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Fall harvest time…

October 24, 2017

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We have been busy harvesting today for the market tomorrow.  These beautiful red beets are headed to the Uptown Wednesday Farmers’ Market.  As well, both the green and red Little Gem Lettuce heads (below), are being picked and plenty of organic sweet corn.  And all of the usual favorites of this time of year will be in stock, including a variety of winter squashes, chanterelle mushrooms, and a large assortment of beans, that would make for all sorts of wonderful, fall inspired dishes.

See you tomorrow at the market!

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Sweet corn tomorrow!

October 18, 2017

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Today we harvested the first of the fall sweet corn to have at the Uptown market tomorrow and we will harvest again on Friday for the Saturday Scottsdale market.  The corn is tender and flavorful and only needs a minute or two in boiling water to be ready to serve.  We have been taste testing waiting for it to be ready and it is now perfect.

And… right in time for fall, Butterkin Squash are back!  These wonderful organic winter squashes are a cross between a butternut and a Sugar Pie pumpkin.  They are perfect for making pies, soups or pasta fillings, and look pretty cute sitting on the kitchen counter this time of year.

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Also, there are still tickets available for the Feeding the Future dinner this coming Sunday night being hosted by Slow Food Phoenix and the Blue Watermelon Project.  It is a real All-Star line of chefs coming together for a fun evening and a good cause.  Their menu for the event is now online and looks amazing.  You can read more about it and get tickets at slowfoodphoenix.org.

Feeding the Future: School Lunch Inspired Bites and Beverages
Brought to you by Slow Food Phoenix and the Blue Watermelon Project
Tickets $79/per person
Sunday, October 22nd from 6:00-9:00pm
The Farm at South Mountain
6106 South 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ  85042

A dinner in support of school lunches…

October 12, 2017

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McClendon’s Select is proud to be working with the Blue Watermelon Project, a new initiative with Slow Food Phoenix, for a celebration of National Farm to School month.  The Blue Watermelon Project is a grassroots group of chefs, restauranteurs and community food advocates from around the valley who are working with students, parents and schools to assist in rethinking the relationship with schools and food.  Throughout the month of October many of the chefs that we work with are going out into the community both in schools and at farmers’ markets to raise awareness about state of school lunches and to provide education and assistance to schools and parents.

On Sunday, October 22nd the Feeding the Future dinner will be held at The Farm at South Mountain.  The event will feature chefs from across the valley creating School Lunch Inspired Bites and Beverages.  It will be a fun and educational evening under the stars to learn about the current state of school lunches and to see what is possible when talented chefs take guidelines and budget outlined by the National School Lunch and create something truly tasty and worthy of feeding our future.  We are excited to be a sponsor for this endeavor and hope everyone takes a moment to learn about the work of the Blue Watermelon Project and join in support of Slow Food.

Tickets for the dinner are going fast.  To reserve your ticket or for more information about the event, you can go to the link on slowfoodphoenix.org.

Feeding the Future: School Lunch Inspired Bites and Beverages
Brought to you by Slow Food Phoenix and the Blue Watermelon Project
Tickets $79/per person
Sunday, October 22nd from 6:00-9:00pm
The Farm at South Mountain
6106 South 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ  85042

This week at the markets…

October 11, 2017

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These gorgeous Starkrimson Red Pears will be at the Uptown Wednesday farmers’ market tomorrow.  I had one and they are incredible, really flavorful and sweet.  We will also have Rosa Lynn apples and these beautiful Mandurian Round Cucumbers pictured below.  These cucumbers are sweeter and crunchier than normal cucumbers with a fuzzy texture that rinses right off.  We are so happy to be back at the markets and catching up with everyone!  See you tomorrow!

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McClendon’s Select Market Schedule

Uptown Wednesday Farmers’ Market
Starting October 4, 2017
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 7, 2017
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.

John’s Amish Country for McClendon’s Select Market Schedule

Uptown Saturday Farmers’ Market
Year Round Every Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

The markets are starting tomorrow…

October 3, 2017

 

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The fall market season is back starting tomorrow!  McClendon’s Select will be back at the Uptown Wednesday market tomorrow morning at 8:00am.  And our Saturday markets in Old Town Scottsdale will resume this weekend on Saturday, October 7th.  Noble Bread will return to the markets along with us.

We have been busy planting and getting ready and can’t wait to see you all at the markets!

 

McClendon’s Select Market Schedule

Uptown Wednesday Farmers’ Market
Starting October 4, 2017
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 7, 2017
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.

John’s Amish Country for McClendon’s Select Market Schedule

Uptown Saturday Farmers’ Market
Year Round Every Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Getting ready for the markets…

September 7, 2017

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McClendon’s Select and Noble Bread are getting ready for the return of the farmers’ markets in October.  Mark your calendars, we will both be back at the Uptown Wednesday market on Weds., Oct. 4th and the Old Town Scottsdale market on Saturday, October 7th.

Sean has been busy cultivating and transplanting at both farms to get ready for the fall harvest.  Onions, beets, carrots, garlic… all are going in the ground.  We are looking forward to having a full bounty ready for you in the fall.

And… both McClendon’s Select and Noble Bread are in need of friendly cashiers to work the farmers’ markets.  Cashiers would be needed every Wednesday and Saturday, starting the beginning of October through the end of the market season next summer.  Requirements and responsibilities for the job include:

-Ability to efficiently ring up customers, identifying items and prices quickly, make change, and carefully bag produce.

-Being at the markets from 7:30am to 1:30pm, to help with both set up and tear down.

-Standing during the market hours, and some light lifting during set up and tear down.

-Provide own transportation to the Wednesday markets at Bethany Home Road and Central Avenue and the Saturday markets at First Street and Brown in Scottsdale.

For inquires and more information about the cashier positions, please send e-mails to info@mcclendonsselect.com.  Please put “CASHIER POSITION” in the subject line.

Thank you.  We look forward to seeing you next month!

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Saturdays at Uptown…

June 23, 2017

John’s Amish Country is your summer go-to for fresh organic fruits and veggies for the rest of the summer season.  John’s Amish will have all of your summer favorites from McClendon’s Select at the Uptown Saturday markets.  And with the market now moved indoors, you get to enjoy farmers markets during the summer without the summer heat. Tomorrow at the Uptown Saturday market John’s Amish will have a beautiful selection of heirloom tomatoes at special pricing right now from McClendon’s Select.  The tomatoes are at the height of their season right now and are so wonderfully flavorful.  There will also be a selection of yellow seedless watermelons, fresh basil and cucumbers, along with a whole host of other organic goodies from the farm.  Head to Uptown on Saturdays for your summer shopping!

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John’s Amish Country at Uptown Saturday Market – located in Building B at the North Phoenix Baptist Church off of Bethany Home Road and Central Avenue