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Activities and Events at the Year Anniversary!

The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is celebrating our one year anniversary! Join us for all sorts of fun and games – including face painting, a whole line-up of local Waco music, petting zoo, farm & craft demonstrations, wine and beer sampling, and more!! KWBU (Waco’s own NPR station) will also be tabling – providing lots of great NPR swag – and recording interviews with market folks.

And it’s the weekend before Thanksgiving – so grab all your feasting ingredients!

Other activities for the day include:

  • a Petting Zoo by World Hunger Relief, Inc.
  • Face Painting by Mary Anne Summers
  • Recycled Paper Making with the Urban Gardening Coalition
  • Arts and Crafts Projects with the Waco Arts Initiative
  • Coil Pots and Felt Ball Making with Homestead Crafts
  • Letter Writing Campaign in honor of the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
  • Painting Tires for the Herb Garden at the Urban Farm with the Junior League
  • Antique Tractor demonstration of wheat and corn grinding by Chavers Pumpkin Farm
  • Family Photos and Holiday Cards with Jena Willard
  • Local Music Lineup
  • Stone Soup made by Green with Envy Kitchen and Story told by Enchanted Cedar
  • Brat and Beer special by Seeder Shak and Dancing Bear Pub
  • Yoga for everyone!

Here’s a simple little hand-drawn map of where all the activities will be located:  Hand-drawn 11/17 Site Plan.  We will also have a map at the WDFM Welcome Booth at Market on Saturday – to help you navigate around Market!

What to do with all those greens?

(Submitted by WDFM Board Member Bethel Erickson-Bruce)

Tis the seasons of greens – but those greens are are full of color and packed with nutrients.  Ruby Red and Bright Lights Swiss Chard.  Red Russian, Green Curled, and Lacinato Kale.  Georgia and Southern Collards.  Purple Osaka and Spicy Mizuna Mustards.  The options are endless.

My best suggestion for what to do with all those greens:  Grab your skillet.  Add some butter or olive oil.  Chop up some garlic and onions.  Sautee.  Chop up your greens.  Add.  Season with pepper and salt.  Sweet and simple and delicious.

Here’s a photo journal of one of our greens-and-eggs sandwiches (which also included home-made chevre from, made and gifted by a friend):

Swiss Chard - grown by Tennyson Middle School students. Purchased from the Urban Gardening Coalition booth.

Chopped Chard sizzling in the frying pan (with butter, garlic, & onions).

Happy pastured eggs - from my backyard chickens.

Add eggs to greens in pan (look at those beautiful yolks!)

Season with herbs - fennel and green onions.

Put on bagel or bread. Yum!

WDFM Recipe: Chicken Posole.

Chicken Posole

¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large yellow onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon chile powder
½ teaspoon cumin
1½ pounds chicken breasts
4 cups homemade chicken stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 15-ounce cans of hominy, drained and rinsed
1 pound roma tomatoes, chopped
1 small red onion, minced
juice of 1 lime
hot sauce
lime wedges, thinly sliced radishes, sliced scallions, cilantro leaves, tortilla chips, for serving

1. In a large pot, heat ¼ cup of olive oil. Add the yellow onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring until the onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the oregano, chile powder, and cumin. Add the chicken and stir to coat with the seasonings. Add the chicken stock, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat until the chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.

2. Using tongs, transfer the chicken to a plate and let cool. Coarsely shred the chicken, discarding any skin and bones. Add the shredded chicken and the hominy to the broth and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.

3. In a bowl, toss the tomatoes with the red onion, lime juice, and remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season the salsa with salt and hot sauce.

4. Sever the posole with salsa, limes, radishes, sliced scallions, cilantro leaves, and tortilla chips.