Blue Fingers at Sandpoint’s Wednesday Farmer’s Market

We’re going to market! Finally! Despite all odds, and some incredibly lengthy rainy spells, we made it to a market in May! We must admit, the selection is low right now, but the arugula is BOOMING and highly recommended! Below is a list of available chow. We will be there from 3:00-5:30.

BULK SALAD CROPS: (see How We Sell for details)

Arugula! It loved us by growing quickly, and we intend to repay it by selling it to you. Ideal peppery and tender taste in the spring.

Spicy Salad Mix: If you like the arugula, you’ll love the mix. Red and green mustard greens, mizuna, and tatsoi. Great fresh or lightly braised.

Radish Mix: The radishes have been neck and neck with the arugula. French Breakfast Radishes, White and Pink Easter Egg Radishes, and the classic Red Radish! May we suggest a French Breakfast Radish sliced thin on a piece of Lydia’s Simple Bread, with butter “bien sûr.”

Baby Kale: Come meet kale at its most tender. Green Curly, Red Curly, Red Russian, and Tuscan.

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I bet it tastes as tender as it looks.

We may or may not bring lettuce…come to the market and find out!

Lydia’s Bread will also be present. I hear she’s baking Simple Bread (a wondrously chewy white bread) and Cranberry Raisin Honey, which I haven’t tried but intend to ASAP.

And Plant Starts! If you like the kale, why not grow some?

We have been making signs all week and I can now say I have officially mastered free-handing Google’s “Rye” font. Can’t wait to show them to you! And my Sharpie Paint Pen blisters.

Introducing: Bread, by Lydia

We are beyond excited to eat and sell this bread. We intend to give away free samples of a loaf every day the produce stands are open. Please come try a sample before we eat all of them.

Baked by the incomparable Lydia Tollbom, this bread was born the morning that you buy it. Organic flour, and incorporating herbs grown by Blue Fingers Farm. Crunchy, yet chewy, it’s the unicorn of breads. SELLING A LOAF FOR $5. That’s the same price as Dave’s Killer Bread…made by a local wonderwoman!

Three Rotating Flavors (So Far):IMG_2722

Simple Bread

Roasted Garlic Dill

Cinnamon Honey Craisin

I heard a rumor Lydia is currently working on a Coffee Chocolate Bread….made with coffee instead of water during the rising process. I don’t understand the science but I will absolutely let you know if this sweet princess makes it to market! That Lydia….what is she going to come up with next?

June Special: Plant Starts!

THE SUN IS OUT. I REPEAT, THE SUN IS OUT. WE CAN PLANT NOW.

Plant starts are not our usual modus operandi, but we have some extras from our starts this year, and I’d love to share them with you! For a modest fee.  (4 PLANTS FOR 5 BUCKS *cough*) Here’s what I’ve got:

“Tough Guy” Kale: Did you know kale can overwinter? Even a North Idaho winter? In fact, winter is when kale is the sweetest and most flavorful. Snake River Seed Co-op started a community plant-breeding project where over a dozen area farmers and gardeners saved seeds from kale that overwintered for them. These kale starts were grown from that seed! SHAZAM.

Cherry Tomato Runts: In North Idaho, the tomato growing window is short and rather chilly. Cherry tomatoes are the solution. Tomato germination makes me nervous, so I started too many…having already planted all the big guys, I’m now offering you, the consumer, the runts for cheap! Selling two varieties: SunGold (Orange), and Supersweet 100 (Red).

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