119 results for author: Michael McLane


National Farmers Market Week

It's National Farmers Market Week! Why buy local? One of many reasons: "Locally-grown produce uses 4-17x less fuel and emits 5-17x less CO2."

Pie Day 2017 at RFAM

  Hooray for a successful Pie Day! Thank you to our contestants, volunteers, judges, and tasters! Members of the community submitted their pies and patiently waited for our judges to sample and name winners. Then we opened the pie table to an enthusiastic small crowd, who ate ALL of the remaining pie. Not a crumb left! Our winners included: Professional Division: Joseph with a zucchini pie Adult Division: Carrie with her peach and custard pie with pecan crust (scroll below for the recipe) Youth Division: Zachary with a pecan apple pie People's Choice: Holly with a blackberry pie Carrie's Peach and Custard Pie with ...

Our 2017 Vendors

We are pleased to announce a run down of our 2017 vendors. Look for these folks throughout this year's market season! Please note that not every vendor will attend every market, and that we'll feature guest vendors every week or so. Produce and Meat vendors: Buice Family Farms Abundant Harvest Gardens Mountain Earth Farms Clark Fresh Cut Flowers & Produce Little Toccoa Creek Farm Buckeye Creek Farm Her Garden and Produce Pop's Produce 4 Sons Seafood Heritage Farms Farm 2 Market GA Bakeries and Other Goodies: Mary Alicia's Artisan Pasta GG Fine Foods Bee Wild RAW Juice Boutique Anisa's Secrets Roswell Chocolate ...

Seeking a Market Manager for the 2017 Season

Seeking a Market Manager for the 2017 Season!

The Roswell FAM Experience from Julian A. Amedee

Welcome to “The Roswell FAM Experience”.  I pray that this finds you at a positive time of your day, if not I pray that at some time in the day you take a turn for the better. No Short Cuts The concept of No Short Cuts is very easily explained in the world of legal and illegal, but it also holds true for your health.  Getting to where you want to be health wise takes a lot of work and dedication.  There are no quick fixes, but that is what a lot of us look for.  Why do you think you see all of those infomercials?  Most people believe that life would be so much easier if they could just take a pill, or where a piece of clothing, or have ...

Chef Jeffrey Gardner’s Ribollita Demo

  Chef Jeffrey Gardner from Common Quarter's Ribollita Demo Ribollita is a famous Tuscan soup, a hearty potage made with bread and vegetables. There are many variations but the main ingredients always include leftover bread, cannellini beans and inexpensive vegetables such as carrot, cabbage, beans, silverbeet, cavolo nero, and onion. Its name literally means "reboiled". Check out Chef Gardners version in these videos:                               Part 1   Part 2    Part 3    Part 4    Part 5     Part 6

Cider-Poached Apples

              Ingredients 6 cups apple cider 4 peeled apples 1 cinnamon stick Chopped toasted hazelnuts, for serving Yogurt or whipped cream (optional) Directions Bring apple cider, apples, and cinnamon stick to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer until the apples are tender, about 30 minutes; remove the apples and let cool. Boil the cider until reduced to ½ cup, about 40 minutes. Spoon the cider sauce over the apples and top with chopped toasted hazelnuts and yogurt or whipped cream (optional). Serves  4 Hands-on time         5 minutes Total Preparation   ...

The Case for Preserving Market Produce

  Judging by the questions we are getting  at the market, many of you have been freezing and canning fruits and vegetables throughout the summer. With only 5 weeks remaining before our market closes for the season, it's time for a gentle nudge.  Here are the 10 most popular reasons your neighbors are preserving their own produce and some resources to make it easier: You can select produce when it is at its absolute freshest and enjoy them throughout the winter. Preserving your own food gives you control over preservatives and additives while avoiding concerns such as the BPA liners in commercial cans. Preserving your farmers ...

Happy 220th Birthday to the Can

Food preservation is as old as agriculture. For millennia, that consisted of smoking, salting, drying and, eventually, sugaring. Strangely enough, the next major advance in food preservation was developed in pursuit of military conquest. Napoleon Bonaparte’s place in history is secured because of his political and military achievements. Less well-known, but probably as important, is his role in the development of canning. He knew that brilliant military strategies were worth little if his troops couldn’t eat well enough to keep healthy and strong for battle. In those days, armies in foreign lands mostly lived off whatever food they could ...

Changing Eating Habits

Welcome to “The Roswell FAM Experience”. I pray that this finds you at a positive time of your day, if not I pray that at some time in the day you take a turn for the better. Changing Eating Habits Last article I spoke about continuing your training through changes in your life. Today I want to cover the second part of fitness and that is your diet. Actually let me rephrase that. I do not mean to say diet, I cannot stand that word and the connotation that comes with it, I mean to say eating habits. A great quote that I heard the other day goes “No matter what you do you cannot out train bad eating”. Now unless you are going out with ...