THIS Tuesday At the Market …
will truly be an oasis in the week’s rising temperatures which will cap at an official One HUNDRED and TWO on Friday.
But, for us, it will be just warm enough to enjoy iced drinks and cool desserts; to safely carry home those lovely cheeses, chocolates, chutneys and eggs; to relish the next morning’s breakfasts with berries, peaches, granolas and homemade muffins and smoothies; to make salads and light suppers with the simplest of seasonal veggies and herbs (what you don’t eat today you can roast tomorrow); to stock up on flavorful grass fed cuts of beef, pork, toxin-free chickens and finely seasoned sausages; to deserve gluten-free cupcakes and lush cookie bars and tea cakes… and that’s just the eating part… Set a spell under the umbrellas and enjoy a leisurely lunch, ready to eat, with Sustenance, Cafe 2100 and Almadina.
Our weekly raffle continues to be generously sponsored by Byrd Farm & Rural Virginia Market! $1 ticket gets you a chance at a week’s share of goodies from Byrd Farm – value $33.83. Win this week, pick up your share next week. And help us get a misting tent or produce scale!!! (hint. hint. wish list. wish list.) And we get to see your pretty face and you take your loot home in a shiny new Virginia Grown re-usable sack. Not too shabby! We’ve had 8 very happy winners!
Under the Mulberry Tree
Facepainting by Nadine (have you seen her frogs, aliens and butterflies??? pretty groovy)
Storytelling, 4 – 5 pm with Caroline
Make musical instruments withGirls Rock! RVA, “a newly formed organization in Richmond, Virginia with one year of success under our belt! Our mission is to facilitate a space in Richmond that empowers girls to collaborate creatively in an environment of mutual respect and positive self-expression. To this effect, we have started an all-girls pop/rock/hip-hop/punk/etc. summer music camp here in Richmond.” Check out more at http://girlsrockrva.wordpress.com.
All this good stuff under the Mulberry Tree in the Grace Arents Community Garden. We could not ask for better weather for these kind of activities.
What are you eating this summer?
Got a YUMMY story? Write a little paragraph and send us a photo – we’ll post it on our blog!
try this dressing…Orange Vinaigrette
1/2 cup good extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup champagne or white wine vinager
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
- Whisk ingredients together, enough to dress four individual salads
Back in the 60′s and 70′s in Southern California, my grandmother used to make a really simple version of this dressing for a salad serving 4-6 people:
3 Tablespoons Vegetable oil + 3 Tablespoons Orange juice + salt & pepper to taste – measured and poured right over the salad of lettuce and avocado chunks, tossed and served immediately. sometimes she added jicama for a mild sweet crunch. altogether refreshing and yummmmy, of course.
July’s First Tuesday Film: Urban Roots
Discussion will be led by Duron Chavis from the city’s community garden department and John Lewis with RBHA and others. Pot-luck salad – bring a salad, an ingredient, a dressing and join us on Tuesday July 3rd, 7:30-9:30 pm. See a trailer and learn more at www.urbanrootsamerica.org – presented by Victory Farm, Shalom Farm and William Byrd Community House. Like to help set-up and take-down. Contact me at email@example.com
Cooking as a 2nd Language Returns!
Saturday, 21st of July welcomes back Elicet Von Der Lippe who will teach us the greatest food upper body building dish ever: Tamales con Pollo. Register at EatGoodGrowGreat.blogspot.com. $10 per person. Soon to hit the schedule… Ethiopian, English, Czech, Indian, Soul, American, French – its local to local and local to global – Roots to Roots Good Food.