It is our last week of the first Medford Winter Farmers Market. The entire board of directors, Stacey Nussbaum, our market manager, Syrah McGivern from the Board of Health and all of our vendors sincerely thank you for your loyal patronage.
While our small group organizes and manages the market, we do not do it alone! “It takes a village” to make it successful. A special thanks to the Hyatt Place, Medford Family Network, Medford Health Matters and Whole Foods Market, all of whom have been very generous in their support of our efforts in the community. It is so rewarding to organize a market in a city where it is enthusiastically appreciated and supported by everyone from City Hall to local businesses, to local organizations, to residents. We are grateful.
We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the heart of our community, to bring local foods closer to those who eat it, to connect small businesses with customers, to encourage a healthy lifestyle, and to create a time and place where we can connect with our friends, neighbors and family.
Thank you again, and hope to see you June 6th for the opening of the summer market!
Fruitfully, The Medford Farmers Market, Board of Directors
Community Table Visitors This week’s community table
This winter, the Market is sponsoring a free table for various community organizations each week at the market.
This week, we have Team Challenge New England. They are an endurance training and fundraising program to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and their effort to find a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Last year Team Challenge raised 4 million dollars nationally. Help us get one step closer by training to run or walk a half marathon in Virginia, Napa or Chicago this summer!
Did you make it to the Seed Swap last week? You’re in luck, it’s happening again this week! Gardening season is right around the corner! Bring seeds to the seed swap table this week to exchange with other gardeners! Take home lots more seeds than you came with. Sponsored by Rootdown Hydroponics & Mahoneys Garden Center
This week, we also welcome back The Medford Family Network! They will be offering children’s activities @ 3:30 – 5:30pm. Come on down and let the kiddos have some “free play” with blocks, art materials, puzzles, hula hoops, parachute,and other fun things to do. You can also learn about upcoming classes and family events!
3/4 to 1 pound thin sliced bacon, strips cut in half crosswise sea salt
ground black pepper
large lettuce leaves, for serving
lettuce leaves, for serving
Preheat your oven broiler. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Wrap each scallop with a piece of bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick. Place the bacon-wrapped scallops onto the prepared baking sheet and season them with salt and pepper. Cook them under the broiler for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked through- turning once mid-way through. To serve, line a large platter with lettuce leaves and place the bacon-wrapped scallops on top.
Stop by Coastal Vineyardsfor some Pinot Gris, that would complement this dish nicely!
We are conveinelty located in the garage of the Hyatt Place in Medford Square: 116 Riverside Ave. Medford, MA 02155.
Click here for directions from your home or office to the market using Google maps. And when you get to the Hyatt, take the elevator down to the garage or “P” level. Click here for the video instructions!