Seneca Falls Farmer’s Market 7/28 Report

There is something wonderful that happens at each Farmer’s Market. Not just the fabulous produce, farm fresh eggs and wonderful baked goods. Nor is it limited to the expert advice of farmers, producers and growers for you to use in your kitchen or your home garden.The thing I find most wonderful about it is that it reflects the essence of community. Across hundreds of years and cultures around the world, there has always been a community market for people to gather and shop; to greet one another, discuss issues of the day and catch up on family members, classmates, neighbors and friends. Sitting at the Market, I see shopkeepers, executives, teachers, community leaders, bankers, chefs, retirees and children in short, everyone enjoying the park, the goods available and one another’s company.Join us on Wednesday from 11 AM until 4 at the beautiful People’s Park in Seneca Falls for the Farmer’s Market. I know it takes some effort to tear ourselves away for a bit, but the rewards are wonderful and all that great activity that we call “work” will be waiting for us when we get back to the home or office! When you’re there, pick up some zucchini, onion, garlic, eggs and herbs and try this recipe!Helpful Market Hint: To pick out a good eggplant; find one that is not too big or bruised. It should seem heavy for its size and solid. If it seems “hollow” the seeds are starting to dry out and pull away from the center; if it seems “watery” (like you can feel liquid rolling around within it) the insides are rotting! BTW: This also works to judge the ripeness of most melons! Pauline’s E – Z Zucchini Appetizer3 cups thinly sliced zucchini1 cup of Bisquick½ Cup finely chopped Onion½ Cup grated Parmesan Cheese1 Tbsp parsley flakes½ Tsp Salt (optional)½ Tsp Pepper3 Tbsp Oregano1 clove of garlic½ cup of Vegetable oil4 eggs, lightly beatenPreheat Oven to 350Grease 9” x 13” pan and mix all ingredients thoroughly and spread in pan. Bake about 25 minutes or until a knife or fork inserted in the center comes out dry. Cut into squares and serve with a bit of parmesan cheese sprinkled over the plate of squares.

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