Taste the fresh! Middle Eastern sampler at Lewisburg Farmer’s Market

Now in season – check out the gorgeous varieties of organic tomatoes available from Bootstraps Farm this Saturday at the Lewisburg Farmer’s Market.

On a hot summer day almost nothing is more refreshing than a traditional Middle Eastern appetizer salad called Tabouleh, based on fresh local ingredients seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, a sprinkle of salt and sometimes garlic.

Over a base of ground wheat berries, cooks create their own recipe, choosing from parsley, mint, green onions, cucumber, and chopped tomatoes.

Michael Buttrill of Bootstraps Farm in Renick will be offering your choice of a Middle Eastern plate or wrap with his version of Tabouleh, Hummus, and fresh cucumber salad at the LFM Café this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Bootstraps Farm consists of Michael Buttrill, Caroline Smith, Luna Martin and fifteen and a half acres in the Spring Creek Valley. They have over three acres in cultivation, and are completely organic. They do a lot more weeding and interacting with their soil than many farmers making a profit from farming, and have utilized aquaponics and rabbits in their sustainable operation.

Cucumbers, many varieties of fresh tomatoes, garlic, parsley, and other herbs will be for sale this weekend from several vendors from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. LFM is located in the parking lot between the Post Office and the Lewisburg United Methodist Church where some weeks. LFM accepts SNAP, EBT, Senior Coupons and credit cards. Vendors offer body care products, chair massage, breads, baked goods, Persian Food, sweets, lettuces and salad mix, spinach, tomatoes, radishes, spring onions, kale, chard, chicken, pork, beef, lamb, herbs and bedding plants, and unique crafts, spice blends and handmade wearables.

The members of the Lewisburg Farmers Market believe a single farmers market location in Lewisburg would benefit customers, vendors, and the community. We are willing to do our part, and have been working to create that outcome for several years.