PUTTING THINGS UP
As the crops are becoming more abundant it’s time to plan ahead so that you can enjoy local food all through the year. If you’ve never tried “putting things up” there are lots of resources out there to get you started. The National Center for Home Food Preservation is a good site, and offers a printable version of several excellent guides. Our produce vendors at the market are also good resources. The market has offered a canning workshop each fall for the past few years. If there’s sufficient interest, we’ll offer it again.
Here’s what’s up this week at the market:
- Bantam Bread returns to the market
- Hillhome Country Products is participating this week.
- Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar and Mohawk Bison will be absent this week and next, returning on August 9.
- Oliva will be participating on an every other week basis, so will be back August 2nd.
- Cato Corner Farm cheese will not be available at the market until the fall. If you want some, let us know and we can order it. Some varieties are also available at Bantam Bread’s store and The Smithy in New Preston.
- Musician - Charles Kaplan
- Guest artist - Tiny Gardens
- Swap/exchange - Cookbooks
Anna Gill’s column this week is her second installment on grilling with a perspective on the variety of ways this method of cooking is done around the world. Interesting reading and, as always, a wonderful recipe – this one for rack of lamb.