June, we can’t believe you are here already! After a cooler start to our spring, the Creston Valley has been soaking up a week full of hot temperatures and good ol’ Vitamin D. We are seeing more and more farms arrive at the market week by week and can’t wait to see the market blossom in the coming weeks.

Looking ahead, we can anticipate a few tasty crops to pop up at the market soon (if they haven’t already). The month of June will bring:

Asparagus
Beet Greens
Green Onions
Herbs
Mixed Salad Greens
Mushrooms
Peas
Spinach
Radishes
Rhubarb
Strawberries

Rhubarb has made an appearance at the last couple markets and won’t be going anywhere soon. Whether you have a plant in your own yard or pick up a few stalks from Cookville Community Farm or Minna at Dragenfly Bags, celebrate this wonderfully tart and blushing beauty by trying a new recipe out! Minna has been generous enough to share her Rhubarb Crisp Recipe with us all.

Minna’s Rhubarb Crisp

Ingredients:

5 cups chopped fresh
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 
2/3 cup all-purpose flour 
2/3 cup quick-cooking oats 
1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
3 tbsps. butter or margarine

Method:

Place the chopped rhubarb in an 8″ x 8″ greased baking dish. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resemble coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the above mixture over the rhubarb, and pat down lightly. Bake at 350° F for approx. 30 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned.

Don’t forget to bring some back to the market for us all to try!

See the list below for a complete list of this week’s vendors:

  • AM Event Coordination
  • Aprons With Pizzaz
  • Bike to Work Week
  • Brittany’s Flower Farm
  • Castle Meadows
  • The Chuckwagon
  • Climate Action Creston
  • Cookville Community Farm
  • Creston Valley Arts Council
  • Dave Did It/Beavertail BBQ Scrapers
  • Dragenfly Bags
  • Ki Mana Acres
  • Kootenay Cameos
  • Lark Coffee Roasters
  • Light Steps
  • Lorr’s Line
  • Moondaughter Jewelry
  • Orde Creek Pottery
  • Paleo GO Nutrition
  • Patio Pals
  • Picnic Patch
  • Pridham Studio
  • Purple House Farm
  • Raise Em’ Up Ranch
  • Red Bird Estate Winery
  • Roger’s Crafts and Pat’s Baking
  • Root & Vine Acres
  • Sutcliffe Farms
  • Tarzwell Farms
  • The Peppered Pig
  • The Steady Edge
  • The Warping Board
  • Treasures From the Heart
  • Wellspring Farm
  • William Tell
  • Wynndel Craft Distilleries
  • Wynnwood Cellars Estate Winery
  • Yellow Rose Soap Co.
  • Yum Soaps