Monthly Archives: June 2013
The Mobile Farmers Market spent the week of June 17th traveling through Michigan. The trip was mainly intended to prepare for events later in the summer, but we also hosted a couple market events.
The LaCourte Oreilles Farmers Market is every Friday. The Mobile Farmers Market participated in the June 7th market and will be back several times throughout the summer.
The 2013 maple syrup season was record-breaking in Wisconsin. Minnesota’s season didn’t see quite as much volume in production due to colder weather, but the quality of the harvest was particularly superb for many syrup producers. This inaugural version of the recipe of the week is a great way to enjoy that maple syrup (it also works nicely with wild berry syrups), as well as hand-harvested wild rice and New Mexico blue corn.
Blue Corn and Wild Rice Pancakes with Maple Syrup
- 1 cup Santa Ana Blue Corn Pancake mix
- 1/3 cup cooked wild rice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 egg (optional)
- Butter or oil
- Jar of Spirit Lake Native Products, Red Lake, or your favorite maple syrup
One of the great things about the Santa Ana Blue Corn Pancake Mix (and this recipe) is its simplicity. All you have to do is begin by thoroughly mixing the pancake mix, wild rice, water, and egg together – a whisk or fork and glass or ceramic bowl work well. Then heat a cast iron or your favorite frying pan and add enough butter or oil to coat the bottom from keeping the pancake batter from sticking, add a small amount of the batter and let it spread into pancake form, cook until bubble appear, flip the pancake and briefly cook on other side, remove from pan, top with syrup and eat.
Since powwows are generally one of the largest gatherings of native communities, they are a great place to meet and connect with people. The Mobile Farmers Market attended the White Earth Powwow on June 15th where hundreds of people learned about the project and were able to purchase traditional products.
The Mobile Farmers Market highlighted and sold available products at the Native American Tourism in Wisconsin Association Conference at Red Cliff on June 10-13. Since this event brought Tribal leaders and tourism staff from around the state, it was an excellent opportunity to connect with a wide range of individuals and groups.