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Grapevine March 8 2009 Market

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Special note:  Congratulations to [/user/hoffmanw "William"] who won $25 in market dollars for joining the Culinate community this week.  What would you buy if you win?

this week
- What's Coming To The Market?
- Cooking Ideas - Mache Salad

Spring is coming and a few more regulars are coming back. Creative Growers, Copper Crown and Garden Color return this week. Farris-Seaman Plants, Gales Meadow Farm and Sungold Farm return on March 22nd. Ayers Creek Farm finished up their winter season last week but will be back in July with berries, frikeh, preserves and more.

Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 AM on Sunday. Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour this weekend.

See you on Sunday!

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

What's Coming To The Market This Week?

There are quite a few greens available this week - kale, chard, spinach, mache and several kinds of salad and braising mixes. You will also find a nice variety of carrots, parsnips, beets, potatoes and more. You'll also find a wide variety of apples and pears. There should be a good supply of kiwifruit too.

It's not too early to think about your garden either. You find a nice variety of hellebores, peonies, tree peonies and other plants too.

Check the availability list for the complete list of who's coming this weekend and what they expect to be selling.

Copper Crown
Creative Growers
Garden Color

Ayers Creek Farm (back in July)
Farris Seaman Plant (back March 22)
Gales Meadow Farm (back March 22)
Kookoolan Farms (back March 22)
Salmon Creek Hydroponics (back in March)
Sungold Farm (back March 22)

Cooking Ideas - Mache Salad

Mache is tender winter green. Also known as lamb's lettuce, corn salad or soncino, mache is characterized by its rosette of rounded leaves. Mache has a mildly sweet taste. While it can be cooked like spinach, its flavor makes mache a great choice for a late-winter or early spring salad.

Here is a very simple recipe. If you are a beet lover, consider adding a boiled or roasted beet cut into strips. Like spinach, mache works well with bacon. Instead of egg, add bacon instead. You'll find the recipe here Enjoy!