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Happy Memorial Day: time to order local food!





It’s time to order online from Mobile Farmers Market!
click here to go directly to the market page

To Contact Us

Rural Resources Mobile Farmers Market
mfmmanager@ruralresources.net
423-636-8171

Recipes

Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins

A quick recipe for spicy skillet turnip greens for a comforting, home-cooked meal.

Serves: 6

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
1 pound turnip greens, cleaned and chopped
¼ cup water
pinch brown sugar
? teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to preference)

Instructions

Drizzle olive oil into skillet over medium heat.

Add onion and cook until just tender, about 3 minutes. Then add ½ of turnip greens. Allow to cook down and add the remainder of the greens.

As the second half of turnip greens cook down, add water, brown sugar and red pepper flakes. Adjust the amount of red pepper to your personal taste.

Once all the greens are cooked down and the flavor is where you want it, remove from heat and enjoy!

Adapted from Add a Pinch, a blog about Southern cooking.

Market News



Happy Memorial Day! This weekend brings to mind my brother, a retired U.S. Army Ranger. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq, then earned a law degree, and now works for a nonprofit legal firm that focuses on human rights. I am incredibly proud of all he has accomplished, and I know what he has sacrificed along the way.

I’m sure that like me, many of you have close loved ones who have served their country in one way or another, and who sacrified greatly for it. As you go about what are sure to be awesome, fun-filled weekend plans, please take a moment to honor them.

Be on the lookout for next week’s e-mail update, which will have a fresh, new look!

The customary reminder about our schedule: order between now and Monday at noon. Delivery takes place from 9:00 until 11:30 on Wednesday morning. If you live in downtown Greeneville or Tusculum, you can meet us at Takoma Hospital, or you can order delivery right to your door!

Otherwise, you can pick up your orders at Rural Resources on Thursday evening when we host our seasonal suppers (you can arrange other times to pick up by e-mailing mfmmanager@ruralresources.net or calling 423-636-8171).

Thanks for your support of fresh, local food!

Eva—MFM Online Manager

Local Product Highlights

Now about those fresh farm products!

New this week, we have turnip greens, an old southern favorite. See this week’s recipe for a quick, nontraditional way to prepare them.

We also have french breakfast radishes, a two tone radish which is milder and more tender than the more traditional Champion variety.

There are beautiful sage plants available. The herb itself has a variety of culinary and practical uses, and it also produces gorgeous flowers that attract beneficial critters to your garden.

Browse the whole list here.

Thank you for helping to connect farms, food and families by purchasing locally produced food that is healthy, fresh, and delicious!

Time to order local food!





It’s time to order online from Mobile Farmers Market!
click here to go directly to the market page

To Contact Us

Rural Resources Mobile Farmers Market
mfmmanager@ruralresources.net
423-636-8171

Recipes

Nettle Pesto

Italians make nettle pesto, or pesto d’urtica, in springtime.

3 cups raw stinging nettles
3 medium garlic cloves (or green garlic)
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted (or walnuts)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Parmesan cheese, finely grated

1. Using tongs or gloves, measure 3 tightly packed cups of raw young nettle tops. Add them to salted boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes, drain immediately and then place the greens in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Cool, strain and squeeze dry using a tea towel to remove every drop of moisture that you can.

2. Coarsely chop the nettles to make about 1 cup. Add them to the bowl of a food processor with the garlic cloves and pine nuts. While pulsing, slowly add the olive oil, 1 tablespoon at a time. Season to taste with salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. You might add a small knob of soft butter and a squeeze of lemon juice if it needs brightening. Blend once more to incorporate the final additions.

Makes 1 generous cup

Market News



It’s still early in the season ,but we have some new veggies and other items on the market this week. It has been really exciting to drive around Greene County and see fields finally filling up with young plants. Melissa and Katee, the Rural Resources farmers, have been busy planting tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and other crops that will be ripening before you know it!

A reminder about our schedule: order between now and Monday at noon. Delivery takes place from 9:00 until 11:30 on Wednesday morning. If you live in downtown Greeneville or Tusculum, you can meet us at Takoma Hospital, or you can order delivery right to your door!

Otherwise, you can pick up your orders at Rural Resources on Thursday evening when we host our seasonal suppers (you can arrange other times to pick up by e-mailing mfmmanager@ruralresources.net or calling 423-636-8171).

Thanks for your support of fresh, local food—and happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing moms out there!

Eva—MFM Online Manager

Local Product Highlights

This week we have two new greens: Mizuna, a peppery Asian green somewhat similar to arugula, and rouge d’hiver, a red romaine.

If you’re looking to get your own garden started, we have some plant starts for sale, such as sage. The teen program is also selling bags of rabbit manure. This is an excellent soil amendment that can be applied directly to your garden without composting!

There is still plenty of pastured pork sausage from animals raised by teen program participants. This mild, flavorful sausage has gotten rave reviews from everyone who has tried it.

Browse the whole list here.

Thank you for helping to connect farms, food and families by purchasing locally produced food that is healthy, fresh, and delicious!

Oops! Broken Link in the Last Blog Update


Hi folks,

The last blog post contained a link at the bottom which did not work. To shop on the MFM online ordering system, visit www.fromthefarm.net

The Mobile Farmers Market is open for 2014!





