South Anchorage Farmers' Market Summer Schedule
Dates: May 11 - Oct 12, 2013
Hours: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Location: Subway/Cellular One Sports Centre at the corner of Old Seward and O'Malley view map
Dates: July 10 - Sept 25, 2013
Location: Behind the Dimond Center, in front of the Dimond Center Hotel view map
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South Anchorage Farmers' Market WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
- PRODUCE AND PLANTS
- MEAT AND SEAFOOD
- RECIPE: TOFU AND MUNG BEAN SPROUT STIR-FRY
- HOURS AND LOCATION
This week, WINESTYLES will be back at the market doing a wine tasting event! For a small donation, you’ll get a sample of any three wines, a reusable earth-friendly wine glass, and a gourmet dessert!
Additionally, VFW POST 1685 will be at the SAFM for Memorial Day weekend selling Buddy Poppy Pins and providing information on Anchorage VFW activities. Poppy pin sales will support the annual VFW Rodeo to be held in June.
And as always, Wes Roberts from the “YAMBAILY Boys” will be providing live music!
PRODUCE AND PLANTS
Looks like this week’s market is going to be quite a bit warmer than the last one! Check out pictures of last week’s snowstorm on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28099652@N08/sets/72157633615139635/. Things are drying up and the sun has been out, so our farmers are finally able to get out into the fields and start planting. While we wait for the plants outside, enjoy some sprouts, herbs, cucumbers, and flowers from the greenhouses!
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GREEN WINTER FARM, a new addition to the SAFM, will be joining us with a variety of potted plants including wheat grass, marigolds, nasturtium, and echinacea. They will also have chicken eggs, duck eggs, and fresh basil. Read more about Green Winter Farms at http://greenwinterfarm.com/ or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Winter-Farm/189033714469011.
ALASKA SPROUTS will have fresh romaine lettuce, butterhead lettuce, and an excellent assortment of microgreens including red radish microgreens, micro arugula, micro broccoli, micro mustard, and bulls blood beet microgreens.They’ll also have a fantastic selection of sprouts including clover sprouts, 3-bean sprouted mix, onion sprouts, and daikon radish shoots. You’ll also be able to pick up live basil plants and fresh extra-firm tofu at their stand. Read more at http://www.alaskasprouts.com/.
GLACIER VALLEY FARM has a few cucumbers! Add them to your fresh greens and remember what a real salad tastes like. Glacier Valley is also ready to get your garden started with tomato plants, strawberry plants, hanging tomato baskets, and hanging strawberry baskets. These low-maintenance plants are already setting fruit, so with a little love and warmth, fresh strawberries and cherry tomatoes are just a few weeks away! To see pictures of what’s going on at the farm, check out Glacier Valley’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/glacier.farm.
GRAY OWL FARM will be back this week, and apologizes for missing the market due to snow last weekend! They will have brilliant flowers in their containers and hanging baskets, as well as individually potted plants for you to create your own visions. The plants are sure to enjoy this Saturday’s 60-degree temperatures! Gray Owl Farm is now on Facebook so check them out to get a “sneak preview” of what is in store for you:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gray-Owl-Farm/166087656881906. Their textures and fabulous array of choices is unusual, as many of you who frequently “greenhouse hop” already know. Spread the word…if you want something special, visit Gray Owl Farm! If you miss Gray Owl at the market this weekend, the farm is open daily from 10-6.
THE BLUE POPPY is scheduled to be at the market this week with a variety of poppies and unique, colorful flowers. Check out Himalayan Blue Poppies, Alpine Bells, and wild Lupine started from seed!
MEAT AND SEAFOOD
MAT-VALLEY MEATS will have Alaska meats grown and processed in the Matanuska Valley. Check out their selection on their website at http://www.mvmeat.com.
ARCTIC CHOICE SEAFOOD will have a large variety of fresh Alaska fish and shellfish this coming Saturday. You may choose: Fresh Copper River Sockeye Salmon, King Salmon, Halibut, Cod, Rockfish, Sablefish (Black Cod), in different forms such as whole, fillets, cheeks and stuffed portions, along with Sidestripe Shrimp and Oysters in the shell, along with Scallops, Spot Shrimp, Ikura and much more. We look forward to seeing you, get everything you need for your weekend BBQ’s this Saturday May 25th at the South Side Market.
BAKERY, FOOD, AND MORE
SOUTH FORK JAMS AND JELLIES will be back at the SAFM this week with heirloom tomato plants, assorted heritage vegetable starts, and hanging baskets. Joan will also bring a limited supply of jams and jellies, Alaska wildfower honey, and sweet dill pickles.
EARTHWORKS FARM will be returning with their Alaska-grown Beeswax and Honey “Abeille Alaska” Body Care. Theirproducts are made with beeswax and honey from their farm and beeswax from a beekeeper who lives in Big Lake. This Saturday, they will have two sizes of moisturizing cream, as well as solid perfumes, lip balms, and body (“baby”) powder. Some of their beeswax and honey cosmetics are contained in birch-wood boxes, hand-finished with a food-grade beeswax and linseed oil finish, and embellished with a hand-stamped wax seal. They will also have gift cards featuring pictures of their cut flowers and bouquets. The curious are encouraged to drop by and sample their ‘Abeille Alaska’ body care!
MARY JANE won’t be at the market, but her delicious cinnamon rolls, pastries, and breads from FRENCH OVEN BAKERY will! She will also be sending fresh eggs and a few bags of mixed salad greens.
SWEET AND SASSY KETTLE CORN will have traditional kettle corn, as well as caramel corn, and cinnamon kettle corn. Fresh-squeezed rhubarb lemonade should be coming soon!
RECIPE: TOFU AND MUNG BEAN SPROUT STIR-FRY
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 package firm tofu, cut into large cubes
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 cup garlic chives (or onion sprouts) cut into 1-inch lengths
6 cups mung bean sprouts, washed with cold water and strained
2 tablespoons soy sauce, or 1 tablespoon soy sauce plus one tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
Heat a large pan or wok on high heat. When hot, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the tofu cubes and fry on medium heat until they are firm and golden-brown, 1-2 minutes. Transfer tofu to a separate bowl. Increase the heat to high again and add the remaining oil. Add minced garlic and stir until golden-brown, about 10 seconds. Then stir in the bean sprouts and cook on high heat for 45 seconds, stirring constantly. Do not let the bean sprouts overcook. Stir in the garlic chives or onion sprouts and cook on medium heat for another 45 seconds. Stir in the tofu, soy sauce, and sugar. Mix well and serve over rice or noodles.
SAFM HOURS AND LOCATION
Saturday South Anchorage Farmers’ Market
Dates: May 11 - October 12
Location: Subway/Cellular One Sports Centre at the corner of Old Seward and O’Malley
Wednesday South Anchorage Farmers’ Market
Dates: July 10 - September 25
Location: Behind the Dimond Center, in front of the Dimond Center Hotel