The Truck is Here Today!

IMG_0792Our friendly CV Farms truck is here today and set up in the lot near the Husky Lounge.

Leah says they have some cantelope ($2 apiece), apples, plums, nectarines – this is an impromptu stop at the tail end of their July trip so will NOT replace their August trip which will be later in the week.

So if you are looking for some fresh fruits, stop on by today (Wednesday)!

UPDATE: Got some delicious cherries, plums (you have to feel around to get the non-squishy ones), peaches, and cantaloupe as well as some Anaheim peppers. Thinking of trying my hand at making some Chile Rellenos. Anyone have an easy recipe for them? Easy being the operative word!

The truck will be back, and I just confirmed that we are allowed to do something bigger surrounding their set up. Tentative date is August 19 so if you know any artists or arts & crafts folks in or around Tok who might like to display and sell their wares, please have them contact me through this blog.

I’m so excited! I’m still working out all the details, but things are looking good for a special event on August 19!

Who do you know who is creating art or crafts in or around Tok?

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  1. doug h

     /  August 6, 2009

    Just remember that all the money being spent at the Produce Truck will be spent outside of Alaska. The local stores return their money into our community via jobs and services.

    • Sure, buying fresh produce from the truck provides money to someone from the outside. But I hope to leverage the attention and the buyers who stop by there to turn some attention and dollars to local artists and craftspeople. Leveraging for the good of Tok residents is just smart business. If someone in Tok were resourceful enough to help bring fresher, higher quality, and more varied produce to the community, I’m sure we’d be clamoring to buy.

      I hear there is someone local who sets up by Fish & Game and sells produce – I have to keep an eye out as I’ve yet to see him. Anyone know when/where he sets up? I’d be happy to promote what he’s doing and augment his efforts to provide better options – and opportunities – for Tokites.

      Everyone can complain about everyone else not buying local, but sometimes when you’re the “only game in town,” you lose your competitive edge. Some variety is a good thing and provides more for those who live here.

      And then some people just like to complain.

  2. intok

     /  August 6, 2009

    Gene is across from All Alaska Gifts every day from mail time for several hours–at least 5 days a week.. He will also deliver to your home if you tell him what you want.

  3. Floh

     /  August 6, 2009

    I’m extremely eager for that recipe for Chile Rellenos Aliza asked for! anyone? πŸ™‚

  4. Julie in Alaska

     /  August 10, 2009

    I lived in NM for 25 years. Not sure you can really make a good rellano without a good Hatch (NM) Chile! But, I clean out the chiles, (remove seeds and stems), place in a few long slices of cheddar or monterey jack cheese to fit, dip the pod in egg first, then either flour or corn meal (gluten free), then final dip is in fluffy egg white, to coat into a big fat bomb to place in fry pan with a good measure of canola oil. (Pods may be opened but the coatings will hold them together enough to cook).

    Fry on each side, then put in warm oven until all are made. Messy, but great. Serve with warm pinto beans either made from scratch or even canned….and a good hot salsa to spice rellenos and beans up if your chiles are Anaheim or another bland chile pod. Try sour cream, too, as an accompaniment, and also perhaps whip up some easy guacamole and dip with blue corn chips. Get a good flour tortilla, warm it the traditional way (flipping it a few times on your gas stove’s burner on low)…yum. This satisfies my cravings. I also exchange my salmon with NM friends for freshly roasted green chile in the mail once a year….

  5. Floh

     /  August 10, 2009

    Fantastic β€” thank you so much, Julie! πŸ™‚


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