Melons and berries are still in season, rich with Natural SPF and lycopene! However don't forget about all the great artisan breads and cheeses that are always available at each market too! At our Pinterest page, you can find a cantaloupe salad recipe featuring bacon and garlic scapes (still in anticipation for the upcoming Garlic Festival!) by clicking the image below! And don't forget to pair it with a crusty, fresh, artisan bread!
Are you swimming a lot now that it's the middle of August? Be sure to dry towels and heavier cottons in a separate load from your lighter-weight clothes to save energy!
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Donita brough a bunch of peaches into the studio today! Along with peaches we have got plenty of other produce coming along with Ohio's harvest, which lasts through September-- fruits and vegetables such as musk melons, potatoes, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower and more! This week's seasonal recipe, available on our Pinterest page by clicking the picture below, is grilled peaches with cinnamon honey butter!
Use emergency generators safely. Portable generators designed to supply power to a home or small business during an outage can be extremely dangerous if not used properly. Contact a licensed electrician before connecting an emergency generator to your home or business. Improperly installed generators may overload circuits, cause a fire, shock, or cause serious damage to your home or business.
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North Union Farmers' Market is proud to present the Fifth Annual Cleveland Garlic Festival at historic Shaker Square! This grassroots food and music event will take place Saturday, September 07, 2013 from 1:00 PM. to 9:00 PM., and Sunday, September 08, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. All proceeds will support North Union's mission of championing local foods by connecting certified producers with consumers through a network of markets in order to: Supply the community with the freshest, most nutritious food – harvested ripe and brought fresh to market, Support growth and incubate over 300 small businesses in Northeast Ohio, Stimulate the local economy by keeping money in our communities, Keep Ohio land producing food and supporting families, which saves farms from destruction.
A typical home uses 600-1200 kiloWatt-hours per year for refrigeration and freezing. To become more energy efficient with refrigeration in your home: Keep your refrigerator at 37°- 40° F and your freezer at 5°F, Keep your refrigerator filled to capacity, but don't overcrowd to the point where doors cannot be closed or air cannot circulate, Vacuum the condenser coils (underneath or behind the unit) every three months or so.
It's The North Union Farmer's Market Fifth Annual Cleveland Garlic Festival - September 7th and September 8th - And we're talking everything Garlic!
Here are a few deatils about the festival:
MUSIC - 14 bands and other acts including headliners Superhuman Happiness (Saturday) and Snarky Puppy w/ Hildegunn Gjedrem (Sunday)
FOOD - Opening Preview Brunch Benefit andTop Chef Grill Off Competition with free samplings Saturday and Sunday
FUN - Miss Garlic and Princess Fairy Court Parade, Kids: Mighty Locavores – rock climbing, tastings, garlic growing, chalk art classes … so much more!
Tune up your HVAC equipment yearly! Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.
What's in season this week at The North Union Farmer's Market?? TOMATOS! This week's seasonal recipe, available on our Pinterest page by clicking the picture below, is Roasted Cherry Tomato Chutney on Squash
About 90% of the energy used for washing clothes is for heating the water. There are two ways to reduce the amount of energy used for washing clothes—use less water and use cooler water. Unless you're dealing with oily stains, the warm or cold water setting on your machine will generally do a good job of cleaning your clothes. Switching your temperature setting from hot to warm can cut a load's energy use in half.
What's in season this week at The North Union Farmer's Market? PEPPERS!!
A typical home uses 200-700 kiloWatt-hours per year with its range/oven. To become more energy efficient with your range/oven, follow these tips: Only use pots and pans with flat bottoms on the stove. Include more stews, stir-frys (With PEPPERS), and other single-dish meals in your menus.
What's in season this week at The North Union Farmer's Market? Raspberries and cold weather crops (Pumpkin, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) This week's seasonal recipe, available on our Pinterest page by clicking the picture below, is Sweet Corn and Raspberry Ice Cream.
Change your filter regularly! Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months (winter and summer). If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months.
What's in season this week at The North Union Farmer's Market? Apples, grapes, and meat!
Dry towels and heavier cottons in a separate load from lighter-weight clothes.