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Christmas is Just Around the Corner! Shop Local for the Holidays!

The market will be open through the Holidays this season so you can get the items you need for Christmas and New Year’s Eve/Day! We will continue with our regular ordering/pick up schedule.

Need meal/recipe ideas? Check the past newsletters for great ideas using market ingredients.

This week we welcome Kirsten Pearson to our online market with her amazing Lefse! Kirsten shared a booth at the outdoor market with Claire from Redhead Bread. You can find the Lefse under the Baked Goods then Ethnic/Specialties. Lefse is great for wraps, breakfast burritos, and warmed with butter and salt or honey.

R Family Farm has their last batch of chickens at the processor now and should be picking them up next week. This will be the last of the chicken cuts available until spring. They should be listed online by the week of Christmas.

Enjoy the week and see you Saturday!


Online Market is Open! Create A Great Holiday Appetizer Tray!

Congratulations to Arkansabi Farms on becoming Certified Naturally Grown! What does it mean to be Certified Naturally Grown? It means there is no use of GMO’s, no use of synthetic chemicals, and that your food is from a local farmer! Learn more about this certification here:

Here is an idea for a great appetizer tray using sausages from the market. R Family Farm has German Sausage, Beef and Pork Bratwurst, Jalapeno Cheddar Brats, and Andouille Sausage. Prepare your favorites, slice them and arrange on a wood board or platter along with mustard dipping sauce, your favorite sauerkraut, and maybe some cheeses, a baguette, or fresh baked pretzels.

Mustard recipes:

Horseradish mustard:
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons grated horseradish in vinegar

Apricot chili mustard:
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon hot chili flakes

Wasabi-whole grain mustard:
1/3 cup whole grain mustard
1/2 teaspoon wasabi paste

We are entering the season where the weather may begin affecting produce. As of Friday, everything was still doing well even after a mornings of below freezing temps. We are very thankful for all the hard work our farmers put into extended season growing. It’s a gamble for them that produces a longer season of fresh, locally grown produce for us.

If you are still looking for gifts for colleagues, hostesses, or stocking stuffers consider some lip balms, all natural hand sanitizer and other products, crocheted/knitted items for the kitchen, locally roasted coffee, or a jar of honey. We also have farmers market gift certificates available.

Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Online Market is Open! Plan for your Holiday Meals & Gift Giving~

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Cool weather, fires, decorating, giving, hosting friends and family at your table….

As you plan your meals and parties this month here are a couple recipes using market ingredients to consider serving on your table:

Scarborough Fair Roasted Chicken

Recipe here:


Christmas Kale Salad

Recipe here:

Remember to shop for your gift giving needs as well. There are great hand crafted items to choose from like crocheted and knitted dish cloths and kitchen items as well as personal and home products. You can also purchase Siloam Springs Farmers Market Gift Certificates online and we will make the expiration date good through December 2018. Your friends and loved ones can use them to purchase food from online orders and/or during the 2018 outdoor market season.

Thank you for shopping our online market and supporting our farmers, makers, and bakers. See you Saturday!

Online Market is Open!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanskgiving with family and friends. R Family Farm has updated their meat inventory so be sure to check out what is available. Arkansabi Farms continues to have a nice selection of produce for the season. There is also honey and coffee available as well as some items that would make nice gifts or stocking stuffers.

Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Online Market is Open!

The market will be open this Saturday for order pick ups! Come downtown for Small Business Saturday and shop for holiday gifts with our local merchants.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Online Market is Open!

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Bok Choy – Fruits And Veggies More

10. A Layer of Flavor. Add cut bok choy or baby bok choy to your favorite salad for a new layer of flavor. Add cut bok choy or baby bok choy to your favorite salad for a new layer of flavor.

9. Sick of Celery? Fill raw bok choy stalks with anything you would use to fill celery sticks. Try peanut butter, cream cheese, or guacamole.

8. A Simply Stylish Side. Cut some baby bok choy in half and braise with a mixture of your favorite stock, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes for an elegant side dish.

7. Salads & Sandwiches. Use raw bok choy leaves in salads or on sandwiches. It has a sweet flavor and is a good addition to spinach or mixed green salads.

6. Add to Your Appetizers! Add raw stalks of bok choy to your favorite vegetable tray!

5. Add chopped bok choy and onion to any leftover meat and pre-cooked veggie or rice mixture then toss in a skillet over medium-high heat. Scramble one egg for each person, and pour over the veggie-meat mixture. Stir it all up and let the egg cook.

4. Cut baby bok choy in half, drizzle with olive oil and toss it on the grill. Add just a sprinkle of salt, turn once and enjoy.

