Monthly Archives: June 2011

Market Update 6/30

Hey y’all, Today’s that day again! Come stock up on peaches, berries, veggies, beef, cheese, honey, flowers, baked goods and soap (to wash up after you finish swimming) for the Fourth of July weekend. We’ve got it all at the … Continue reading

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Homegrown Alabama Salsa Contest: July 7, 2011

The Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market is spicing it up this July with a homemade salsa competition at the third annual Bama Loves Tomatoes festival. A panel of local judges will sample the salsa and grade each on taste, freshness, texture, … Continue reading

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Market update 6/23

Hey y’all, If the weather today follows suit with the last few days, it looks like we’ll have a pleasantly cool (if muggy) afternoon in store. The vendors will stick around even if it happens to rain, so don’t let … Continue reading

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6/16 — Craft Day!

Well hello hello, It’s craft day at the market, and this week we’ll have handmade crafts and artwork by Paige Renka, Rebecca Royen, Bonnie Applebeet, and Lindsey Mullen. We will also have plenty of honey today! Bubbles Bailey returns for the day, and Melissa … Continue reading

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Featured Recipe: Baird Family Squash Casserole

1 1/2 lbs Squash 1 onion 3-5oz desired cheese (cheddar, parmesan etc) 2-3T butter 1 egg Cornflake crumbs (or bread crumbs if not available) 1. Cook ¼ inch  squash slices along with sliced onion in a little water until it’s still al dente. 2. Drain immediately and while it’s still hot stir in grated cheese and some butter, salt and pepper.  When this mixture is cool, stir in one beaten egg (for a casserole to serve two).  Do not add egg until it’s cool or the egg will cook in the heat. 3. Pour into a baking dish. 4. Top with seasoned bread crumbs or—better—crushed cornflake crumbs dotted with more cheese. 5. Bake at 350 20-30 minutes to meld flavors and thicken the squash mixture. (Thanks to Lindsey Turner for this family recipe!)

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Homegrown Alabama Vendors Provide Fresh Products to Tuscaloosa Families

Starting last year, Homegrown Alabama began asking our vendors to donate leftover fresh produce to Canterbury Episcopal Chapel’s food pantry, Deacon’s Deli. We realized that although Deacon’s Deli supplies much-needed sustenance to families every week, that food is necessarily boxed, … Continue reading

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Squash the Heat with us today, 6/2!

Hi everyone! I am excited to tell you–if you haven’t already heard–that we have dubbed today the day to “Squash the Heat” at the farmers market. There will be squash everywhere!! Special squash-themed children’s activities will include a squash-stomping bucket, … Continue reading

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