Howdy! I'm Katelynn Brock and I'm doing my Public Health internship at The Green Market. I am the outreach coordinator for the Nourish program and I am looking forward to doing cooking demos at the Green Market every Saturday for the summer. Each week, I visit a different local farm to meet the farmer and check out what veggies, fruits and more that they are bringing to market.
This week I went to Double L Ranch and met up with the owner, Lori. Owners Larry and Lori Smith love their kids; and by kids, I mean goats! All of the goats responded by name, but the two that were the most friendly were Dolly and Smoky. Dolly was Lori's first goat and birthed two more that also had children, resulting in three generations right in her front yard! In the back yard, they have corn, several squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and more (and coming very soon-peppers)! The most interesting crop though? Definitely the loofah plant! I had no idea that those sea-sponge-impostors were actually plants that have a hard shell and require a lengthy soak before they can make their way to your bathtub.
All of the land and livestock are maintained by her and her husband; needless to say, they have their work cut out for them! This week, they spent a lot of time harvesting zucchinis and cucumbers that were HUGE and beautiful! I'm thinking I'm going to make some zucchini noodles, a.k.a. zoodles. I'm looking at this recipe to come up with our demo this week. Come out to the market this Saturday to see what I whip up with these awesome Double L Ranch Veggies!
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