Long Time No See, Broccoli Rabe!
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Park City Honey
Elm City Cookie
The Cookie Cutter
Health and Wellness:
Home Goods and Gifts:
Ally’s Earth Treasurers
Blue Lily Cotton
Crystal Beetham Art
Beauty and Skincare:
Ridge Runner Soaps
Bead by Bead