Tuesday, January 21, 2014

February Fun in the Market

 We have a great line up of classes this month. I hope you can join us!

10:30am Intro to Beekeeping with Jimmie Oakley from the Williamson County Beekeeping Association and Bost Apiary – Whet your beekeeping appetite with this overview of what it takes to start your own hive
11:30am Seasonal Cooking Demo with Jeremy Corn Featuring Honey Recipes
10:30am Intro to Aquaponics with Joe Schram from Joli Farm Learn how to raise gorgeous produce and fish in a sustainable system that is 90% more efficient with water than in ground growing
11am to 2pm Gluten Free Cupcake Tasting. Order yours for Valentines Day!
10:30am Alternative Garden Designs with Michelle Learn about water wise garden bed building techniques including wicking beds and keyhole gardens
11:30am Seasonal Cooking Demo with Jeremy
11:30am Nutrition to Support your Immune System with Sandra Brougher Food is Medicine!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

We Have Something New at The Market, Just for "Ewe"!

Here at the Monument Market we pride ourselves over the fact that we carry quality goods, ensuring that they are all natural, organic and free- range.

With this in mind, we are proud to announce that we are now carrying fresh lamb meat in all cut varieties.

The lamb comes our way from Hodge Ranch located in the Hill Country between Menard and Junction.  You can read more about them by visiting their website http://hodgeranchtexas.com/.

Did you know that lamb is considered a nutritional powerhouse?  For one it is a very lean meat rich in protein, zinc and vitamin B-12 two very important nutrients for optimal health.

Though the weather right now is not ideal for grilling, one of the easiest and tastiest ways to prepare lamb is on the grill.

From kebabs to lamb chops, you cannot go wrong.  I have included a recipe for you to get started, but stop by the Market for a booklet featuring many more recipes.

Lamb Sirloin Kebabs with Meyer Lemon & Garlic

3 Garlic cloves
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 -1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
1 tsp red chile flakes
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 lbs. lamb sirloin steaks, cut into cubes about 3/4 inch thick
1 red onion, quartered and sliced
3 Meyer lemons, cut into 1/2 slices, seeds removed and halved
6 to 8 wooden skewers, soaked in water beforehand

In a bowl, combine garlic, oil, salt, rosemary, chile flakes and pepper. Add lamb cubes; marinate for 30 minutes.
Preheat grill to medium-high.  Thread lamb, onion and lemons onto skewers. Grill to medium-rare, approx. 2-4 min on each side.

Happy Eating,

In-house Nutritional Therapist

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Saturday Classes for January!

January 2014 Event Calendar

10:30am Garden Class with Michelle: January in the Garden: This is our monthly First Saturday series where we cover the garden "To-Do" list for the month.
10:30am Garden Class with Michelle: Preparing the Soil for a New Garden: Everything you need to know to start your garden off right
11:30am Seasonal Cooking Demo with Jeremy Corn
11:30am Nutrition Class with Sandra Brougher: Nutrition for Weight Management Sandra will help you guide your New Year’s Resolution to success
10:30am Garden Class with Michelle: Growing Potatoes! Learn how to plant, grow and harvest potatoes and sweet potatoes
11:30am Seasonal Cooking Demo with Jeremy Corn: Now let us eat potatoes!