WITH A CHERRY [TOMATO] ON TOP

24/08/18 7:48 AM

And the OBFM Best Pizza Winner is…Leah Jo Krueger and her small chef for their pizza which cleverly topped The Bakery at Riverside Farm‘s pizza dough with foods from Terrapin, Jubilee Seafood, and New Earth Farm. Congrats, Leah! Please stop by The Bakery for your prize. The Bakery will have a variety of sourdough loaves, scones, and muffins for all to enjoy.

Meadow Creek Dairy’s Appalachian is back in stock at The Creative Wedge. Appalachian is a lush, vibrant cheese evocative of cream and butter with a mushroom earthiness that recalls the intensity of the cellars. Its lemon notes shade to toasted as the cheese ages. The texture is velvety, melting on the tongue. An excellent choice for a cheese plate or on a piece of fresh baked bread, paired with a crisp white wine or smooth lager.

Elizabeth Eats will be selling berry bites, vanilla cake bites, coffee bites, brownie bites, tropical bites, strawberry chocolate fudge, pecan cashew 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.

Full Quiver Farm provides quality, humanly- and pasture-raised meats and eggs. Stop by and try out their popular items such as chicken breast filets, pork breakfast sausage, ground beef, eggs and more.

Jubilee Seafood comes to the market with treats from the sea, including fresh North Carolina Shrimp, dry scallops, fresh tuna, fresh local crabmeat, and live hard blue crabs. From the waters of the Eastern Shore are littleneck clams and seaside oysters. There’s also Rod’s Crab Dip, great not only as a dip, but folded inside an omelet, dabbed on top of oysters with chopped spinach and roasted in the Rockefeller style, or spread on a tortilla with shredded lettuce and fresh tomatoes and rolled.

Mattawoman Creek Farms will have their organic sweet Italian peppers, edamame beans, cantaloupes, slicing tomatoes, yellow cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes Asian long beans, hot peppers, zucchini, eggplant and potatoes.

SunnySnacks Organics will have all of their regular favorites including super-popular Pizza Hummus and best-selling Grainless Granola. They’ll also be fully stocked with all flavors of BubbyBalls, Trail Mix, Cereal, Dark Chocolate Hummus and the (relatively) new Peanut Butter & Jelly Hummus. All products are completely organic, non-GMO, and vegan and are made with whole-food-plant-based ingredients. Gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole 30 options are available.

FOOD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Virginia Beach Master Gardeners is at OBFM this weekend, so bring your gardening questions.

Come out for the final sunsplash of the season at the Commonwealth ViBez Summer Beer Garden in ViBe Park, where they’ll be rocking reggae vibes. Bring a blanket and a friend or even the entire family to soak up some sun, suds and good vibrations.

If it’s beach action you’re looking for, it’s the perfect weekend for surf and songs. The East Coast Surfing Championships and Funk Fest are at the Oceanfront.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

When is it acceptable to go at red, and stop at green ??? … When you are eating a watermelon !!!

RECIPE

BLISTERED CHERRY TOMATOES

A delicious and different way to enjoy cherry tomatoes is to blister them on the stovetop. Enjoy hot or chilled as a side dish, as a topping on grilled meats and seafood, on a green salad, or chopped and folded into prepared salads like chicken, macaroni, potato, or tuna. Here’s how to make them.

Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 pint cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle on a little sugar and cook for 30-45 seconds. Stir, and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 15-30 seconds more until tomatoes begin to blister, and, optionally, add a teaspoon or so chopped fresh herbs like basil, oregano, tarragon, or thyme. Makes 4 servings.

VENDORS

The Bakery at Riverside Farm

Beach Bees Apiary

Buck & Bramble

The Butter Brothers

The Creative Wedge

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro

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

Max the Knife Sharpening

My Vegan Sweet Tooth

The Neighborhood Harvest

New Earth Farm

Pelon’s Baja Grill

Pendulum Fine Meats

The Prissy Pickle Company

Red Mushroom Brewing Company

Speedy’s Sauce Co.

SunnySnacks Organics

Terrapin

Three Ships Coffee

Udder Chaos Farm

Veg Out Gardens

Whole Body Health

Whole-ly Rollers

Zinnia Girls

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