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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!

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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/

Online Market is Open!


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

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: https://food52.com/recipes/66632-beans-and-greens-soup

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

Online Market is Open!


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

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.

http://www.southernliving.com/recipes/stuffed-pattypan-squash-beef-feta-recipe

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!

~Stacy

Online Market is Open!


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

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 erin2maui@hotmail.com for more details. You can visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com.

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)

https://spicysouthernkitchen.com/chicken-and-waffles/

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

https://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/fried-green-tomatoes/

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!

~Stacy

Fall/Winter Online Market is OPEN!!


October 7th completed our Outdoor Market season at the Homegrown Festival. 3,000 wristbands were handed out at the festival and we are so thankful to all who attended and made it a GREAT event!

This week we begin the Fall/Winter online market season. A few new vendors will be joining us within the next couple of weeks so keep watching for your favorite products like microgreens to appear online.

Orders can be picked up on Saturday mornings at the Main Street Siloam Springs office located at 103 E Alpine St., Ste 2. from 9 am to 11 am. We accept cash and SNAP benefits as payment.

Thank you for supporting our local farmers, makers, and bakers year round!

It's time for the Homegrown Festival!!


Saturday, October 7th the market will move over to the end of Broadway St and East Main, by Twin Springs Park, so we can be part of the Homegrown Festival!!
It is the last day of the outdoor market season and our Kids Day. There will be so many great free activities for the kids, a pumpkin patch, a blacksmith demonstration, live music, the bounce castle, Yeyo’s Mexican Grill, and all the Homegrown makers and vendors- somewhere around 60 booths. Our market will be full with 20 farmers, makers, and bakers.

Come out and support your farmers and shop the market and the festival for great gifts for the upcoming holidays and treat yourself to something nice as well!

We will be open 8-1 and the festival hours are 10-5. See you Saturday!!

Online Product Listing


This Saturday Bridges to Wellness will be sponsoring a Cooking Matters class from 10-11 am. Seating is limited and first come first serve. Participants will watch a cooking demo and be able to take home a grocery bag with the ingredients to cook the meal they learned to make.

Sam Thompson will provide music beginning at 10:30 am.

Our final day for the outdoor market season is October 7th and we will be located at the Homegrown Festival near Twin Springs Park. That day will also be Kids Day and there will be several fun, free activities for kids.

See you Saturday, September 30th at our usual location in Twin Springs Park.

Online Market Product Listing


This Saturday at the market we will have our final Know & Grow cooking demonstration for the season beginning at 10:00 am. At 11 am Bridges to Wellness will host a Cooking Matters class. Make sure to join us for both of these great events.