The Trenton Farmers Market is kindly donating a table to Itiah Angels for Learning (IAFL) on June 25th! At the Trenton Farmers Market, you can find a variety of baked goods, specialty shops, and of course fresh fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are essential for a healthy diet. As Ludovic Andre, the leader of the Trenton Farmers Market describes, “Everyone deserves access to quality food and or the option to grow their own. Supporting such an organization like IAFL with a mission of sustainability adds Trenton Farmers Market to the global consciousness of self-resilience. Molding tomorrow’s youths is a humble woman or man’s occupation, just like farming. Humble because society cannot function without it and is rarely acknowledged. So supporting IAFL can be described in my book as investing in today’s best seeds only to watch them grow and give the generational harvest.”
The fresh fruits and vegetables available at the Trenton Farmers Market can be used to make delicious Haitian meals. Best of Vegan, created by blogger Samantha Onyemenam, lists a collection of recipes to cook delicious Haitian cuisine. Griyo, the national dish of Haiti, is a meat dish marinated in epis and then deep-fried until crispy. Some people even substitute the meat for tofu or jackfruit, which gives a variety of options to cook Griyo. Epis is an herb mixture that is used in many Haitian dishes. Made from green bell peppers, scotch bonnet chilies, parsley, garlic, green onions, and lemon juice, epis is a delectable and flavorful base often considered a key part of Haitian cuisine. The ingredients for epis vary, with some people adding onions, celery, cilantro, and thyme to the mix. Whichever recipe you choose, you will likely find all the fresh ingredients you need at the Trenton Farmers Market. Another prominent Haitian dish is diri djon djon, a black mushroom dish cooked with jasmine rice, onion, garlic, peas, red bell peppers, and black Haitian mushrooms known as djon djon.
IAFL is so grateful for this partnership with the Trenton Farmers Market. With both organizations understanding the importance of healthy eating, IAFL is thankful to the Trenton Farmers Market organizers for supporting their efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of the students at the École Mère Louise School.
To learn more about our mission, please go to http://www.itiahangels.org
Please visit https://www.thetrentonfarmersmarket.com/ for more information about business hours and vendors.
For more detailed recipe ideas and meal inspiration to plan your trip to the Trenton Farmers Market, read the whole blog post at https://bestofvegan.com/culture-tuesday-haitian-cuisine/.
Written by Serina Bernardo