This week we have great activities lined up for NUTRITION DAY at the Medford Farmers Market! We are proud to provide you with fresh, nutritious, delicious food each week at the market. For example, the fruits and vegetables that you buy from our farmers were most likely picked on Wednesday or Thursday so they retain many more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as compared to the produce you buy at the supermarket.
Can’t you just taste the difference in the fresh sweet corn and flavorful tomatoes this time of year?!
Thanks for supporting our farmers and other local businesses. And see you at the market on Thursday!
The Board of Directors of the Medford Farmers Market
Let Us Entertain YouThis week’s entertainment and events
This week to celebrate NUTRITION DAY, we have some exciting activities lined up for you!
Eat the Rainbow
Kids, how do you know what foods you should eat? Come join Mary from Whole Foods Market for a fun activity to learn how to eat the rainbow!
You’ll make a snack to enjoy and have some fun activities and small gift to take home.
Late Season Gardening
You will get the chance to learn about late season gardening, make your own seed starters with upcycled toilet paper rolls and take home some seeds to plant in your own garden at home.
We will also be hosting a “RethinkYourDrink” demo that will shock you to learn how much sugar is in soda, energy drinks and beverages available at common places we buy drinks like Dunkin Donuts, Burger King and Starbucks! We will demonstrate how to make some healthy and delicious drinks like sun tea and 100% fruit juice spritzers. And you will get to take supplies home to make your own sun tea at home.
Allison from The Frisky Lemon will be giving away free, 10 minute health consultations. Come sit down with her to talk about what you’ve always wanted for your health and for your life. Bring lots of questions about nutrition, food or the Paleo diet. Stop by and chat, or to pick up some delicious recipes and health articles. Allison Nichols is a Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor. She specializes in working with individuals to cultivate a carefree relationship with food, and to have more vibrant, natural energy by transitioning to a whole food, often Paleo, diet. You’ll also have the chance to enter your email into a raffle to win a Seasonal Sampler of Paleo Snacks from Steve’s Original PaleoKits— delicious, paleo-friendly beef jerky and grain-free granola!
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 have Medford School Volunteers. Stop by to talk about becoming a volunteer tutor in the 2nd Grade Math Tutor program. Whether you’re a working person, stay-at-home parent, retired person, high school student, or college student, you can make a difference one student at a time. Pick up our math games sheet for some simple math fun for you and your kids.
Medford School Volunteers is a community-based group working to match resources in the community with the needs of teachers, schools and students in Medford’s public school system. To find out more, visit their website.
Notes from the Market Manager A weekly rundown of your farmers market
This week, we have 14 vendors joining us at the market. We also welcome back Bon Me food truck. And we have some great activities lined up for NUTRITION DAY at the market! See the list above for what’s in store for the day and come by to enjoy the nutritious festivities!
To compliment our weekly recipes in the newsletter, check out our featured wine pairings from Coastal Vineyard and stop by the market to try some delicious wine!
We will announce another frequent shopper program winner at the end of the night so make sure you get your card punched at 4 different vendors to enter your chance to win a tshirt or water bottle! Please stop by the managers tent for more details or any questions. Happy Shopping : )
See you at the market!
Recipe of the week:
Paleo Stuffed Peppers
2 green Bell peppers
1 lb Italian sausage
3 cups fresh spinach
1 medium onion
Salt, pepper and garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 400F
Chop and saute the onions in a little bit of olive oil until browned
Remove the sausage from its casing and throw in a large bowl along with spinach, egg, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Once the onions cool, add them to the bowl and mix–using your hands works best for this step…just make sure the onions are cool enough…or you’ll burn yourself.
Half and de-seed your green peppers. Place them in a glass baking dish.
Fill each pepper with the sausage mixture.
Bake at 400F for 40 minutes.
WINE PAIRING: You can pair The Paleo Stuffed Peppers with Coastal Vineyard’s White Wave if using sweet sausage and Ocean Breeze if using hot or spicy sausage. Stop by the market to try these delicious wines.