Feeling fruitful as the date for our Farm to Table Dinner approaches!
This week Squirrel is going nuts over beef from Cherry Hill Ecological Farm, Minerva Garlic & Herb butter, Delicata squash, red onions, and watermelon from Clarion River Organics, Post Apples Farm eggplant, and Jersey Mac apples from Orton’s Fruit Farm, which officially kicks off apple season!Squirrel is also going nuts over Maple Balsamic Ginger Vinaigrette by Richard’s Maple Products and Jerk Marinade & Sauce by Erie restaurant Pineapple Eddie’s, which you can learn more about in the next newsletter.
In this issue Squirrel has some agricultural trivia! What do watermelon and eggplant have in common??? Scroll down to our recipe corner to find out. 😉
August Market Monthly Partner:
Author Eric Pallant
This month, we are proud to present the book: Sourdough Culture: A History of Bread Making from Ancient to Modern Bakers by local author, Eric Pallant. Currently located in Meadville, PA, he serves as the Christine Scott Nelson Endowed Professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Allegheny College. From his website, Pallant is also “a serious amateur baker, a two-time Fulbright Scholar, and an award-winning professor.” Sourdough Culture details the history of sourdough as fuel for the builders of the Pyramids in Ancient Egypt, a way to pacify the Roman populace amongst political turmoil, and a popular past-time during the Covid-19 pandemic. It also shares various bread-making techniques used throughout the ages. Pick up your signed copy soon, as it will only be here through the end of August!
Recipe Corner: fruitful dinners and desserts with eggplant and watermelon!
Any guesses on what the two stars of our recipe corner, eggplant and watermelon, have in common?
If you were thinking “vibrant colors” or “seasonality,” you would be correct, but the real commonality is that the varieties of these fruits (yes, eggplant is a fruit!) found on our grocery store shelves and in our gardens today are the result of centuries of selective genetic cultivation!
Our annual Farm to Table Dinner fundraiser will take place on Saturday, August 26th at Goodell Gardens from 4-7 pm. That is less than 2 weeks away! Tickets are $60 per person. Seats are limited to 150 and we sold out last year, so stop in or call 814-266-2993 soon to get your tickets. Like last year, this will be a low-waste event, so plan to bring your own place setting, napkin, and glass. In addition to the E-Bike, we will also be raffling off several baskets including swag and products from some of our producers, tickets to the Erie Philharmonic and Erie Otters games, gift certificates to local businesses, and even a subscription to a certain local, year-round grocery box. 😉 These will be available at the dinner only!
Without further ado… if you haven’t seen it already, here is our menu!
E-Bike Raffle Tickets: also available for only 9 more days!
The winner will be pulled at our Farm to Table Dinner on August 26th. The bike is a Himiway Cruiser Step Through E-Bike, valued at $1699 retail, and comes with several accessories. Thanks so much, 814 Outdoor Sports in Edinboro, for this incredible raffle! Tickets are $15/ea, 3 for $40, or 10 for $100.
All proceeds benefit Edinboro Market and will go towards the down-payment on our new space. Stop by to see our floor plan and get your tickets!