Welcome to my little space on the world wide web. I'm the Grandma behind Grandma's Kitchen. I have 5 amazing grandbabies (with one more on the way) who I adore. The only thing better than being with my family is cooking in my kitchen. I cook from the heart and put love into everything I do.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last Market of 2011

Happy Holidays
from the
Gilbert Farmers Market
It is the LAST MARKET of 2011!
Saturday 8AM-1PM in Downtown Gilbert

Dear Supporters,

It's officially the Last Market of 2011 & we would like to THANK YOU! We couldn't have done it with out our Loyal Customers & Awesome Vendors! Thank You all from the bottom of our hearts! We have been working on making the market better for the upcoming 2012 Year!
Happy Holidays from the
 Gilbert Farmers Market Team, 

Jessa, Dan & All of the Vendors!

December Schedule:
Dec. 17th: 8AM-1PM

Dec. 24th: CLOSED
Dec.31st: CLOSED

Jan. 7th: REOPENING!
Hours to be determined!


Here is a
Direct Link to Download it!

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Farmers Attending this weekend:
Bravo Farms

Chandler Grown Turnips, Mustard Greens, Romain Lettuce, Bib Lettuce,  Radishes & More. As well as Tomato Plants, Farm Fresh Eggs & Pecans!

Desert Roots Farm
Queen Creek Grown: Turnips, Arugula, Mustard Greens, Kale, Bok Choi, Easter Egg Radishes, Dill, Cilantro & More!

Hatching Bunnies Farm
Gilbert Raised Farm Fresh EGGS!
NEW SEEDLINGS: Tomatoes & Peppers!
 Gilbert Grown SEEDLINGS SALE: Come get seedlings to help Hatching Bunnies make room in their Green House!

Hom's Thai Garden

L & B Citrus
Gilbert Grown Navel Oranges & Grapefruit!

Love Grows Farms

One Windmill Farm

Vendors Attending this weekend:
Food & Craft Vendors: Click to view their website!
Arizona Pepper Bandits
Amandas Kitchen
 is running a Raffle on Facebook! 
Bejeweled by Jory
Bergies Coffee 
Blind Tiger Flasks
Bubba's Popcorn
Davy Jones Seafood is running a Raffle on Facebook!
Decio Pasta
Doctor Hummus
Double Check Ranch
Enchanted Flowers
Enlightened Glass
Everybody Loves Flowers
Fancy Faces
Fiscalini Cheese
Gelato 64
Go lb. Salt!
Grandma's Kitchen
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Happy Tails Barkery is running a Raffle on Facebook!
Heron Shores Cotton Bags
Honi Honi Balm Shop
My Key Finders
Made By Bees
Name that Block
Nut Whats
The Raven Baker
True Balance Wellness
Reverie Couture
Scentsible Suds
Sew Cute Creations
Whoopie Doo
Zen Fusion Tea

Food Trucks Attending this weekend:
Buzz n Bees Soul Food
Super Farm Super Truck

Charities Attending this weekend:
Autism Speaks
Az Adopt a Greyhound
Az Labs & Giants
Imagine Schools


Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Market Place


It is hard to believe that the many people that I have met at the Gilbert Farmers Market have never heard of Pepper Jelly. So I have to explain what's in it and then try and describe how it tastes.

At first they are hesitant to try it but once they take that first bite I have them hooked. Everyone usually starts with the Pepper Jelly Red Mild because they don't want anything to hot and spicy. Then they say well that was really good, sweet with a little heat then they say let me try the hotter one. They go on to the  hotter red. Then it is on to the Pepper Jelly Yellow and before they know it they have tried all 6.

Here comes the hard part, which one do they like best. It's a hard decision to make so that is why I have made small jars so everyone can buy some of each.

I am very thankful for all the encouragement from my family and friends and especially to my daughter Michelle who has worked tirelessly to design and brand Grandma's Kitchen and to my son Christopher who said in an email to me the other night "I'm really proud of you for getting out there doing something you really enjoy"

Friday, December 2, 2011

It's official!!

For the next 3 Saturday's in December you can find Grandma's Kitchen at the Gilbert Farmer's Market. What a journey this has been, but it has definitely been worth is to get to this point. Please help spread the word and get your friends and family out to the Farmer's Market to help support local businesses.

Lots of great vendors will be out and I will have plenty of samples to try so come with an appetite!

See ya soon!

The Grandma behind Grandma's Kitchen...

I am grateful that my daughter could capture some photos of me with a few of my grandbabies doing what I do best...cooking! We had a lot of fun that day cooking and laughing; let's hope they grow up to love cooking and baking as much as I do.

It's holiday season...

...and wouldn't some Grandma's Kitchen pepper jelly or apple butter make for a great appetizer at your next holiday gathering? We think so...

[photo credit // michelle herrick]

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gilberts Farmers Market coming soon

I am very excited that I was approved to be a vendor at the Gilbert's Farmers Market. I will be on their fall schedule starting in October. I hope to see all my friends and neighbors there.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The 1st Post!!

I'm very excited to FINALLY be able to showcase the yummy things being cooked up in my kitchen. For now a lot of what you'll be seeing here will be Apple Butter & Pepper Jelly. Made from the finest, local ingredients you won't find anything better. These are amazing family recipes passed from my own grandmother, to my mother and then to me.