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A Locally Delicious Labor Day Weekend

Load the car. Fill the gas tank. Sit in traffic. Traveling over the Labor Day Weekend can be stressful! I like to save all of the energy, money, and time that would get burned by a long weekend of travel by enjoying what our town has to offer.


This Labor Day weekend looks like it will be particularly beautiful here in Milford. I’m excited for bike rides to the beach, kayaks through the harbor, and of course a stroll to the market! Our farmers market friends will be waiting with delicious ideas and offerings for our cookout creativity.



The Meats: My family and I stopped by Ekonk Hill Farm’s stand last Saturday. Katie’s selection of pastured-raised beef is fully restocked. Porterhouse, ribeye, T-bone, sirloin...my cousin sure took his time looking over all of the cuts. He settled on his childhood favorite: London Broil.


We got to talking about some of the underrated offerings on Katie’s list. Katie shared that turkey tenderloins are a grilling favorite of hers that many overlook. Tossed in a little seasoning and grilled over low heat, they are easy, tender, and a bit healthier than pork.



The Veggies: Andromeda and I had a lot of fun dreaming about all of the summery kabobs we could build from River Crest Farm’s offerings. With a beautiful harvest in full swing, the combinations seem endless. How about eggplant, squash, and red onion? Or peppers, onions, and Katie’s sausage? Why not combine 'em all? The possibilities are endless...



The Sides: Butterwright became a part of our market just a few weeks ago. Diana crafts locally-sourced butter down the road in New Haven. She offers simply delicious flavors like garlic and chive. I’ve heard from many of you that Diana’s butter paired with Vaiuso Farms’ sweet white corn is heavenly. Be sure to swing by the market early if you would like to give this duo a try – both the butter and the corn has sold out the past few weeks!



Culinary creations await if you are fortunate enough to be staying in town this weekend. We expect 12 tents in total, including 4 farms, Butterwright, and Scratch Baking! Come say hi and get inspired. We’ll be celebrating so much good local food...Saturday, 9 to 1, Wasson Field.


Live Music:

Milford’s own Birds Over Arkansas


Farms:

Clover Nook Farm (fruits and veggies)

River Crest Farm (flowers, duck eggs, and veggies)

Vaiuso Farm (flowers and veggies)

Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm (pasture-raised meats)


Prepared Foods:

Butterwright

Scratch Baking (and coffee)


Health and Wellness:

Herbal Deva

Sabatino Chiropractic

Your CBD Store


Home Goods and Gifts:

Crystal Beetham Art

Milford Rocks

Stefanie’s Clips



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