Monday, August 17, 2015

2015 Zucchini Smackdown results

Local cooks brought out their favorite recipes for the Seville Farm Market’s popular annual Zucchini Smackdown Aug. 15 at Maria Stanhope Park.

Seville Councilwoman Leslie Miller helps arrange entries.

The “celebrity” judges for this year’s event were Cloverleaf High School Principal Jamie Lormeau, Cloverleaf High School Associate Principal Bart Randolph and Cloverleaf Schools Superintendent Daryl Kubilus.

Judges (L to R): Bart Randolph, Jamie Lormeau and Daryl Kubilus.

Dave Brantner of Seville took first place in the Best Savory Dish category with a Zucchini Frittata. Additional entries included a Summer Zucchini Chili from Andrea Fussi and Heather Donley’s Curried Zucchini Soup.

Winner in the Savory category: Zucchini Frittata by Dave Brantner.

In the Best Sweet Dish category, the judges chose Sasha’s Chocolate Zucchini Bread made by Olga Reswow Griffin of Wadsworth. She said the recipe was given to her years ago by her Aunt Vera.

“It’s like a chocolate brownie. That’s what it tastes like,” Griffin said.

Emcee Sandy Bridenthal announces the winners.

Other entries in the sweets category included Pineapple Zucchini Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by Amy Huttinger and Fussi’s Zucchini Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies.

The winner in the Largest Zucchini Contest was market vendor Carolyn Keiper, who brought in a squash tipping the scales at 6.86 pounds.

Best Sweet Dish winner Olga Reswow Griffin.

Best Savory Dish winner Dave Brantner and family.

The Seville Farm Market is open 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday through Sept. 26. Maria Stanhope Park is located across from Seville United Methodist Church at 74 W. Main St., Seville.

Largest zucchini winner Carolyn Keiper chats with fellow vendor Kristi Perry.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Check out our mention in "See Jane Cook"

Click HERE to check out the item on the Zucchini Smackdown in legendary Northeast Ohio food writer Jane Snow's weekly food blog, "See Jane Cook."

(And while you're there, be sure to read Jane's tasty recipe for Asian-style grilled corn-on-the-cob! We know where you can get the fresh sweetcorn ... at the Seville Farm Market.)

The Zucchini Smackdown is coming up Aug. 15. Start thinking of those zucchini recipes! Contest guidelines are below.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Featured food this Saturday, Aug. 1: Tomatoes!

Nothing says summer more than fresh tomatoes. Come to the Seville Farm Market this Saturday and enjoy free samples of our vendors' favorite tomato recipes. Copies of the recipes will be available so you can pick up fresh tomatoes at the market and make the dish at home.

Thank you for supporting locally produced food in Seville!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We're going downtown July 25!

Dear Seville Farm Market Customers,

On Saturday, July 25, you'll find your favorite Seville Farm Market vendors in Downtown Seville taking part in this year's Vintage Market. We'll be joining downtown businesses and others who will be setting up tents for a fun day of unique shopping. We will be located in the grassy area next to the state Route 3 bridge.

While the Vintage Market takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Seville Farm Market will follow its normal hours of 9 a.m. to noon.

Next week, you can find us back in our familiar spot at Stanhope Park. We hope you will come down to see us and check out everything Downtown Seville has to offer during the Vintage Market!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

7th Annual Zucchini Smackdown is Aug. 15

Get out your best zucchini recipes for the Seville Farm Market's annual Zucchini Smackdown cooking contest on Aug. 15. A trio of local "celebrity" judges will choose winners in two categories: Best Savory Dish and Best Sweet Dish. There will also be a prize for the largest zucchini.

Here are the rules:

1. Entries must be in place by 9:45 a.m. Judging begins promptly at 10 a.m.

2. In the spirit of the Seville Farm Market, the zucchini should be grown as locally as possible.

3. There will be two categories for judging the prepared dishes: Sweet or Savory. The largest zucchini will be determined by weight.

4. Please provide a copy of the recipe along with your entry.

5. The decision of the judges will be final.

Entry forms are available at the Seville Farm Market coffee table, from vendors, or at the park gazebo the day of the contest.

All dishes will be available for sampling by the public after judging.

The Seville Farm Market is open 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday through Sept. 26 at Seville’s Maria Stanhope Park. Convenient adjacent parking is available at Seville United Methodist Church, 74. W. Main St. The market is sponsored by the Seville Lions Club.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Market open on July 4!

Thanks to all the dedicated customers who have been coming out to support the Seville Farm Market, even in this record-setting wet June weather. The early forecast is predicting a beautiful day this Saturday, July 4. Come on out to the market and pick up some delicious fresh, locally grown produce for your Independence Day weekend!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Informational meeting is April 30

Join us for an informational meeting for prospective and returning vendors at 7 p.m. April 30 at Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main St., Seville.

We are a producers-only market, which means every vendor who participates must make, grow or produce what he or she sells. That's what makes our market unique. Our fees are low and we offer a great location under the trees in Seville's Stanhope Park.

Please join us!