HOW TO STORE & USE VARIETIES OF FALL SQUASH

They are so versatile and tasty. Here are some tips for navigating the kitchen with fall vegetables including butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash.butternut squash
-Use a sharp knife. Cutting through the peel can be difficult!
-You may steam them, boil them, bake in a water pan, cook in the crock pot, roast or grill them. There are many different ways to cook squash
-Baking them in the oven with no water will make for a less “water logged” squash. It can make a difference in recipes!
-Spaghetti squash, as the name indicates, is a great noodle replacement but can also try it as crust in an egg breakfast or pizza.
-You can store these squashes in a cool dark place for a year or longer. As long as they don’t show signs of mold or soft spots, they’re made to store.
– Tips by Stacy Geny of Paradise Produce – East Nashville Farmers Market

Website Return

We Have our Website Back !website

Great News!  After 3 weeks of negotiating and demonstrating that we are the rightful owners of the domain registration, we have control over our website again! For those of you following the story, and may have seen it on Channel 4 news or in the Tennessean, our domain registration was stolen and moved to an address in Moscow, Russia.  The breach occurred when my GoDaddy account was compromised and the thief moved my registration out of GoDaddy to a registrar in India.

Note that our website files were never compromised as they were not hosted on GoDaddy computers.  Email addresses were not compromised.  All of our website files were fine and site was back up and running when we “repointed” the registration information.  Our website files are and have been completely secure.

So, Hurrah! Our market pictures are back.  Our Blogs are back. Be sure to click and see what has been going on at your favorite community farmers market, http://eastnashvillemarket.com/  .  If you haven’t seen our website in a while, you’d be surprised.  We have a great new snazzy look,  over a thousand wonderful pictures from the market, vendor information, recipe ideas and weekly news.

Thank you for visiting our market and supporting our local farmers who grow the food we love to eat. See you all on Wednesdays, 3:30 to 7:00 p.m.   Our market is open through end of October.

Hank Delvin
Market Organizer

Someday Soon

SOMEDAY SOON:Someday Soon

We are so excited to bring you the exciting sounds of four of Tennessee’s talented award-winning young musicians…all under the age of 17. Be sure to stop by the market on Wednesday to catch the musings of Someday Soon Bluegrass. On guitar and vocals is Frannie DiGiovanni age 16.  Her younger sister Cora DiGiovanni  primarily plays mandolin and sings lead and harmony vocals.  The sisters are joined by another sibling team Ivy Phllips, age 12, on fiddle and vocals. Rounding out he group is by Grayson Phillips, age 15, on upright bass. This is your only chance to catch them  at the market this summer!  You will not forget this wonderful performance.

LIVE COOKING DEMO WITH CITY PASTA NASHVILLE

LIVE COOKING DEMO WITH CITY PASTA NASHVILLE pasta dish 2

In honor of the Mini-Tomato Fest, Chelsea Hanson will prepare a tomato basil pasta salad with both fresh and sundried tomatoes tossed with fresh garlic basil pasta.  She will also greill two varieties of ravaoli: four cheese (ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and romano) and black bean & cheddar stuffed in a jalapeno pasta. Chelsea says fresh pasta provides unparalleled flavor and texture and becomes a highlight of whatever dish you are creating. The pasta becomes part of the flavor of the dish, not merely a vehicle for sauces, and enhances the entire profile. The farmers market is the perfect venue for finding the best in fresh local fare, so pair fresh pasta with fresh vegetables and fresh meats to create the ultimate meal.

Mini Tomato Festival

MINI TOMATO FESTIVAL – August 6th

Perhaps it should be called the “MANY” Tomato Festival. We are going to have all sorts of activities as we celebrate the week of the TOMATO!

FREE SPECIAL ACTIVITIES 
3:30-7pm – Fun and Games at the SLOCAL Booth
3:30-7pm- Free Tomato Sampling and Taste Contest|
4pm, 5pm and 6pm- *Cooking Demo with Chelsea Hanson of City Pasta
4pm-7pm –*Free Children’s Art Projects: Light It Up! & Tomato Art Painting provided by Dee Wilcox of The Workroom
4pm-7pm- *Live Music Concert with Lillie Syracus
east nashville farmers market5:30 – Outdoor Yoga with Kali Yuga Yoga Instructors  

FRESH PRODUCE:Of Course, Tomatoes will be highlighted this week, but you don’t want to miss the harvest of great melons including Watermelon, Cantelopes and Honey Dew. We will also have Corn, Cucumbers, Squash, Eggplant, Garlic, Basil. Fingerling Potatoes, Okra, Peppers, Green Beans, Beets, Berries, Onions, and so much more!

 
FOOD TRUCKS: Riddim N Spice, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams & Pappy’s Mobile Cafe