Seaside FL Farmers Market is a Saturday morning tradition for many locals and visitors.
With the local, fresh, seasonal movement in full force, our local farmers markets and vendors provide a community gathering spot where real food is on display. I had the joy of making some real food with some of the items I picked up last Saturday at the Seaside FL Farmers Market, and in the spirit of fall, wanted to share it with you.
In addition to their wonderful Arugula, Dragonfly Fields had some amazingly flavorful poblano peppers last week at the market. Dragonfly Fields is one of my favorite producers in the area. Their greens and heirloom tomatoes are the best I have had in my years living in Florida. Being a Midwestern girl, this is a testament to their hard work and dedication to their gardens.
I also stopped by the The FarmStand in Grayton Beach and purchased some of their heritage pork, Cochon Noir de Bonifay. I had been eager to try their pastured, organic pork and it did not disappoint. Twin Oaks Farm is a 94 acres certified organic farm located in Bonifay, Florida. They are committed to raising heritage chickens, ducks, sheep and pigs on pasture, the old fashioned way. Twin Oaks Farm also produces a line of artisan food only using organic and/or local ingredients. At the FarmStand you will find their artisan food, farm fresh eggs, chickens, pork and lamb, and their organic cafe offers a daily choice of organic food.
With these fresh ingredients in hand, I decided to make a simple dish, a variation of one of my all-time favorites, Pork Chili.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb cubed pork (boneless chops/shoulder/loin)
1 medium onion (sliced)
2 garlic cloves (crushed/minced)
Salt and pepper to taste
6 poblano peppers (roasted, seeded and sliced)
28 oz can of diced tomatoes (substitute fresh if available)
1 cup of chicken stock
1 ½ tablespoons flour
- Heat oil over medium heat, brown pork with onions, garlic and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Once meat is cooked through, add peppers, tomatoes, and chicken stock. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
- Add flour to thicken (optional), cover and simmer 15 minutes longer.
- Serve hot with tortillas and queso fresco.
To contact Dragonfly Fields or to be added to their weekly farmers market updates, please contact Charles Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org / 850-259-3739.
For more information on Twin Oaks Farm and The FarmStand, please visit their website at www.twinoaksfarm.net or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwinOaksFarm.
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