Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I'm Sorry, I Just Can't Help Myself

I don't usually "blog" this much but THIS is something worth reading.  Mouth watering, exciting, riveting, cutting-edge, something worth writing a list for.  Something worth being very, very proud to be a part of.

I am getting ready for a super special dinner this weekend and I usually never write a "shopping list" for the market, but I just did today.  If I got just one or two things from each vendor I would have all the colors in the rainbow in my house and on my plates, as well as every taste, texture, smell and summer explosion.  And that is very very special.  I almost thought about going to the grocery today (something I haven't done in over a month) but who needs a grocery when they have (organically/sustainably grown and raised): figs, herbs, cucumbers, peppers sweet and hot galore, sun golds, edamame, pink-eyed and purple hull peas, green beans, yard long purple beans, melons, grits, onions, broccoli  cabbage, potatoes, cheese, coffee, zucchini, eggplant, garlic, squashes of many kinds, blackberries, lamb, eggs, beef,  okra, chard, pork (bacon),  corn, tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes!!!!!!!!!!..... and I'm not even done.  (there's more!)


What's Coming to Market:

Alexzanna Farms: Cantaloupes, Raspberries, Eggs, Potatoes, Herbs, Flowers and Fresh Figs  

Circle S Farm: Tomatoes, Edamame Soybeans, Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Okra, Eggplant and Pie Apples  

Crabtree Farms: Sweet Carmen Peppers, Okra, Jalapenos, Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes, Squash and Cucumbers   

Creekridge Farm: Pasture Raised Eggs, Okra, Herbs and Squash  
Fall Creek Farms: Grass Fed Beef & Lamb, Heirloom and Beefsteak Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet & Hot Peppers, Red & Green Okra, Summer Squash, Eggplant, Mixed Specialty Beans, Melons, Basil, Cabbage, Swiss Chard and Fingerling & New Potatoes  
Hoe Hop Valley Farm: Pasture Raised Chicken, Eggs, Chicken Livers and Blueberries 

Link 41: Handmade Fresh Sausages and Bacon   
Niedlov's Breadworks: Artisan Breads and Pastries  

Pocket Farm: Pink Eye Peas, Green Beans, Italian Heirloom Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Heirloom & Sungold Tomatoes, Sweet & Hot Peppers, Fresh Basil and Cut Flowers  

River Ridge Farm: Beef (steaks, roasts, ground beef), Chicken (breast, thighs, legs, wings, and wholes), Pork (thin cut pork chops, bacon, Boston butt, breakfast sausages, fresh brauts and fresh Italian links) and Market Special this week: ground beef $5/lb and ground pork $4.50/lb

Riverview Farms: Organic Grits, Cornmeal, Polenta, Sweet Corn, Melons, Squash, Potatoes, Tomatoes and Barley  

Sequatchie Cove Creamery: Artisan Farmstead Raw Milk Cheese  

Sequatchie Cove Farm: Beef, Lamb, Pork, Eggs and Blueberries

Signal Mountain Farm: Tomatoes, Blueberries, Sunflowers, Greens, Fennel, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Squash, Cucumbers, Sungolds, Onions and Cabbage 

Tant Hill Farm: Pastured Eggs, Blackberries,  Cherry Tomatoes (wild cherrry, tomatoberry and sungold), Heirloom Tomatoes, Diva Cucumbers, Green Beans, Hot Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, and Purple Chinese Long Beans  

TiRoc Farms: Tomatoes, Hot Peppers, Squash and Purple Hull Peas  

Velo Coffee Roasters: Organic & Specialty Hand Roasted Coffees  

Williams Island Farm: Tomatoes (heirlooms and sungolds), Peppers (sweets and hots), Eggplant, Cucumbers, Summer Squash and Winter Squash (butternut & acorn) 


elspeth said...

you're making me hungry (/homesick)...

chandra said...

I'm so thankful I found you!
Sample I am Sorry Letter