The Market Is Open Through September

Open through September which means three more weeks, including tomorrow, the 13th of September.

Our vendors are looking forward to seeing you at the Market.  Here’s what they have lined up for you at their booths:

Bags n More…..rainbow colored gift bags marked down to $3 each

Blooming Artichoke….if you are into herbs and herbal teas then you can get into the Blooming Artichoke

Charm of Finches…..not your run-of-the-mill bakery, but a bakery for health-conscious folks

Claddagh Cold Brew…..changing the way people look at coffee

GemStone Knobs… is the time to shop for holiday gifts, and we have some unique ones for your shopping adventure

Lost Peacock Creamery…..did you know our Chevre can be frozen for up to a year? Stock up for the winter on great cheeses!

P’Zazz…..accessorize with style

RawkStar…..smoothies and healthy meals for those interested in living longer

Guerrero Farm…..from our family to yours, healthy veggies and fruits, delivered with love

SouthBay BBQ…..if you can find a better lunch meal you probably should go there and not here, but you won’t!

Sassy Seafood…’re running out of time to buy the best Albacore tuna in western Washington

Starry Lane Apiary…..our bees work hard so you can eat good

Stony Plains…..your family deserves the best in local produce

Vue Farms…..providing color to a black and white world

Wishing Willow Farm…..big things come in small packages, and our mini greens prove that point.

See you all tomorrow, 10-2, the corner of Israel and Capitol Way!

Poached Cod with Fennel and Cauliflower

1 1/2 lbs. cod, checked for bones and cut into 8 pieces
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp + 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 large carrot, in 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets
1 fennel bulb, in medium slices
5 cloves garlic, pressed
chopped fennel tops, for garnish, optional

Rub cod with lemon juice and a little salt and pepper. Set aside. Saute onion in 1 Tbsp. broth over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add remaining broth and carrots. Cover and simmer over medium heat about 10 minutes. Add cauliflower, fennel, and garlic. Place cod on top and continue to cook, covered, until done, about 6 minutes more. Adjust seasonings and sprinkle with chopped fennel greens.

Adapted from World’s Healthiest Foods

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Inviting You To Our Weekly Party

That’s what we consider the Tumwater Town Center Farmers Market, you know, a party where community is fostered and friends gather.  If you haven’t joined us yet, you have four more Wednesdays to do so.

Here’s what is waiting for you this Wednesday from 10-2.

Bags and More…..rainbow colored gift bags market down….$3 each

Blooming Artichoke…..herbs, herbal tea, and hand-crafted items for the upcoming holiday season

Charm of Finches Bakery…..healthy sourdough bread

Claddagh Cold Brew… damned coffee to be found

GemStone Knobs…..Gifts for the holidays, new treasure boxes, hand-painted coasters, finials

Peacock Creamery…..Find out just how tasty goat cheese can be

P’Zazz… for every occasion, the perfect accessories

RawkStar…..when healthy eating is important, RawkStar is the name to look for

Guerrero…..only the best in fruits and vegetables

SouthBay BBQ…..your tummy will be oh-so-pleased with what we cook up

Starry Lane Apiary…..friendly and happy bees produce the tastiest honey

Stoney Plains…..Locally grown produce for your families

Vue Farms…..As fall approaches, we continue to add a touch of summer color to your homes

Wishing Willow Farm…..micro-greens are the latest rage and we have the best

A Word About Community

There are bigger farmers markets in the area.  No doubt about that!

But we like our market, and there is one very important reason for that:

We are a community!

Come visit us some Wednesday.  The vendors know the customers’ names. The customers know the vendors’ names.  Customers are more than just sales to our vendors, and vendors are more than just product to our customers.

And we think that is very cool, and we think that makes the Tumwater Town Center Farmers Market very special.

We are a community!

Won’t you join us?

Broccoli with fennel

1 large fennel bulb, about 8 oz.
8 oz. broccoli florets
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, marjoram, and/or savory to taste

Trim top from fennel and cut bulb into eighths. Parboil fennel and broccoli about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Heat oil, add broccoli and fennel, and toss to coat. Cover and let steam over low heat, shaking pan occasionally, until done, 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle with herbs.

Adapted from: The original Mediterranean cuisine : medieval recipes for today / Barbara Santich. Chicago Review Press, c1995.

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The Market On the 30th

Hopefully we will see all of you tomorrow, Wednesday, the 30th of August.

Here’s what will be waiting for you:

Blooming Artichoke…..herbs and herbal teas, locally-grown and made

Claddagh Cold Brew…..try our coffee floats for a nice heat-breaker

Dragon’s Choice Meats…..last week at the market for us, hope to see you all for a final goodbye

Fina’s Salsa…..salsa comes, also, in 32 oz size for $8

GemStone Knobs…..lamps and finials to beautify your home

Peacock Creamery…..simply the best goat cheese in western Washington

P’Zazz Jewelry…..accessories to complete any attire

RawkStar…..Yum, Yum, and more Yum….smoothies to please the soul

RP Guerrero…..It’s harvest time on our farm, from our soil to your table

Rutledge Corn…..corn on the cob is a summer tradition

Sassy Seafood…..go ahead and try to find better Albacore tuna than ours

SouthBay BBQ…..the perfect lunch treat on a hot summer day

Starry Lane Apiary…..honey, honey products, delicious and practical

Stoney Plains…..healthy goodness to please your tummy

Vue Farms…..add color to your home or office with Vue flowers

Wishing Willow…..microgreens are oh so good for you