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The Market Diet

Nothing says summer like a trailer full of sweet corn! The Market Diet Shopping the market during peak season is like completing your day planner for the week, just a whole lot tastier. Saturday night is for grilling up that fresh sweet corn to make some delicious Elotes (Mexican street corn). Sunday morning you're all booked up making blueberry pancakes with those fresh JenEhr Family Farm blueberries. Moving down the market aisle, you start to settle things out for later in the week. Fresh fennel from Happy Valley Farm (pictured) will go great in the salad course for Monday's dinner, perhaps tossed with some fresh lettuce, red onion and a squeeze of orange. The weekday mornings will be a

Little Somethings

Tart Cherries from Green's Pleasant Springs Orchard Little Somethings Adjusting to life amidst these COVID days has taken a toll on all of us in one form or the other. From missing our families and friends to missing our favorite summer activities, we've had to give up much at the moment. In the absence of what's missing, it's the small acts of kindness, caring and creativity that have been pulling us through. It's neighbors running errands for those who can't get out of the house. It's the people who find ways to make fun summer activities for kids that are still safe. It's the care package sent to the friend you won't see until this is all over. We see it at the market, as the extr

Cooking Up a Storm

Such lovely bouquets from Shoua Vang Cooking Up a Storm The middle of July can be a challenging time for market lovers, but in the best way possible. It marks the time of year where there is simply too much wonderful food rolling in to take advantage of it all in one week. Fresh blueberries scream out to not only be eaten like candy, but also cooked up into a jam, pie or tasty syrup. Which one to choose? The arrival of summer squash, like these pictured from Emerald Meadows Family Farm, and zucchini fill our heads with zoodle (zucchini-noodle) dishes, fresh zucchini fritters or grilled summer squash. Hot peppers are just beginning, offering us the option to spice up a stir-fry or take

No Masking Our Joy

Black Earth Valley brought in their first tomatoes of 2020 last weekend No Masking Our Joy Throughout the struggles of 2020, we've held tightly onto the belief that no matter what restrictive measures we must take to make it happen safely, providing access to the farm fresh food is essential. Ten weeks into the 2020 season we can all say things aren't quite normal, but that desire for good food is as strong as it ever was. The first weekend in July brought us more of that joy in the form of the first blueberries from Flyte Family Farms. They were as tasty as ever, and reminded us that regardless of the hardships this year has put our way, little wonders like fresh blueberries can't be

Sweet Summer Days

Celebrate the 4th with Star Cut-Out Cookies from Chris & Lori's Bakehouse Sweet Summer Days The fanfare for the July 4th weekend is usually something we love to ramp up for each summer. With big fireworks displays, music events, and large cookouts to celebrate, it's a seasonal favorite to enjoy. While 2020 has different plans for the holiday weekend, we can still enjoy, albeit on a more subdued level. The neighborhood cookout may be on hold until 2021, but plenty of households will gather round the grill to eat up a tasty burger made from Highland Spring Farm ground beef or one of those delicious ParKelm Farm brats. For you cheese lovers out there, don't forget the great selection of ched

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