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THANKSGIVING BAKE SALE : BAKE SALE to raise money for the DC State Fair)12- 15 local food bloggers and bakers are baking for you: Bakalava, Cookies, Pumpkin Cupcakes w/ a Pumpkin Pie Spice Buttercream Frosting, Apple Spice Cupcakes filled and topped with a Cream Cheese Frosting, Pumpkin Pie Bars,Pumpkin Spice Balls Covered in White Chocolate, Double Decker Pumpkin Bread (Pumpkin bread stuffed with cream cheese filling), Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, mini pumpkin pies, holiday cookies–oatmeal coconut-cranberry, brownies, Rice Krispy Treats, Ginger Snap Cookies, Apple Pies, etc.
Saturday is the LAST MARKET of 20010 and we will be chock full of great foods for your Thanksgiving tables–and to stock up your freezers and larders.
Bundle Up. It will be cool but sunny. So, come say goodbye to your favorite farmers (who get up at 4 am when it is REALLY cold), and come buy your Thanksgiving goodies.
We will have some FREE HOT CIDER at the market table to warm you up if it is cold.
And please contribute a vegetable to our Martha’s Table basket so that they can make hearty soups for those 1700 homeless, cold people they feed every single day.
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Here is a SAMPLE of only some of the foods you will find at market to make your Thanksgiving the tastiest– and most local– ever. All the producers are bringing everything in their fields so the market will be overflowing with everything you want for your Thanksgiving table. It is easy to make a local Thanksgiving at the 14&U farmers’ markets…
Thanksgiving Desserts to buy: Lois’ Pumpkin PIe, Pumpkin Whoopie Pie, Pumpkin Rolls, Pumpkin Bread, Pecan Pie at Pecan Meadow
Beautiful Flowers, Centerpieces for your Thanksgiving Tables at Plantmasters
*HALF PRICE SALE on LARGE Winter Squash; special on pie pumpkins.
Bags of bread cubes for stuffing from Panorama! They all freeze beautifully.
*Cherry Glen chevre and ricotta for your pumpkin cheesecake and to swirl into your pumpkin soup
*Cherry Glen Cheeses to serve with apples and pears.
*Greens to braise and saute and stir fry: collards, kales, spinach, chard, mustards, turnip, bok choy, Vitamin Greens, Tendergreens, mizuna and other asian greens
*carrots (roast them in olive oil and rosemary), kohlrabi., sunchokes
*Salads, lettuce mixes, arugula, mesclun
*Brussels sprouts to bake and saute (DON’T boil them! )– come early!
*Green, white, and fractal Romanesco Broccoli
*Green, Purple and Cheddar Cheese Orange Cauliflower. (Think Scallops and roasted cauliflower.)
*Red, white, Napa and Savoy Cabbages– sweet, baby bok choy to stir fry with garlic.
* Old Fashioned Sweet Potatoes — red and white –Slice, roast and sprinkle with salt, cumin and lime… or mash them with butter and a drop of soy sauce.
*Potatoes (red, white and Yukon Gold) to bake, boil or mash
*Beets and baby beets with their greens and baby carrots.
*Winter Squash: Butternut, Acorn, Carnival, Spaghetti, kabocha, kuri, Hubbard, Banana, Peanut Pumpkin, –varieties to mash, puree, roast or make into soup
*Red and White onions — sweet and spicy
*Loose Pork (maple, sage, ground country) sausages to season your stuffing. Bacon, too.
*Beef Sausages for stuffing!
*20 varieties of APPLES to eat, saute, bake or make into apple sauce or pies including Honeycrisp, Gala, Goldrush, Fuji, Nittany, Stayman, Idared, York…..
*Pears inspire Cakes, Crisps, Cobbler. My fave: Elegant POACHED Pears in red wine, honey & star anise.
*Fresh herbs for every dish.
*Turnips or daikons to braise in butter or roast or mash.
*Free range Eggs
*Kuhn and McCleaf Ciders to mull with spices or use it to brine your turkey. (Or freeze for later)
*Grass-range Turkeys at Truck Patch
*Stefano’s jams make great dinner party gifts….
*Pheasant Tortellini with butternut squash puree if you are looking for an unusual Thanksgiving appetizer.
*And even some tomatoes that the farmers harvested and put in their barns to ripen slowly
*Dolcezza Gelato and Sorbetto to serve on your pies including Thanksgiving/Holiday flavors like Quince, Crook Neck Pumpkin,Valrhona Chocolate Amargo, Comice Pear, Lime Cilantro, Heirloom Apple Cider….
Pick up your Reserved Turkeys from Truck Patch…..
Stock up on Pecan Meadow’s grass fed and finished beef, lamb, chickens and geese., Truck Patch’s Pastured Beef and Pork, for Christmas, Hannukah, New Year’s and for your freezer.
Copper Pot: . Stefano will have a huge assortment of pastas, jams, sauces and other treats at Copper Pot: Jams: Strawberries and vanilla, blackberries and ginger, quince and cinnamon, peach and prosecco, nectarine and bourbon, apricot and rosemary, Concorde grapes and grappa, and the new pear and ginger . All his classic sauces. Pastas: beef tortellini, rabbit ravioli, duck ravioli, ham tortellini, pheasant, sausage and sage, spinach and ricotta, maple roasted butternut squash, pumpkin pappardelle, the new Italian- style maccheroni and cheese, rigatoni, spelt cavatelli.
And lots of recipe ideas at the market table!
Stock Squash and sweet potatoes in cool places all winter, Refrigerate Apples and cabbages in the crisper for months.
You can stock up on long- keeping winter squash in a cool room or closet. Root vegetables last a long time and if you use apple bags, apples last nearly all winter in your fridge. The small holes let the ethylene gas escape and the bags prevent the apples from drying out). Ask Corey and Mary Margaret which are the best keepers.