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Bainbridge Farmers’ Market is Back!

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The Bainbridge Farmers’ Market is BACK tomorrow!  I am so excited for market season.  It exemplifies everything I love about Fall: people milling around downtown on a sunny fall morning, hot coffee and cool temps, fresh veggies and baked goods, and people I haven’t seen in a while coming into Maiden South to chat and shop.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

We will be open at 8 am alongside the market on Saturday, so be sure to stop by and say hello while you do your market run!  It’s our last Saturday before our grand opening in the new space, so perhaps come bid adieu to #onetwothree so you can say hello to Maiden South next door next week!

Until Next Time - oysters and pearls

 

Chicken, White Bean and Kale Soup

This recipe came about because 1) I bought a ton of kale at the Bainbridge Farmers’ Market last weekend, 2) Wheat and I both have the crud and wanted soup, and 3) it is FREEZING out, thus making it ideal soup weather.

Easy Chicken, Kale, and White Bean Soup Recipe | Oysters & Pearls

I didn’t have to for a fancy schmancy soup recipe though, so I made this snappy.  The only prep involved is chopping veggies and picking the meat off a rotisserie chicken.  Think you can handle that?

Mire Poix for Chicken and Kale Soup | Oysters & Pearls

It takes around 30 minutes all in all, but tastes like you spent hours on it.  It’s hearty, healthy, warm and comforting.  Perfect soup for soup weather.

Chicken and Kale Soup Recipe | Oysters & Pearls

Simple Chicken, White Bean & Kale Soup Recipe

ingredients

– 3 tablespoons (ish) olive oil
– 6 carrots, sliced into coins
– 1 large yellow onions, chopped
– 1 head celery, chopped
– 1 tablespoon garlic salt (or 4 cloves garlic, minced)
– 6 cups low-sodium chicken stock
– 1 can great northern white beans
– 1 rotisserie chicken, meat pulled from bone
– 2 quart bags kale, washed and torn
– salt and pepper to taste

instructions

Wash and chop all the veggies.  Put oil in a large dutch oven or pot and bring to medium heat.  Add onion, celery and carrots, season with garlic salt (or also add minced garlic) and saute until onions are translucent and the vegetables are fragrant.  Add chicken stock, chicken and white beans and simmer for 20 minutes, or until carrots are softened.  Add kale and simmer another 5 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper and serve with warm bread.

Easy Chicken and Kale Soup Recipe | Oysters & Pearls

So whether you’re just trying to figure out something else to do with all that kale, want to change up traditional chicken soup, or you just want some homemade soup and pronto, this recipe is for you.

Simple Chicken, Kale, and White Bean Soup Recipe | Oysters & Pearls

#shamelessplug – We are having ourselves a merry little mingle over at Maiden South and Artsy on the Square tomorrow night… we would love to see you there!

Merry Mingle at Maiden South and Artsy On The Square | Oysters & Pearls

And for more events at Maiden South, check our new calendar!

Until Next Time

Maiden South and First Bainbridge Farmers’ Market

It was a big weekend in Downtown Bainbridge!    
Maiden South Maidens on Sneak Peek Day: October 11th, 2014 | Oysters & Pearls    

Not only did we have our Maiden South Sneak Peek, but it was the very first Bainbridge Farmers’ Market, too!  We estimate that around 300 people attended the Market on Saturday.  300 PEOPLE!  We had ten amazing vendors, including Hopkins Farms, Mountain Shadow Farm, Peace Valley Bakery, and more.  We had freshly baked cinnamon rolls, pound cakes, and bread, locally grass-fed beef and pecans, and lots of beautiful, fresh, locally grown veggies.  There were people walking around with breakfast and locally roasted coffee from The Bean, painting pumpkins in Willis Park, buying veggies, and ducking in and out of local shops.  It was a locavore’s dream and I’m so proud I got to be a part of making it happen.

 

First Ever Bainbridge Farmers' Market, October 11th 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

   
Hopkins Farms at the Bainbridge Farmers' Market | Oysters & Pearls    
Hopkins Farms at the Bainbridge Farmers' Market | Oysters & PearlsHopkins Farms at the Bainbridge Farmers' Market | Oysters & Pearls

Hopkins Farms at the Bainbridge Farmers' Market | Oysters & Pearls

 

Hopkins Farms at the Bainbridge Farmers' Market | Oysters & Pearls

Mountain Shadow Farm at the Bainbridge Farmers' Market | Oysters & Pearls

Mountain Shadow Farm at the Bainbridge Farmers' Market | Oysters & Pearls

Mountain Shadow Farm at the Bainbridge Farmers' Market | Oysters & Pearls

 

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We also had lots of friends, family, and O&P readers come into the shop to look around, have a mimosa, and say hi!  So many people lent their support to this little endeavor and Jess and I appreciate it so much.  We hope you’ll come back this next weekend – you’ll actually be able to shop! :)  Here are a few little scenes from our “Sneak Peek” on Saturday.

Maiden South Sneak Peek, October 11, 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

Maiden South Sneak Peek, October 11, 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

Maiden South Sneak Peek, October 11, 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

Maiden South Sneak Peek, October 11, 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

Maiden South Sneak Peek, October 11, 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

We had so much fun talking to everyone, meeting new people, and giving everyone a little taste of what Maiden South is going to be like.  We hope you’ll all come back and see us on the 18th – we can’t wait to show everyone all the handmade goodness we’ve been collecting the past few months!

 Maiden South Grand Opening Announcement | Oysters & Pearls

 

Until Next Time