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Summer into Fall. Support the Market.

Friday, September 15th, 2017 | George Sackett | market-report

Wildwood Farmers Market on Main
16860 Main Street
Wildwood MO 
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Enjoy live music by Andy McAllister.

 Vendors are still bringing beautiful tomatoes and last of the season sweet corn. This is the time of year that I really enjoy and appreciate tomatoes, corn and other summer produce as I know the season may soon be coming to a close. After all of the tomatoes are done and gone, we don’t purchase fresh tomatoes from the store; we only use the ones we have preserved. Our meal preparation changes with the season.
This week  we enjoyed a spaghetti squash Puttnesca dish and we used fresh tomatoes as well as a large spaghetti squash. The best of two seasons!  The dish was quite delicious and we commented on how different it might taste if we make it again with our preserved tomatoes instead of the fresh ones. We agreed that this dish could be equally as good with the home canned as the fresh. Different, but still delicious. We have made stuffed peppers and sealed them for the freezer as well. Our veggie soup is in quart jars, jams and preserves are made, corn and beans have been pressure canned in pint jars. Next up will probably be apple butter. I usually make enough apple butter to last us through a couple of seasons; we don’t make it every year. I have some large bags of frozen Concord grape pulp that I will soon make into jelly. It will be a tasty winter for us.

The market vendor list gets smaller, but the variety and quality of the vendors does not diminish. Please continue to come and support the market vendors for the next few weeks as the market season draws to a close.
We continue to have fresh, local, seasonal produce, pastured meats, eggs, local cheese, raw honey, cut flowers, salsa, pickles, breads, preserves and more. Local artisans will join us as well as local authors.

Current Vendor list includes (expecting to hear from a few more)
Stuckmeyer Plants and Produce
Rosy Buck and Flower Hill Farm
Wine Creek Farm
Stuart Farm
Condo’s Produce

Hidden Valley Honey
Two Men and a Garden
Larder and Cupboard
Great Harvest Bread
Adventures in Spice
Your Patio Garden
Rainbow End Jewelry
Lavender Leaf
Local Authors- Braxton DeGarmo and Laine Boyd