The market is full of delights in July:
Fresh vegetables, berries, red cherries for pie!
~Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron, "July," A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband with Bettina's Best Recipes, 1917
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Our July is in full swing. The freshness that is available allows us to create amazing bites for our events. We hope that you are visiting your local and regional farmers market. It is one of those life gifts that all too often we don't take advantage of. Take a bit of time to walk down the path, greet your neighbors and talk the farmers, artists and bakers. It really does create a wave of positive energy.
One thing we like to do around here is create simple presentation for our food that we share. It really isn't rocket science. Expensive platters and China are really pretty, but sometimes you want something easy. Grab a sheet of "bakers' parchment or tear off a piece of freezer paper and use it as your tray. Add a sheet to a simple wooden cutting board and fill it with veggies and colorful bunch of grapes. Throw a piece on the center of your table, add your appetizers for a simple vignette and write the menu directly on the paper! Allowing the beauty to be in the food. The sweetest part is that at the end of the eve you have an easy clean up.
We like simple around here.
If you are looking for local and regional farmers markets here are a few to visit!
Crawfordsville Farmers Market
Saturdays -- 8am to 1pm
Lafayette Farmers Market
5th Street, 47901 Downtown Lafayette
Thu: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Irvington Farmers Market
Historic Irvington (Indianapolis) -- Ellenberger Park
Saturdays -- Noon to 3pm