Dog Days!

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Celebrate the bounty of summer!

This week should be a fabulous market, full of fantastic locally grown produce and handcrafted goodies, plus SUN–and it’s not just wishful thinking this time. I’ve been enjoying green beans, and below you’ll find an old-fashioned recipe for creamed beans like my grandma used to make, and my mom after her. So good!

Woof!

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Join us for our annual Dog Days at market! We’ll have a ton of special guests with expertise on everything canine. Plus, there are certain to be a few–or many–very special pups in our midst. Maybe yours?

Check the vendor list below for info on participating organizations.

Come to market and Thursdays will be your favorite day of the week!

 

Vendors for July 14, 2016:

Music:
Whiskey Jackets

Community Organizations:
WSU Master Gardeners
Kitsap Public Health
Bremerton Family YMCA 

Special Dogs Day Guests:
Kitsap Humane Society
Peninsula Dog Fanciers Club – with agility and handling demonstrations!
Muttley Crew Dog 4-H Club
Leash4Leash – making free pet ID tags!

Farms:
Abundantly Green: Organic chicken, beef, pork, free-range eggs, produce
Bird Song Acres – farm fresh chicken and duck eggs
Davis Farm – with mulberries, raspberries, yellow transparent apples, yellow plums, veggies, flowers and chanterelle mushrooms.
Gregory Farm / Johnson Orchards: blueberries, peaches, nectarines, cherries & apricots
Hayton Berry Farm: bringing strawberries and raspberries this week!
Heyday Farm Creamery – with fresh goat chevre
High Point Family Farm: USDA pork and lamb, as well as eggs
Patchwork Gardens – fresh salad greens
Pheasant Fields Farm: Local produce, veggie starts
Rusty Wheel Farm – USDA pork
Shallow Roots Ranch
Short’s Family Farm: USDA beef
Taylor’s Honey Farm: Local honey
Thong Xiang Garden: Sugar-snap peas, beans, and sweet pea flowers this week

Prepared & Processed Food:
Alana Lu Hawaiian BBQ
Carters
: Souvlaki and ice cream
CJ’s Evergreen General Store & Catering
Copper Pasty
Crimson Cove Smoked Specialties
Jimini’s
Kettlelishess Corn
 – we have a diabetic blend kettlecorn made with Truvia
Laughing Dog Kitchen: Vegan and gluten-free baked goods
London Maid Crumpets
Mad Moose Pizza: wood-fired pizza
Tamgo Jams

Artisans:
Bremerton Letterpress Co.
Diane’s Dezines
: jewelry and fused glass
Inspired by Athena
June Moon Jewelry
Living4theIamIam
: Crochet goods, jewelry, magnets, and more
Made in Manette
Museables: Hair accessories
Rachel’s Copper Creations: copper roses and windchimes
Rengoose Creations: Art prints, buttons, bags, cards and more
RNR Originals
Tiny Mushroom People: fun jewelry and vinyl designs
Westridge Art
With Faith and Fabric
Wood Forge Armory

Recipe of the Week: Grandma’s Creamed Green Beans

A childhood favorite that never grows old. Pick up fresh beans, onion, and bacon at market to make this at home.

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and broken into about 1-1/2 inch lengthscream beans
  • 1/2 cup bacon, chopped
  • Butter, if needed
  • 1/4 c minced yellow or red onion
  • 1-2 T flour
  • 1 c milk or half-n-half
  • Salt and black pepper

Boil a pot of water and cook beans for a few minutes, until tender but still bright green, about 3 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into cold water. Drain. Set aside.

Cook bacon until it is lightly browned and renders its fat. Remove bacon but keep the fat in the pan.

Add butter (or olive oil) if you don’t have 1-2T fat from the bacon. Add onion to the fat and cook gently until soft and translucent.

Warm milk/cream until hot to the touch. Keep warm until ready to use.

Add flour to the bacon grease-onion mixture and stir to make a thick paste. Cook for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Slowly and carefully add the warm milk–just a bit a a time at first–stirring constantly, to make a smooth sauce. When all the milk has been incorporated, thicken a bit.
Add salt (1/2t – 1t or so) and pepper to taste. Add the reserved beans and bacon and stir to coat with sauce.

Serve and enjoy!

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