Why did we become co-op owners? Cathy and Darlene share their stories for joining and Purple Carrot basics.
Cathy Hartle (#4) and Darlene Brand (#96) recently visited and shared their stories for why they joined as Purple Carrot Market Owners. Check out the video below for their conversation and answers to some common questions about co-op ownership.
Due to the unseasonal amount of snow we had last Tuesday, our Pop-Up Market was postponed to next Tuesday, October 27 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. That give everyone a little extra time to pre-order the meats, fish, wild rice, and so much more from our two vendors. Pre-ordering helps assure availability.
Donald and Cheryl from DCBl Acres will have their organically-raised lamb (ground, chops, and roasts), pork (ground, sausage, roasts), and beef (ground, patties, and roasts), chicken, and eggs. Along with their meats, Donald will bring his bread (white, cracked wheat, cranberry wild rice, and garlic herb cheese), granola, cookies, chokecherry syrup, and canned goods (sauerkraut, sweet & sour coleslaw, and sweet pickle relish). Their meats and breads go quickly, so please pre-order directly with Cheryl and Donald to ensure availability. You can reach them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 320-845-4511
The Pietron family, owners of Alaska Wild Fish, is offering this season's catch of salmon, Canadian walleye yellow perch, wild Gulf shrimp, halibut, and smoked lake trout. In addition to their fish, they will have hand-harvested Minnesota lake wild rice, organic brown-wild rice blend, maple syrup, wild flower honey, and grilling planks. Purple Carrot Market owners may pre-order their product at the online store on our website to ensure availability. You can pre-order by going to our online store to ensure availability.
We've made the decision to postpone today's Pop-Up Market due to the impending "snow event". While we're all Minnesotans and should be used to measurable snow even in October, two of our producer-owners who are bringing product come from out of town and we do not want to put them at risk. Therefore, we are rescheduling our Pop-Up Market for next Tuesday, October 27 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Watch for more info to come!
Fall is a fabulous time to enjoy cooking on the grill! In our next Facebook Live event, Ashley Uphoff from The Bluffs Grass-Fed Beef will share tips on grilling the perfect flank steak while Elise Carey from EJ Terra will cook up a side dish to complement the meat. Tune in on Monday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. for fall cooking ideas with two of our producer-owners.
After fine-tuning your grilling skills with our cooking demonstration, be sure to come by our next Pop-Up Market because we will be featuring that very same beef from the The Bluffs. The Market is on Tuesday, September 22 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Once again we will be in the parking lot behind the Purple Carrot Market Building (53 E Broadway) with four of our producer-owners offering fresh, local foods.
Something special about this Pop-Up Market: the Purple Carrot will have an apple press so that you can press your own apple cider. Just bring a jug or container in which to bring your cider home.
Need some apples to press? Ron from the Foothills Orchard (Owner #324) says they will have bushels of Sweet Tango, Cortland, and Honeycrisp apples. Some of the apples are slightly damaged, but they will be perfect for pressing into cider and are ½-off the regular price. In addition to their beautiful apples, the Foothills Orchard will have a variety of squash (from blue hubbards to pumpkins) that serve double duty: they make wonderful fall décor as well as good eating. They also still have tomatoes (Roma, cherry, and heirloom varieties) and peppers (from sweet bells to the ultra-hot peppers). If you are looking for something special or need larger quantities, please contact Ron at 320-420-7622 for more information or to pre-order items.
Ashley & Ross Uphoff from The Bluffs Grass-Fed Beef will have steaks, roasts, ribs, ground beef, stew meat, and beef sticks as well as chickens and free-range eggs. Learn more about the Uphoffs and their Scottish Highland cattle with our producer profile below. All of their meats is in stock, so check out their order form to see all they have available.
Elise with EJ Terra (Owner #275) and Joelle (Owner #126) will bring a variety of jams and jellies, pickles, salsas, and salves. In addition, Elise will have her homemade soaps and Joelle will bring her pickled beets, corn relish, sauerkraut, dip mixes, herbal seasonings.
To help our community stay safe, we ask the everyone maintain proper social distance and remember their mask during our Pop-Up Market. Hand sanitation will be available and part of the apple pressing operation.
We look forward to seeing you at both events!
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