Saturday, May 31, 2014

7 days til' market...

Planting tips for June via the Farmers' Almanac

2nd-6th Poor time for planting. Kill plant pests, clear fencerows, and clear land.

7th-8th Good for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing yield aboveground. Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers.

9th-11th Extra good for planting fall lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, and other leafy vegetables. All aboveground crops planted now will do very well. Plant seedbeds.

12th-13th These are poor planting days. Cut hay or do general farm work.

14th-15th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.

16th-17th Poor days for planting. Kill plant pests, spray, fertilize, do general farm work.

18th-19th Favorable time for planting late root crops. Also good for vine crops. Set strawberry plants now. Good days for transplanting.

20th-21st Cut hay or do plowing on these barren days. Best days for killing plant pests.

22nd-23rd Good days for planting root crops and for transplanting.

24th-26th Seeds planted now tend to rot in the ground. Best days for killing plant pests.

27th-28th Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other aboveground crops on these most fruitful days. Plant seedbeds and flower gardens.

29th-30th Poor period for planting. Clear fencerows, and clear land.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Only 8 days til' Market!

We are hard at work here as we prepare for the upcoming Farmers Market!!! 

To get you excited for the Farmers Market, we are going to post recipes and /or gardening tips every day leading up to the market opening.

Tempura String Beans with Aioli

1 cup (8 oz.) ice water
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 cup flour (plus extra for dusting)
2 or 3 ice cubes
peanut or vegetable oil
1 lb green beans

In a bowl whisk together the ice, water and egg.  Whisk in flour, the batter should be very lumpy.  Add the ice cubes.

Pour enough oil into a wok or deep fryer to reach halfway up the sides and heat to 350 degrees.  Working in batches, lightly dust the beans with flour, then dip in the batter, shaking off the excess.  Fry stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 3 minutes.  Drain on paper towel and season with sea salt.

Aioli Dip:

  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt
Place the garlic, mustard, and egg in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment. Process until evenly combined, about 10 seconds.

With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil in a thin stream, followed by the vegetable oil, until completely combined, about 2 minutes. Stop the processor, add the lemon juice, season with salt, and pulse until thoroughly mixed and evenly incorporated. Let sit for at least 30 minutes before using. Refrigerate, it's best if you can let sit in your refrigerator for a few days, but you may take it out after a couple of hours.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Sponsor of the Market: Franklin Building Supply

We are excited to welcome Franklin Building Supply as our newest Sponsor of the Market!

Franklin Building Supply has been serving Idaho since 1976, is a locally owned and operated building supply company dedicated to professional contractors, remodelers, and DIY homeowners.

Managed by Kevin Wright, the Jerome Franklin Building Supply store is located on W Main Street just one block from the Jerome County Fairgrounds. Kevin and his team are proud to support the building professionals of Jerome and offer friendly and knowledgeable assistance to help make your project a success from start to finish.

Whether you’re a DIY go-getter building a deck, a contractor installing new flooring, or a homeowner in need of a simple tool kit, you can rely on Franklin Building Supply's experienced team to inform you about the construction industry’s most recent technologies, trends, and techniques.

Stop in and see for yourself why Franklin Building Supply is Jerome’s trusted one-stop solution for all of your building supply needs. 

Stop by and find out how they can help you with your next project!

Franklin Building Supply
515 W. Main Street
Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: 208-324-8161

Monday - Friday: 
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

8:00 am - 3:00 pm