N E W S  / n o v e m b e r 12
This Week 
It was a toss up: the lovely photo above or the scrumptious cranberries below. The sunrise photo was taken on November 5 during market set up; the cranberries are from Freitas Farm.
     Next Saturday, immediately following the close of the market, the annual meeting of the
Hingham Farmers Market will take place at the Hingham Public Library (Whiton Room, around 2:45 p.m.). If you're interested in learning more about the HFM, please stop by. Everyone is welcome. 



Vendor News
Rotating vendors this Saturday,
November 12
* Skymeadow Orchards
* On the Edge Knife Sharpening - last
   chance before the holidays

* B's Wax
* Just Add Cooking

* Bradford Farmhouse Toffee

Next Week at the HFM 
November 19
* Vermont Syrup Company

* Violette Tide Studio
* Just Add Cooking
Vendor news is current at the time hfmarketmatters is delivered to market-goers.

Opening the Market
     Phil Edwards and Ralph Young - gardeners extraordinaire and long-time vendors 
     from the early days of the market - rang the opening bell on November 5.
Theirs is 

     an interesting story. Ralph started selling vegetables from his family garden in
     Scituate at the market in 1991. Since that time he has moved to Norwell and now 
     grows flowers. In 2000, Phil and Ralph started sharing the market spot (they knew
     one another from their school days in Scituate). Phil grows tomatoes and flowers at
     his garden in Scituate; he also harvests berries and fruits from various pick-your-
     own farms in the area. Although they maintain separate businesses, they totally
     enjoy sharing their spot (by the trees) and being part of the HFM!
Market Seen
     A cool fall day but that didn't deter good numbers at the November 5 market.
     At left,
Minnie (mom) and Hunt (grandfather) Burke with Naomi (2-1/2); Minnie
     and Naomi are from N. Quincy and Hunt is visiting from Alexandria, VA; although
     it was "coolish" until the sun came out later in the day, musician
Dan Durkee,
     a market stalwart, sang and sang and sang.
About Jerusalem Artichokes (aka Sun Chokes)
     Jeannette MacKenzie, above with friends in front of the Jerusalem artichokes
     in her garden, now has the rare tubers at the 
HFM (her stand is by the trees).
     Jeannette has supplied 
the following for readers' information:
     "This plant, with its edible tubers, is a species of sunflower native to eastern
     North America. The French explorer Samuel de Champlain found this plant
     growing on Cape Cod in 1605. He brought some of the tubers back to France
     where it soon became a popular root vegetable. Later, during World War II,
     the tubers helped to supplement the scarce food supply. 
     "Jerusalem artichokes are high in potassium, iron, fiber, niacin, phosphorus and
     thiamine. The raw tubers have a somewhat sweet, nutty flavor, are low in calories
     and have a nice crunch similar to water chestnuts.
     "Because their rather knobby, bumpy skin is difficult to peel, just wash them well
     and slice or cube and serve with your favorite dip; it is especially good with
     hummus (visit To Dine For). Try cutting the tubers fine and adding to
     cole slaw or add to your favorite stir fry at the last minute. Many recipes can
     be found online."
     Ah, lovely cranberries from Freitas Farm. It's just two weeks before Thanksgiving
     and we all know that no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without cranberry
     sauce. So swing by the Freitas stand on Saturday, buy your cranberries
     and try this easy cranberry sauce recipe from Saveur magazine
1 cup sugar
12 oz. of fresh cranberries, picked over and washed
1 cup red wine (water or cranberry juice work, too) 

     Combine cranberries, sugar, and wine in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium
     heat. Lower heat and cook until syrupy, about 20 minutes. Pour into a mold,
     strained or with whole berries, and refrigerate until set. Serves 6-8.


    Hingham Farmers Market
     May 7, 2016 - Nov. 19, 2016
     10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

     Hingham Bathing Beach
     96 Otis Street (Route 3A)
Hingham Farmers Market is a
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     hazardous weather, the market
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     opening or cancellation via
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