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Rolling Hills Farm

Mineral-rich glacial soil makes Pocono garlic one of the finest in the world. Robust with flavor, the hardneck garlic grown at Rolling Hills Farm adds depth and complexity to the organic cider vinegar it is brewed with. By Kevin Conroy Saylorsburg, PA 4/23/17 The...

Special Lady’s Sweet & Spicy Meatballs

Ingredients for Meatballs 1 ½ lbs. ground beef ½ cup cooked quinoa (Cooked in water with beef broth cube) 1 egg 1 large onion minced 1 tsp. sea salt Olive oil for frying meatballs Ingredients for Sauce 1-8 oz. jar Special Lady’s Orange Habanero 3 tablespoons flour 1 ½...

Kale Yeah!

Kale is one of the most delicious things in the world if cooked right! Enjoy these recipes sent in by Farmer Brian at Apple Ridge Farm. Let us know which one you made in the comments below or on our Facebook page! Potato Kale Hash - Cut up potatoes (I prefer Carola’s...

Fall Farmers Market Recipes

Athenian Spaghetti Squash Ingredients: 2 large eggplants from your favorite farm 1 onion, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 pound sliced Woodsfresh Mushrooms 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup raisins 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano 3/4 cup cooked macaroni 2 cups...

Tips for visiting your farmers market!

For those who are used to shopping at a grocery store, going to a farmers market can be a different experience. We've compiled some some tips to make your shopping experience more enjoyable: 1. Bring your own bags. Most vendors have bags in case of an emergency, but...

Why you should eat local and seasonal at Thanksgiving time

How far does your produce travel to reach your Thanksgiving day table? If you shop at your local farmers market, not very far at all. But if you buy produce from a grocery story, your food is likely traveling over a thousand miles on average. Check out this post by...

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Aspen Ridge Farm will have Apple Maple Sausage made with their pasture raised, soy-free pork this week, October 31st. This sausage is loose (no casing) and perfect for adding to Thanksgiving stuffing or other side dishes, forming into breakfast patties, or in this...

Purple potatoes rule!

Thanks to the Employee Council at Pocono Medical Center for this helpful and beneficial information about purple potatoes. This fall & winter these gems will be available at the market. Pick some up when you see them and try one of the recipes below! Purple...

Preserving Summer.

In my family, preserving sweet corn is cause for an annual family gathering that happens every July or August. A couple months in advance, my grandmother will reserve several dozen ears of corn from a local farmer. She and my mother pick up the corn, then everyone...

Kids Day 2015 was a hit!

Kids Day 2015 was a huge hit! Thank you to all who attended, to our special guests and guest vendors, and to Penn State Extension Office nutritionist Keri Byrne for helping us incorporate education into our festivities. Here are a few photos from the day: [gallery...

4th of July Grillin’ & Chillin’

Chillin’ out with friends around the barbecue. Ain’t it the life! At the Monroe Farmers Market we have lots of stuff to make your 4th of July grill-ebration a hit. We have pork and chicken, and lots of fresh veggies for the grill. And plenty of fixins for cold salads....

What IS a producer-only market?

A lot of times when new folks come to the market, especially this early in the season, they wonder, “Where are the tomatoes?” “Why aren’t there oranges here?” “Why are the farmers sold out before the market ends?” Answer: Our market is producer-only. This means that...