Oxbow Produce & Grocery now has extended hours to accommodate your needs. Start the day off right with a delicious and healthful all-organic juice. Green Jeans with kale, romaine, spinach and lemon lime or Queens Greens with added fruit. Also the popular carrot or beet based juices each made freshly, one-at-a time. Oxbow Produce is open at 8 am daily. After work you can enjoy extended closing hours until 8 pm daily to shop for your dinner or your weeks groceries. Extended hours to make it convenient to shop at Oxbow Produce!

Spring is here and The Model Bakery is busy creating all sorts of tasty treats to celebrate the season, including their new mango rum cake, a white buttermilk cake soaked with rum simple syrup, then layered with fresh mango slices and a pastry cream, whipped cream and flaked coconut filling. It’s finished with buttercream, flaked coconut and fresh mango slices…can you say yum?  Stop by the bakery to discover this new treat and other fresh baked goodies for your spring celebrations.

Whole Spice soup base is a premium, all-natural blend of spices, using only the highest quality of ingredients, with no chemicals or MSG. And with no meat products added, it is truly a vegetarian’s delight. In addition to using in soup, Whole Spice soup base may also be used as a dry rub for meats or fish, and a variety of other vegetarian dishes. With so many wonderful uses Whole Spice soup base is sure to please. Try this simple soup recipe at home…

Whole Spice White Bean Soup

Quarter cup olive oil plus extra for drizzling
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 cups leeks (white part only), diced
2 Tbs. Whole Spice soup base
1 ½ cups vegetable broth
1 28 oz. can of chopped tomatoes
1 28 oz. can or frozen white beans (any kind of white bean will do)
Fresh parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste

Sauté carrots, celery, leeks, garlic in olive oil for five minutes. Add soup base, chopped tomatoes and white beans and simmer on stove for 45 minutes. Spoon into four bowls and garnish with fresh parsley, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

The Eucalyptus bloom is sparse this year, but the Acacia trees will soon sprout their yellow blosMarshall's Farm Honeysoms. Airborne Acacia pollen causes many to have an allergic reaction to pollen. Marshall’s Farm Eucalyptus/Acacia honey contains trace amounts of the pollens that make people suffer during this time of year — add it to you daily diet now and you may experience some relief from your seasonal allergy symptoms. Napa Valley wildflower, as well as other honeys by region, are also available. On a sweeter note, Marshall’s Farm has a sweet solution for saying “Bee My Honey” on Valentine’s Day. Order by January 19 to guarantee delivery the week of February 10.

Planning a New Year’s Eve party? Stop by Poor House in the market hall for the perfect party accessories. Pick up a cocktail book to brush-up on your mixology skills. Keep your party classy with glassware and bar accessories from Simon Pearce. And don’t forget to ring in the New Year with sparklers!

Cate & Co., a gluten-free bake shop will open at Oxbow Public Market in mid November, 2013. Created by Catherine Bergen, founder of C CASA, Cate & Co. will feature delicious, fresh baked and unique pastries, breads, savory and sweet snacks as well as sandwiches and salads in a quick serve and fun environment. Offerings will change daily, and every item at Cate & Co. will be 100% gluten free, made with alternative natural sweeteners, incorporating only lean and clean ingredients such as clarified butter and local farm fresh eggs. Many of the breads and baked goods will also be available par baked and frozen to enable a “fresh baked” Cate & Co. experience at home.

Congratulations to The Olive Press for winning three out of seven medals awarded to the United States at Argentina’s International Olive Oil Competition, OLIVINUS. Blood orange took home a Gran Prestige Gold Medal, and two more golds were awarded to Picual and Koroneiki. Stop by The Olive Press for a taste of these award-winning olive oils!