We got a bit of a late start announcing our recipe contest ingredient last week, so we are going to continue the cherry recipe contest this week. What are you favorite ways to eat local cherries? Share your recipes with us and enter for a chance to win 5 Market Bucks spendable at the Salida and Buena Vista Farmers Markets. Just post a comment below by Friday at 5pm to enter the contest.
And, if you love cherries as much as we do, be sure to make it to market next week to participate in our Cherry pit spitting contest! Or just stop by to buy some cherries, produce, local meats and locally crafted products, and to enjoy this weeks musical guests. Last week the Salida market enjoyed music from Steve Smallzel and River Tribe . The Buena Vista market enjoyed music from Cactus Jack and Linda Marie. Check out the clip to below of River Tribe’s performance at the Salida market. Next week’s music promises to be as good and, in following with the cherry theme of next week’s market, the Morgan Center for Environmental Literacy will be selling their Salida Pie Cherry hand cranked ice cream.
Vendor Feature: Amicas
Amicas now has a portable wood fired oven and they will be at the Salida Farmers Market most weekends this summer! They even have a special menu for the market that utilizes as much local food as possible! Amicas current market menu includes breakfast pizzas, beer roasted chicken, frittas, and goat cheese parfaits. Local market ingredients include Weathervane Farm eggs and Jumpin Good Goat Dairy Chevre. Other ingredients are local and they have plans to incorporate more local market veggies as the season progresses. Better yet, all food is prepared on site in their wood fired oven, which uses scrub oak from New Mexico.