New Vendor: Bathtub Gin

23 Jun

Meet Bathtub Gin
Bathtub Gin is an artisanal fruit spread business born from two sisters’ passion for homemade jam and a love of all things related to the 1920s and 30s.
From 1920 until 1933, the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the sale, manufacture or transportation of alcohol. During this time, those who desired something to wet their whistle were forced to produce liquor in secret and less than ideal conditions (including amateur distilling in their bathtubs) which often led to the production of rather unpleasant tasting alcohol. In order to help disguise the taste of these poorer-grade liquors, many individuals and bartenders at speakeasies started mixing their bootleg liquor with fruit juices and voilá – a cocktail emerged.

The Facts
Bathtub Gin uses organic ingredients and all products are prepared in our licensed and inspected kitchen. We do not use preservatives or additives in any of our products.

The Goods

  • Strawberry Limoncello - This flavor combination is teeming with cheek-puckering citrus that captures the heart of any true lemon fan, but is tempered nicely by the sweet, syrupy juices released by sun-ripened strawberries. This inspired pairing is further enhanced by the addition of one of Italy’s finest liqueurs – limoncello. Part of the appeal of Italian limoncello is its pure simplicity – it is made from lemon peel, liquor, sugar and water. This Southern Italian after-dinner drink has earned fans worldwide as a digestivo and as a popular ingredient in cocktails as it lends the citrus zing of lemon without any bitterness.
  • Coconut Rum Pineapple
  • Chardonnay Strawberry
  • Rum Raisin Mission Fig - The velvety rich mixture of Rum Raisin and Mission fig is stewed with the zest of lemons and oranges, fresh squeezed juice, our handmade candied citrus peels and a blend of spices that create an intoxicating aroma and an intense flavor that delights your taste buds. This other worldly concoction makes you believe you are reliving the glory days of the Manhattan nightclubs with tales of bootleg liquor and late-night raids when nightlife thrived and Duke Ellington and his orchestra wailed into the wee hours.

 

Yard Sign – PreOrder

15 Jun

You have spoken, we have listened. It’s time to pre-order and reserve your Woodbine Farmers Market Yard Sign.

We are passing the exact cost onto you – and the signs will be $6.00 (cash only)

Please email Mary Crimmins at Mary@WoodbineFarmersMarket.com to reserve yours now. We will be scheduling a pick up for next week.

Meet our June Intern!

8 Jun

Thanks again to everyone that braved the heat last Saturday to come to the market!  We’re very fortunate to have incredible volunteers who help set up, tear down, answer questions and other various tasks.  You’re the best!

We’re also very excited to introduce to you our first intern of the season, Brandi Irby.

Brandi is a recent graduate of Glencliff High School which is located in the Woodbine community.  Her interests in gardening, cooking, the outdoors and animals make her a great asset to the market.  Brandi began her own 8 x10 garden in her backyard this year.  She is excited to learn more about gardening and meeting new people at the market and we’re certainly glad she’s here to help!

Special thank you to the Glencliff High School Garden Club and sponsors Karri Bishop and Hank Cardwell for their help in establishing the first Woodbine Farmers’ Market Internship Program.

 

Sweet Strawberry Sorbet!

22 May

This past Saturday’s market was quite the success!   Pies were selling out like hot cakes, milk and eggs were a hot commodity and the strawberries…oh the strawberries!   To my surprise, I learned that this is the last official week for strawberries! In a fruit lovers panic, I came home with 3 quarts of beautiful ripe strawberries.  If you’re looking for a fun way to use your strawberries, here is a step by step recipe of how to make homemade strawberry sorbet.  Its so easy!!  (no ice cream maker required, hallelujah)

You need 3 ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of strawberries (actually any kind of berry would work!)

STEP 1: Bring to a boil 1.5 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar in a large sauce pan to make a simple syrup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 2: After the sugar has dissolved, pour in 1 cup of strawberries.  Continually stir until the strawberries become almost translucent or have cooked down quite a bit (about 5 minutes).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 3: After your strawberries have cooked down, strain the liquid and strawberries into a bowl using a fine mesh sieve.  Press the berries with a large spoon to get all the strawberry goodness you can!  Discard the pulp and seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 4: Cover the bowl with plastic and place in the freezer to cool for 1 hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 5: After an hour, transfer the cooled mixture into a smaller freezer safe container.  Place into freezer for 2.5 hours stirring mixture every hour.  Freeze until firm..if it takes a bit more than 2.5 hours, leave it in there for a little while longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 6: Enjoy your homemade strawberry sorbet!!  See how easy that was?

Great First Market!

16 May

Thank you to those who braved mother nature this past saturday for our first market! We had a great turn out despite the rain. Many of our neighbors left with bundles of fresh onions, lettuce, strawberries, eggs and meat. What did you make with your fresh and local food from this past weekend?

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