Spenard Farmer's Market

"That Down-Home Funky Feeling of Belonging!" -AK on the GO
The 2015 Spenard Farmers Market is every Saturday, from May 16th through September 26, under the windmill in Spenard, Alaska at W. 26th and Spenard Road. The market hours are from 9-2.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Saturday, September 14 is Fresh 49 Day with Rob Kinneen, Alaskan Chef Under the Windmill at the Spenard Farmers Market!


Where does a GIANT CABBAGE GO AFTER the Alaska State Fair? Why, to the Spenard Farmers Market of course! 

Keevan Dinkel of Dinkels Veggies will be bringing one of his Giant Cabbages to the Spenard Farmers Market SATURDAY September 14! This will be a great photo opportunity and give adoring veggie fans the opportunity to meet an Alaska Veggie Star -and the youngest farmer to win the coveted prize at the Alaska State Fair too! http://asf-wp.amicro.biz/blog/archives/1977#.UjM7whb8_7V

Alaskan Chef, Rob Kinneen

Alaskan Chef, Rob Kinneen started Fresh49.com to showcase Alaska’s food bounty and wanting to bring an “awareness and accessibility of Alaska’s food supply.” Working with market vendors on Saturday, Chef Rob will be filming webisodes on how to source local foods and the benefits of the SNAP program at the Spenard Farmers Market. Rob has shared one of his favorite Rhubarb recipes below.

Vendor highlights include Midnight Sun Farm with a large basket of fresh eating apples and pie apples, carrots, beets, honey, snow peas and sugar snap peas. Fresh International Gardens is harvesting potatoes, salad mix, cabbage, red Russian kale, Siberian kale, and garlic kale. Chugach Farm will have tall, flavor-filled leeks, celery, cauliflower, parsley, herb salt, blueberry basil vinegar, kombucha, pestos and all purpose salve for tired gardening hands! Black Bear Farms is harvesting more GIANT zucchini the size of babies! Glacier Valley Farm will have sweet beets, sweet salad onion, and carrots. Spring Creek Farm will have celery, carrots, broccoli, kale, basil and Brown Dog Farm is harvesting carrots, beets, kale, chard again this week. More carrots, beets zucchini, garlic, salsa peppers, cilantro, mint and  sweet salad greens will be offered by Ba-Lescas Brothers. Dinkel's Veggies will have tubs of carrots and broccoli. 

A traditional dessert that hails from the south of France via Spenard with Alaskan inspiration!

From Rob Kinneen, Alaskan Chef

Fruit base
12 oz rhubarb, cut into 1Ž2 in pieces
2 T Buttter
2 T brown sugar

BATTER ingredients
1Ž2 cup AP Flour
1Ž4 tsp kosher salt
2 eggs
2 Tbrown sugar
3Ž4 cup milk
1 T melted butter

1.     Heat oven to 425
2.     Mix the batter ingredients together, set aside.
3.     Over medium heat in a non aluminum pan, melt butter and brown sugar.
4.     Add rhubarb, cook one minute, achieving a glaze.
5.     Top the pan with the batter, put into athe oven
6.     Cook 10 to 12 minutes. 
7.     Serve with Crema

Spruce Tip Crema
1Ž2 cup water
1Ž4 cup sugar
1Ž4 cup spruce tips, chopped

1.     Boil water andsugar to duissolve.
2.     Add Spruce tips, take off heat to cool.
3.     In a separate bowl whip cream to soft peaks, fold in syrup.
4.     Top on clafoutis, ENJOY!

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