Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bexley Farmers' Market: October 9th

"Breathe properly. Stay curious. And, eat your beets"

The Unbeatable Beets!

Have some leftover beets from the summertime? Beets are one of the most versatile vegetables that summer and fall has to offer! These nutrient dense veggies last quite some time if stored properly!

At the market, look for firm round beets with an intact slender tap root (the tail-like root at the bottom of the beet). Beet greens should look bright and fresh and can be added to salads or cooked like any other leafy green. To store beets, rinse the roots, cut off the greens (making sure to leave about an inch of the stem to prevent the color from bleeding) and place the beets, tap-root intact, in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. Mature beets can be stored this way up to three weeks. Don’t forget about the greens! Wash the beet greens, wrap in a paper towel and store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. Use the greens as you would in a salad or throw them in a sauté!

Not only are beets delicious, but they are packed with nutrients! Beets are a great source of folate, which can help protect against heart disease and anemia. Beet greens are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, potassium and magnesium.

Read more from this article about all the sorts of ways you can use beets in your next dish!

Our vendors for ThursdayOctober 9th include:

Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces and Salsas
Dan the Baker
Hirsch Fruit Farm 
Kinetic Food Truck
Lyly's Bakery
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey 
Spiral Touch
Sweet Thing Gourmet
VanScoy Farms
Two Roasting Joes
Wayward Seed Farm

And don't forget... Grab your dinner at the market!

Our food trucks: Kinetic Food Truck and Ohio Farm Direct

Our musical entertainment:  Charlie Fabb and the Plastic Horses

Join us every Thursday through October from 4:00-7:00PM! Rain or shine!

Bexley Farmers' Market
2111 East Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at See you at the market!

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