Friday, September 16, 2005

Grapevine September 18 2005 Market

Hillsdale Farmers Market Newsletter

What's at the Market this week?
Recipe - Cauliflower with Cilantro

Tomato Mania was a great success last week. I hope everyone enjoyed sampling the many varieties available. Fressen Bakery and Salvador Molly's are back this week. Tastebud Farm will not be at the market this week because of prior commitments. We hope to make Tastebud Farm a regular at the market in the near future.

Interested in getting locally grown foods into school meals? Slow Food Portland is holding a Farm to Cafeteria/School panel discussion on October 6. Panelists include Anthony Boutard of Ayers Creek Farm. For more information visit the Slow Food Portland website at See you at the market.

What's at the Market this week?

Grapes started coming in last week and should be available for the next two or three weeks. Strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, watermelons will be in good supply as well. As for tree fruit, peaches and nectarines are still available. Apples, pears and asian pears will be available too.

As for vegetables, peppers both sweet and hot will be in good supply. Eggplant, zucchini and summer squashes will be readily available. Corn, green beans and tomatoes are in good supply too. As we approach fall, the greens supply increases. You should find many lettuces, salad mixes, spinach, kale and chard readily available.

To the availability list

Recipe - Cauliflower with Cilantro

Cauliflower is one versatile vegetable. Eaten raw, cooked or pickled, cauliflower shows up in nearly every major cuisine. This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Unplugged Kitchen by Viana La Place.

Like all many of her recipes, this dish is simple to make. For a little more colorful dish, substitute one head cauliflower (the recipe calls for 3 small ones) with one orange cauliflower.

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