The Kitchen Wild: Farmers Market Week


It’s Farmers Market Week this week, and to celebrate, I wanted to share one of my favorite cake recipes made with the biggest, sweetest and freshest organic blueberries around from Estill Farms right out of Elkton, Ore., that I recently purchased at the Florence Farmers Market.

It’s no secret that times are changing, but here on the central Oregon coast, some things are just as pristine and untouched as they have been for centuries, while others are quickly adapting to a new normal, such as our ability to access fresh, organically grown, local produce with the ease and simplicity right from our own homes. With the WhatsGood app, you’re able to access local farmers markets, place your order directly to the farm itself and schedule a contactless pickup from one of its designated locations. 

This has been an absolute game changer for me personally, not just due to COVID, but I am also a mother of three small children who rarely want to spend hours leisurely perusing the farmers markets. And now, thanks to the WhatsGood app, I’m able to browse the farms and their seasonal produce right from my phone! 

This past week I placed my order for the Florence Farmer Market from the comfort of my living room while doing some meal planning for the week. I was able to browse an assortment of goods, everything from produce to meats to pantry staples and even some delicious bakery items, and it couldn’t be any easier! You just download the app, pick the farmers market of your choosing, add items to your cart then checkout and pay right there online. The local farmer is then immediately notified, so when you arrive at the farmers market, they’re all ready for you. And since all transactions have taken place online you just drive right through, grab your farmers market items and go. So simple! 

So whether you live here on the Oregon coast or are just planning your next beach vacation, ordering the freshest produce to feed your loved ones is only a click away, and with its contactless pickup drive through, grabbing your local goodies will only take minutes, leaving you plenty of time to take in all that the Oregon coast has to offer. So download the WhatsGood app today and start shopping our local coastal farmers markets today! 

Blueberry Sour Cream Cake
with Almond Whipped Cream 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 cup sour cream

1 large egg, beaten

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 teaspoons almond extract

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

1 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups fresh blueberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

In a medium bowl, combine cream, sour cream, egg, melted butter and almond extract. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine with the wet ingredients, stirring ONLY until just combined. Do not over mix.

Gingerly add blueberries to the batter, taking care not to damage them. Pour batter into greased 12-inch cast iron skillet. 

Bake for 45 minutes, or until cooked through and lightly golden brown. Remove from oven, serve with almond whipped cream and enjoy!

Almond Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon almond extract 

Directions:

In medium mixing bowl add heavy cream, sugar and almond extract. 

Use the wire whisk attachment to a hand-held mixer, and beat the ingredients together, starting on low speed and increasing to high slowly as it begins to firm up.

Beat for 60-90 seconds until stiff peaks form. Stopping once halfway through to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Enjoy!

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