Friday, February 20, 2015

Blue Skys News: product info and market schedule, February 20

Visit us this coming week:

Farm Fresh Rhode Island Winter Farmers Market
Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main St, Pawtucket
Saturday, 9am–1pm

Thundermist Health Center Farmers Market
450 Clinton St, Woonsocket
(inside lobby, 1st floor)
Tuesday, 3–6pm

Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market
Little Falls Cafe, 2166 Broad St, Cranston
Thursday, 5–7:30pm
(product limited & preorder only; email pxtmarket@gmail.com to register)

What we'll be selling:
  • Carrots
  • Baby Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Greens (from The Good Earth)
  • Eggs (from Pak Express Farm and Big Train Farm)
  • Spearmint Tea
  • Culinary Herbs: Rosemary, Marjoram, Marjoram Zaatar
  • Dried Floral Wreaths

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Here is our newest creation: word art with dried flowers!

See you at the markets!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Blue Skys News: product info and market schedule, February 12

Visit us this coming week:

Farm Fresh Rhode Island Winter Farmers Market
Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main St, Pawtucket
Saturday, 9am–1pm

Thundermist Health Center Farmers Market
450 Clinton St, Woonsocket
(inside lobby, 1st floor)
Tuesday, 3–6pm

Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market
Little Falls Cafe, 2166 Broad St, Cranston
Thursday, 5–7:30pm
(product limited & preorder only; email pxtmarket@gmail.com to register)

What we'll be selling:
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Asian Greens (from The Good Earth)
  • Eggs (from Big Train Farm & gC farm)
  • Herbal Teas
  • Dried Culinary Herbs
  • Dried Floral Wreaths



See you at the markets!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Blue Skys News: product info and market schedule, February 6

Here’s where we’ll be this coming week:

Farm Fresh Rhode Island Winter Farmers Market
Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main St, Pawtucket
Saturday, 9am–1pm

Thundermist Health Center Farmers Market
450 Clinton St, Woonsocket
(inside lobby, 1st floor)
Tuesday, 3–6pm

Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market
Little Falls Cafe, 2166 Broad St, Cranston
Thursday, 5–7:30pm
(product limited & preorder only; email pxtmarket@gmail.com to register)

What we'll be selling:


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Herbal Tea Blend Recipe: Catnip + Lavender + Lemon Balm

Catnip aids in sleep.
Lavender is soothing.
Lemon balm is calming.
Sounds like the perfect combination for this dreary winter! It is also very tasty, especially with some local honey.

How to do it:

  1. Purchase these 3 herbal blends from us. 
  2. Mix together 1 teaspoon of each, for each cup of tea. 
  3. Steep in a muslin tea bag (preferred) or tea strainer in hot—not boiling—water for about 10 minutes. 
  4. Add some honey and lemon (optional) and enjoy!


Lemon Balm

Catnip

Lavender
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How to Make Vegetable Broth

Due to the weather, our selection of fresh produce is temporarily limited. In the meanwhile, you can stock up on our root vegetables and make some delicious and healthy broths to keep on hand for the months to come.

Check out this easy recipe on how to make homemade vegetable broth from kitchen scraps. Toss in some fresh root vegetables and onions and you’ll have a tasty, healthy, and versatile broth.


You can take it a step further and make a heartier broth with bones from one of our local meat vendors, like Frank from PV Farmstand. There are so many ways to make bone broths or bone stocks; here’s a simple one.


Making your own broth at home is simple, and it’s healthier, cheaper, and tastier than buying it from the store! Homemade broths add a lot of flavor and some serious nutrients to otherwise ordinary dishes. I hope you’ll give it a shot.

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See you at the markets!

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Zen of Growing

One of my workers sent me this quote the other day.  We can't wait to get going again!  We certainly do spend alot of time bowing to the earth...


"The way to plant a garden is on your knees. You have to bow to the earth. You must get your fingers in the soil - bare fingers that can feel the inner warmth of Spring ... You know this soil. You know the feel of it, the smell, the growing warmth within it. You have spaded it, raked it, removed the stones, put in the fertilizer. You feel it here beneath your knees, firm and enduring. It has been here for untold ages, and it was green with life long before humans came to stir it for their own purposes ... You know it for your own because it has welcomed you each Spring that you have come to commune with it... Kneeling here in the sun, you know these things. Understanding creeps up and through you out of the earth itself. And you cover the seed and mark the row, and move on to the next."

Hal Borland from An American Year, published in 1946.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Blue Skys News: product info and market schedule, January 30

Here’s where we’ll be this coming week:

Farm Fresh Rhode Island Winter Farmers Market
Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main St, Pawtucket
Saturday, 9am–1pm

Thundermist Health Center Farmers Market
450 Clinton St, Woonsocket
(inside lobby, 1st floor)
Tuesday, 3–6pm

Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market
Little Falls Cafe, 2166 Broad St, Cranston
Thursday, 5–7:30pm
(product limited & preorder only; email pxtmarket@gmail.com to register)

What we'll be selling:
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Eggs
  • Mixed Greens (limited)
  • Herbal Tea
  • Culinary Herbs
  • Everlasting Floral Wreaths


Dried flower wreath-making in progress.

Some finished wreaths... come check out our selection at the markets!

See you at the markets!