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At the Scottsdale market this weekend…

November 9, 2018

Romaine

Our beautiful organic Artisan Romaine Hearts are being harvested as I write.  These are so crisp, with a lightly sweet flavor and beautiful color.  They will stand up nicely to even thick dressings, but they really don’t need much to accompany their flavor.

We have also started harvesting our organic broccoli.  Broccoli is one of the most nutritionally dense vegetables that we grow, high in fiber, antioxidants, Vitamins C, B6 and A, potassium, and protein.  It is a powerhouse in helping the immune system, digestion and filled anti-inflammatory properties.

Come pick some up at the markets tomorrow!

broccoli

Quince at the markets…

November 6, 2018

quince

Quince have made their return this season.  We will be bringing our organic quince to the Uptown Wednesday market tomorrow.  Quince take a little time to properly prepare, but they are well worth the effort.  Here is our favorite recipe for them below…

Cooked Quince with Raisins
4 quince
1/2 lemon
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
10 whole cloves
1 crystallized or regular piece of ginger (cut into small pieces)
1/2 cup raisins

Rinse off the quince, it isn’t necessary to peel them. If they are too hard to cut through raw, put them in a pot of water and allow them to simmer on low heat covered for 25 minutes to soften them up. Allow them to cool a bit before cutting, and then you can cut into bite size pieces and remove the seeds, like you would with an apple.  Put them in a pot and squeeze half of a lemon over them, and then cut up the juiced lemon half and add the rind to the pot. Add the sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Cook over a low heat for another 20 minutes or so. When quince are done cooking they turn a pinkish, cranberry color and you can add the raisins if you like.

Enjoy!

Meyer Lemons at the Market…

November 2, 2018

Meyer Lemons

My personal favorite has come back in season.  We just started harvesting our organic Meyer Lemons and will be bringing them to the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market tomorrow.  I use Meyer Lemons daily when they are in season, sliced into water, juiced for brines or salad dressings, zested to mix in with roasted vegetables and pastas.  I use them with fish, poultry and even squeeze over berries for dessert.  They are somehow incorporated into my cooking daily when in season.

Marsha and I also preserve jars of them every winter so they can be used throughout the rest of the year.  (The instructions and a recipe are included here.)  This recipe can be used for either Meyer Lemons or Lisbon Lemons, both preserve nicely.  Meyers are not as tart, but still have a nice tangy flavor.  I use the preserved Meyer Lemons when roasting, or chopped finely into salads.  Either way, preserved or fresh, you will find that Meyer Lemons add an incredible flavor to your cooking.

 

McClendon’s Select Market Schedule

Uptown Wednesday Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays from 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the Southwest Corner of 1st Street & Brown in Scottsdale. Brown is one block East of Scottsdale road. 1st street is two blocks South of Indian School road.

Uptown Saturday Farmers’ Market
Year Round Every Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Tomorrow at the Uptown Market…

October 30, 2018

Curly Kale

Tomorrow at the Uptown Wedenday market we will have this beautiful organic Curly Kale (above) freshly picked today, along with an several types of organic winter squash (below) including Acorn, Delicata, Butternut and Spaghetti.  We also have an assortment of organic mixed color carrots and organic Ruby and Rainbow Chard, Spigariello, and Tucsan Kale.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

winter squash

McClendon’s Select Market Schedule

Uptown Wednesday Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays from 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the Southwest Corner of 1st Street & Brown in Scottsdale. Brown is one block East of Scottsdale road. 1st street is two blocks South of Indian School road.

Uptown Saturday Farmers’ Market
Year Round Every Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

 

At the Saturday market…

October 26, 2018

Spigariello

Tomorrow at the Old Town Scottsdale market we will have this beautiful organic Spigariello (above) freshly picked today, along with also beautiful organic Rainbow Chard (below).  We started harvesting both today, along with organic Curly Kale, Ruby Chard, and mixed color carrots and an assortment of winter squashes.  There will be quite a selection available.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

rainbow chard

 

McClendon’s Select Market Schedule

Uptown Wednesday Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays from 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the Southwest Corner of 1st Street & Brown in Scottsdale. Brown is one block East of Scottsdale road. 1st street is two blocks South of Indian School road.

Uptown Saturday Farmers’ Market
Year Round Every Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

 

Sweet Corn at the Uptown Market…

October 23, 2018

Our organic fall sweet corn has returned.  It was a big hit at our Saturday market and we will have it tomorrow at the Uptown Wednesday market.  We are fortunate to have two harvests times a year for our sweet corn. These only need a minute or two in boiling water and then they are perfect to serve.  They have a wonderful sweet flavor and crunchy kernels.  The sweet corn is incredibly popular this time of year and will be available through the whole month of November.

McClendon’s Select Market Schedule

Uptown Wednesday Farmers’ Market
Starting October 3, 2018
Wednesdays from 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market
Starting October 6, 2018
Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the Southwest Corner of 1st Street & Brown in Scottsdale. Brown is one block East of Scottsdale road. 1st street is two blocks South of Indian School road.

Uptown Saturday Farmers’ Market
Year Round Every Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

 

This weekend in Scottsdale…

October 19, 2018

sweet corn

This weekend at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market our organic fall sweet corn will be returning.  These only need a minute or two in boiling water and then they are perfect to serve.  They have a wonderful sweet flavor and crunchy kernels.  The sweet corn never lasts long at the market, so make sure that you get there early.

McClendon’s Select Market Schedule

Uptown Wednesday Farmers’ Market
Starting October 3, 2018
Wednesdays from 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market
Starting October 6, 2018
Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the Southwest Corner of 1st Street & Brown in Scottsdale. Brown is one block East of Scottsdale road. 1st street is two blocks South of Indian School road.

Uptown Saturday Farmers’ Market
Year Round Every Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.