What a beautiful day for a Farmers Market!
IPAC Inox-Stainless Steel Fresh Herb Mill
It’s time to start jazzing up your marinades, salads, and side dishes with the fabulous flavors of fresh herbs, and produce from local farms! Put the winter recipes away…”Summer Cooking” has officially begun! Think Fresh, Fabulous and Flavorful when preparing meals…This week many CSA Farm Programs kick off their 2014 along with dozens of weekly community Farmers markets throughout the North Shore area. Because I’m so excited to finally have an abundance of fresh locally grown produce, and herbs at my finger tips for the next several months, I thought I’d feature my IPAC Inox-Stainless Steel Fresh Herb Mill. This handheld mill is by far the most used kitchen gadget, in my kitchen during the summer months. It’s easy to use, and cuts through herbs with minimal bruising, making pretty flake like cuts that are the perfect size to use to dress up a platted meal with a fresh professional look.
*Friendly Reminder~ “The Cape Ann Farmers Market” held at Stage Forth Park, begins Thursday June 12 at 3 pm.
Advanced tickets are $20 General Admission ($15 under 12 or over 65). Pews are still available (online only) $195 side pew seats 10 adults, $225 center pew seats 12 adults.
After the Farmers Market closes tomorrow at noon, all tickets are $25 for all ages. We’ll open up the box office at 4pm at the UU Church (cash only please). Doors open at 7pm.
For more info- capeannfarmersmarket.org
What: A special indoor farmers market for holiday shopping
Where: Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, at the corner of Middle and Church Streets
When: December 21th, 2013
Time: 9 am – 12 Noon
Event: Winter Solstice Market.
The Cape Ann Farmers Market will hold a special indoor market for holiday shopping. The market will feature local produce, meat and poultry, crafts, baked goods, pickles, preserves, herbal products, candles, smoked fish, Trupiano sausage, honey, soup, guacamole, pasta, dog treats and more. Gifts for giving and food for the feast will be on sale from local vendors.
The Cape Ann Farmers Market is an independent non-profit, mission-based organization, started by and for the community of Cape Ann, and sustained with one part-time paid employee. It is funded by vendor fees, memberships, donations, and grants. To help underwrite expenses for the Winter Solstice Market, the Cape Ann Farmers Market will sell gently used cookbooks along with Farmer Market merchandise, such as tote bags, t-shirts, and private label organic coffee. Special membership packages will be available, which make great gifts, as do raffle baskets, which will include food and merchandise from Market vendors and area restaurants.
This is a must attend event every year. Wish it happened every week or every other!
Just another wild weekend in Gloucester with only 50 or so community events happening around town to choose from.
You know those people who say there’s nothing to do around here? They really ought to be committed to the funny farm.
THANKSGIVING HARVEST MARKET
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2013
9 am to Noon
Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
On Saturday, November 23rd, from 9 am to 12 p.m., the Cape Ann Farmers Market will host a Thanksgiving Harvest Market at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church on 10 Church Street (on the corner of Middle and Church). Over 20 vendors, including Alprilla Farm, Trupiano Sausage, Herrick Farm, Seaview Farm Meats, & Craquelins Crackers, will be selling fresh produce, soups, baked goods, crafts, meats, cheese, herbs, smoked fish, pasta, and guacamole. All fresh, all local, in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
An all-natural turkey, donated by Common Crow, will be raffled off to benefit the Farmers Market.
The market is held in conjunction with other activities during the Middle Street Harvest Festival. Events, including concerts and a cupboard fair, will take place throughout the day at venues along Middle Street.
For more information go to www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org, or call Nicole Bogin at 978-290-2717.
October 10, was the outdoors’ Farmer’s Market last day for the season. They have some dates reserved for indoors. Will miss the fresh yummy fruit and veggies etc.
Grilled Breads and Sandwiches Made On Traditional Lebanese Saj
From The Website- www.markoukbread.com
Markouk Bread started its flatbread business at the Cape Ann Farmers
Market in Gloucester, Ma in August 2011. Since then, we have sold our
food at many local events including St. Peter’ Fiesta, Gloucester Block
Party, and Grand Prix of Gloucester, and the Gloucester Sidewalk
Bazaar. We also provide catering services on Cape Ann as well.
We prepare and sell a variety of foods typically found in Lebanese
meals. These particular recipes are from a small village in the Bekaa
Valley. We also sell some new items that fuse local taste with our
All the breads and pastries are either prepared and sold fresh at the
point of sale or prepared at our business on the day they are sold at any
of the local events. We use the highest quality ingredients to prepare
our foods to ensure they consistently inspire those that eat them.
The saj is a traditional cooking stove used in Lebanon and other places
throughout the Middle East. Most people there use a propane heated saj.
At one time, all breads were made with a saj over a charcoal fire. The
use of the saj brings out the characteristic flavor of the flatbreads
that we produce, unlike modern baking and processing equipment. You
will taste the difference.
What is Markouk?
Markouk is one of several local Lebanese names of the flatbread that is
cooked on the saj. Other local names include saj or hubs tabouni.
Markouk is typically eaten with some combination of olives, labneh or
other cheeses, mint, or zharta. It is also used to make a variety of
rollup sandwiches or wraps. Markouk Bread can prepare a variety of
sandwiches to your taste.
Lots of smiling faces :)
I love the Farmers’ Market on Thursday afternoon, the food is great, the vendors are all helpful, the only problem I have it takes me over an hour to shop. Now most people who know me probably can guess why. (exercising my jaw)
Our interview at The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market
These guys should be very proud of themselves. Producing a New England product with New England materials without compromise in the workmanship or materials.
These shoes are on a whole ‘nother planet- no one makes stuff this good any more.
Check out their site-
Also check out their blog which tells their story-
Also on Facebook-
Love Thursday because of the Farmers’ Market. Lots of great food and very social.
Don’t be the dope that misses out.
It’s one of those things. You go and it’s beautiful weather, in a beautiful location, surrounded by a ton of super friendly people. Maybe you buy a bunch of stuff, maybe you don’t but I guarantee that you’ll be glad you went.
You can’t help but enjoy the positivity and smiles all over that place.
Rumor Has It Sista Felicia’s Iced Tea Will Be Served.
So glad to have this back, so great to have fresh veggies, fruit, breads, sausages, etc. Every Thursday from 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm. at Stage Fort Park with free parking.