South Anchorage Farmers' Market WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
- MEAT AND FISH
- BAKERY AND FOOD
- RECIPE: BEEF STEW
- HOURS AND LOCATION
It’s been a soggy week here in Southcentral, but as Two Sisters’ Greenhouse reported this week, “Rain or shine, the produce is fine!” So pull on your Sitka sneakers and come join us for another great SAFM. And don’t forget, we’ve got 4 markets left for the season!
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REMPEL FAMILY FARM will have Certified Organic carrots, cauliflower, red, chioggia and golden beets, shungiku, mizuna, tatsoi, collard greens, mustard, green onions, arugula, kale, spinach, tatsoi, mizuna, bok choi, Napa cabbage, our ever changing salad mix, Snow Apple turnips, cilantro, broccoli, daikon radish, chard, beet greens, green cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi and nine different kinds of new potatoes. We will also have a few spaghetti squash and sugar pumpkins.
TWO SISTERS’ GREENHOUSE aka LEWIS FARM will be featuring the specialty red and gold potato “Magic Myrna” and will also have freshly harvested Yukon Golds, Chieftains, French Fingerlings and variety packs on sale this week. They will have a beautiful assortment of multi-colored heirloom tomatoes (organically grown), English cucumbers, fresh basil, dill and tarragon, rhubarb and some nice purple kohlrabi. There will be an assortment of wild blueberry jams and jellies, including LOW SUGAR and REDUCED SUGAR, as well as locally grown strawberry and raspberry jams. NEW this week will be PICKLED BEETS and PICKLED CARROTS. Rain or shine, produce is fine!
See you at the Market!
ALAKSA SPROUTS will have 3-bean mix, clover sprouts, mung bean sprouts, daikon radish shoots, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, fresh tofu, live basil, and their award-winning (blue ribbon at the State Fair!) onion sprouts! In addition to their usual sprouts and microgreens, they’ll have their “bulls blood” micro beet greens (well, reds). They take a month to grow, and they’ll be at the market two more times before SAFM is over.
GLACIER VALLEY FARM has lots of cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, and onions!
PALMER FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA (FFA) will have a variety of multicolored potatoes, as well as local honey.
STOCKWELL FARM has beautiful leeks, many different colors, shapes, and sizes of potatoes, fresh red and yellow onions, big bunches of beets, carrots, green cabbage, nappa cabbage, curly kale, beautiful heads of bok choy, and even a little rhubarb. They’ll also have a variety of exotic jams and jellies.
VANDERWEELE FARM has your favorite bags of Alaska Grown carrots, as well as their signature heads of fresh red leaf, green leaf, and romaine lettuce, big heads of broccoli, chard, kale, cauliflower, radishes, beets, onions, and potatoes.
NORTHERN LIGHTS MUSHROOMS will have oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and lions’ manes. The lions’ manes have a bit of a seafood flavor, so they make a great side dish or topping for the fresh fish you can find at SAFM!
EARTHWORKS FARM will have green and red cabbage, nappa cabbage, beets, broccoli, green onions, mild French Breakfast radishes, yellow cherry tomatoes, carrots, rainbow chard, Curly kale, Red Russian kale, Italian (Toscano or Lacinto) kale, and their signature mini lettuces and kale medley. Bev also has a variety of beautiful flowers.
MEAT AND FISH
ARCTIC CHOICE SEAFOODS looks forward each Saturday to having a large variety of fresh fish and shellfish caught right here in Alaska waters. This coming Saturday, our always popular shellfish items, such as, Oysters in the shell, Spot Shrimp, Razor Clam meats, Scallops, and Gold King Crab, Sidestripe Shrimp will be in stock. Traditional white fish like Halibut, Cod, Rockfish, and Sablefish are ready in different forms such as cheeks, fillets, whole fish, or stuffed. This will be the last weekend for Troll King Salmon to come in and are available in fillets while Coho & Sockeye Salmon will be offered in the forms of stuffed, fillets, and whole. For those looking to make a good fish burger, look no further than our Halibut and Salmon meat. Finally, for those interested in something different, try our hot Smoked Sockeye or our Salmon Caviar. As always, Nanette and her daughters look forward to seeing you!
BAKERY AND FOOD
JOAN JOHNSON will have a fresh supply of apple butter, crab apple and pepper jelly, and plum and pear jams this week; she will also be bringing a new batch of raw and chunk honey. Those popular sweet dill pickles will be available in a quantity discount, and Joan will be taking orders for case sales for those of you wanting to stock up for the winter. Fresh vegetables at the stand include heirloom tomatoes, purple caulifower, and cucumbers.
MARY JANE has more pinapple empanadas! Try these sweet breakfast pockets with your morning coffee! She’ll also have fresh croissants, delicious whole wheat cinnamon rolls, and an assortment of other sweets and breads from FRENCH OVEN BAKERY. For those of you already fearing the end of cinnamon roll season, remember that cinnamon rolls freeze just as well as vegetables! You can stock up and stick them in a freezer bag to reheat one cold morning in January!
JUICE, JELLY, AND JAM will have homemade jams and jellies, local honey, and bees wax again this week.
PINKY’S KETTLE CORN will have traditional, caramel, and cinnamon kettle corn! You can also check out their new fresh-squeezed lemonade.
LOS TACOS will be back with quesadillas, flautas, and lots of yum! Follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Tacos-Alaska/140320525998680.
EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS, your favorite salmon burger stand, is back at market making awesome lunches fit for every diet—vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, or carnivore. They’ve got a great selection of salmon burgers, portabella burgers, buffalo dogs, reindeer sausages, and other treats.
ALASKA COFFEE ROASTERY will have OUTHOUSE brand coffee.
EARTHWORKS FARM will have AKBunsky muesli and “Abeille Alaska” moisturizing creams and deodorants made with our own honey and beeswax.
RECIPES: ALASKA STEW
I know few recipes that are as easy to make or as comforting as this good old stew. It’s the perfect thing to throw in a crock pot before a rainy day at work or a long day of skiing. And it can be made almost exclusively with local Alaska ingredients, which is always a huge plus!
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1 lb stew meat (beef, moose, caribou are all great)
1 can tomato soup
2 carrots, cubed
1 onion, quartered
1 cup peas
1 potato, cubed
1 bay leaf
Combine all ingredients in a casserole and bake at 275 degrees for 5 hours OR put everything in a crock pot and cook on low for 10-12 hours.
HOURS AND LOCATION
Saturday South Anchorage Farmers’ Market
Dates: May 5-October 13
Location: Subway/Cellular One Sports Centre at the corner of Old Seward and O’Malley
Wednesday South Anchorage Farmers’ Market
Dates: July 4- September 26
Location: Behind the Dimond Center, in front of the Dimond Center Hotel