Orchids and Oysters and Pumpkins, OH MY!

19/10/16 11:53 AM
Our friends from Barboursville are back with their exquisite Orchid Station plants. This will be their last visit until spring, so come stock up. The selection is always stellar.Jubilee Seafood has plump oysters, briny clams, and their luscious crabs.

Pumpkins and squashes are front and center this week, including flavored baked goods and carved fall décor additions. Tis the season…

And greens have shifted into fall choices, too. Come get the freshest kale, collards, bok choy and other cool-season veggies. Or plant your own—there’s still time. Veg Out Gardens has reduced prices on pots of kale, crisp and leaf lettuces, herbs and more, all ready to plant now.

Eggleston Services returns with another chance to buy a $25 raffle ticket for a spiffy blue Corvette. The raffle supports the Warrior Bridge project, providing extended services to our disabled veterans. Dominion Green Power has a table to help green up your energy needs.

Our weekly markets continue through October. Stop by. Load up. Have fun.

RECIPE

CRAB COASTAL VIRGINIA

One of the region’s most enduring shellfish dishes is Crab Norfolk; here is my riff.

In a small bowl, whisk 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon hot sauce; for the hot sauce, try Speedy’s, a locally-made product that you can occasionally find at the market.

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 cups crab meat (either lump or backfin) and an additional 3 tablespoons butter and vinegar mixture.

Cook, tossing continually, until heated through and the butter and vinegar mixture reduces slightly, about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer onto a serving platter and top with one pat of butter, a sprinkle of paprika and some fresh chopped herbs.

Serve family style; makes 2 servings.

From Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton

Publisher, Virginia Eats + Drinks Magazine

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VENDORS

The Bakery at Riverside Farm

Brentwood Farm

Build Your Food

The Creative Wedge

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro

Fruitive

Full Quiver Farm

Give. Treat. Love.

Grace and Gratitude

The Green Cat Café

Hashi Food Truck

It Started With A Fig

Jubilee Seafood

Mattawoman Creek Farms

My Vegan Sweet Tooth

The Neighborhood Harvest

The Orchid Station

Pendulum Fine Meats

Terrapin Restaurant

Three Ships Coffee

Udder Chaos Farms

Veg Out Gardens

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