What's (Not) Cooking

We've been so busy lately. Really. I mean, we have been cooking! But not exactly the "cooking" you probably are thinking. Actually, we've been busy cooking things up outside of the kitchen giving me little time to whip up much in the kitchen.

It started about a few months ago when David and I loudly appealed the city's new health department rules that eliminated cooking at the farmers market. Actually, they made it so one vendor could only cook four times a year. That was unacceptable. Cooking (and eating) is a major part of the Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market, it's the fun side of it and what attracts a wide assortment of people to eat locally grown foods.

We won that fight and, during the many discussions we had with local politicos, we were encouraged to start a market in Southtown. This is an area of town that is without a grocery store and desperately needs access to real food. We polled market members to see if this was something they would support and when the answer was a resounding, "Yes, when can we start?", we decided to do it.

The Southtown Farmers & Ranchers Market debuts on Saturday, June 15, at 9 am at the Blue Star Arts Complex. Like the Quarry, it will be year-round and feature a local musician each week. The complex has several cool restaurants which we anticipate will be also part of the market to give it a dose of Southtown flavor. Located along the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River, it's going to be a great setting for residents and tourists alike to meet, eat and explore the diverse flavors of the city's growing local food movement.

So, while I have no real "recipe" for you, I do have this tasty tidbit to share--which also helps to explain why I have only been featuring easy recipes for the last few months. 

Buen provecho!
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