Friday, October 26, 2012

Sweet Tomato Preserves, Pickled Indigo Rose Tomatoes, Pickles and Pickled Radishes

Some weeks it seems all that I do is put things in jars. Perhaps that's because I am constantly looking for things to put into jars. As the season fades and things are pulled out of the garden, thoughts of Christmas presents or what will taste good when foods taste bland because the only thing fresh outside is greens and how to keep produce that we are overwhelmed with from going to waste. Apples, Peaches, Plums, Tomatoes and Tomatillos that were thrown in the freezer when there was no time to preserve the freshness are hauled back out as I rack my brain to think of new things to do with them and remember the old standbys that our Grandmothers depended on. Chow Chow and Chutneys, Pickles and Pickled Radishes, Peach Jam and Peach Lavender Preserves, Apple Butter and Plum Wild Preserves, Salsa and Sweet Tomato Preserves. Mike Brabo of Vesterbrook Farm brought up the issue of Sweet potatoes that are not quite pretty enough for market. After some research we came up with Sweet Potato Chips. All of these things are not prepared yet, some are but all are on the schedule before the Thanksgiving meal is on your table.
Come and see the results at Tower Grove Market and Bazaar in Tower Grove Park in front of the Pavilion to share in the bounty of the season.
You'll have to find us on your own as for the 1st time this season there will be no Lemonade. Look for the 5th stand on the right as you come up the tennis court side. There will be more sweet potatoes, apples and our beautiful Rainbow Cherry Mix featuring the ravishing and high in antioxidants, Indigo Rose Tomato.

Next week we will not be at Tower Grove Market but will return to St. John's Episcopal Market on Arsenal the following Saturday for the first of the Winter Markets. The following weekend at Schlafly Microbrewery.

God's Blessings on you and yours.


Sam and Bill

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