Farmers Market Report: Aug. 31-Sept. 1
Labor Day weekend brings changes
By Kate Thornberry,
1:55PM, Fri. Aug. 30, 2013
Peach season is officially over. Although initially Farmer Caskey and the Lightsey Farms believed that this years crop would hold out until Labor Day, last weekend was the end of the season. Peaches are gone from all area Farmers markets. It was a light crop, due to late frosts and hailstorms, but thanks to those two suppliers we had peaches at the markets all summer long.
Confituras is not doing anything with pears this week, but Stephanie does have several new flavors: Mustang Grape Jelly, Texas Fig Preserves, Apple Hatch Chile Chutney, Pickled Peaches, and Harvest Tomato Jam. Her tables will also be selling the favorites Bourbon Brown Sugar Peach Preserves, Blueberry Basil Jam and Pickled Blueberries.
New Bread Rising will also be back at Barton Creek with artisan loaves of many varieties, including sourdough and green chile polenta.
Dewberry Hills Farm (Really Good Chicken) will be at both the Downtown and the Sunset Valley Markets this weekend.
Round Rock Honey is launching a honey-sweetened line of ice cream, made with Full Quiver Farms grassfed, dairy-cow cream, and frozen right before your eyes (at the point of sale, if I understand this correctly) with liquid nitrogen. On Saturday they will be selling and demonstrating their new ice creams at the Cedar Park Farmers Market, and on Sunday they will be at the Mueller Market on Airport.
Tomatillo Heaven Salsa will be selling at the Barton Creek Market on Saturday and the Mueller Market on Sunday after gaining recognition in the Austin Chronicle’s Hot Sauce Issue. Every jar has at least one whole avocado in it.
Happy Kitchen will be making zucchini and summer squash fritters at the Chef’s Tent at the Downtown SFC Market on Saturday.
Peach Fried Pies; Tacos Dorados with longanisa sausage, beans, cheese, tomatillo salsa, and crema; Beef Picadillo Torta with pickled onions, parsley, chile pasilla salsa, and a fried duck egg; Egg Salad + Bacon Sandwich with dill pickles, parsley, and tomato on wheat; Cafe a la Olla Mexican coffee with molasses, brown sugar, and spices; Horchata
The Butcher shop will be selling Venison Hot Dogs and Bacon Poblano Burgers for home grilling, as well.
See you at the Markets!
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