Fun Facts About … Tomatoes!

Oh, the blackberry!  The Farmers Market’s blackberries will spoil you forever when it comes to Did you know that the tomato was the original inspiration for all the fairy tales about poison apples?  Tomatoes are so acidic that they would leach lead out of the pewter plates used by the ruling classes and cause lead poisoning (the lower classes, who ate on wooden plates, were spared!).  Thankfully, we all evolved past pewter plates!  Can you imagine summer without tomatoes?  Beefsteak, roma, cherry, grape, heirloom, whichever you prefer, you will find them at Barrett Elementary School on Saturday, August 21, from 8 a.m. to noon.  And don’t forget your pre-orders for Saturday pickup!  We’ll see you at the Market!


Market Policy Reminders:

  • Face coverings are recommended for all persons in the market.
  • Please don’t come to the market if you are unwell or at high-risk.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly as soon as you return home.
  • If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to ask one of the market managers.

What's New

An interactive Market Map for each week of the Market is always available here.


Pre-Order at Lubber Run To Go!!
One-Stop Shopping from Multiple Vendors
for Saturday Pick-up!

Or click below for easy-access links and please note any applicable ordering deadlines on each site.  And, remember, all vendors will have pre-packaged, grab-and-go goods available!  Happy shopping!

Ana’s Twist
Barajas Produce
Caputo Brothers Creamery
Caputo Brothers Creamery
Cold Country Salmon
Cold Country Salmon
Dimitri Olive Farms
Dimitri Olive Farms
Faerie Springs Farm
Faerie Springs Farm
For The Love Of Goodies
For the Love of Goodies
Great Valley Farms
Great Valley Farms
Hog Haven Farm
Hog Haven Farm
J'aime Madeleine
J’aime Madeleine
King Mushroom Farm
King Mushroom Farm
Kuhn Orchards
Kuhn Orchards
La Coop Coffee
La Coop Coffee
Linda Vista Farm
Linda Vista Farm
Old Blue BBQ
Old Blue BBQ
The Perfect Pita
The Perfect Pita
Twin Springs Fruit Farm
Twin Springs Fruit Farm

NOTE:  The following vendors do not currently have on-line pre-order capabilities but will be at the Market with grab-and-go products available:


The Farmer Market hosts an AFAC Collection Box every week!   Please consider bringing along extra canned goods to drop off or purchasing fresh produce at the Market to donate!  Together, we can feed Arlington!

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 large tomatoes about 3 pounds
  • ¾ pound Italian sausage
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 3½ tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese shredded

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Rinse tomatoes and cut tops off.
  3. Using a spoon, scrape out insides of tomato. Chop insides and tops.
  4. Cook sausage, onion, and garlic in skillet until no pink remains. Drain fat.
  5. Add tomato tops, white wine, tomato paste, salt, and Italian seasoning. Cook an additional 5 minutes or until most liquid has evaporated. Stir in rice and cook until heated through.
  6. Reserve 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese for topping. Stir remaining mozzarella and parmesan into rice mixture.
  7. Place tomatoes in baking dish and fill with rice mixture (extra filling can be placed in pan next to tomatoes if desired). Top with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes or until tomatoes are cooked and filling is heated through. Do not overcook.

Recipe from spendwithpennies.com

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