The Boyle County Farmers’ Market is planning a Fall Fest for Oct. 8. Mark your calendars and bring the kids.
We are enjoying pleasant temperatures as we transition into fall. Saturday began cool but was warm and sunny by noon. It was a great day to be outside.
Sweet potatoes and winter squash were seen in many of the booths Saturday. Apples are becoming more plentiful, as well. Colorful pots of mums are available now as we all begin to decorate our homes and gardens for the season.
Come check out the Boyle County Farmers’ Market offerings for this week:
Veggies and fruit: apples; cucumbers; cushaw; eggplant; green beans, various types; lima beans; okra; onions; patty pan squash; peaches; peppers; potatoes; spaghetti squash; sweet potatoes; tomatoes; watermelon; yellow squash; zucchini
Meats: beef; chicken; lamb; pork; goat
Other: Fresh eggs
Baked goods: sourdough breads and rolls; granola; friendship breads
Canned goods: jams and jellies; relish
The Boyle County Farmers Market is located at the Boyle County Fairgrounds in Danville. The market manager is Gary Taylor of Knobview Farms; his number is (859) 332-2539. Hours for the market are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Application for the 2011 Boyle County Farmers’ Market membership is now closed.
The Boyle County Farmers Market has been approved to accept WIC vouchers this year. We also have EBT and Debit Card capabilities for your convenience.
Available now: Our first cookbook, “FARM FRESH RECIPES from the Boyle County Farmers’ Market.” This collection of our favorite recipes, using fresh fruits, vegetables and meats offered at our market throughout the season, is a keeper.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, see any of our vendors. The cookbooks retail for $10.75.
From the Farm: This is the time of year when we are trying to keep the summer garden plants producing for just a bit longer and monitoring the fall crops for harvest time.
We have a late planting of summer squash that is just beginning to produce but most of the other summer veggies are beginning to slow down. I have been busy canning more relish, jams, and jellies for the market as well as canning and freezing whatever I am able to squeeze in for our winter enjoyment. These create a wonderful aroma in the house and a satisfying feeling when all the jars are lined up on the counter.
As the summer season comes to a close and the weather cools, dinner menus change. Several of my friends made chili and cornbread last week. Stews, soups and casseroles are more appealing.
I like to combine some of those last summer vegetables to make hearty soups, stews and pies. Here is a recipe that we enjoy:
Harvest Vegetable Pie
1 bunch green onions, chopped