I always enjoy relaying the weekly newsletter from Atherton Market but it dawned on me that South End offers a variety of Local Food options and those stories need to be shared. With that in mind I am starting a weekly post called South End Local Foodie Finder. Here I will relay weekly updates on the places, events and specials pertaining to Local Food in South End. The Atherton Market newsletter will continue to be shared but will add info from Healthy Home Market and restaurants using local ingredients like Luna’s Living Kitchen and The Liberty . Hope you enjoy the South End Local Foodie Finder!
What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market?
Can you believe that half of August is behind us? Within the next couple of weeks the weather will become a little more moderate, thoughts will turn to fall, and kids will be back in school. Summer vacations often come to a close with mixed emotions – many of us are ready for routines again, but not when they become a grind. Healthful breakfasts, snacks and lunches are one of the biggest hurdles parents face when trying to eat more real and whole foods. So what’s a mom (or dad!) to do?
The Atherton Market embraces every opportunity to empower you in the kitchen and connect you with local resources, and we’ve decided to offer a mini-series of classes and tips for feeding your kids better food with minimal effort. The first in the series will be how to create Healthful Lunches that will hold up in a “brown bag,” and will be offered by Jessica Hooks and Chef Manuel Cordray of Just Focus Massage and Wellness. You can register here, and plan to bring your kids! The class is limited to 15 families. The session will last about an hour, and recipes and samples will be offered of the dishes that are prepared.
The following week Chef Robbee Owens-Gill will offer sessions on healthful snacks and fresh, easy dinners made with local and seasonal ingredients. Signups for those sessions will be in the newsletter next week.
The new school year and our expanded schedule mean that the market will be available for field trips and homeschool outings more days of the week. We can tailor a visit to the market to many types of class curriculums – gardening, healthful living, even economics! Get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries and questions. The market is also a great place to bring your book club or other group, as we have flexible seating that can be used for small meetings.
This weekend we welcome guest vendor Exceptional Terrariums to offer you an opportunity to peruse and shop their locally crafted, one-of-a-kind terrariums. Get a preview at their Web site and then come visit them this weekend.
If you love fresh seafood and haven’t had a chance to visit the market lately, then you are missing out on what Lucky Fish has to offer. Summer season at sea is in full swing, and they have a great selection of trout, snappers, shrimp, and other offerings direct from the coast. Currently find them on Tuesdays from 3 pm until 7 pm, and Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm. They’ll add more hours soon – stop by to let them know when you’d like to be able to shop.
Save the date Saturday, August 25th, as we’ll be kicking our heels up before the kids head back to public school with music by Katie Oates!
Last but not least, sign up to participate in the Know Your Farms Tour this year! You can get tickets on the Web site, or we’ll have some available at the market later in the week. They could still use some volunteers, so if you are free on Saturday or Sunday, September 15th or 16th sign up and you’ll be able to participate in the tour for free.
Keeping it fresh and local,
Lynn S. Caldwell
Atherton Market Manager
September 2012 Highlight Events at Healthy Home Market
Saturday, September 1st
Metabolic Testing – 8:00am-1:00pm Cost Associated
Join Julie from Total Nutrition Technology as she performs metabolic tests to determine exactly what your body wants and needs. Healthy Home Market, 2707 South Blvd. Register at www.healthyhomemkt.com or call 704-522-8123
Wednesday, September 12th
What’s in Your Cosmetics? –6:00-7:30pm FREE
Kenya will share what cosmetic companies don’t want you to know – exactly what goes into all these lotions and potions! Healthy Home Market, 2707 South Blvd. Register at www.healthyhomemkt.com or call 704-522-8123
Thursday, September 13th
Paul Nison Hosts: Making the Raw Food Diet Work For You! – 6:00-7:30pm $10 Join the internationally acclaimed author and raw food chef as he shares secrets, tips and loads on information. Healthy Home Market, 2707 South Blvd. Register at www.healthyhomemkt.com or call 704-522-8123
Sunday, September 16th
The Law of Attraction – 1:00-3:00pm FREE
Learn to stop waiting for what you want to just ‘happen’ and begin to manifest it for yourself – learn how! Healthy Home Market, 2707 South Blvd. Register at www.healthyhomemkt.com or call 704-522-8123
Monday, September 24th
Egyptian Yoga– 6:00-7:30pm FREE-Love Offering Accepted
Bring the Egyptian spirit world into your practice and see the difference!
Enjoy this calming and ancient practice set to soft music with pleasant lighting and incense. *Bring a mat and comfy clothing* Healthy Home Market, 2707 South Blvd. Register at www.healthyhomemkt.com or call 704-522-8123
Tuesday Lunch Feature…
Slow Smoked BBQ “Spachecock” Local Farm Chicken with Yellow Squash Casserole, Southern Slaw & House BBQ Glaze….
Luna’s Living Kitchen
Calling all mexican food lovers! Luna’s is happy to announce the newest addition on our lunch menu, the burrito! Made with our veggie rice, “refried beans” made from sunflower seeds, homemade salsa verde, cilantro, cashew sour cream and a side of our house hot sauce, the whole bangin’ burrito is wrapped in a collard leaf. Raw. Vegan. Gluten free. Delicioso.