Monday, August 29, 2016

This Week's Market, Sept. 3

September 3, 2016


This week we usher in September. This month is the most productive month of the entire year for gardeners. There are more varieties of fruits and vegetables than any other time. The Jerome Farmers Market will feature white sweet corn this week.  You can stock up for your Labor Day picnics and holiday celebrations.  The choices will be phenomenal!

Melons: We have a healthy crop of cantaloupe, watermelon, and honey dew ready for this Saturday.

Squash: we will have a variety of fall squashes

Veggies: tomatoes, zucchini, featuring our white corn and anything else ready by Saturday.


Fruit: apples, pears and peaches. Jason Anderson will be bringing in another truckload of peaches and we we will have Macintosh apples this week if you’d like some for pie filling and canning.  So don't put those canning jars away just yet!

Eggs: farm fresh eggs will also be available

We will also have our wonderful vendors who sell their unique homemade wares.  They sell one of a kind gifts and trinkets for the upcoming Holiday season.  Be sure to Come see us at the Jerome Farmers Market at the Mountain View Barn this Saturday from 9-1 at 392 East 300 South or HWY 93, 3 miles south of Jerome.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Market Recipes, Fresh Homemade Salsa!

FRESH HOMEMADE SALSA
by: Kim's Healthy Eats


Ingredients
  1. 3-4 pounds tomatoes, I had a mix of large grape and yellow
  2. 1/2 of a small red onion, peeled
  3. 2 or 3 small jalapeño peppers, depending on heat preference
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. Large handful of cilantro
  6. 2 splashes of red wine vinegar (about a 1/2 teaspoon)
  7. 1/2 of a lemon or lime, juiced
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Roughly chop tomatoes, onions, and jalapeño peppers.
  2. Add all ingredients to the food processor.
  3. Pulse until desired consistency.
  4. Serve in a bowl with chips and veggies, or top your favorite Mexican dish.
by: little broken




 
PREP TIME
TOTAL TIME
Author: 
Serves: 4 cups
INGREDIENTS
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped hothouse cucumber
  • 2½ cups chopped tomatoes on the vine
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ fresh jalepenos*, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes up to overnight before serving.

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Restaurant-Style Salsa Recipe
by: The Pioneer Woman 
via the Food Network


Ingredients

Two 10-ounce cans diced tomatoes and green chiles, such as Rotel

One 28-ounce can whole tomatoes with juice

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves (or more to taste!)

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 clove garlic, minced

1 whole jalapeno, quartered and sliced thin, with seeds and membrane

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon sugar

1/2 whole lime, juiced

Directions
Combine the diced tomatoes, whole tomatoes, cilantro, onions, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, salt, sugar and lime juice in a blender or food processor. (This is a very large batch. I recommend using a 12-cup food processor, or you can process the ingredients in batches and then mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.)

Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you'd like. I do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
Refrigerate the salsa for at least an hour before serving.

2012 Ree Drummond, All Rights Reserved

Monday, August 22, 2016

Market this Saturday, August 27th

Saturday is the final market day in August. Can you believe how quickly the summer is flying by? People are looking into canning and preserving more and more these days. If you are one of those people we still have cucumbers for you to pickle and peaches are still being harvested and are a favorite for canners.  Last but not least, our tomatoes are ripening every day. The winter onions are harvested and the peppers are doing well, so get your salsa recipes out cause its going to be yummy this year!


You need to check out PJ’s wonderful produce as well as Lindsay Crapo’s produce and unique jelly’s. Ana Gerstner's honeys are a must for your pantry. You’ll want to stock up on the infused olive oils and balsamics for your fall and winter cooking. 


The barbecue sauces will make fabulous gifts and rubs and seasoned salts are something you’ll want to have on hand. You really need to check out our newest vendor Wayne Bench. His bird house gourds and thunder gourds are pure Idaho artistry. He’s extremely talented and carries the ultimate gift from Idaho. If you’ve got someone who’s hard to buy for, this is the guy you must see.

