugar



Preparation
1. Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.


2. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition.

Note: Be sure to wash and thoroughly dry blackberries before adding to frosting. If you do not want seeds, be sure to puree the blackberries and pour through a small strainer to catch the seeds.


ENJOY!










Friday, July 13, 2012

market tomorrow, new produce!

Market tomorrow
8am-1pm
Crossroads Point Business Center


Tomorrow you can expect to find the following produce:

-marion berries, blue berries, black berries
-potatoes
-honey
-beets
-pees
-carrots
-summer squash
-fresh herbs
-last of the summer cherries!!!


and so much more....

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

berries, berries and more berries!

Gerberry Farms is selling 3 varieties of berries fresh from Oregon this week:

marionberries: The Marionberry is a blackberry with medium to large fruit, they are longer than wide.  There are only a handful of areas in the world where marionberries thrive and Oregon's Willamette Valley, known as the Caneberry (marionberry) Capitol of the World, offers the most favorable of all climates.  (read more...)


blackberries: Blackberries were perceived by the ancient cultures as being a wild plant, and historical accounts for a backyard culture of blackberry bushes are few. The Greeks used the blackberry as a remedy for Gout, and the Romans made a tea from the leaves of the blackberry plant to treat various illnesses. (read more...)

blueberries: For centuries, blueberries were gathered from the forests and the bogs by Native Americans and consumed fresh and also preserved. The Northeast Native American tribes revered blueberries and much folklore developed around them. The blossom end of each berry, the calyx, forms the shape of a perfect five-pointed star; the elders of the tribe would tell of how the Great Spirit sent "star berries" to relieve the children's hunger during a famine. Parts of the blueberry plant were also used as medicine. A tea made from the leaves of the plant was thought to be good for the blood. Blueberry juice was used to treat coughs. (read more....)


Friday, July 6, 2012

Market is tomorrow and a new vendor!

Market is tomorrow!
8am-1pm
Crossroads Point Business Center

We are excited to announce a new vendor, Gerberry Farms!


Gerberry Farms will be selling Duke Blueberries and wild honey from Oregon, just arrived yesterday, yum!

As harvesting season quickly approaches we will post the delicious veggies and fruits weekly that you can find at the market.


We are also on Twitter!

To follow us on Twitter just click on the birdie above or to the right sidebar of this page.  By following us you will receive quick updates as to what to expect of the market in the coming weeks.

  

Friday, June 29, 2012

Market and Honor the Hero event tomorrow!

Market Tomorrow
8am-1pm

"In the long history of the world only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in it's hour of maximum danger.  
I do not shrink from the responsibility.
I welcome it."

above quote located in Arlington Cemetery, Washington DC

Please join us tomorrow to Honor the Hero.  All veterans and veteran's families are welcome to join us to pay tribute to those men and woman who have valiantly served and sacrificed for our freedoms in lieu of this next weeks celebration of Independence Day.

Event will take place tomorrow at 10am at the Crossroads Point Business Center .

Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Honor the Hero" and thank our veterans!

Honor the Hero


at the Farmers Market at Crossroads Point Business Center
Saturday, June 30th
10:00am

"Come honor those who have sacrificed for our freedoms"


Join us this Saturday at the Crossroads Point Business Center and show your support to all those who have served and sacrificed their lives to protect our freedoms.

Special guests: State Representative Maxine Bell and Jerome County Commissioners

As a special thank you to all those who have served to protect our freedoms, all veterans will receive a gift.  




top picture courtesy of: sodahead, taken at Arlington Cemetery, Washington DC
bottom picture courtesy of: Crossroads Point Business Center, Healing Field, Jerome ID



Friday, June 22, 2012

New Vendor! Shoe Fly Pies

Market is tomorrow!
8am-1pm
Crossroads Point Business Center
Join us for fun, food, fresh produce, crafts and much much more!
and our newest vendor.....

We are excited to announce that Shoe Fly Pie has joined the Market!  They will be selling:

-fruit pies
-chocolate chip & sugar cookies
-cinnamon rolls
-100% whole wheat bread 
-light wheat bread(50% wheat, 50% flour)



Images courtesy of Kroger & Military Wives Menu





Friday, June 15, 2012

Market is tomorrow!

Now that the wind has passed and the risk of loosing half our tents and umbrellas is not so high we are back to business!  The Market will be tomorrow:
Saturday, 8am-1pm
At the Market this Saturday (tomorrow) we have:
-large free range eggs
-gorgeous and delicious radishes
-dried beans

....and much much more!

Along with our regular vendors we have added a few more.  We will do write ups on our new vendors next week but here are some of the things they will be selling tomorrow:

-cupcakes!
-beautiful metal art!
-blueberries (coming soon)
-cherries (coming soon)
-check our vendor list on the right side of this web page 
(under "quick search")
to see who our vendors are and what they are selling!