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Farmers’ Market, don’t miss out!

So, in case you missed the farmers’ market last week, you seriously missed out. I don’t want the same thing to happen to you again at the market tomorrow. Bon Appetit served up incredibly delicious local pork sandwiches and tofu with curry salad dressing, both on ciabatta bread. May or may not be salivating while reminiscing about it now. Not to mention the peach crisp and frozen apple cider. And, attention underclassmen: Bon Appetit will now accept points AND meals for their local lunch.

If that’s not enough to entice you to come to this week’s market (happening tomorrow), then just let this incredible list of vendors bring you out to the market with PLENTY OF CASH to spend.

  • apples from Horse Listeners Orchard
  • organic smoothies from Raw Youniverse
  • fresh produce from George Hall Farm
  • organic fair trade coffee from Shoreline Roasters

And, as you can see, the weather is supposed to be beautiful. Seriously, you need to be there. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. TOMORROW. Usdan Courtyard.

  • Date: TOMORROW
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Place: Usdan Courtyard

The Wesivore: Teaching the Art of Survival, sans Meal Plan, Since June 2011

I have an absurd love of baby spinach.  I’m addicted to tea, bread, coffee shops, and super-dark chocolate.  My kitchen is the size of a shoebox.  Sometimes when my housemates are asleep I bake naked.

Who does this little riddle desrcibe? If you guessed Anonymous WesKid on Campus for the Summer Who’s Blogging About Feeding Yourself in Middletown, then well done: You’re right on the money!

Over at the Wesivore, AWKCSWBAFYM ‘?? has found it in hir heart to offer all kinds of content, centered around the theme of eating at Wesleyan (especially over the summer). Ze posts shopping lists, recipes, eatery reviews, and criminally undervoted polls with consistently good cheer and a knack for entertainingly direct observations. And there are plenty of pictures, as you’d expect from pretty much any food blog worth its [kosher] salt. Even if you’re not on campus and just like blogging or food (read: all of you), drop in and peruse a post or three.

New Student-Run Sandwich Stand at the Farmer’s Market

Do you enjoy sandwiches? Are you too busy gambling to stop to eat and thus require your sustenance between leavened bread? Just like eating local? Damiano Marchetti ’12 writes in to let us know about a cool new booth at this week’s farmer’s market:

We’re opening up a sandwich stand at the farmer’s market and this week we’ll be making sandwiches with eggplant, fennel yogurt, arugula from Urban Oaks farm, and pickled red onions all on a baguette from CT’s very own Howard the baker. Bring your friends. Walk quickly.
Will + Damiano

Date: Feb. 16 – Feb. 16
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
Place: Beckham
Cost: $6.00

Wesleyan Raw Milk Co-op Sign-Ups (Open until Feb 12)

Enjoy fresh and delicious raw milk from family-run Deerfield Farm in Durham, CT, only 9 miles from Wesleyan:
  • Deerfield Farm produces and bottles its own unpasteurized, unhomogenized milk from grass-fed jersey cows, never treated with antibiotics.
  • For more information on the farm and raw milk, click me.
  • Contact Aaron at aforbath(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by noon on February 12th if you are interested.

Granola Making with Local Oats

Like Granola? Farm House invites you to a hands-on oatsy extravaganza!

Come make and eat granola with local organic oats at Farm House (334 Wash- corner of Vine and Wash) today at 2pm.

You don’t have to be a granola to like granola! Everyone is welcome. Come stock up on some homemade granola for the week and learn the process for life.

Please bring bags to carry your granola home. We will have some but we don’t want to run out.

Date: Sunday, September 19th
Time: 2pm-4pm
Place: Farm House (344 Wash)

Wesleyan Farmers’ Market Meeting

Woohoo! The farmers’ market is back!  But it needs your help:

Michelle Obama loves a good farmers’ market–show your love, too. The Wesleyan Farmers’ Market needs your helping hands. Meet and chill with local farmers and community members while helping them set-up their cheese/baked goods/delicious local produce at the markets! It’s very fun and is a great way to meet people working in CT’s local food system. Come to the meeting at 5:30 in PAC 104 on Monday, Feb. 1st to plan for the first market of the year, this Wednesday Feb. 3rd.

Date: Monday Feb. 1
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: PAC 104

O’Rourke’s Diner featured on Food Network

We’d known about it for months and had been patiently waiting for the episode to air. Finally, it has!

Middletown favorite O’Rourke’s Diner has been featured on The Food Network, on its show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Called “Places You Sent Me,” the episode has about eight minutes devoted to the food and history of O’Rourke’s, including Brian’s unique hash and the local tradition, the steamed cheeseburger.

The show originally aired Dec. 1, but it’ll be shown again on Dec. 21 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

Do not watch this video if you are hungry or do not want to be hungry. Your mouth will be watering for the entire 7 minutes and 49 seconds! Or, well, all right… maybe not for the first 20 seconds or so of the guy in red talking at the beginning. Is that some kind of ’90s pop revival?

Thanks to Ed McKeon at The Middletown Eye.

Wesleyan Farmers Market Once Again!

This week’s Wesleyan Farmers Market boasts a few NEW offerings:

Use POINTS or MEALS for hot dogs and hamburgers cooked with local meat
– Buy hot local apple cider at the information table
– Purchase Wes Farmer’s Market t-shirts at the information table
– Enjoy live music during lunchtime

Date: Wednesday, October 8
Time: 11-2
Place: Usdan Courtyard

Wesleyan Farmer’s Market: The First Of Many Starts Tomorrow

Come to the first Wesleyan Farmer’s Market of the year tomorrow in the Usdan Courtyard from 11-2! This fall, the farmer’s markets will be held every other week. Enjoy a wide range of produce, baked goods, soaps, jams, honey, creams, cheese, spices, and bread from local CT farmers and vendors.

Also check out the Farmer’s Markets new website.

Date: Wednesday, September 10th
Time: 11-2
Place: Usdan Courtyard

Any questions? Email Sara Rood-Ojalvo ’11 at sroodojalvo@wesleyan.edu