Our vendors are the best in the state and they will take great care of you. Come share a lemonade and have a wonderful time at the Jerome Farmers Market at the Mountain View Barn on Hwy 93, 3 miles south of Jerome or 392 east 300 south from 9am-1pm This Saturday. 


Friday, August 19, 2016

How to cook your fresh veggies & Market recipes!

We are so excited for the Market tomorrow. There will be a slew of fresh produce from a number of vendors so we thought we would post about how to cook your wonderfully fresh, organic produce.  There is nothing worse than seeing a beautiful freshly picked veggie go from crisp, delicious and full of flavor to a mushy soggy mess once cooked.  What is the point of fresh veggies if they don't have that wonderful crisp to them? 


So, in order to help you avoid turning these beautiful tasty morsels into mushy flavorless things, here are few tips we found on the internet  on how to cook veggies the right way.  Information provided via onegreenplant.org...


How to Avoid These Common Mistakes While Cooking Vegetables:


Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz cream cheese, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds frozen corn 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Stir to combine. 
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. 
  4. At about 3 hours it will completely come together. Allow to cook for the full 4 hours for the best results.
  5. COOK'S NOTE: Corn will thicken as it sits, you may wish to add a little milk if you would like it to stay in the Crock pot longer.
Yield: 8
Prep Time: 05 mins. 
Cook time: 4 hrs. 00 mins. 

Total time: 4 hrs. 5 mins  


Cantaloupe Strawberry Popsicles

Cantaloupe Popsicles

Ingredients
  • 5 cups diced cantaloupe
  • 5-7 strawberries, sliced
How-To
  1. Add a few pieces of sliced strawberries to your popsicle mold.
  2. Purée the cantaloupe.
  3. Pour the liquid cantaloupe into the popsicle mold.
  4. Add the popsicle sticks.
  5. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
Servings: 10 popsicles
Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Pops

Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

Makes 6 popsicles or a small batch of frozen yogurt

-170g/6 oz Plain Chobani Yogurt
-2 cups Seedless Watermelon 
*Optional: pinch of salt (it brings out the sweetness) and/or 1 tbsp of sugar (if your watermelon isn't sweet enough)

Puree the yogurt and watermelon in a food processor or blender until smooth.
If making popsicles: Carefully pour into molds, leaving about 0.5cm room from the top.
If making frozen yogurt: Freeze in your ice cream maker, according to the instructions - serve immediately or freeze for 2-3 hours before serving for a firmer frozen yogurt.

And there you have it - so easy I shouldn't even call it a recipe!



Monday, August 15, 2016

Saturday's Market, August 20th

August 20 


BACK TO SCHOOL, LET US HELP
~We don’t need to tell you what a busy time of year this is. With school starting in the valley next week, let the Jerome Farmers Market help you. With our decedent produce, jams and breads, we can provide the ultimate school lunch and/or dinner for you and your family. Also, come and take a look at the wares of our many local artisans.  Complete that back to school look with a darling necklace and earring combo from Sunflower.  Help your kiddos brush up on their reading with a great variety of books sold at the market. 

MARKET PRODUCE THIS WEEK
~ Come and stock up on potatoes, onions, carrots, fresh corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and much, much more. You can create the ultimate meals with our fare, and savor the flavor.  Creating the dinner time family tradition is the gift that will keep on giving. On these hot late summer days, cucumbers are the magic vegetable that will keep you cool and make you happy. 

SATISFYING YOUR SWEET TOOTH
~ Julia and Ernie’s sweet breads, PJ’s gourmet cupcakes for dessert, David’s BBQ sauces for cooking and dressings, the Civic Club pies and cakes, are all geared to satisfy that sweet tooth in all of us. Come early while the selection is best.

VISIT THE MARKET!
~ Stop by and visit us this Saturday from 9am-1pm at the Jerome Farmers Market at the Mountain View Barn.  Located at 392 East 300 South or 300 south of Jerome on HWY 93.  And as always, we’ll have the lemonade out for you!