Spring! We waited long enough for it. Grab your sandals, get outside, walk down to the market and revel in the tastes, smells and color of spring vegetables and fruits.
What tasty wonders will you find at the market during the month of May? Yum, Yum, the tangy, crisp, tastes of – fresh green lettuces, spinach, asparagus, radishes, herbs, Bok Choy, Swiss Chard, Kohlrabi, as well as cold weather root vegetables like parnsips and turnips. Strawberries and Raspberries are blooming late this year and will pop up at the market mid-may.
Whoa! Wait a minute I hear you say. Kohlrahbi, Bok Choy, Swiss Chard? – What do you do with them? First – I am pretty sure you are going to love them once you have tried them and two – NO WORRIES. We have recipes for you! Available on our website and facebook page as well as at the market, these simple easy recipes will make you CRAVE spring eating.
Are these Martha Stewart, 30 ingredient, two-day recipes you ask? NO, NO, NO!
I have three rules for recipes – they have to be easy to cook, easy to clean up (I love one pot meals) and, to quote my nephew, they have to be “Deeeelicious”. I have collected a set of foolproof, easy recipes, to share with you. 90% of the ingredients in each recipe can be purchased at the market from one of our four farmers/gardeners.
During April, to whet your appetite, we will be posting on Facebook one (or two) recipes on Wednesdays of every week. On Fridays we will be piquing your curiosity by posting pictures and information about the vendors and artisans/crafters who sell at your market.
If YOU have a favorite recipe, using mostly ingredients available at the market, please post them on our facebook site or send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Do any of these actions, recipes, liking, posting, joining and you win a thank you gift. Pick it up at the market manager tent in May! The gift is a surprise, but let’s just say it will be taste good! (Two per customer per week please.)
In a hurry to enjoy some sunshine and ran out of the house without the recipes? Not to worry - all our recipes will also be available as hard copies at the market manager tent. AND – look for special recipe displays at the market manager table.
We very much look forward to seeing everyone at the market again this year. Let’s celebrate Spring, Eat Well and Have Fun at your neighborhood market!
Sundays May through October, 8:30AM to 1PM in the south parking lot of Ben Brenman Park.