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This is a new pizza I photographed that is in now in the grocer stores.  I thought I would share this today because I thought it was a great new product.  It has all natural ingredients with a nice flaky cornmeal crust. One of my favorites is the mushroom, I recommend adding fresh arugula to the top right out of the oven.  Give it a try.

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Fresh picked Apple Blue Cheese Arugula Flat Bread

It was a bumper crop of apples this year, I had a stylist bringing in bushels of apples from her trees.  She had so many apples this year she could not get rid of them.  They put a  ladder out by the apple trees for the neighbors to come and help themselves. They are great baking apples.  I felt like something savory as opposed to sweet to bake. I saw this apple pizza recipe, it had all the ingredients I love, blue cheese, arugula and pizza.  I still had a bunch of thyme in the garden so I loaded up the pizza with extra herbs and pecans-it was all good.  I recommend what ever pizza crust recipe you like, It does help to pre-bake the crust for like 3 to 4 minutes before you put the apples on and bake it , I think the apples add moisture to the crust and can make it soggy.  You can make this with goat cheese or feta cheese but I really liked the combination of the pungent blue cheese that was smoothed out with the sweet crisp apples.

Big River Pizza at the Fulton Farmers Market

I officially started my farmers market season this past weekend. Tho this is a late start for me, I usual buy my plants for the garden from the farmers market.  My goal this summer is to expand my farmers market horizons and try out some new locations.  I started with the Fulton Farmers Market at 4901 Chowen Ave South it’s open every saturday till 1pm.

http://www.fultonfarmersmarket.org

My friends wood burning pizza oven, is what got me over to the market and I’m glad I did. “Big River Pizza is a hand-craft artisan Neapolitan-style pizzas using local, fresh, regional and organic ingredients wherever possible.” Steve Lott is from chicago so he has a pretty good pizza heritage.  He uses a lot of his ingredients sourced from the fellow vendors at the Fulton Farmers Market, so it’s local and organic.  The tomato sauce is handmade from organic tomatoes. The chewy hand tossed crust, well one bite will tell it all.

http://bigriverpizza.com

breakfast menu-Lil Red Rooster. It had bacon and egg on the pizza which came from the Sunshine Harvest Farm vendor at the Fulton Farmers Market. It was fantastic, fresh tasting ingredients and awesome crust. With the sunny side up egg just how I like it. I think this might become a regular saturday stop.

The Fulton Farmers Market is a nice quaint size with that home town neighborhood vibe. Lots of great food, bakery, produce, delicious coffee and flowers to shop.

I wanted to leave with this cool sign – When will the vegetable be here?