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West Sac’s new Farmers Market draws a crowd

West Sac’s new Farmers Market draws a crowd

The West Sacramento Farmers Market, now open on Thursdays through September, was mobbed and people were buying on opening day, Thursday, May 19.

Those who arrived as the market kicked off were entertained by Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan and his band. McGowan, a West Sac resident, was West Sac’s first mayor when the city incorporated in 1987. It may have seemed almost that long ago that preparations began by those bent on bringing a Farmers Market to West Sacramento.

Determined to ‘do it right,’ West Sacramento’s Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market committee members picked the brain of the long time manager at the Davis Farmers Market. The chamber not only sought out vendors, it made sure the participating farmers were ‘certified,’ a guarantee of fresh, safe fruits and vegetables.

Food bank helps West Sacramento residents

Food bank helps West Sacramento residents

 

                                                                                       

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible West Sacramento and Clarksburg residents during the month of May as follows:

5/17 West Sacramento County Building, 500 Jefferson, 9:00 - 10:00 am

5/17 Trinity Presbyterian, 1500 Park Blvd, 10:30 - 11:15 am

5/17 Yolo Housing Authority, 685 Lighthouse Drive

West Sacramento to get its own Squeeze Inn starting Tuesday

West Sacramento to get its own Squeeze Inn starting Tuesday

Starting Tuesday you'll be able to get a "Squeeze with Cheese" when the latest Squeeze Inn location opens on Harbor Boulevard.

This will be the fourth location for the popular burger restaurant chain which was made famous on the Food Network with its burger covered in a gooey cheese skirt.
           
Some first-timers are often not sure where to start.
           
"I don't even know how to eat it," said one newcomer when first confronted with the cheeseburger.
          
The West Sacramento location is the largest of the Squeeze Inns. The original location in Sacramento was just a few hundred square feet. It closed and reopened in a new, somewhat larger location. The other Squeeze Inns are in Sacramento, Roseville and Galt.

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Peach Crisp

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Peach Crisp

This week, "Bringing It Home" TV show host Laura McIntosh tells us how to make Peach Crisp:

Ingredients

Peach Mixture
4 Lbs Peaches, ripe but firm
2/3 Cup Sugar
2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
3 tbs Cornstarch
1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice

Crisp Topping
¾ Cup Flour
¾ Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Salt
6 tbs Unsalted butter, cold, cut into small cubes
¾ Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350?F.

Cut peaches into ½” wedges with a small paring knife. Using knife, peel away skin from wedges. Place peeled Peaches, Sugar, Vanilla, Cornstarch, and Lemon juice in large saucepan and bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat and place in 11 x 7 baking dish. Set aside.

West Sac non-profits invited to apply for booth space at new Farmers Market

The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and the City of West Sacramento's new festival-style certified farmers market opens from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, on West Capitol Avenue behind Walgreens and across from Safeway, said market spokeswoman Meaghan Perrelli in a press release.
The market has limited stall space for prescreened local non-profit organizations that are interested in having information booths at the market. The West Sacramento Farmers Market season will run through the end of September for a total of 20 weeks.
West Sacramento and Yolo County non-profits that are interested in information booths  at the West Sacramento Farmers Market should call the Chamber offices at 371-7042 or e-mail marketinfo@wsfarmersmarket.com.

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Mother's Day treat: Homemade scones

I have never been a big fan of scones.  They have always been a bit dry for my taste.  That all changed thanks to Barbara Bowers of Rose Mountain Manor in Colfax, CA.  Barbara and her wonderful recipe were featued on News10 Midday and News10.net back in October of 2002.  From that point on, this recipe has been a staple for special events and just because. 

Ingredients 

  • 3 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tabelspoons softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fruit*

Directions

Blend Bisquick and sugar. Cut in butter to form a crumbly mixture.  Beat eggs and milk together and add to dry mix.  Stir with a fork until just mixed (do not overmix).  Drop into four piles onto a baking sheet.  Cut into four pieces each with about one-eight inch between.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for

Squeeze Inn opening next Tuesday in West Sacramento

Squeeze Inn opening next Tuesday in West Sacramento

West Sacramento is growing and residents and city leaders are very excited about the fact that Squeeze Inn will be the newest addition to its dining scene. Food Network’s Guy Fieri made Squeeze Inn famous when he raved about the infamous cheese “skirt” on “Diners Drive-Ins or Dives”. The “skirt” is Squeeze Inn’s twist on the classic cheeseburger.  Squeeze Inn is now the talk of the town in West Sacramento, the site of its newest location. Squeeze Inn will celebrate its grand opening at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 1350 Harbor Blvd.