This weeks newsletter

Medford Farmers Market August 29, 2012
in this issue
:: This Week’s Entertainment
:: Community Table
:: Notes from the Market Manager
:: The Healthy Beet Green Juice

Don’t forget to bring your dull knives and garden clippers this week! Patti from On The Edge Knife Sharpening will be offering her knife sharpening services. She is a vendor at the market for just this week.

And although it is still August and this season is still going strong, we are already thinking about a WINTER FARMERS MARKET in Medford!
We can’t make any promises yet, we are just in the stages of collecting information to determine the feasibility of establishing a winter farmers market.  And we would love your opinion so please take this quick survey:
And of course, thanks again for your continued support of the market!  

Fruitfully yours, 
The Board of Directors of the Medford Farmers Market

Let Us Entertain You This week’s entertainment and events
This week, we have music by Al Peterson & Raleigh Green @ 3-5 PM.  Raleigh Green is an award-winning musician, educator, author, software developer and visual artist.  Raleigh is known for his versatility as a guitarist, his expertise as a music educator, as well as his skills as an artist, visual media designer and app developer.  Proficient in many styles of music and visual art, Raleigh is the author of “The Versatile Guitarist” (Alfred Publishing), and “Guitar Atlas: Jamaica” (Alfred Publishing). He is a music instructor at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, a first-call guitarist in numerous New England bands, and is proud to be endorsed by D’Addariostrings, Hercules Stands and Planet Waves musicians gear. In 2011 Raleigh released Kids Switcheroo – an interactive kids iPhone game available now on Apple’s app store. Currently, Raleigh is busy developing two new original interactive iBooks for the iPad. Raleigh lives in Medford along with his wife, two children and an Australian cattle dog.  Learn more about Raleigh on his web site.  
Al Peterson is a strikingly gifted singer/songwriter who has been performing throughout the United States and Europe to enthusiastic audiences. With a lyrical wit and vulnerability reminiscent of the late Tim Hardin, Al Peterson has drawn on a wide range of folk, blues, and rock traditions to create his own unique poetic style.  Al Peterson‘s latest release ‘Crooked Arrow’ has a host of several long-standing heavy hitter musician forces weighing in on the CD, showcasingPeterson‘s talents, including: Duke Levine on Lap Steel and Electrical Guitar; Kevin Nelson on Bass; Peter Abdou on Drums; Billy Novick on Clarinet; Aoife O’Donovan on Background Vocals and Eric Kilburn on Mandolin.  


If you’d like to sing, dance, lead an activity, or otherwise capture the spotlight at our market, send us an email.

Community Table  This week’s community table
This week we will have Green Medford.  Green Medford seeks to educate the Medford community to understand our environmental impact, and to empower members of our community to make more sustainable energy choices related to homes and businesses, transportation, and food.

We will also have Next Step Living.  Next Step Living is a residential energy efficiency company, providing home energy diagnostics and improvements to the greater New England area.  We are a socially-conscious, environmentally focused, results-driven organization dedicated to helping our customers lower their energy bills, increase the comfort of their homes, and reduce their carbon footprint.


If you’d like to join us at the Community Table, please send an email to us 

Notes from the Market Manager A weekly rundown of your farmers market 
This week, we have 16 vendors coming to the market!  You can get everything you need for the long weekend coming up.  And we also have BonMe food truck back. If you haven’t tried their delicious food, make sure stop by the truck tomorrow!   
We will be raffling off a water bottle and t-shirt from our FREQUENT SHOPPER program tomorrow at the market.  Look out for our announcement on Facebook and stop by the managers tent to see if you won!!   
 See you at the market! 


Recipe of the week:
Quinoa and Broccoli Salad

2 cups quinoa 
3 cups water
1 clove garlic, peeled and sliced
1 tsp. fresh lemon thyme leaves
½ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. celery seeds
1 lb. broccoli 
1 cup sliced almonds
Combine quinoa and water in a pot; add garlic, thyme, salt and celery seeds. Cook quinoa on medium heat, covered with a tight fitting lid, for 25 minutes or until soft. Transfer quinoa to a sheet pan and allow to cool. Cut broccoli roughly in quarters. Slice broccoli with a mandolin slicer or use a knife to slice thinly (approximately 1/8″ thickness). Toast almonds in a skillet on medium heat until golden. In a bowl, combine quinoa, broccoli, almonds.

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