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OXCM Moves Indoors for Fall

With days getting shorter and chillier, Oxford City Market plans to keep shoppers shopping and vendors vending through the fall.

OXCM is moving to the Lyric and the Powerhouse for the remainder of the season. Yokna Botttoms Farm Tuesday CSA distributions will continue from 3-6:30 p.m.

We’ll have lots of delicious fall veggies with the added bonus of toasty warm venues and great performance spaces for musical guests!

Here’s the schedule for Tuesday markets/CSA distributions:

Tuesdays, 3-6:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 The Lyric
Nov. 4 The Powerhouse
Nov. 11 The Lyric
Nov. 18 The Lyric
Nov. 25 The Lyric

* Beginning Nov. 1, Saturday distributions will be held from 8-10 a.m. at the Oxford City Market West Oxford Loop location.


The Market Table

Fall bounty on the market table! We’ve got AWESOME carrots, hakurei turnips, radishes, green onions, kale, lettuces, mustard greens, Mesclun mix and more! Come see us Saturday at Midtown from 7-11 a.m. or Tuesday at OXCM from 3-6:30 p.m.

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Green Onion Chipotle Cornbread


This green onion and chipotle studded cornbread was a hit at last month’s Gaining Ground meeting and since several attendees have asked for the recipe, I thought I’d oblige. The recipe features locally stone-ground corn meal from the Grit Girl and honey from Taylor’s Mardis Honey!

Green Onion Chipotle Cornbread

3 Yokna Bottoms green onions, chopped finely
1/4 cup Yokna Bottoms chipotle peppers, finely chopped with seeds removed
1/4 cup Mardis honey
3/4 cup Grit Girl cornmeal
3/4 cup unbleached flour
3/4 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup oil

Get oven hot at 425 degrees. Heat oil in cast iron skillet in the oven while you mix up the batter.

Mix all dry ingredients. Then add your eggs and buttermilk and stir until just mixed. You don’t want to over mix your batter. Pour into hot skillet and bake about 20 minutes. Serve with Yokna Bottoms pepper jelly!

-Betsy


The Market Table

Fall bounty on the market table! This week we’ve got gorgeous radishes, green onions, kale, lettuces, mustard greens, Mesclun mix and more! Come see us Saturday at Midtown from 7-11 a.m. or Tuesday at OXCM from 3-6:30 p.m. 

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People’s Climate March

Leading up to the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, people around the world are mobilizing to put pressure on our world leaders to take a stronger stance on climate issues.

Students for a Green Campus and the faculty of the Environmental Studies Minor are joining in efforts to bring awareness right here in Oxford.

So join us on the steps of the Lyceum as we march to the courthouse steps in the square, asking our elected officials to take larger steps towards protecting the environment and the people in it! We will meet at 4 p.m. for poster prep and will begin our march at 5 p.m.

We’ll see you there!


Yokna Bottoms Fall Equinox Solidarity Drum Circle

9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20
26 CR 471

In solidarity with the People’s Climate March, Yokna Bottoms Farm will host a community drum circle gathering the night before the march.

Bring an instrument and some friends and let’s drum up some good vibes for greater awareness and action on climate issues!

Camping available for out-of-town marchers in need of accommodations. Call Betsy at 662-380-2367 for more information.

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How Sweet It Is!

Sweet Potato Harvest Begins

Fall crops are starting to trickle in, making their debut at market this week! Yokna Bottoms sweet potato harvesting is in full swing. We’ve got Beauregard and Covington varieties:

Beauregard – Considered the world’s most popular sweet potato. Prized for reddish-purple skin and sweet, deep orange flesh that caramelizes nicely when baked. Stores exceptionally well.

Covington – Rosy-skinned with super sweet orange flesh, these are a favorite for roasting and mashing.

Also new this week:

Tasty, tender green onions!

…and these adorable Long Island Cheese pumpkins:

Named for their resemblance to wheels of cheese, this heirloom favorite features smooth, sweet flesh and is supposed to make killer pumpkin pies…We’re making one tonight. We’ll let know Saturday how it turns out!

See you Saturday at Midtown Market 7-11 a.m., Tuesday at OXCM 3-6:30 p.m., or back at Midtown Wednesday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.!

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Smoky Chipotle Peppers Are Back!

Yokna Bottoms slow-smoked Chipotle Peppers add sweet, smoky, mild heat and enormous flavor to your favorite dishes. These peppers are good in EVERYTHING – pimento cheese, potato salad, deviled eggs, BBQ sauce, frittatas, salsa, soups, chili, greens, beans…really, EVERYTHING!

Chipotles are jalapeno peppers that have been allowed to ripen on the plants, turning a bright crimson color. The peppers are then smoked over a hardwood fire for days, tended by Farmer Jeff, until the pepper’s moisture is removed and they’ve been imbued with a distinct, smoky flavor.

Because they’re slow-smoked, these lovely peppers have a long shelf life and keep well in the pantry in an airtight container.

Spice up your life this Saturday at Mid-Town Market from 7-11 a.m. or at OXCM Tuesday from 3-6:30 p.m.


My Michelle’s: Locally-Sourced, Southern Style

My Michelle’s extensive lunch buffet features an array of Southern favorites with a healthy, local twist! Entrees, salads, soups, and desserts change daily and offer diners locally-sourced farm fresh veggies. What a delicious way to support local farms!

For hours and weekly lunch special visit My Michelle’s website.

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Summer Harvest, Fall Planting

Seasons Overlap on the Farm

We’ve been enjoying these unseasonably cool August days as we gear up for fall planting!

While we’re still harvesting summer crops, we’re preparing the ground, tending seedlings in the greenhouse, and getting seeds in the ground for our fall growing season.

We’ll continue having eggplant, okra, squash, sweet and spicy peppers, and potatoes through the summer, but it won’t be too long before sweet potatoes, carrots, radishes, lettuces, greens, and turnips appear on the market table!

Look forward to seeing your smiling, vegetable-loving faces at Midtown Wednesdays and Saturdays and OXCM on Tuesdays!


Parmesan Stuffed Tomatoes


Delicious fare from Pastry Affair

Try this seriously delicious sounding recipe recommended by Yokna Bottoms CSA member Sierra Cannon. We’ll have just about everything you need to make Parmesan Stuffed Tomatoes at market this week!

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The Girls of Summer…Goodbye, Taylor & Julie!

It’s been the Summer of the Epic Interns at Yokna Bottoms Farm! Boy, did we luck out when we got these two…

During their three months with us, Taylor and Julie spent countless hours in the field and at market – weeding, tending the chickens, hauling heavy loads of potatoes, waiting on customers, and everything else in between.

Over the summer, they lightened the load of the farm crew, earned our respect and admiration, and also became our friends.

It’s rare to find such incredible work ethic and the dogged determination it takes to get through long, hot, challenging summer days on the farm – but these girls have got it!

We’ll miss you, Taylor & Julie!

Love,
The Yokna Bottoms Family


When Life Hands You Basil, Make Pesto!

Heat-loving basil, a native of India, is thriving right now! We’ve got rows and rows of this sweet and pungent culinary favorite thriving in our fields, ready to throw into your favorite pasta recipe!

Our basil is perfect for pesto and delicious with squash – try asquash and basil frittata for a light summer supper or lovely brunch dish!

We’ll have buckets of basil at Midtown Market from 7-11 a.m. Saturday and OXCM from 3-6:30 p.m. Tuesday…See you there!

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