Friday, October 09, 2009

10-10-09 Clayton Farm and Community Market Newsletter

Written by Amber Southerland Polk and edited by the CFCM Board

Fall Goodies Are Here!

Email with any questions, comments, article contributions or to get your own weekly copy delivered to your inbox. The Clayton Market is located at the Clayton Town Square at the corner of Main and O’Neil Street in Downtown Clayton. We are open every Saturday, April-October 31 8am-1pm.

Smith’s is Bringing The Fall Spirit: Smith’s Nursery will be at the farmers market this Saturday with fall plants, pumpkins, gourds, collards, sweet potatoes, mustard and turnip greens and hot peppers. No word on how hot the hot peppers are, but if you are brave enough to try one, email us and let us know. Remember to buy local for all your fall decorating and cooking needs.

Nancy’s Fall Candles: Nancy has developed several new scents just for Fall. Stop by and smell her pumpkin soufflé, sweet cranberries, fraser fir, mulberry and holly berry candles. Nancy will be running a special promotion on all her scents, large $12 candles will only be $10 for Clayton Market customers. So come by and stock up because Christmas is right around the corner.

Keiko’s Handmade items: Keiko will have all her hand made baby items and purses this week. She will also be returning with more passport cases, perfect for a cool weather get away. Stop by to see this and all her other cute products.

Mushroom Man at the Market: David the Mushroom Man will bring his shiitake mushrooms to the market this week. David uses no chemical on his mushrooms and loves telling people about the health benefits of fresh shiitake mushrooms. Stop by and pick up a package and browse his hand made crafts as well.

Cranberry Chicken:
Nancy from Nancy’s Candles sent in this simple, yet yummy fall recipe. I think I will try it with a side of Smith’s fresh collards.

Brown 4 boneless breast of chicken in a skillet with butter.
Once browned on both sides, add a whole can of cranberries and let simmer until chicken is done
You can add a splash of red wine if you like to add some zing, but this is a healthy, low fat, quick and easy recipe for this time of year.

Now Accepting Applications for 2010: Hopefully you have been following us throughout our first year and have seen the hard work and dedication put into getting the Clayton Market off the ground. We are committed to providing a place for local farmers and crafters to sell their items to Clayton and the surrounding community. I would like to invite anyone interested in becoming a vendor in 2010 to send me an email with any questions you may have. The application process is easy, and we sure look forward to having you out next year.

Upcoming Events
October 17- Clayton Oktoberfest
October 24 – Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 31- Costume contest for 2 legged children and 4 legged children

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