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Weekly Newsletter - July 10, 2013

Welcome to the weekly edition of the Hoboken Uptown Farmers' Market Newsletter sponsored by the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition. This Thursday, July 11th (from 2:00 to 7:00) you'll find the best Jersey Fresh produce within walking distance of your home. The Hoboken Uptown Farmers' Market is excited to announce a few new vendors in the mix this season. So sign up for the weekly newsletter to plan your shopping list, get reminders, recipes, health tips. Plus find out what fresh produce is in that week.

Farmers and Vendors

Stony Hill Farm
You'll find amazing produce weekly from Stony Hill Farm and they have a wide range of produce this week, including fresh garlic, red and white potatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, small carrots, collards, red beets, basil, cabbage, broccoli, Kirby cucumbers, cilantro, chives, basil, red and green kale. Dale says it"s the last week for tart and sweet cherries, but you can look forward to peaches, both yellow and white, along with fresh green and yellow wax beans.

Gina's Bakery
Looking for an easy, no-cook meal snack to serve at your next cocktail party? Serve Gina's golden, baked focaccia along side nuts, dips, and other snack foods. Gina's Bakery has a delicious selection to choose from including tomato, zucchini and caponata - a scrumptious mixture of eggplant, onions, and capers.

Country Stand Farms
Country Stand Farms will have plenty of greens as well, and other staples for your crisper like romaine and kale. Try this homemade, fresh dressing with fresh shallots for a fresh spin on your everyday salad.

Hoboken Farms
Hoboken Farms has a delicious selection of naturally prepared foods, including their famous tomato sauce "Big Red", delectable mozzarella, and the freshest home baked breads. Try their incredible "ready-to-cook" crab cakes, an ideal appetizer to serve at your next cook-out - just bake and serve with tartar sauce.

Dr. Pickle
Dr. Pickle offers a wide range of savory pickles - including pickled green tomatoes, mushrooms, and a refreshing "fresh" pickle - perfect for garnishing cocktails, adding to veggie platters, or serving along side your favorite sandwich.

Herbertsville Honey Company
Herbertsville Honey Company is the bee's knees when it comes to local honey. A family-owned business, they provide local New Jersey raw honey and hand-crafted hive-related products. Honey is a wonderful way to stave off seasonal allergies while naturally sweetening your baked goods, smoothies, sauces and dressing.

Honey isn't just a delicious sweetener and spread, honey is a natural way to prevent infection. Researchers at Cardiff Metropolitan University have shown that manuka honey and other forms of honey can destroy pathogens in vitro and also prevent bacteria initially binding to components of wound tissue. Alf from Herbertsville Honey Company say just to clean cuts and scraps with soap and water then apply honey and a cloth bandage.

DID YOU KNOW? Fresh garlic, like kale, contains sulfur compounds that become more available to your body after crushing the cloves or mixing them with lemon juice. Garlic has been shown to help protect the heart and the brain by lowering the inflammation in blood vessels.

Weekly Recipe

Kale-onaise (courtesy of "50 Shades of Kale")

Dress up any dip, sandwich, or dressing with this flavorful and healthy mayo that also offers the nutrient value of raw kale and fresh garlic. This creamy condiment will soon take the place of butter on your breakfast toast.

Makes 3 cups

2 cups packed chopped kale
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise (olive oil based if possible) Zest and juice of 1 lemon

In a food processor, combine the kale leaves, salt and garlic. Process until finely chopped. Add in the mayonnaise and lemon zest, lemon juice and process until smooth

Per Serving (2 tablespoons): 60 calories, 0 g protein, 0 g carbohydrates, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 3 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 93 mg sodium

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