Off to a Great Start

Now that we have the May 3rd opening behind us and we're settled in, time for an update. The new market is going great! The market avenue has been filled with a steady flow of customers and the vendor booths are nearly full. Each week, we have half-dozen new vendor applications which speaks to the vibrance of the market. We strive to have something new for you every week, so come see us, support our local entrepreneurs, and enjoy the music!

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Fun, shimmery tatoos for all ages!

Saturday May 10th is a special day at the market! Our special guest artist, Meghan Garcia-Salas with Sacred Lotus Henna, will join us to create beautiful sparkly, shimmery, and glittery tatoos for all of our market kids. They're safe, made with organic materials and can last up to 2 weeks. Let the magic begin! For more information, call Megan at 770-332-4320 or visit www.sacredlotushenna.com 

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap

These lettuce wraps are so tasty that you won't even miss the bread. And they're so simple to make that they're sure to be a staple in your house. Recipe and from Willie Green's Organic Farm. Ingredients 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1” pieces 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon hot chili oil 1 small Walla Walla Sweet onion, diced 1/3 cup sliced water chestnuts 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 8 large leaves of colorful pliable lettuce 1/4 small cabbage, sliced thin 3 to 4 carrots cut into matchsticks 1/4 pound snow peas ...

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Quick & Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

Wondering what to do with the amazing fresh locally-grown strawberries at the market this week? We'll here's a quick and easy recipe that will have your guests enjoying those lovely berries in no time! Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon calorie-free sweetener 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup orange juice 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries (about 1 pint) 6 spongecake dessert shells (5-ounce package) Preparation Combine sweetener and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in orange juice. Bring to a ...

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We Listened and We Acted

We took a series of polls in 2013 (remember the beans?) to determine what market changes our customers wanted. We were listening. Here are a few of those changes: New sponsorship, new location, expanded dates, new opportunities, more connectivity, and much more . . .

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Farm Bill Reflects Shift in Eating

The 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law February after a 2 1/2 year congressional delay. There is a distinct shift in which farmers benefit from the bill. While commodity crops (wheat, soybeans, corn) still receive the overwhelming majority of support, those subsidies were cut by 30% over a ten ...

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Easy Spinach Salad

Fresh spinach is in season! And a very simple salad is the best way to taste this sweet and healthy veggie.  10 minute, healthy spring salad 4 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 1-2 tablespoons of honey Ground black pepper Salt 4 cups of fresh baby spinach In a large bowl whisk together lemon juice, oil, and honey. Wash, spin damp and add spinach; toss gently to coat leaves. Add pepper and salt 50 calories per serving 3 grams unsaturated fat 0 mg cholesterol 116 mg sodium 4 grams carbs 1 gram of ...

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Grilled Red Onions

These sliced onions are grilled with a fantastic balsamic sauce that enhances its flavor. Serve these up as they are or use these onions in any recipe that calls for them. They really do compliment a grilled hamburger or steak. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 6 minutes Total Time: 21 minutes Yield: Serves 6 to 8 as a side dish Ingredients 2 pounds red onions 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced salt and pepper Preparation Heat ...

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