GAZPACH-OH!

20/07/18 9:05 AM

The Bakery at Riverside Farm is back and ready to support your summer vegetable habits with their delicious sourdough breads. Think sandwiches, bruschetta, panzanella salads, and if you really want a treat, try their pizza dough to create an Old Beach Farmers Market pizza.

Elizabeth Eats will be selling brownie bites, berry bites, vanilla cake bites, coffee bites, strawberry chocolate fudge, pecan cashew butter, chocolate chip cookie butter, savory nut and seed bread, vanilla almond milk, chocolate cashew milk, and turmeric almond milk. All products are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and organic.

Flour Child Bakery be at the market with seasonal fruit pies: combinations of peaches, dark sweet cherries, strawberries, blueberries, and rhubarb all baked into deep-dish pies with a variety of toppings. They will also have cinnamon rolls, fresh lemon-blueberry snack cake, scones, cookies, and more. Whole pies can be ordered in advance and picked up at the market.

At Mattawoman Creek Farms, organic tomatoes are front and center this week. Choose from three varieties of slicing tomatoes, including a new large variety. Purchase by the quart, seven pound bag or twenty pound box. They will also have more red and yellow cherry tomatoes, plus the first of the season grape tomatoes. Roma tomatoes will also be available as well as a full line of other Mattawoman veggies.

FOOD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Welcome to OBFM, Red Mushroom Brewing Company.  Look for them and their small-batch, craft kombucha.  Along with classic offerings, they will also have limited quantities of seasonal flavors, including Blue Grapefruit, Mango Tangerine, and Black Cherry. Try a free samples of all of the brews and find out what kombucha is all about.

Construction in 19th Street has started in earnest and impacts the road in front of the market. Hopefully it will be done soon, but in the meantime, remember markets stretch across Cypress Avenue to the new ViBe Park.  Also take note: parking is available behind WRV via the alley off 20th Street; look for our green directional signs to point the way to freshness.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

What do farmers use to make crop circles ??? … A pro-tractor !!!

RECIPE

GAZPAHC-OH!

One of my favorite meals in the hazy, hot and humid days of summer is gazpacho. This delightful soup not only does not require you to heat the oven or stove, but it is served chilled, making it refreshing even as temperatures soar.

In a large bowl, add four large, quartered tomatoes; 2 slices white bread, torn into pieces; 1 small cucumber; 1 medium bell pepper, seeded and quartered; 1 large garlic clove, cut in half; 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil; 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar; 1 tablespoon hot sauce; a dash coarse salt; and a dash black pepper. If you liked, you can also add a handful of spinach or fresh herbs.

Toss ingredients and process in batches in a blender until smooth. If too thick, add tomato juice or water, a little bit at a time. Taste and add additional hot sauce or seasoning if desired.  Pour into large bowl, cover, and refrigerate until chilled. Serve as-is, topped with fresh chopped herbs, homemade croutons, and/or with chilled, steamed shrimp. Makes 4-6 servings.

Recipe from Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton

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VENDORS

The Bakery at Riverside Farm

Buck & Bramble

The Creative Wedge

Cromwell’s Produce

Crunchy Carrot

Doughminion Donuts

Elizabeth Eats

Flour Child Bakery

From Rome with Love

Full Quiver Farm

Give. Treat. Love.

Grace & Gratitude

The Green Cat

Iron Goddess Tea Room

It Started with a Fig

Joysicles Gourmet Pops

JR’s Microgreens of V.B.

Jubilee Seafood

Mattawoman Creek Farms

My Vegan Sweet Tooth

The Neighborhood Harvest

New Earth Farm

Red Mushroom Brewing Company

Savor the Olive

Speedy’s Sauce Co.

SunnySnacks Organics

Three Ships Coffee

Udder Chaos Farm

Vy’s Pies

Whole Body Health

Whole-ly Rollers

Zinnia Girls

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