DAD WILL BE GLAD: A FARMERS MARKET FEAST

15/06/17 1:11 PM

Fix Dad a hero’s breakfast of farm fresh eggs, sausage, bacon, melon, sweet rolls, jam and more.

Or maybe consider an afternoon cookout with meat or seafood, salad. Add to that an array of late spring/early summer veggies, pies, cakes, cookies or brownies for dessert, and a beautiful bouquet for the table.

You’ll find it all this Saturday at Old Beach Farmers Market.

VENDOR MEET & EAT: MATTAWOMAN CREEK FARMS

Mattawoman Creek Farms is our honored vendor today. Rick and Janice Felker produce an amazing selection (21 different varieties this week) of certified organic produce from 44 acres overlooking Mattawoman Creek and the Chesapeake Bay.

The Felkers pride themselves on growing healthy food and on being good environmental stewards of their piece of heaven. Both Rick and Janice are UVA grads and were CPAs early in their careers. Janice later became a librarian. Rick left the business world to become a farmer when they moved to the Eastern Shore.

This week look for fennel, romanesco cauliflower, broccoli, beets, cucumbers, three kinds of kale, arugula and too many others to mention.

Rick advises, “Carrots and lettuces are winding down so get them while we have them.”

DON’T MISS …

Welcome Elizabeth Thomas of Elizabeth Eats, our newest and youngest vendor. Our fledgling entrepreneur sells a variety of healthy snacks, drinks and sweet treats.

Jubilee Seafood has fresh picked crabmeat ($18 – $32), East Coast shrimp ($14), Eastern Shore clams ($35/100) and oysters ($50/100), sea scallops and hard crabs. Preorders are encouraged via email:  jubileeseafoodco@gmail.com

RECIPE
CHESAPEAKE BAY CRAB SALAD

There are few things more delicious than a chilled salad on a warm day. I love my Chesapeake Bay Crab Salad, made with fresh-picked crabmeat (perhaps from Jubilee Seafood) and served in lettuce cups, hollowed out tomatoes, avocado halves, or atop grilled, crusty bread. Here’s how I make it:

In a medium bowl, whisk 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (I love Speedy’s Hot Sauce, an OBFM vendor).

In a separate bowl, gently toss a half-pound of crabmeat (I prefer lump) with a quarter red bell pepper, seeded and minced and 2 teaspoons minced fresh chives. Pour in dressing and gently toss. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Yields 2 servings.

Recipe from Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton

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VENDORS

The Bakery at Riverside Farm

Bergey’s Blossoms

Brentwood Farm

The Butter Brothers

The Chilly Mermaid Food Truck

The Creative Wedge

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro

Cromwell’s Produce

Elizabeth Eats

Flour Child Bakery

Full Quiver Farm

Give, Treat, Love

Grace and Gratitude

The Green Cat Cafe

Iron Goddess Tea Room

It Started With A Fig

Jubilee Seafood

Lamia’s Crepes

Mattawoman Creek Farms

Max The Knife

Micro Greens Virginia Beach

My Vegan Sweet Tooth

The Neighborhood Harvest

New Earth Farm

Pelon’s Baja Grill

Sandi’s Sandies

Speedy’s Hot Sauce

Tasha’s Own

Three Ships Coffee

Udder Chaos Farms

Veg Out Gardens

Vy’s Pies

Whole-ly Rollers

Zinnia Girls

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