The following in the weekly newsletter from Atherton Market. Enjoy!
What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market?
We’ve delivered your newsletter a little early this week so that you are sure to know that our “winter hours” begin today. It won’t mean any drastic changes, and we are still open 5 days a week. We’re just going to open an hour later on the weekdays. You can find us on Tuesdays 10am – 7pm; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am until 2 pm; and Saturday 9am until 2pm.
The big news this week is about meat! Windy Hill Farm asked us to share that they’ll have whole free-range Muscovy Ducks available on Saturday of this week. They are hormone and antibiotic-free, and grew up roaming around and splashing in the pond. The life of a lucky duck (OK, before that last day, but until then it’s good times).
Also, in new vendor news we welcome farmer Jonathan Bostic of East of Eden Farm to join us beginning this Saturday. East of Eden specializes in heritage breeds of poultry, and they will soon also have their own grass-fed beef. They raise their pastured animals on USDA Certified Organic feed that is GMO and soy-free, and they process in South Carolina, so they have some unique items like breakfast links and ground chicken sausage. Be sure to ask questions about how to prepare the meat, as heritage birds are a little different than standard varieties of livestock. Please extend Jonathan a warm welcome like only our tribe can!
Pickleville now has a new flavor of salsa – SMOKED AND ROASTED, with lots of Roasted Pablano and Chipotle Peppers. He is also now offering salsa in two sizes, pints and half pints. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a monthly coupon! Bill made over 600 latkes last Friday at the Latke Fest. Here is a link to the video recipe: http://www.bamusic.net/latkerecipe.htm
Ask and ye shall receive – Gary with A Finer Edge has found a free day to come and sharpen your knives and other blades! Just in time for holiday dinners, you can get your cutlery ready to slice, dice and carve the bird, the brisket or the Tofu Turkey. Find Gary on Saturday, December 22nd from 9 am until 2, and ask him about future engagements.
Wondering what mulled wine should taste like? Stop by the market tonight for your own taste, and some pairing suggestions for your holiday dinner parties and special events. With Savory Spice Shop just around the corner, you can get ready to add flavor to your food and beverages without the guilt.
This past weekend was fantabulous! Our Holiday Arts Market was a huge success, and will probably become a First Friday tradition beginning in February. We also had a great Saturday, featuring a heated Gingerbread House competition, with two great first place winners in both the Group and Child categories. The Group winner is pictured above.
Come see how we’ve transformed the market for the holidays and do a little shopping. You can also buy market $5 tokens to use as gifts – a great way to encourage someone who hasn’t been to the market yet to pay us a visit.
Keeping it fresh and local,
Lynn S. Caldwell
Atherton Market Manager