September is in full swing at the farmers market!
It’s forecast to be a gorgeous day for market this weekend (knock on wood)! And y’all, are we going to be glad for it! Last week’s heavy rains were no fun, and tough on our vendors, so we’re ready and excited to give them a little extra love and a wonderful market this week. Huge thank you to all of you who donned your rain jackets and came out on Saturday, and to those who made a special trip downtown to support these local businesses this week. We should have a beautiful, crisp start to the morning and warm sunshine to send us off – you won’t want to miss it!
Market Sneak Peek
Just can’t wait to find out what folks are bringing to market this week? Here’s a little sneak peek of what some of your favorite vendors are up!
1. Muscadine Grapes from Deep River Farm (so fresh, right at the peak of the season!)
2. Cantaloupe Mint Soup from Short Winter Soups (it’s seriously good!)
3. Fresh Ginger from Phoenix Farm (Jackson is back at market with some gorgeous fall produce!)
4. Pansy and Dianthus from Bonlee Grown Farm (don’t miss their special sale on yellow early blooming mums!)
5. Classic Cream Goat Freshen from Boxcarr Handmade Cheeses (Sooo good right now!)
6. Pork, Chicken, Beef & more from Fickle Creek Farm (pre-order for easy pick up at market! Link here)
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Recipe of the Week: Braised Chicken with Muscadine Grapes and Sherry
Courtesy of katiebutton.com: “The seasonal transition from summer to fall creates space for this warming chicken dish, making use of delicious, native muscadine grapes of the Southeast. For this recipe, we’re using chicken leg quarters – the thigh and the leg. This dark meat holds up well to braising, which allows enough time for the grapes to melt into a divine sauce. You might expect the sauce to finish sticky-sweet for this dish, but it’s velvety and savory. The marriage of garlic, onion, sherry wine and grapes is very balancing. Wilting a little bit of spinach into the pan sauce is a great excuse to sop up every drop! I recommend a bit of crusty bread alongside this dish.”
Find pasture-raised chicken, muscadine grapes at the height of their season, as well as spinach, garlic, onions, and more at the DFM tomorrow!
Singer-songwriter Remona Jeannine joins us this week! You can check out her music here: remonajeannine.com
This week, The Poetry Fox is back! Find him on Foster St. for a one-of-a-kind poem, created right in front of you!
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/3RlpZmK
When: Saturday, September 16th, 8am – 12pm
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park / 501 Foster Street