8.25 cornbread

Stop by today for a great deal on Local P6 Certified Naturally Grown Poblano peppers and then make some delicious cornbread using the recipe below!

Fresh Flyer 8.25.15
Owner Bonus Buys  Owner Price Regular Price
Organic Watermelon $0.79/lb $0.99/lb
Local P6 Certified Naturally Grown Green Okra $1.99/lb $2.99/lb
Organic Yellow Peaches $2.69/lb $4.69/lb
Organic Red Plums $2.39/lb $3.69/lb
Local P6 Certified Naturally Grown Poblano Peppers $5.99/lb $7.99/lb
Local P6 Certified Naturally Grown Jalapeno Peppers $7.99/lb $9.99/lb
DeMill Colby Jack Cheese $3.99/b $4.99/lb
Organic 5lb Bag Carrots $4.99/ea $6.39/ea
Organic Red & Green Grapes $2.99/lb $3.99/lb
Owner Essentials Owner Price Regular Price
Organic Bananas $0.99/lb $1.19/ea
Organic Green Bartlett Pears $1.99/lb $2.69/lb
Organic White Garlic $3.99/lb $6.99/lb

Pepperjack Poblano Cornbread

1 cup yellow cornmeal
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 lb poblano peppers, de-seeded
1 jalapeno pepper, de-seeded
½ lb frozen corn
4 oz pepper jack cheese
1 egg
½ cup buttermilk
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda

Finely chop the peppers and shred the cheese. Mix with corn. In a bowl, mix eggs, buttermilk, and milk. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry. Add the cheese and pepper mix.  Pour into greased 9 inch round cake pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Featured P6 Farmers: Bob & Cheryl Lightner, Lightner Farm

For over 25 years, Bob Lightner has been growing produce for Ozark Natural Foods! Lightner Farm is a family-owned and operated farm located in Hartman, AR. Bob is one of our only River Valley farmers and raises crops including tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli, chard, kale, mustard and collard greens, jalapenos, habaneros, banana and Anaheim peppers, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and okra! Bob and his daughter Cheryl have always grown in accordance with standards for organics and spent years being Certified Organic before switching to participating in the Certified Naturally Grown program.

At 76, Bob is an amazing source of positivity, encouragement, and is a genuinely good-natured guy. He even still drives a school bus when he’s not directing operations on the farm! He and his family have weathered many challenging years and heart-wrenching situations with an attitude of perseverance, accepting reality and looking forward to the next season. He has gone from being our top vegetable producer in some years to losing 75% of his crops due to intense spring rains, like this year. Not even running 2 sump pumps 24hrs a day could keep up with the amount of water on the ground from the same rains that devastated Sweden Creek Farm. Their response? They harvested what they could and re-planted for fall. Bob is often quoted as saying, “Well, next year we’re all going to be millionaires!”

Despite the weather this year you can still find cucumbers, Anaheim and banana peppers, and ‘more okra than you can stand’ on our shelves from Lightner Farm. And you can expect to soon find their yellow squash, zucchini, kale, collards, chard, and mustard greens that Bob gives me weekly crop updates on, as the squash and zucchini begin to blossom with bright, hopeful, yellow flowers.

We are so excited to announce that this year Lightner Farms is part of our 2nd annual P6 Tour de Farms! If you want to meet Bob wearing his famous uniform of overalls and a ball cap with a click pen at the ready, join us on his farm Saturday, October 3rd on our River Valley Route. The event is free and participants can also tour our handmade soap producer, Dixie Flower Soap, tour the Post Vineyards, and go wine tasting at the Post Familie Vineyards & Winery along with enjoying the opportunity to meet the co-op’s longest standing local producer! For more information check our website, blogs, and weekly e-newsletter and register for the event beginning Tuesday, September 1st.

~Pauline, Fresh Manager