3. Great as Garnish. Use the tops of bok choy leaves to cover a plate as an attractive garnish when serving appetizers at your next party or get-together.

2. Turbo-Charge Your Soups. Besides its enticing flavor and vibrant color, bok choy is great for adding last-minute nutrition to homemade or canned soups.

1. Fig, Apple, and Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe: Make an Asian-inspired stir-fry using chicken, snow peas, peppers, onion and bok choy. Clean the stalks, then give them a rough chop before adding to the wok.

So many great uses for bok choy and Arkansabi Farm has it available.

Be sure to plan for the things you need to buy for Thanksgiving! Saturday the 18th is the market day before Thanksgiving. Whether its seasonal produce, meats, eggs, or a hostess gift like some really nice crocheted kitchen dish cloths and some lovely home made hand soap, you can find it here!

Online Market is Open!

This week another one of our great farmers, Shelli Henley of Ridgeline Farms, joins us on the Online Market! Shelli grows microgreens and they are so tasty! You can use them on sandwiches, tacos, baked potatoes, pizza or add them to smoothies or juice them. These will be listed under Microgreens and so far she’s offering arugula, beet, broccoli, cress, and radish.

Recipes for this week include the use of microgreens! You will find a recipe for pizza, an omelette, and tacos with roasted root veggies and microgreens. Plus many more!

Online Market is Open!

This week we welcome Mandi Johnson, creator of beautifully hand crocheted and knitted items and owner of Grace Full Stitches. She will customize the color for you and items can be ordered individually or in sets. These are a great addition to your kitchen or as gifts to give for birthdays or holidays!

Farmers work year round to provide food for your table. Tom of Opossum Hollow Produce is currently reworking a high tunnel. There’s a thousand pounds of composted cow goodness about to be added. R Family Farm is raising their last batch of broilers for the year. The close the broiler operation during the colder months and pick back up in the spring. That means you should stock up on your chicken because they usually run out by January.

This weeks recipe is for something that will keep you nice and warm. Beans and Greens are a simple, healthy meal and easy to prepare. This recipe from Food 52 calls for any beans, lentils, or chickpeas and you can use just about any green. Kale, chard, and bok choy can be found via our online market. You can make your own bone broth using R Family Farms chicken frames and if you have an Instant Pot you can make the broth in the morning in 2 hours time, strain it and let it cool and use then cook your beans and have them ready when it’s time to cook the soup. Hope you enjoy this recipe and see you Saturday!

Recipe link here:

Photo credits: Mandi Johnson, Cheryl Wells, and Jennifer Remington, and Food 52

Online Market is Open!

Good morning! There is such a great variety of produce available online this week, as well as pastured poultry, pork, and grass fed beef, farm fresh eggs, honey, and all natural home and personal products. I’ve included a recipe below that I hope will inspire you to try something new using products you purchase from our local farmers, makers, and bakers. The Stuffed Patty Pan Squash recipe sounds so good and uses patty pan squash available from Arkansabi Farms,ground beef & bacon available from R Family Farm, eggs available from Payne Farm or R Family Farm, and it calls for dill but I think I would substitute kale which is available from Opossum Hollow Produce or Arkansabi Farms.

If you try this recipe and like it please post pictures on the Siloam Springs Farmers Market Facebook page!

Have a great week and see you Saturday!


Online Market is Open!

If you haven’t seen this new book, Ozark Culinary History, you must check it out! It’s written by Erin Rowe who is a local Northwest Arkansas Chef and Author of An Ozark Culinary History. She is available for private in-home cooking classes, as well as group classes with Honeycomb Kitchen Shop in Rogers. Book talks, events and signings are also great ways to hear about her book, food, and have a personalized experience with Chef Erin in person at your shop, home or club. Contact her by email at for more details. You can visit her Facebook page at

Erin’s book contains quotes from local folks in Siloam Springs and from R Family Farm. She also shares a bit about our Farm to Table dinner.

The book may be purchased locally at Heart of the Home located in Historic Downtown Siloam Springs.

This week we welcome Arkansabi Farms to the online market!

R Family Farm has re-stocked their chicken. Time to stock up! I’ve been craving Chicken & Waffles with a spicy kick and found a recipe that I’m going to try. (Link under photo)

How about some Fried Green Tomatoes? Recipe at the link below the photo.

Hope you enjoy the recipes and shopping online this week! Thank you for continuing to support our farmers, makers, and bakers year round!

You will see Tom and Cheryl from Opossum Hollow Produce Saturday as they are filling in for me so I can go to the beach!

Have a great week!