Farmer’s Market

cairo farmers marketThis week the Farmer’s Market is offering:

 

Scott Kissler & kids:  pecan pie, tomatoes, potatoes, cantaloupe

Dorothy Jarzynka:  breads, green beans, pillow cases & table clothes, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, apple crisp, cookies

Brenda Anderson & Kathy Baasch:  tomatoes, cucumbers, egg plant, potatoes, beans, cinnamon rolls, snickerdoodles, caramel corn, fresh salsas & pickles, banana bread, peppers, broccoli, frozen runzas, strawberry lemon cakes, chocolate chip bars, decorative Indian corn, breakfast burritos.

Free coffee to all shoppers.

Cairo Farmers Market

Lots of Fresh Veggies at the Market This Week

Cairo Farmers MarketHere are vendors for this weeks market:

Lori & Lynn Reimers – we will have my crocheted boutique scarves, Homemade Dog Treats (Bacon, Beef, Chicken, Peanut Butter, Mint and Sweet Potato), and several quick breads. These are the flavors I will have for sure possibly more: Banana Pecan, Zucchini Coconut Pecan, Chocolate – Chocolate Chip Pecan and Lemon Poppy Seed.

Kathy & Brenda – yellow potatoes, cucumbers, a few tomatoes, wax beans, green beans, radishes, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, egg plant, kale, banana bread, chocolate cupcake treats, rice krispie bars, peach crisp, snickerdoodles, cinnamon rolls, carmel corn

Dorothy Jarzynka – apple crisp, white & wheat bread, cookies, pillow cases

This Weeks Farmer’s Market Line Up

cairo farmers marketThis Weeks Farmer’s Market Line Up

Brooklyn will bring homemade bread, granola bars, peanut butter chocolate chip muffins.

Lynn & Lori Reimers:  6 varieties of homemade dog treats, Lynn’s usual 3 varieties of homemade jerky PLUS he’s adding and trying out a HOT variety, homemade from scratch blueberry and strawberry and chocolate chip muffins, boutique scarves, homemade bath saltz and other misc. crafts.

Mike Stutzman:  potatoes, onions, cucumbers, perhaps beets and green beans.

Dorothy Jarzynka:  crocheted pillow cases, cookies, breads.

Brenda & Kathy:  frozen runzas, snickerdoodles, strawberry-lemon cake, black bean & mango salsa, banana bread, cinnamon rolls, rice krispie bars, carmel corn, lettuce, kale, radishes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and Saturday breakfast burritos.

Farmer’s Market This Friday

farmers market - lettuce, kale, brussel sprouts, lkaleThe Farmer’s Market opens again this Friday at 4:30 and again on Saturday morning at 8:30 am.

This week Lynn & Lori Reimers will offer jerky, dog treats, scarves, ornaments & crafts & baked goodies.

Brenda and Kathy Baasch will offer kale, lettuce, radishes, onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, chango bars, snickerdoodles, frozen runzas, lemon/strawberry cake, rice krispie bars, cinnamon rolls, banana bread, caramel corn, cherry braids and breakfast burritos on Sunday.

Farmers Market Kale

Farmers Market Featuring Kale This Week

Farmers Market KaleKale is plentiful at the farmer’s market right now.

Kale is all the rage lately and rightfully so. It reigns as king in the leafy green kingdom due it’s high levels of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A & K along with calcium and magnesium. It’s also touted as an anti-inflammatory food high in antioxidants that also supports cardiovascular health. Below are three of my favorite ways to consume kale…

Detoxifying Smoothie:

1/4 pineapple
1-2 kale leaves, stems removed
1/2 stick of celery
1/4 cucumber (skin removed if you don’t like bitter)
1/4 lemon
2 tsp honey

Blend together until smooth. You can add ice if you prefer it cold.

