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Time to stock up on Pastured Chicken! Online Market is Open!


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R Family Farm chicken is selling quickly. This is the last of the chicken until Spring so be sure to stock up while you can. Bone broth is great to have year round, but especially good during the winter with all the colds and flu going around.

You can purchase honey, farm fresh eggs,Lefse, beautifully knitted/crocheted kitchen items, and all natural products for personal and home use.

What is Lefse you ask? Lefse is a traditional soft Norwegian flatbread. It is made with potatoes, flour, butter, and milk or cream. It is similar to a tortilla, maybe a bit larger. You can use it as a wrap for sandwiches, breakfast burritos, or slathered with butter and honey.

Enjoy the warmer temps this week as it looks like we will be experiencing cold temps again by Friday.

Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Happy New Year! Market is Open!


The New Year came in with a cold front and it was 4 degrees at my house this morning. Our neighbor’s water froze. We are thankful ours did not. Keep the water dripping this week.

R Family Farm stocked up the chicken this week so you should stock up too as this is the last of it until spring.

Unfortunately produce isn’t going to grow well with these cold temps so it may be a few weeks before it’s back online.

Best wishes on 2018! See you Saturday!

~Stacy

Merry Christmas! Place your order for New Year's Weekend


2017 has been a great year for our market with an increase in farmers and customers atrending the market. We look forward to continuing to connect our community to locally grown and made products in 2018.

From our farmers, makers, and bakers – thank you for your continued support! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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


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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!

~Stacy

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


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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: http://www.cngfarming.org/

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.

http://www.hungrygowhere.com/recipe/german-sausage-platter/4c7e3101/

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~


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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: https://thecozyapron.com/scarborough-fair-roasted-chicken/

PC: TheCozyApron.com

Christmas Kale Salad

Recipe here: http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2013/12/christmas-kale-salad.html

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!


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

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!


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

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

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!


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

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! https://www.brit.co/microgreen-recipes/