The Cortland County Visitors Center is celebrating its last market for the season. The indoor farmers market has been designed to fill your dinner plate. Small but mighty, this winter market is sure to have everything you need for the perfect meal. Carefully curated with a selection of makers and farmers, local to Cortland County; the upcoming month you'll find fresh pork, roasting chickens, potatoes, squash, winter greens, pickles and sauces. Each month thru April, we'll publish a recipe, created with that month's farmers market selection in mind.
Come in for maple from New Visions Environmental Science Class. Students have been working hard this semester tapping, harvesting, boiling, and packaging maple syrup, produce at Lime Hollow Nature Center. They've also created their own homemade, natural charcoal- perfect for grilling on those warm spring days.
Check back here for updated vendor list and meal ideas throughout the winter.
Cortland County Visitors Center
42 Main St, Downtown Cortland
Friday, April 1, 12- 3 p.m.
WHO WILL BE THERE
Main Street Farms: large selection of winter produce including; root vegetables, winter squashes, and greens.
Hillside Farms: chicken and pork
Food & Ferments: pickled veggies, kombucha, kimchi, and tonics.
Adventurers_Rest: Rose Williams CCVB artist of the month
New Visions Environmental Science Class: handmade natural charcoal and maple and soaps, produced by students at Lime Hollow
Korean Tacos with Pickled Winter Veggies
This is a two-part recipe. The pickles taste best when allowed to marinate in the refrigerator for a week or more. You will know when they are ready when they turn a lovely pink color. They will keep well in the fridge for several months. Perfect for tacos, ramen, sandwiches, or snacking. Pair with an Elderberry & Jalapeno Margarita.
Asian Style Pickled Winter Veggies
1 medium sized daikon
4 watermelon radishes
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch cilantro stalks
1 palm full of sesame seeds
1 cup rice vinegar
1 tbs sugar
1 cup water
1 dried whole chili for heat (optional)
Step 1: Bring water, sugar, and vinegar to a simmer in a pot
Step 2: Slice veggies into thin coins, chop cilantro stems and green onions
Step 3: Layer veggies and herbs in a glass quart jar.
Step 4: Toss the sesame seeds into the simmering pot. Then carefully pour over veggies, until all the veggies are completely submerged. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for at least one week for the best flavor.
1 pound of your choice; ground pork, chicken, beef, turkey, or tofu
1/2 cup of Korean BBQ Marinade (I prefer New York made We Rub You brand)
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch cilantro tops
1 package soft corn tortillas
1 palm full of toasted sesame seeds
Asian Style Pickled Winter Veggies (see above)
Step 1: Cook protein of your choice until browned and cooked through.
Step 2: Mix in Korean BBQ Marinade and sesame seeds, allow to slightly reduce until just caramelized.
Step 3. Fry up your tortilla in a little butter, until bubbly
Step 4: Build your tacos! Layer your tortilla with meat, avocado, pickled winter veggies, cilantro, and green onions.
Step 5: Pat yourself on the back for building a fantastic farmer's market-inspired taco!
Elderberry & Jalapeno Margarita
For the cocktail:
2 oz Food & Ferments Elderberry Tonic
2 oz Blanco tequila
1 oz Triple Sec
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp minced jalapeño pepper (remove seeds for less heat)
For the garnish:
Freshly sliced jalapenos
Salt for rim
Step 1: Pour tequila, Triple Sec, Elderberry Tonic, lime juice, and jalapeño pepper into a mixing glass with ice.
Step 2: Shake well
Step 3: Strain into salt-rimmed glass.
Step 4: Serve immediately with a lime wedge and jalapeño slice
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