Happy New Year!
We here at the Market are glad to back. It has been a long break; Jane had a blast in TX and Catherine spent some great time with her family. If your holiday traditions are anything like ours, you had plenty of stuffing, ham, pies, gingerbread cookies, more pies, and turkey. Good thing the holidays only happen once a year! Now that the New Year has started we have been reminiscing about the good ole days of Summer.
Mostly our minds wander to the lodi peaches from MO. You remember, the ones that were so sweet and juicy. The kind that you wish could last year round. Well, a wise lady and her friends had enough forethought and inspiration to peel, slice, and freeze them! Meaning that we can have those fresh peaches NOW! We have tons of quart size freezer bags of fresh frozen peaches.
So after brainstorming on how we could bless all our faithful customers with these peaches we came up with this: With everything $40 purchase we will give you a free quart of Lodi Peaches! How does that sounds? Awesome?! We will also let you have them for a donation as well. So Saturday the 7th, come to the Market 9-3 to get all your fresh veggies and some peaches, a taste of the summer!
And if you needed some more inspiration on why you need these Lodi Peaches, here is a recipe for Peach Cobbler. YUMMY!
Original Recipe Yield 1 - 9 x 13 inch cobbler
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 4 cups fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced (already done for you!
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pour butter in to the bottom of a large casserole or 9 x 13 inch pan.
- In the prepared dish, toss together the peaches
- In a mixing bowl, combine the 1 cup sugar, salt, baking powder, flour, cinnamon, and milk. Spoon batter over the peaches.
- Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until top is golden brown.
At the Urban Farms Market, we work hard to bring in fresh, local products at affordable prices every day. Our unique community market format allows us to bring in many of your favorite farmers market standards such as Las Delicias guacamole, pico de gallo and chips, Donnell Farms Beef, Wolf River Honey, farm fresh eggs, and a continually refreshing selection of the best local produce around. But with our broad-based store format, we are also able to go one step beyond a regular farmers market.
Through a lot of research, conversations in the neighborhood, and long drives out to the country we have been able to work with a lot of amazing local producers who aren't able to set up and sell their goods personally - and often they are thrilled to have a venue like the UFM where they can proudly sell their products. One of our many recent additions to the UFM product list is Ipsy's famous soup. Ipsy makes the soup at Caritas Village and in our neighborhood (and far beyond!), just the smell of her cooking puts a rumble in our tummies. Ipsy's soups are now available at the market every day in the cooler - nutritious, delicious and ready to eat We consider ourselves food connoisseurs, and this is the good stuff. And when you eat it you get to rest in satisfaction that you are providing essential support to a rising small business.
Ipsy's (of Caritas Village) famous soups now available fresh every day at our community market
We love working with local folks to bring the best of Tennessee straight to the shelves of the community market, come on in and let us show you some of the treasures we've discovered.
Do you have favorite items you would love to see on sale at the market? Let us know! Email Market Manager, Rosalie Bouck at firstname.lastname@example.org
Look for future blog posts where we feature more of our favorite local producers including fantastic Rock Springs Milk (Wildersville, TN), Backerman Bakery and Preserves (Whiteville, TN) and Harris Organic Farms (Millington, TN), J.Brooks Coffee (Memphis, TN) and more!
We are so thrilled at all of the support we have received from the community and we are proud to announce that you can officially count on our community market to be serving up fresh veggies (including local as in season), great coffee, and holiday specialties all year long!
Our community market is now open and offering a large spread of produce and grocery basics. We always work to bring in local seasonal produce as possible. We are proud to offer a good variety of locally made products as well as basics such as flour, sugar, crackers, cereal, canned goods and more! We are a non-profit endeavor and every purchase you make goes back into finding innovative ways to bring fresh food into under-served areas in Memphis. Thank you for your support!
Some of the local products we carry include:
Wolf River Honey
Donnell Century Farms Beef
Newman Farms Berkshire Pork
Jones Orchard preserves
Uptown Grocer Gourmet Meals to go
Rock Springs Dairy
And we always have fresh produce from our own farm as well as from a large variety of small farms and gardens throughout the ar