Friday, August 27, 2010

August 28 at Bounty of the Barrens Market

It is time for Bounty of the Barrens Market again! This Saturday we get to hear the musical styling of our own No Bottom Boys! If that is not enough for you, how about the local honey, baked goods, melons, vegetables, eggs, and wonderful locally raised and harvested beef, pork, and chicken.

If you have yet to try JD Country Milk from the market, you simply are missing the best milk drinking experience this side of 1965. I have been getting a quart of their heavenly chocolate milk for the last few weeks and it mysteriously disappears within a day.

At the food tent our own Father Suzanne Barrow will be the chief chef and breakfast wraps and omelets will be there for your nutritional enjoyment. See you there!

Friday, August 13, 2010

August 14 BOTBM - Special Features

It is Friday and time once again to think about things we can do in, and for, our community over the weekend. First, as you already know, there is Jammin' at George J's tonight and we can't wait to be there!

Tomorrow's Bounty of the Barrens Market will also be a lot of fun. One special feature will be local milk (well, actually not Barren County local, but a lot more local that what we have to choose from in our grocery stores!), from JD Farms in Logan County. This dairy farmer is producing hormone free milk that is pasteurized at low temperatures and then cooled very quickly to preserve the natural flavor and beneficial enzymes of milk produced by healthy, grass-fed cows. The folks at the Epicure's Garden/Kenny's Cheese tent will have a limited supply of chocolate, skim, 2%, and whole milk from JD Farms as well as cream, buttermilk and peach and raspberry drinkable yogurt. Orders will be taken this Saturday for delivery the following week.

Now, this does slightly violate our "producer only" philosophy at BOTBM, but we think this special exception is worthwhile to help our local dairy farmers see what demand is out there for local, hormone free milk. We think it will be big and we hope to be a part of convincing local dairy farmers to mimic this model. Right now, the milk we get from local groceries has traveled at least 200 miles before reaching us. Some would say that there is a bigger diesel fuel component to this milk than the milk part of it! We simply say that we are surrounded by beautiful dairy farms operated by our friends and neighbors. We want them to make more money by selling high quality products directly to the folks who want those products. Come by this Saturday and see what this idea is all about.

In the food tent we will be doing sausage and biscuits and Gabe will be doing some French Toast. The musical artists are Bob and Joanna Harvey, and all of the vendors you have come to love will be there with their own products. We hope to see you all there!

Jammin' at George J's Tonight

All friends of SG: Jammin' at George J's tonight featuring "Steel Country." This is a local band that features some great players of "classic country." If you like the country music of the greats from the era before the cookie cutter "hat boys" that Nashville is producing these days, you'll love Steel Country.
Doors open at 6, music starts at 7, cover $3.
Come on down to the square for a great Friday night.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Special Day at Bounty of the Barrens Market

We feel like every market day is special, but tomorrow's version is even more special. In celebration of National Farmers Market Week, we are also celebrating our local market. All of the vendors you know and love will be there with their bountiful selections of locally grown produce and locally crafted goods., but there is more.

You can come hungry because the Tubbs family will be running the food tent and they are doing biscuits, gravy, sausage, and jelly! Yummm! Then, at about 9:00 Julie Ann Williams will sing the National Anthem, kicking off a brief program of remarks from local elected officials and dignitaries. We are so proud to have them recognizing the value that BOTBM is bringing to Glasgow's economy!

Right after the remarks we have another treat. The Song Farmers will be setting up (is there a more appropriately named group?) to deliver a morning full of their unique bluegrass/rock-a-billy/blues sound, developed right here in our region.

Even the weather forecast promises a special day for us! Come on out and participate. Creating a robust local food economy is not a spectator sport!