This Week’s Catch!
We are in the new years spirit and trying something new every week this year. Last market, we took home shrimp from Washington Crab, grits from Red Tail Grain, and made a delicious recipe for shrimp and grits! We couldn’t help ourselves, and also picked up some dried apples from Wild Scallions Farm – such a good snack, and a great way for them to preserve their fall apple harvest. This week, we’ve got our eye on Meadow Lane Farm’s beautiful looking pecans, and Martha said they are likely to go quick, so we know what our first stop is going to be tomorrow!
New Years, New Food
Did you make note of any personal new years goals or inspiration heading into 2023? We love see all the ways that our farmers and creators help support health and well being for the local community. This month, Honeygirl Meadery is helping support Dry January aspirations with a new non-alcoholic drink, as well as some super “dry” meads! Homebucha Kombucha has some great bucha that helps support Dry January as well as a healthy digestive system – the complex flavors of their kombucha makes for a great cocktail replacement. Kombucha is low in sugar and packed with probiotics which can help improve digestion and decrease inflammation.
This week, we shared some interesting facts about seasonal eating and a healthy gut. In addition to the improved nutrition that comes from eating produce that was harvested a day or two before purchase, eating seasonally means that our guts are provided with a diversity of nutrients and bacteria, which can be a huge boost to our immune systems. Your gut biome today should look pretty different than it does in the summer.
So, while we may be craving some of those summer fruits and veggies right now, take heart knowing that winter veggies are not only delicious in their own right, but they do our microbiomes good, too. And you can pick up fermented and pickled products every week at the DFM from By the Brook Tempeh, Spicy Hermit, Bonlee Grown Farm, Homebucha, and others. Follow the link HERE to find some easy fermentation recipes to put all your tasty winter vegetables to good use. Kohlrabi, beets, and cabbage, oh my!
* The Poetry Fox returns to market this week! Grab a delightful, live-typed poem, made just for you!
* Sign up online & drop your food scraps off at the NewSoil Vermiculture compost table located next to the info table!
* Join the Carolina Theatre at their community sponsor booth and see what fun activities and information they have to share!
Want to find out what else your local farmers are bringing to the market this week? Check out this week’s Newsletter! https://conta.cc/3X82Kw7
When: Saturday, January 14, 10am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street