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Long Time No See, Broccoli Rabe!

Over the coming weeks the whole veggie gang will get back together again!

“BROCCOLI RABE” I exclaimed after spotting it at Vauiso Farms’ tent last Saturday. It was like running into an old friend. Everyone nearby couldn’t help but laugh at the excitement. After many long months apart, I was simply overjoyed to see broccoli rabe back at the market.


Vauiso Farms’ broccoli rabe is so clean and robust - I refuse to pick it up anywhere else. Yes, it’s a long winter without my signature chicken, penne, and broccoli rabe dish, but the restraint makes the annual reunion that much better.


Market chicken, pasta, and broccoli rabe - with a side of spinach.

Tis’ the part of market season where our veggie favorites begin popping up at a blissful pace. After running into broccoli rabe last Saturday, I was reacquainted with another favorite: Beets from River Crest Farm! Corn made a debut at Clover Nook’s tent. Bok choy even appeared!


This Saturday our three produce farms are ready to debut more favorites. Vauiso Farms’ will welcome cucumbers and cabbage to their table. Squash returns to River Crest’s tent. Clover Nook will offer its first crop of cauliflower. There’s going to be so many locally inspired dishes in Milford next week.


Milford's own River Crest Farm.

Oh, and this is just the beginning. In the coming weeks the whole veggie gang will be together again. Bushels of spicy peppers. Baskets of fresh basil. Tables piled high with sweet corn. The return of all of these veggies will be like guests arriving for Thanksgiving dinner. One minute the house is full of anticipation but empty of laughter. Then you hear a knock at the door. Before you know it, everyone is together again.


Reacquaint yourself with your veggie favorites at the market. Saturdays simply belong here...9 to 1, Wasson Field!



Saturday, July 13th

Temperatures on either side of 80. Light breezes. Blue skies dotted with a few puffy clouds.


Be sure to...

Paint a little love on the community banner at Milford Pride’s tent.

Catch the sweet sounds of Birds Over Arkansas.

Cool down with some iced coffee at Scratch Baking’s tent.


Farms:

Clover Nook Farm – Blueberries, tomatoes, mushrooms, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.

River Crest Farm – Garlic, scallions, rhubarb, beets, squash, etc.

Vaiuso’s Farm – Flowers and plotted plants. Radish, broccoli rabe, cabbage, cucumbers, etc.

Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm – Fresh eggs and so many pasture-raised meats.


Prepared Foods:

Park City Honey

Durante’s Pasta

Elm City Cookie

Scratch Baking

The Cookie Cutter


Health and Wellness:

Herbal Deva

Sabatino Chiropractic

Wendy’s Wellness


Home Goods and Gifts:

Ally’s Earth Treasurers

Blue Lily Cotton

Crystal Beetham Art

Usborne Books


Beauty and Skincare:

Color Street

Florapotchace

Ridge Runner Soaps

Smithmade Essentials


Jewelry:

Bead by Bead

Milford Rocks


Food Trucks:

Rita’s Pitas


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