What’s up at the market this week?

SEAFM 6-17

Fun times at the last week’s market!

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market is off the an exciting start at its new location in MLK Jr. Park, 900 Fuller Ave. SE.  Every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., you’ll find a nice selection of local produce from area growers as well as cottage foods — last week that meant kettle corn!

This Friday, the Healthy Homes Coalition will be on hand to share how you can receive free Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms for your home.

It’s the salad days of summer!

  • Select some greens from the market– kale, chard, turnip greens, mustard greens, or lettuces.
  • Top with strawberries, dried cranberries, nuts, sunflower seeds.
  • Add other in-season veggies: tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squashes, etc.
  • Top with a quick vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar and optional additions: dill, cilantro or fresh garlic (chopped fine); sesame, flax or poppy seeds; a teaspoon of lemon or lime juice; a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup if too tart. Shake in covered jar until vinegar and oil thicken a bit. Shake again before using.