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It's getting greener every day at the Hilltown (Mobile) Market! (5/24/23 Newsletter)

It's getting greener every day at the Hilltown (Mobile) Market! (5/24/23 Newsletter)

Greetings from my new (to me) rocking chair on the porch!

Well, the signs of spring are abundant and undeniable- it’s really here! The gentle breeze is pleasant rather than chilling, and it is GO time for our farmers! Activity is picking up around the store at Sawyer Farm with lots of plant babies going into the ground and a new calf in the barn! That summer bounty is on the horizon!

This transformation has brought us some exciting new items in the store: green garlic, arugula, and nettles from Foxtrot Herb Farm (our farmer highlight this week, see below), fresh herbs from Cure For Boredom, the MOST local asparagus from Sawyer Farm and Four Corners Farm, along with lettuce mix from Four Corners, and jams and butters from Alice’s Kitchen!

The featured recipe this week can be almost entirely sourced from our store (except a little olive oil!) and is a delightfully light yet filling salad that truly highlights the flavors of spring! I made it just this morning. It was initially inspired by my mom’s stuffed grape leaves recipe, but those are a lot of work, so I’ve conjured up this “lazy” version in a salad that captures much of the essence that reminds me so much of spring.

The Mobile Market team has been busy preparing for the upcoming start of deliveries. More info on the exact details coming very soon! We are also working on expanding our Mobile Market service into the Berkshire towns of Dalton, Windsor, Peru, and Hinsdale this year thanks to a grant from the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission. We are currently seeking locations in each town to partner with for distribution (except Windsor, where pickup will remain at Sangar’s).

Some of you have been asking, so we’ve added a “Pay it Forward” option in store and online for anyone who is able and would like to donate to help us continue to help provide fresh local food for all in the community through our Golden Ticket program, Free Fridge, and accessibility for those who use SNAP, HIP, and now Fresh Connect as well!

Speaking of the Free Fridge, it is still well stocked with roots and occasionally other produce and dairy items. Radishes for days out there! Try adding some daikon radish to a slaw or stir fry. Or my favorite at this time of year, roasted roots in a foil packet on the campfire! The Free Fridge is located right on the front porch of the store.

As a reminder, our storefront is open 7 days a week at 19 Sawyer Rd in Worthington! We are open Tuesday-Friday 8-7 and Saturday-Monday 10-4. See you soon!

-Hannah and the rest of the Mobile Market Team- Hunt, Gabriel, Brian, and Joan


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