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."
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 ...
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
4 Sons Seafood
Farm 2 Market GA
Bakeries and Other Goodies:
Mary Alicia's Artisan Pasta
GG Fine Foods
RAW Juice Boutique
Roswell Chocolate ...
Seeking a Market Manager for the 2017 Season!
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 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
6 cups apple cider
4 peeled apples
1 cinnamon stick
Chopped toasted hazelnuts, for serving
Yogurt or whipped cream (optional)
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).
Hands-on time 5 minutes
Total Preparation ...
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 ...
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 ...