Opening Day at the Fairgrounds was great! We had a few sprinkles of rain but otherwise, the weather remained mild. Lots of vendors, with plenty of fresh Spring goodies available, lined the market on Saturday. Many of us sold out early.
We enjoyed seeing everyone again. Many of you stopped by our booth and introduced yourselves to our dog, Sheba. It was her first trip to the market. She is very calm and laid back at home but we weren’t sure how she would react to all of the activity and people. She did extremely well so we will be bringing her with us from time to time.
Visit us this week and check out some of these market offerings. Come early so you won’t miss out!!
Veggies and fruit: asparagus; broccoli; collard greens; kale; lettuce (butterhead, romaine, leaf); onions; radishes; rhubarb; spinach; strawberries; tomatoes (hothouse-grown and Florida-grown); and zucchini (high-tunnel grown).
Baked goods: sourdough breads and rolls; Amish Friendship Bread; granola.
Canned goods: jams and jellies
Plants: flowers, herbs and vegetables
Herbs: mint, oregano and lemon balm
The Boyle County High School FFA is selling flowers and plants as a fundraiser. The proceeds will go toward travel expenses to its annual convention.
The Boyle County Farmers Market has been approved to accept WIC vouchers this year. We also have EBT and debit card capabilities for your convenience.
The Boyle County Farmers Market is located at the Boyle County Fairgrounds in Danville.The market manager is Gary Taylor of Knobview Farms, (859) 332-2539. Hours for the market are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
It isn’t too late to join our growing market for 2011 but the deadline for accepting new members is approaching quickly. If you are interested, call Taylor for more information.
Fresh Strawberry Amaretto Shortcake
(from Hometown Recipes Cookbook)
1⁄4 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 lbs. fresh strawberries
1⁄4 cup Amaretto liqueur