Apple Walnut Kale Salad: (Feeding the Whole Family, Cynthia Lair)
4 servings
1 bunch kale
2-3 TBSP butter
1/2 apple, very thinly sliced
1/2 c walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 TBSP brown sugar (I like to use Rapdura)
2-3 TBSP apple jucie or apple cider
1 TBSP tamari (wheat free soy sauce)
2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Pull away the kale leaves from the stems before rinsing. Tear leaves into bite-sized pieces.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add apple and walnuts, and saute for a few minutes. Sprinkle sugar over the apple and walnuts and stir so that they are evenly coated. When apple is softened, remove caramelized apples and walnuts and place in dish. Add kale leaves and saute over medium heat until leaves begin to turn brilliant green.
In a small bowl combine juice and tamari. Pour into skillet. Cover tightly. Cook until leaves are tender, 5-7 minutes. Pour caramelized apple mixture over the top of greens. Taste to check for doneness: greens should be tasty,not bitter, still green, not gray. Dress with vinegar before serving.

Kale Chips:

1. Cut leaves away from stem and place on a cookie sheet.
2. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt and massage onto leaves.
3. Bake in 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Turn leaves over halfway through baking. Watch carefully as they will burn easily.

Guest Post by:  Heather Caspersen – -Health/Wellness Teacher

Cairo Farmers Market

Farmers Market Accepting Vendor Applications

The Farmers Market is now accepting vendor applications.

Cairo Farmers MarketThe Market is held at 101 S High Street, Cairo, NE (Mike Stutzman’s corner building) located at intersection of Hwy 11 and Hwy 2 every Friday afternoon beginning May 23, 2014 through Saturday, October 25, 2014. The general operating hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday afternoons. On Saturday mornings the general operating hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. All closing times are approximate and based on customers needs.

Vendors
If you are interested in becoming a Vendor and wish to participate now is the time to plan your garden or crafts as May is quickly approaching.

Click Here to Download the Farmers Market Vendor Agreement

Be sure to also Download the Vendor Application

Food Safety for Farmer’s Market Information

Weight and Measures Information

Farmer’s Market to Start Friday May 24

 Spring is in the air and so is the Local Farmers Market of Cairo!  Not only is the Market back, but we are so excited to announce that we are expanding hours and dates held. The market will continue to be located at Herman’s Plumbing Building which is across the street from the Cairo Post Office. Vendors will be offering their goods every Friday afternoon from 4:00 pm through 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 am. Beginning May 24 through October 26. Closing times are approximate and based upon volume of business. If you are interested in becoming a Vendor and wish to participate now is the time to plan your garden or build your crafts as May is quickly approaching.   Also you can get more information by contacting Lana Maret at Pathway Bank at 308-485-4232.

2013 LOCAL FARMERS MARKET APPLICATION

2013 Local Farmers Market Vendor Agreement

Cairo Farmer’s Market

Late last fall the Mayor’s Steering Committee for Community Development formed a sub-committee to study the idea of creating a local farmers market in Cairo where locally grown produce, herbs, flowers and crafts could be sold in a fun, family-like environment. According to Committee Chairperson Steve Stebbing what they learned was cause for excitement and determination to offer fresh produce in a warm and inviting atmosphere. “Our committee has met almost every two weeks since the beginning of the year studying and learning the importance of locally grown food. We have spoken with a number of experienced individuals, researched online publications, sent emails, read books, etcetera on the importance of fresh, locally grown food,” stated Stebbing.  “For example, we learned that most produce in the US is picked 4 to 7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves, handled multiple times by different people and is shipped an average of 1500 miles before the final point of sale. We feel we can do better by our fellow friends and neighbors by creating our own distribution venue where the locally grown food is picked usually the day before it is sold.”

 The committee has also taken time to understand the logistics of operating a farmers market by studying and interviewing individuals from other markets around the Midwest including Kansas City, Omaha, Lincoln, Columbus and Lexington just to name a few. Additionally they have created a Vendors Agreement that describes general rules and regulations, dates and times the market will be open and goods allowed for sale. “It has been a very rewarding education for all committee members as we have moved forward through the process of creating this open-air market. Our excitement has continued to grow,” according to Kim Hostetler, committee member. “This is our maiden voyage and we will work hard to improve the summer long event every year.”

 If you are interested in becoming a vendor at The Local Farmers Market you can find more information at the Villageof Cairowebsite at www.cairocommunity.com, or call Lana Maret at Pathway Bank at 308-485-4232.