It’s time to order online from Mobile Farmers Market!
click here to go directly to the market page

To Contact Us

Rural Resources Mobile Farmers Market
mfmmanager@ruralresources.net
423-636-8171

Recipes

Sauteed Stinging Nettles

From www.chow.com
A simple sauté is a delicious and quick way to deactivate the stinging hairs of this somewhat intimidating green. Herbaceous and slightly nutty, sautéed nettles can be added to soups, pizza dough rounds, simmered white beans, and scrambled eggs or paired with ricotta on crostini for an elegant hors d’oeuvre.

Special equipment: Heavy rubber dish gloves are helpful to quickly stem and clean the nettles. If you do not have gloves, tongs and scissors will do the trick.

Difficulty: Easy
Total Time: 35 mins
Active Time: 35 mins
Makes: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

1 pound stinging nettles
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large shallot, sliced lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 medium garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup water
Zest of 1 medium lemon
Juice of 1/2 medium lemon

INSTRUCTIONS

Wearing thick rubber gloves, clean the nettles by soaking them several times under cold running water, then drain. (Do not touch raw nettles with your bare hands. If you do not have rubber gloves, use tongs to handle the nettles.) Separate the tender leaves from the tough stems, discarding the stems. (Use scissors for this process if you don’t have protective rubber gloves.)

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the shallots and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until the shallots have softened, about 2 minutes more.

Using tongs, add half of the nettles and the water to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until the nettles have begun to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining nettles and cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 3 minutes more. (Add more water a tablespoon at a time if the pan becomes too dry.)

Remove the pan from heat. Stir in the lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve.

Market News



Welcome to the Mobile Farmers’ Market! We are gearing up for the growing season of 2014, and we are excited to have new and old customers joining us for this adventure. We only have a few things on the market right now, but you can expect a wider variety of fresh farm food as the season moves forward.

For those of you who haven’t used the Mobile Farmers’ Market before, here’s how it works:

The market opens on Friday at 10:00 AM. I will post a blog each week around that time as a reminder that the market is open. The blog will highlight some of that week’s products, and will include a recipe. Place your orders any time from 10:00 AM Friday until Monday at noon, when the market will close for the week.

If you live in downtown Greeneville or Tusculum, you can meet us at Takoma Hospital, or you can order delivery right to your door! Delivery takes place from 9:00 until 11:30 on Wednesday morning.

Otherwise, you can pick up your orders at Rural Resources on Thursday evening when we host our seasonal suppers (you can arrange other times to pick up by e-mailing mfmmanager@ruralresources.net or calling 423-636-8171).

We would love to have other food producers on the market! If you are interested in selling, sign up on the “Our Growers” page or contact us at the e-mail/phone number above for more information!

Thanks for your support of fresh, local food—and happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing moms out there!

Eva—MFM Online Manager

Local Product Highlights

This week we have green garlic, which has a delicate, nutty flavor and can be used in recipes that call for garlic, leeks, onions or scallions.

We also have nettles, which are packed with nutrients, and can be cooked to get rid of their famous sting!

Don’t forget to order delivery to your home or business if you live in Greeneville/Tusculum city limits (add your address and phone number in the comments section of your order when you check out). Order more than $50 worth of products and your delivery is FREE!

We also have lots of ground sausage from Rural Resources’ very own pastured pork, as well as homemade frozen pizzas featuring local meats, prepared by Teen Program participants.

Browse the whole list here.

Thank you for helping to connect farms, food and families by purchasing locally produced food that is healthy, fresh, and delicious!

Eggs, Casseroles, Honey, & More


Some of the vegetables are taking a break in the garden this week, but we still have Eggs, Casseroles, Honey, and Popcorn. The Honey and Popcorn make excellant Christmas gifts for teachers, co-workers, family members, and friends. Order today and pick up on Thursday between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon.

Eggs


Some of the vegetables are taking a break this week, but we still have eggs, honey, casseroles, and popcorn. The honey and popcorn make fabulous Christmas gifts!! Order today!!

Pop, pop, popcorn!!


We have delicious fresh and locally grown popcorn this week!! Just stick it in the microwave and watch it pop. Both children and adults love this kind of popcorn. It also makes great gifts for teachers and co-workers. Order fast as the supply is limited!!

Winter CSA with Harvest at the Bluffs


Dear Online Market Customers,

I am writing to let you know about a great opportunity this winter for fresh, local produce. Harvest at the Bluffs here in Greeneville is starting a winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and is looking for members.

The CSA shares will consist of local vegetables, eggs, bread, flowers, honey, herbs and berries that can be delivered to your work or home every week. Prices range from as little as $12 a week up to $20 a week. Commitments are for 11 week shares or 22 week shares.

For more information, email harvestatthebluffs@gmail.com

To learn more about what a CSA is, check out this website: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/

I hope you will consider supporting these young farmers who are committed to natural practices and creating local food systems for our community. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Farmer Paul
Rural Resources

Time to Order


Lots of yummy choices this week. We are featuring some of the very best salad mix I’ve ever tasted. We also have greens, bell peppers, onions, and more. Turn your order in and pick up on Thursday morning from 10:00am until 12:00 noon.