Dear BFC

My Dear Bratt Foo Coo,

Thank you, ever so much, for the fresh, local, organic tortillas.  I walked into the store this evening and was truly delighted.  Dinner transported me back to a tortilla shop in a little village in Central México, an elderly woman in the background making them by hand.  A good tortilla has a taste like a drink of fresh water from a gurgling spring. 

And thank you, by the way, also goes out to the Supreme Court of México for continuing to ban genetically engineered corn from being grown in their country.  Not that this has anything to do with my dinner, just giving credit where credit is due here.

Peanuts in Sesame Noodles May No Longer Be Organic

Several years ago, after a few reminders, I was happy that the coop finally switched to using organic peanut butter in the sesame noodle sauce available in bulk and in take-out sesame noodles. Although I rarely purchase this myself, I was concerned because this sauce is popular with children, and peanuts are one of the most heavily sprayed crops. Today, while spooning tahini into a jar, I couldn’t help but notice the ingredient list on the nearby bucket of peanut sauce, and the lack of the word “organic” preceding the peanuts. If you care about this, please let the folks at the coop know.

Dosa Kitchen Is Back at the Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market

After a two-month eating tour of South India, Dosa Kitchen is back at the Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market.

We’ll be there this and every Saturday 10-2 through the end of March.

We will be sharing some of our newest recipes from our trip—this week it will be Black Chickpea Curry, a coconut-based curry from the state of Kerala, and Masala Free-Range Chicken, featuring Nash’s family’s signature spice blend.

Brattleboro Senior Meals January 2016 Breakfast Menu

January 5th- Whole Wheat Pancakes, Syrup Choice, Sausage, Home Fries, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee.

January 8th- Greens, Eggs and Ham, Home Fries, Fruit Juice, Yogurt, Coffee.

January 12th -Cheese Omelets with Tomato, Onions and Peppers, Home Fries, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee.

The Bready Machine

This post is on behalf of “Loaves & Fishes” community kitchen which serves a hot meal to anyone in need twice a week at Centre Congregational Church, Main St., Brattleboro.

We were gifted with a “Bready Machine” which we would like to see go to someone who could use it. It is suited for individual use, but it is less useful in our larger kitchen. Some pre-packaged bread mixes may also be available.

Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu

December Breakfast Menu

December 1st Scrambled Eggs w/Boursin & Spinach, Vegetable Hash w/Celeriac, Turnip & Carrots, Scone,  Muffin, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice & Coffee

December 4th Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Muffin, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice & Coffee

December 8th Breakfast Sandwich w/Egg & Cheese, Sausage, Home Fries, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice & Coffee

Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market Opens for 10th Season!

Join us as we kick off the 10th season of the Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market – one of the longest running diverse indoor farmers markets in Vermont.  Starting Saturday, November 7, come to the market and dazzle your senses at the beautiful River Garden in the heart of downtown Brattleboro.  Visitors will find more fresh local produce than ever before!

Each week we transform the space into a warm welcoming indoor marketplace.  You’ll find up to 30 vendors including favorites from past seasons.  Our regular farm vendors returning this season are Big Picture Farm, Circle Mountain Farm, Deep Meadows Farm, Deer Ridge Farm, Dwight Miller Orchards, Hickin’s Mountain Mowing, New Leaf CSA, Old Schoolhouse Plantery, Walnut Ridge Farm, and Wild Shepherd Farm.  Favorites from the past bringing back their crafts and great prepared food items include Susan Dunning’s Potteryworks, Orchard Hill Breadworks, Wild Flour Bakery, One World Soap, Vermont Quince, Sawyer’s Artisanal Cheese, Cai’s Dim Sum, Thai Hut, and more. New products to look for at the market this season include a wonderful array of jars of delicious local fruit juice, chocolates, woodcrafts, handmade bags and tunics, blown glass ornaments and beads.