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ScottsbluffWinter FarmersMarket

November 7, 2010

Not done with the farmer’s market posts just because winter’s coming on! The market moved indoors. (It also moved to the afternoon, as some early birds discovered.)

Here’s the haul for this week (not including a plate of brownies that were devoured during the Nebraska-Iowa State game):

Squash, bison jerky, parsley, spinach-feta bread, body lotion and peppers and tomatoes

The peppers and tomatoes were the last of the season, so you won’t see those at the next market on November 27. Not sure about the parsley, either. But there’s plenty o’ goods to be had, that’s for sure.

And that spinach-feta bread was AWESOME! It wasn’t from the big Styria bakery. They weren’t at the market this week because they had previously committed to the Gering craft show. The bread this week was from Jane Sedman, who hails from Huntley, Wyoming, or thereabouts. If you are an artisan bread fiend and addicted to Styria bread, I suggest giving Jane’s bread a go, too. It has a completely different texture from the larger loaves. Very good!

Market meal: olive bread, goat mozzarella and heirloom tomato grilled cheese sandwich.

Here’s what I recall seeing at the last market, in addition to the items above: goat cheese, honey, beef, pork sausage, cabbage, lots of baked goods, soaps from two different vendors, indian corn, herbal tinctures, beautiful glass beads, handwoven rugs, folk art and spice mixes. I know Dan Weitzel had a ton of stuff crossed off his sale board because it all sold. There weren’t any eggs to be had, either, since I got there a half hour before the market ended.

There was an old-timey band playing, which was a very nice touch. There were some face painters, too, though they looked a bit bored when I was there — no kiddo canvases.

We dropped off a food donation for CAPWN, which had an informational booth at the market. Looked like some boosters from a Bluff Middle School sports team has set up a booth, too.

At the next market, the featured charity is Toys for Tots. I was flipping though the (aargh!) Christmas toy catalogs that came in the paper this morning (already?!??) to see what I might donate.

See y’all on the 27th!

Copyright 2010 by Katie Bradshaw

5 Comments leave one →
  1. shawna permalink
    November 9, 2010 5:14 pm

    i appreciate you using the term “bison” instead of buffalo. bison are native, and buffalo are asian. regardless, all the food looks wonderful. more people should buy and eat local foods, they taste better and have a better impact on our local economy. thanks for getting out and checking out the digs, can’t wait for next year. hope you enjoy as well! btw i did not visit the farmer’s market this year, only because i have my own garden, fresh eggs, and all that but if i didn’t i would be right there. it’s surely a wonderful thing to have in town.

    • Katie Bradshaw permalink*
      November 9, 2010 7:00 pm

      Funny how few people pay attention to the bison/buffalo thing. I wonder how the mixup got started.

  2. November 9, 2010 6:47 pm

    I admire you so much for doing this!

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