Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Silen Auctions & Baked Goods

As you know, the Charlestown Land Trust is gearing up for the annual benefit auction on August 20th. This auction is the Charlestown Land Trust's main source of revenue for protecting open space, doing environmental outreach in the community, and hosting the Charlestown Farmers' Market among other great things the Land Trust does. To get everyone as excited for the auction as our auction committee, we're helping with a series of mini silent auctions at the market. These silent auctions tend to be centered on the farmers' market. You'll have the opportunity to bid on one item each week. Past items have included a great set of Poblano Farms Salsas, a watercolor print of the Charlestown Farmers' Market by Frances Topping, and a picnic for two at Mill Pond.

Stop by our booth at the market and find out what the auction item of the day includes. We're located right next to Isis's baked goods. So when you're munching on your savory rosemary cake, take a look at the Charlestown Land Trust booth and support the organization and open space!

-Your Charlestown Land Trust

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lunchtime & Sunshine

The farmers' market season is now in full effect. We opened the Tuesday farmers' market on Falcone Field last week. We had smiling faces ready to eat dinner. 

Join us today for the Tuesday market from 4-7pm. You'll find your favorite vendors from the Friday morning market.

With lunchtime right around the corner and the warmth outside, a crisp, clean soup sounds delicious. Stop by the market and pick up a few cucumbers for this quick recipe.


5-6 cucumbers (peel if desired)
2 cups milk
1 cup sour cream
2 Tbs. chopped dill
1 tsp minced mint
2-3 cloves garlic
1 Tbs vinegar
1 tsp salt
black pepper to taste
Place all ingredients except one cucumber into the blender and process until smooth. Chop the remaining cucumber and add it to the soup. Chill until ready to serve.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Put your hard hats on!

Big changes are happening near the Charlestown Farmers' Market. The Charlestown Historical Society is building a museum! Very exciting news!!
(Charlestown Historical Society at the Farmers' Market with the future museum in the background)
We arrived at the market this past Friday to find wooden beams raised near the historic school house. We're excited to see the process taking place each week.

Today is our first Tuesday farmers' market at Falcone Field. The market starts at 4pm and runs until 7pm. Join us for some delicious produce and a great time. We're at a new location, hope it's a blast!!

-Your Charlestown Land Trust