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Thursday Nov. 1
Hours: Year round 10 am - 2 pm
Closing earlier if weather threatens
See Vendor List for market location
www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com

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Naturally Raised Meats

DennisKindergartnersFor food safety, it’s a good idea to know and trust your food sources. Purchasing meats from the people who raised the animals is a great way to expand your knowledge about what you are eating.

The meats sold at the market by local ranchers are antibiotic and hormone free. When animals are raised and pastured naturally, as opposed to large factory operations, they are not as susceptible to disease, which eliminates the need to feed them antibiotics as a standard operating procedure. Check out our ranchers’ supply of beef, goat, lamb, yak, pork, chicken, soup bones, and wild caught salmon.

San Ysidro Farm has a large selection of grass-fed and grass-finished lamb and beef in many different cuts. Their pork is from pigs raised on alfalfa hay, supplemented with non GMO grain, and their chickens are pasture raised. Try the popular miner’s pasties made from their own meats, available warm or frozen to-go.

Sky Island Brand’s Churro sheep and Criollo cattle are heritage breeds, adapted to the Southwest and making less impact on the land. There is no grain feeding, just native feeds, and a stress free lifestyle that makes a better quality of meat. Goat meat is back in stock, as well as wild-caught Salmon from their fisherman friends in Alaska.

Order a holiday turkey, pasture raised and supplemented with non GMO feed, from Cluck-Cluck Farms at the booth of Simmons Honey Ranchito this Thursday.

Emu Enterprises & Yarlung Cattle Company has ground yak and yak meat cuts including: Ribeye, Sirloin, Porterhouse, and T-bone steaks, as well as chuck roasts, stew meat, and soup bones. While visiting Emu Enterprises’ booth, sample their line of skin-rejuvenating and health-promoting emu oil products. Known for its excellent moisturizing, healing, and penetrating properties, emu oil has been used by the Aborigines for thousands of years for the treatment of muscle aches, inflammation, swelling, and sore joints.

Pictured above: A fun and inquisitive group of kindergartners from Huachuca Mountain Elementary visited the market for a field trip last week. Rancher Dennis Moroney talked with students about the naturally raised meats he brings to market.
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Dia de los Muertos

sugar skull blanks

Guadalupe Baking Company will attend the market for one more Thursday, bringing sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos. Most are beautifully decorated, but you can find blanks, too. They’ll have a limited supply of delicious sourdough breads, including plain baguettes, focaccias shaped like skulls, and gourds.


Arts & Crafts this Thursday

BillAndBernieMedleyThis week’s market features lots of special “First Thursday” arts & crafts vendors. Support local businesses with your holiday shopping.


Produce in Season - Greens!

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The cooler weather we have been enjoying lately is also great for growing healthy greens, such as kale, arugula, chard, lettuces, spinach, and more. Stop by the market to see what types of produce are in season as we head into winter. Here are just a few things you will find:

Mustang Mountain Eggs has several types of healthy greens, including fresh young spinach.

Hilltop Hydroponics will bring living lettuce, baby greens, watercress, both large and small tomatoes, European cucumbers. For nutrient packed microgreens, choose from: Red cabbage, Radishes, or Sunflower.

Backyard Gardening and Growing will have turnips and greens, kale (green curly and Dino), arugula, apples, mesquite flour, and some other surprises.

Arevalos Farm will bring some winter greens, lots of winter squash varieties, small pumpkins, and more.

Sivonn’s Garden brings a variety of assorted greens, mushrooms, sprouts, and more.


Food Assistance Programs

SNAP-everywhereSNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) cards can be swiped at the Information booth, where they will be exchanged for market script. The script can be accepted by market vendors to purchase eligible foods, such as fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, and more.

Several growers also accept WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks.

We also particpate in the Double Up Bucks Arizona program where SNAP customers get double their money up to $20 per market day.


Live Music

IMG_5578Market shoppers and vendors will be entertained by Scott Davis this Thursday. The musicians always appreciate your tips so please be generous!

Vendor List

Besides what is mentioned in this column, there are many more vendors and lots of other products offered at the market. To see which vendors are scheduled this week, click here

Scheduled Absences: Queen Ceviche, San Pedro River Valley Salsa, Huachuca Mountain Gems, PT Woodworks, Thunder Mountain Alpaca Ranch


What's New?

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Pollylops will be back after a couple weeks off. Along with all their usual flavors, they'll have some new ones on the table, including: Apple Pie, Pumpkin, Mango, Horehound, Chai Tea, and Mocha.

Sweet Stop will also be back to the market this week, bringing some of their seasonal specialties. Be sure to check out their Harvest Cake, a pumpkin cake with apples, cranberries, and nuts.


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Visit the booth of Mayan Mills to find out about their products that are made from Maya nut, a wild harvested food from Central and South America. The nuts are roasted at Mayan Mills’ facility in St. David. Nutritional studies reveal that it is a highly nutritious food, rich in dietary fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, folate, protein, tryptophan and antioxidants. Maya is a naturally healing medicine and can help regulate your hormones, your sleep, your digestive system, your metabolism and your moods. Choose from Maya powder, tea, or a coffee blend.

Golden Rule Dairy will be at the market with fresh raw cow’s milk. Stop by their booth for a free sample and taste it for yourself! Raw milk benefits range from help with allergies to boosting the immune system and can often be tolerated by someone who is "lactose intolerant." They have many such happy customers. Also available is homemade granola - a "stick to your bones" breakfast cereal available in three flavors: Butter Pecan, Maple Walnut and Quinoa Pumpkin Spice.


Wraps
Celestial Breads has a new item: A vegetarian wrap sandwich made with their own freshly baked herb pita bread (seasoned with herbs from their own garden, hand sliced premium turkey, provolone or Swiss cheese, sprouts, cucumbers, thin white onion, and romaine lettuce. You can find their signature Challah bread and the new Everything Challah breads at their booth each week. The special this week: Buy on loaf of Challah or Everything Challah and get $1 off sweet bread.

Simmons Honey Ranchito will be well-stocked with many honey varieties. They’ll also have freshly cut honey comb in cut chunks. They honey comb will be available in glass jars with honey, as well as in cut pound squares in plastic boxes. Fresh Bee Pollen is available in small easy-to-store tubs. Check out their huge assortment of homemade jams, jellies, and pickles.
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Email: sierravistafarmersmarket@cox.net



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