On the Farm with Chia Xiong



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Mr. Xiong has been farming for nearly 20 years in Wisconsin. His care for his family, land and community is evident in all he does. Chia shared a home cooked meal with me in the middle of the fields before touring his land on the day I dropped by.

Working six days a week farming with his sister, brothers-in-law, uncles, and nephews, Mr.Xiong supplies several Asian restaurants and brings his delicious food to several farmers markets in the area in addition to the SSFM. Chia tells me that at the end of the week, whatever he isn’t able to sell is donated to his local church.

Stop by the market to show Mr. Xiong your support, and let him know how much all of his hard work in our community is appreciated!

See you at the market!

On the Farm With Phil Herrin

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I had the pleasure of visiting Phil Herrin on his farm recently. Here, Phil surveys his corn crop with an ear of sweet corn under his arm (a sacrificial snack for later).

Phil has been a vendor at the South Shore Farmer’s Market for many years, and we look forward to having him there for many years to come!

YARD SALE TO BENEFIT BAY VIEW HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Bay View Historical Society will hold a benefit yard sale at 2590 S. Superior Street on Saturday, May 21st.  Located on the lawn and inside the house at the Society’s headquarters, the Beulah Brinton House, the sale will be held from 9 am til 3 pm and is open to the public.

Society members and other generous donors are cleaning out their attics and basements to offer a wide variety of goods for sale, including furniture, antiques and collectibles, books, toys and other household items.  There will be a boutique and book shop as well as refreshments available for purchase.  The Society’s second floor gift shop will be open, featuring Bay View Historical Society logo items, note cards and reproductions of vintage post cards depicting familiar Bay View scenes.

The Society is accepting pre-priced donations of all items except clothing, shoes and holiday  items.  Donations can be dropped off at the garage behind the house between Monday, May 16th and Friday, May 20th or on the morning of the sale.  The Society also offers pick-up service for large or heavy items.  Call 414-324-5690 to make arrangements or for further information.

All proceeds will benefit the Bay View Historical Society, a non-profit, educational community organization and will be used to support the Society’s programs and its ownership of the historic Beulah Brinton House.  Built in 1872, it is among the best remaining Gothic Revival residences in the city.  It was formerly home to Beulah Brinton, a community leader who turned her house into an informal social center and Bay View’s first library.  It was designated as one of the “10 To Save in 2010” by UWM’s Institute for Historic Preservation.  Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law

South Shore Farmers Market Fall Cabbage Rolls

It’s starting to get chilly out but there are tons of ingredients to make a hearty fall meal at the SSFM! Here’s a family recipe and the names of a few of the vendors at the south shore farmers market to find them at. Also, don’t forget to grab some amazing bread/rolls at Wild Flour Bakery to soak up all the deliciousness!

2lbs lean ground beef
3 tbsp rice
1 egg (barry jones)
1 head cabbage (tang xiong)
2 lbs fresh tomato (phil herrin)
2 large onions (chia xiong)
3 tbsp catsup
2tsp brown sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
ground ginger
salt pepper to taste

mix meat, salt, pepper, rice, egg, and roll 2 tbsp up in blanched cabbage leaves, I like to add a good Tbsp of paprika, and maybe a little cayenne. Lay down a bed of sliced onions and place the cabbage rolls on top
blanch and peel the tomatoes. slice them and put them over the rolls with plenty of juice.
cover and cook on med heat for 1.5 hours. Adjust lemon juice and sugar in the sauce and enjoy!