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MEDFORD FARMERS MARKET: WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS! Medford teen Kate Mitchell, whom some of you remember as our nutrition intern Girl Scout Kate, has a new blog all about the farmers market: Medford Market Magic. Check it out and give Kate a big THANKS for her great initiative and tasty recipes.
WHO’S AT THE MARKET THIS WEEK
The following vendors will be at the Medford Farmers Market this week, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at One City Hall Mall, behind City Hall in Medford Square:
Good Roots Farm
Roma’s Bakery and Deli
PLUS: Music by Drew Flanagan (3 to 5 p.m.) and kids activities with the Medford Family Network (3 to 5 p.m.)
Stay tuned for more vendors, new and old, in future weeks. Want to become a vendor? Learn how!
BREAD THAT’S GOOD FOR YOUR GUT
If you’ve had the chance to try out Birch Tree Bread, you’ll know they have seriously tasty baked goods, but did you know that their bread is also better for your gut than most bread you can buy?
Since Birch Tree uses a sourdough starter instead of regular yeast to leaven their bread, you get the added benefit of the good bacteria from the wild yeast of the sourdough. The wild yeast is essentially fermented, and the fermentation process results in some amazing bacteria in the sourdough that is essential for the health of the microbiome in your belly.
I’m sure you’ve heard that sauerkraut, yogurt, and kombucha are good for you, and sourdough is also part of that fermentation family! Most fermented foods are great for your gut health, and sourdough is no exception. It also imparts a lovely taste to the bread that you just can’t get with regular yeast! Try it out and let me know what you think 🙂
Sarah, MFM market manager & beetsandbikes.com
These durable recycled-cotton shopping bags not only look great, they do good work! Plus, they’re a steal for a minimum donation of $12! But they’re only available at the market while supplies last—which might be this week!
The Medford Farmers Market runs 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through October 13, 2016, at One City Hall Mall, behind City Hall, in Medford, Mass.