June 20, 2018
The Frisco Rotary Farmers Market Newsletter
Product of the Week:
Sweet Corn
Sweet corn is available from many of our produce vendors at the market.
Sweet corn slathered in butter and salt or chili, garlic and cotija sauce is as American as apple pie! Summer hasn't fully arrived until that first bite of fresh from the field sweet corn.

Farmers Market customers often ask if the color of the sweet corn affects the taste. Officially, no...the yellow kernals simply have a higher level of beta carotene than the white ones. Unofficially, there are fans of both white and yellow corn that swear their favorite is sweeter.

Many people avoid corn, thinking that it's high in carbohydrates and calories. It's actually a good vegetable to add to your diet due to its high fiber content and low calories.
Here are six benefits of eating sweet corn:

  1. It's a veggie and you need to get five servings of veggies a day. Adding fresh sweet corn as one of your five servings makes eating veggies fun!
  2. Corn is nutrient rich with the antioxidents beta carotene (which turns to Vitamin A) and lutein - both important for eye health. It also has B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium.
  3. Corn has the same amount of calories as an apple but less sugar.
  4. Sweet corn is a great source of fiber with 2.4 g of fiber against your daily requirement of 30 g.
  5. Sweet corn provides good gut bacteria. It doesn't have high amounts of insoluble fiber which is why the husks of kernals don't get broken down. Those husks are good for your gut because they feed the good bacteria in your tummy.
  6. And, of course, sweet corn is gluten free.
Mexican Street Corn

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) sour cream or Mexican crema
  • 1/2 cup (110g) finely crumbled Cotija or feta cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 tsp ancho or guajillo chili powder, plus more for serving
  • 1 medium clove garlic, finely minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 4 ears shucked corn
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Light 1 chimney full of charcoal.  When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread coals evenly over half of coal grate. Alternatively, set half the burners of a gas grill to high heat. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. 

Clean  and  oil  grilling grate.
While coals heat, combine mayonnaise, sour cream or crema, cheese, chili powder, garlic, and cilantro in a large bowl. Stir until homogeneous and set aside.

When grill is hot, place corn directly over hot side of grill and cook, rotating occasionally, until cooked through and charred in spots on all sides, about 8 minutes total.

Transfer corn to bowl with cheese mixture and use a large spoon to evenly coat corn on all sides with mixture. Sprinkle with extra cheese and chili powder and serve immediately with lime wedges.
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Vendor Profile:
Overland Essentials
Wendy Beard of Overland Essentials in her booth at The Frisco Rotary Farmers Market. Wendy believes in being good to Mother Earth and enjoying the natural products she provides to us while protecting her by recycling and using recycled packaging as much as possible.
Overland Essentials researches, formulates and handcrafts natural soap and skin care products with organic and Ecocert ingredients. Most commercial and handmade products contain synthetic materials which irritate the skin. OE uses the highest quality of shea butter, carrier oils, beeswax, herbs, and essential oils.The scents come from flowers, herbs and essential oils never synthetic man-made fragrance oils. OE has natural soap, body butter, skin care, lip balm, lotion bars, pet shampoo and ear cleaners.
Two popular Overland Essentials products - cherry almond soap and the shower steamer made with peppermint oil.
Not only does Wendy use natural ingrediants in her products, she searches out fun ingrediants from other Frisco Rotary Farmers Market vendors including coffee beans, herbs, flowers and more.

Wendy has a steady stream of regulars that visit her booth each Saturday for soaps, bath bombs, shower steamers, lotions and her ever popular sea sponges. Check out her booth this Saturday! Overland Essentials is located next to the Rotary Club of Frisco booth.
Pick Up Your Limited Edition Frisco Rotary Farmers Market T-Shirt at the Rotary Club of Frisco Booth This Saturday!
The 2018 Frisco Rotary Farmers Market T-Shirts are in! Light gray with the FRFM logo on the front and out sponsors on the back, the t-shirts are $15 each. We have men's sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL and a limited quantity of women's v-necks iin S, M, L, and XL.

Pick Up Your FREE Limited Edition Little Buck the Buck Creek Lamb Sticker at the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market booth this Saturday!
Little Buck Sticker
We also have a bottomless cup of coffee for $1.50 ( now from The Barking Owl Coffee Company) and bottled water for $1.00. Stroll the market and stay hydrated!

We can answer your questions about the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market, the vendors at the market and the Rotary Club of Frisco. Stop by and say hi!
Back by popular demand, Rocky and Roland will be making their first FRFM appearance this Saturday. Enjoy their performance while you shop!
What's Fresh in July at the FRFM?
Sweet Corn for Sure!!
The following items will be available at the markets in July (tasting allowed!):

Blackberries, Blueberries, Figs, Melons, Peaches
Basil, Mint
Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Greens (Chard, Mustard), Leeks, Lima Beans, Mushrooms, Peas (Black-Eyed and Purple Hull, Potatoes, Onions, Okra, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips

Our 2018 FRFM Sponsors
Larry and Audie Adkins

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