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What's happening this week at the Issaquah Farmers Market
Lee's Fresh Produce at Issaquah Farmers Market
Issaquah Farmers Market

Saturdays
April 20 - October 12, 2013

9 am - 2 pm

Pickering Barn
1730 10th Ave. N.W.
Issaquah, WA  98027
Across the street from Costco!
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Market Week 15:

Summer is in Full Swing!

July 25, 2013

We’re into the full swing of summer, so get ready to eat more veggies! The summer squashes, cucumbers, and broccoli have been ready, as are the cauliflower are nearly ready. We are also into the height of farm-work season, because not only are we working to clean and harvest (and keep planting) summer crops, it’s also time to get the fall and winter crops in. It’s double duty, and we are getting used to (somewhat) 12- and 14-hour work days.  We're preparing to end with a great fall season not to mention a few surprises that you guys will be the first to know about! 

Fresh This Week at the Market

  • Green Beans
  • Sugar Peas BACK TODAY
  • Turnips NEW
  • Zucchini
  • Summer Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • Broccoli Crowns
  • Beets
  • Gourmet Salad Mix
  • Red Lettuce
  • Green Lettuce
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Swiss Chard
  • Green Onions
  • BASIL
  • Mint
  • Garlic Chives
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Bok Choy

Market News:

Last week was a success despite activities going on around the Puget Sound.  There were a few booths missing but the produce and the flowers are always there!  We are very blessed this season to have such great weather for the market.  Our Basil sold out and Green Beans were a hit, as always!  The zucchinis' are still bountiful and flourishing. 

Our new Product of the Week is the
Purple Top Turnips.  Even though we love preparing this root vegetable, this is our first year growing it and it has been quite an accomplishment.  They turned out to be very happy and healthy.  This also happens to be one of our most requested vegetable among customers, that we weren't already growing.  

Below is a simple recipe we we often prepare.  It's great served alongside grilled fish, chicken or pork.  You can often play with the ingredients and add other root vegetables for additional color.  If you're new to turnips, I highly recommend using the recipe below, you will love them.  Even some of the pickiest eaters in our family will fight for the last helping! 


Carmelized Onions & Turnips



3 cups diced, peeled turnips
1/2 medium onion
1/4 cup water
1 cube chicken bouillon
1 tablespoon of butter (more if needed)
2 tablespoon of honey

Directions

1. Place the turnips and onions into a skillet with the water and chicken bouillon cube over medium heat, and simmer until the water has evaporated and the turnips are tender, about 15 minutes.

2. Stir in the butter, let melt, and stir in honey. Gently cook and stir the turnips until the butter and honey cook into a brown, sticky coating on the turnips and onions, about 10 minutes. Serve hot.



COMING UP AT THE MARKET:

Saturday, July 27th 2013

Sammamish Symphony Orchestra
Local Non-Profit community symphony with over 80 volunteer performers

The Double Barrs

"Issaquah Emeralds" from Emerald City Dance
Performers Ages: K - 8th Grade

Inflatable Bounce Houses & Obstacle Courses for kids!



SEE YOU THIS SATURDAY AT THE MARKET!
 
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