Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SoCo Farmers' Market Newsletter 04-25-12

Da-Le Ranch - Grass fed meats!

One of our newest additions to the market, Dave of Da-Le Ranch from Lake Elsinore will now be at the market every Saturday (he had been rotating every other Saturday). Da-Le Ranch brings FARM-FRESH pork, chicken, lamb, beef, rabbit & turkey, by the individual cut, or sides. Full, half and quarter sides available for the freezer. All meats are U.S.D.A. inspected, where required. You can't beat the quality of the locally raised, pastured, grass-fed meats (as well as free range eggs). Come stop by and chat with Dave to find out all about the health benefits of non-factory farmed meats. And come early for the eggs....they go quickly!

The Secrets Behind Store Bought Orange Juice
The package says 100% Fresh Juice. Think that means it is simply squeezed, packaged and sent to the store? Wrong! De-oxygenation and flavor packs are part of it. Read about the behind the scenes manufacturing process of store bought OJ. But have no fear, Bautista Creek Ranch from Hemet is now squeezing fresh orange juice at the market from their amazing local navel and valencia oranges. Come experience the taste of pure orange goodness. 

OC Pregnancy & Beyond (Sat, May 5th, 11-3pm)

Granola Babies, a proud sponsor of our market and SoCo tenant, is hosting the 2nd Annual OC Pregnancy & Beyond Event. The event will feature great workshops led by pregnancy and baby experts, nutritional advice, live music and an introduction to the best of OC's mother-baby services and products to help you celebrate the journey of pregnancy, birth and beyond! Visit this great event going on right next door to the farmers' market that day. Buy $50 worth of produce that day and you’ll get a FREE Farmers Market reusable tote (while supplies last) and be entered to win a convenient Hook N' Go shopping cart to drape your bags from when you stroll the market.

Buy Local Art Walk! (Friday, May 11th, 5-8pm) 
Friday Night Foodies (held every Friday 5-8pm at SoCo) brings gourmet food trucks to The Mix for a feast of the senses. Starting May 11th, local artists will be on display the 2nd Friday of each month for a Buy Local Art Walk. Now you can stomp the yard at SoCo Collection to enjoy quality gourmet food trucks, local artists, as well as beverages, restaurants & bars! Lots of indoor & outdoor seating available. Add a live band to The Mix & you’ve got Friday Night Foodies! New restaurants and boutique stores opening each week around here, so you're sure to find something new! 

Bacon Mania
Past F2FTC Champion

Farm to Food Truck Challenge Returns (June 9th)
It's back! Join us for a Clash of the Titans, as we bring the farm to the food trucks in an epic challenge to win Top Chop Truck! Third time is a charm for SoCoFM as we host our third F2FTC. Haven’t been? Here is what you have missed (pics/video). 20+ farmers' market vendors, 15 food trucks, 6 judges. Who will compete? Who will be the judge? All will be revealed as the June 9th date charges closer. Prepare for battle by RSVP’ing and you’ll be entered to win a slew of prizes, and you’ll be kept up to date on all the details - including a chance to be a judge! 

See you Saturday!

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