Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Shopping List - Blueberries!

They're local, they're fresh, and at the peak of the season - - - those little orbs of sweet - tangy blueberry goodness - - - mmmmmmmm! And, yes, they will be at market tomorrow - lucky you!
Be certain to add blueberries to your market day list so you can make this incredible Blueberry Lemon Tea Cake from Martha Stewart. Donna Levitsky from Shellbark Hollow Farm, and a power house volunteer on the East Goshen Farmers' Market Committee, made this delicious recipe for our meeting earlier this week - - - it was a winner!

Blue Belles
(Blueberry-Lemon Tea Cakes)

1 stick unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest,
    plus ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¾ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs
1 ¼ cups blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter a 5- by- 9-inch loaf pan and dust with flour, tapping out excess.

Combine ½ cup sugar and ½ cup lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and syrup is thickened, about 4 minutes.  Let stand while making cake.

Meanwhile, combine heavy cream, remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and the vanilla in a bowl.   Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ¼ teaspoon salt in another bowl.

Beat butter, lemon zest, and remaining cup sugar with mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low, add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the cream mixture, beginning and ending with flour.  Gently fold in blueberries using a rubber spatula.

Pour into prepared pan.  Bake on a rimmed baking sheet until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.

Transfer pan to wire rack, and brush top of cake with lemon syrup.  Let stand for 15 minutes.  Turn out cake from pan, and brush all over with remaining syrup.  Let cool completely on wire racks.

Can be stored in air tight container for up to 2 days or frozen up to 3 weeks.

Feeling Peachy!!!

Feeling Peachy - - - who wouldn't be feeling peachy on such a beautiful day - - - and just one day until the start of the new East Goshen Farmers' Market in East Goshen Park located on Paoli Pike just west of Route 352. Our hours are 3 - 7 PM, every Thursday.

These gorgeous peach photos were sent to us from Josh Smith of Frecon Orchards - YUM! Josh and friends are busy in the orchard picking the first peaches of the season and packing them up to bring to our market tomorrow!
Nothing says summer has arrived like a fresh peach - dripping with juicy goodness. And just for you, I'm sharing my 90 year old mother's famous Peach Pie Recipe - hope you enjoy!
Leah's Peach Pie

6 - 8 peaches, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
2 - 3 tablespoons granulated tapioca
2 farm fresh eggs, well beaten

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 - 9 inch pie shell, homemade is the best

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
Combine all of the filling ingredients, stirring gently to combine. Pour into the prepared pie shell. Combine the crumb ingredients and mix with your hands to a crumb texture. Top the pie with the crumbs. Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees; then reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake for an additional 25 minutes. Enjoy! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Very Successful East Goshen Commnunity Day

 A great day was had by all at the East Goshen Township Community Day held this past Sunday in East Goshen Park. This was also the reveal of the new East Goshen Farmers' Market to township residents - - - and we came out with all of our finery to show off to the public. Here's our new East Goshen Farmers' Market Banner

 We brought a tractor (in the background) and our wagon full of market goodies.
 And featured some canned goods and produce from Frecon Farms - one of our vendors.
The market opens this Thursday from 3 - 7 PM in East Goshen Park - it was such a pleasure to share the news of the market opening with all of the Community Days attendees. Please join us in East Goshen Park, Thursday, June 30th from 3 PM - 7 PM for the grand start of East Goshen Farmers Market.  Our market will have 14 vendors on opening day including: 
Battavio's Honey
Blueberry Hill Farm (produce) 
Frecon Farms (fruit)
Highland Farm (sheep milk cheese)
Made in the Shade Lemonade
Maisies Conservancy (produce)
Mompops Popsicles
My House Cookies
Red Haven Farms (meats and eggs)
Ridge Valley Maple Syrup
Schaeffer's Flowers
Shellbark Hollow Farm (Goat milk cheese)
Taproot Farm (produce)
Wildflower Bakery

We will also feature Jimmy's BBQ for our Dine in the Park vendor - come out for some delicious pulled pork sandwiches!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The East Goshen Farmers' Market - Community Day

East Goshen Farmers' Market is coming!!!

Look for our information center at East Goshen Community Day, Saturday June 25th, 2011 in the East Goshen Park.