August 3rd, 2019

Please note that we are closing the Market a half and hour earlier in August. We still open at 8:30 but starting this Saturday and continuing through Labor Day weekend, we will close at 1pm instead of 1:30.

Sweet, tangy, and packed with flavor, the humble plum is packed with vitamin C, potassium, and a variety of antioxidants. Wrights Farm has pints of Shiro plums, a sweet Japanese variety with a thin, tart, yellow skin. Because of their small size, they are perfect for small hands. For those of us with larger hands, they make for great ‘plum poppers.” You’ll be hard pressed to find these anywhere else other than your local Farmers’ Market and the season is brief, so make sure you head to the Market this weekend.

Nirmala, of Bombay Emerald Chutney visits with her array of Indian spices, frozen samosas, and signature chutneys. Pick up a jar of Royal Mint and try her Black Bean Rice Pilaf — In a large 2 quart stock pot, sauté the chopped onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until the onion is slightly caramelized and tender. Add the chopped tomato, black beans, rice, cumin, and chutney and sauté for a minute. Add vegetable broth and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the rice, cover the pot and lower the heat. Simmer until the rice has absorbed all the broth, approximately 20-25 minutes.


1 can black beans

2 cups medium grain/basmati white rice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped fine

2 plum tomatoes, chopped fine

1 clove garlic

1 teaspoon cumin

4 cups vegetable broth

2 tablespoons Royal Mint Chutney

Salt and pepper to taste

See you at the Market!

Fer Franco