Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flat Rock Tailgate Market News - July 23, 2009

More tomatoes are coming in!

Early tomatoes, heirlooms & "tasty little salad tomatoes" will be available this week at the Flat Rock Tailgate Market. According to our resident tomato expert, Paul Shoemaker, the cool nights & warm dry days in July have been the ideal growing climate for tomatoes here in Western North Carolina. So expect a good crop this year.

Plenty of zucchini, summer squashes, cucumbers, green & yellow beans, sweet corn, beets, cabbage, radishes, garlic, onions, shiitake & wild mushrooms along with a selection of different types of lettuce will be available.

Get some organic strawberries, blueberries & blackberries to top your ice cream or baked into pies, crisps or crumbles. Lisa will have her jams & jellies and some cool ice tea or lemonade.

Fresh Seafood, Chicken & Lamb
Lot's of choices here: shrimp, scallops, a variety of whole fish & fillets. You can find farm raised lamb, chicken & fresh eggs too. Don't forget the locally made chevre' & feta goat cheese.

Baked Goods
Bring home some Lebanese snowballs, manoushi (herb bread w/feta, tomatoes & onion), pita bread, spinach & herb pies, hearth baked breads or cookies. Locally grown fruit tarts, crumb bars & cakes with a "pick your own" sampler box by Kristin. Jane will be here this week with her herbed cookies & crackers.

There's a beautiful selection of fresh cut flowers & hanging baskets not to mention herb, perennial plants, day lilies & Japanese maples ready for planting.

Food, Inc. (the movie)

This movie probes the question: "How much do we know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets & serve to our families?" It takes a look a big aggro. business and it's effects on what we eat. Just another reason to buy locally grown & raised foods. Highly recommended viewing by Molly Sharp & David Voorhees. Now showing for a limited time at the Carolina Cinemas (formerly known as the Hollywood Theaters) in Asheville. Official Food, Inc. Movie Site

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