Culinary Insights | Melanie Feehan – Chef and Food Writer at A Beautiful Bite | 4:30
Food columnist, Melanie Feehan is dedicated to creative cooking that anyone can replicate in their own kitchen, food that the whole family can enjoy. Her work can be found at A Beautiful Bite.
A Beautiful Bite was created in 2012 to further explore and share my interests in recipe development with innovative and satisfying recipes.
As a food columnist, my column Table Talk, is also dedicated to creative cooking that anyone can replicate in their own kitchen. No crazy trendy ingredients. Just food that the whole family can enjoy.
Community Hosts | Woodside School and Community Resource Center | 2:30-6:30
Woodside School and Community Resource Center has been created as an interactive learning environment for young children to develop an understanding of the larger meanings of life and the importance of stewardship. Goals emphasize respecting children’s learning through interaction with other children, adults, and the environment; empowering families to meet the needs of their children; creating ongoing support systems within the community, and strengthening the community’s ability to best serve families.The Woodside School will be hosting kids activities throughout the market day.
Music | Karen Woodhall and Friends | 2:30-6:30
Harvest and Cooks Notes
MARTHA’S LOCAL FOOD
A call from farmer Frank, Soule Homestead, inspired our visit to the farm and a trip to the back field to visit farmer Dave, Plato’s Harvest. I had my son Paul Francis 12, our friend Matthew 10 and my grandson Eli 4, in tow. Sometimes the children complain about visiting the farms. “”Do we have to?”"
This was magical. First a drive out back, over the stream surrounded by open space. Farmer Dave had chickens in a cooler for me. The children were immediately drawn to the pigs. They wanted to go in the pen but I knew our friend Matthew’s mom would not be pleased if I returned him to her covered in mud. Maybe next time. Dave invited the kids into the chicken house to collect eggs which they joyfully obliged. Then a short ride back to the front of the property to look at peaches. Frank had been busy working on a tractor and had not been able to pick the peaches.
Perfect opportunity for the children to harvest from the heavily laden trees themselves. We filled up a basket in no time at all. As we drove back into town they were all smiles and excitement from the visit. Another successful journey of possibly grooming some future farmers.
I love these guys.
TRY THIS | Mid Summer Beet Salad
Beets are in abundance. They are excellent as a raw salad mixed with any variety of farm fresh vegetables from our market. To serve beets raw, I recommend shredding them or cutting them into a fine julienne. Toss them in a light dressing of oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, add your choice of fresh raw corn, finely cut summer squashes or even some blueberries or peaches to add some sweetness. All of this produce will be available at this weeks market. Enjoy!