Friday, October 14, 2005

Grapevine October 16 2005 Market

Grapevine October 16 Market

--What's coming to the Market this week?
--Winter Market Schedule
--Moroccan Stew

We're entering the last three weeks of the regular season. From apples to winter squash, there's plenty of fruits and vegetables to choose from as well as seafood, meats and prepared foods. And don't forget, the market doesn't shut down in winter. We'll be open again this winter (see article). Mario's Moldovan Ravioli, Freddy Guy Filberts and Happy Harvest Farm are all back this week. Music this week is Fiddlin' Earl White. See you at the market!

What's coming to the Market this week?
We're in the last few weeks for peaches, nectarines, asian pears and strawberries. Apples and pears will be plentiful. The hazelnut harvest has been quite good and there will be plenty of hazelnuts available. Chestnuts should be in good supply too.

As for vegetables, the cool weather crops look great. Cauliflower and broccoli are available in many colors. All greens are looking good too. Root crops such as beets, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes will be plentiful. There are more varieties of winter squash available than I can name. My favorite this week is "Red Warty Thing". And there will be plenty of pumpkins too.

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Winter Market Schedule
The winter season for the Hillsdale Farmers Market begins in November. The market will be open twice a month November through March, 10 AM - 2 PM. The winter dates are:

November 6, 20
December 4, 18
January 15, 29
February 12, 26
March 12, 26.

December 4 is the Annual Holiday Market with craft vendors, music and more. Look for brochure with the winter schedule this weekend and in the November issue of theSouthwest Community Connection.

Moroccan Stew
When our oldest son was born 13 years ago this month, friends brought brought over meals for us. Many of those dishes have become standby recipes in our house. This recipe is one of them.

The original recipe is from the Moosewood Restaurant and is pretty straightforward. You should be able to find all the vegetables at the market. Like most of my favorite recipes, you can easily make substitutions in this recipe. If you want, you can mix sweet potatoes with the butternut squash or go all zucchini instead of mixing the summer squash in with the zucchini. With couscous or rice and a salad, this dish makes a great fall meal. Enjoy!

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