See article & photo gallery: From a Little Veggie Stand Grew the Seaside Farmers Market Market NewsThe market is a year round event, so please come out and visit us! We'll be in Seaside this Saturday even though the weather may be fickle. I'm humbled to announce that I've been entrusted with the weekly newsletter to keep you informed of what's happening with our little market. As the year progresses, I hope to bring more information about our vendors, local events and recipe ideas from the community, and relevant news about the local and sustainable food movement. We want to hear from you too! I can be contacted firstname.lastname@example.org Coming up - Joe Arnold of Chanticleer Bakery is arranging for Seaside Farmers Market Super Bowl Platters to be available. We'll have more information next week as this shapes up. Until then, have a great week! Sincerely, Chandra F. Hartman Moonlight Micro-Farm Featured Vendor Twin Oaks Farm There are many reasons why our farmers market is special and unique. One reason is our location by the beach in beautiful Seaside, FL, but it's the vendors who are at the heart of the matter. Renee Savary is one of our vendors who brings a unique aspect to our market. You can find her on the far Southeast corner of the amphitheater, every Saturday selling a variety of organic wares. Originally from Switzerland, though coming from Miami, Renee has a deep passion for sharing real food with others. Her 94 acre farm is located in Bonifay and she is currently the only vendor to bring us certified organic products from her farm. From Pensacola to Apalachicola, Renee's chickens are the only ones to be raised on pasture and without soy. Happy Chickens! All of Renee's other offerings are handcrafted. Preserves are made with local fruit, primarily from her own farm. Herb salts are made with the finest sea salt and herbs from her gardens, and the vinegars and chutneys are made with locally sourced and organic produce. Don't be shy about asking Renee about how her food is produced or where it comes from. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of sustainable farming practices and the benefits of a lifestyle centered on whole foods. She can also guide you on how to best to prepare one of her chickens or how to serve the preserves. You pick. Want to see the farm? Not so fast, Renee's is a working farm, so be prepared to work if you decide to drop by for a visit. One of the best times to visit Twin Oaks Farm is in the fall, during the Annual New Leaf Market Farm Tour. During this time, Twin Oaks Farm offers tours, small group workshops, and a scrumptious sampler lunch. So, plan on visiting this fall and in the meantime, come visit Renee at the market. What you'll find at the Twin Oaks Farm Table: certified organic eggs, chickens (pre-order), chutney's, vinegars, preserves, herbed salt, fresh soup, basil pesto, and fresh herbs when available. For more information visit: www.twinoaksfarm.net www.facebook.com/TwinOaksFarm photos courtesy of e.m. marcus | photography Seaside Farmers Market Vendors Adams Farm Ali Baba Amavida Coffee Artesano Jewelry Bayside Flour Chanticleer Bakery Cheesemaker St. Andrews Clear Creek Farms Cypress Cattle Company Derryck's Pasteries Dragonfly Fields Hendersons Farm Kinowas Cowboy Cookies Made By Amy Mitzi's Moonlight Micro-Farm Ocheesee Creamery Pricelesss Health Organics Raw & Juicy Smiddies Viddles Soap Pedaler Sweet Henrietta's The Cranky Yankee Twin Oaks Farm Veggies By Paul Johnson Veronica's Health Crunch Wild Willie Walton's Foraged Edibles Seaside Farmers Newsletter comes out each week and includes vendors, foods & items, food news and recipes.