On our plates: Farmers market plans, new restaurant in Middlebury, more

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By: Danielle Waldron
dwaldron@flavor574.com

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As stoves and slow cookers were fired up for Super Bowl food preparation, Flavor 574 looks ahead at a new idea for downtown Elkhart, an upcoming opening and more. 

DOWNTOWN PROPERTY MANAGER ENVISIONS DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET

As the farm-to-table movement gains momentum, one city council member wants to develop a farmers market in downtown Elkhart

Dave Osborne foresees an 11,500-square-foot structure to house stalls, retail spaces and a restaurant, according to previous reporting on Flavor 574. The market would operate year-round. 

Read all about Osborne’s plans on Flavor 574

INAUGURAL ASK A FOODIE EXPLORES PROTEIN-RICH VEGETABLES 

Recently, Flavor 574 launched a project very similar to The Elkhart Truth’s Ask the Truth. Meet Ask a Foodie — readers submit questions they have always had about food or cooking and our reporters find the answer each week. For our first question, Cheryl tossed us this: “I know beans are full of protein, but what vegetables have the most protein?”

Reporting intern Geoff Lesar sat down with Jenny Weaver, owner of The Moringa Tree in Elkhart. As it turns out, moringa leaves are about 40 percent protein and contain all nine essential amino acids. 

A few other protein-rich vegetables include: 

  • Seaweed
  • Soybeans
  • Potatoes 
  • Blackeye peas
  • Lima beans
  • Peas

For more, check out Flavor 574’s inaugural Ask a Foodie, and don’t forget to send in your questions. 

NEW MIDDLEBURY RESTAURANT ABOUT A MONTH FROM OPENING

An old bar in Middlebury is getting new life. 41 Degrees North is slated to open in about a month, according to a story from Marshall King on Flavor 574.

 

After more than one year of renovation, 41 Degrees North will offer craft beer and dishes with local ingredients. It’ll seat about 40 to 45 people in the family area and about 30 to 35 in the bar. 

For more restaurant details and a look at the people behind it, visit the story

Follow digital producer Danielle Waldron on Twitter @DanielleWaldron

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