Spinach and Potato Soup with Poached Eggs

With spinach and fresh eggs in the market, now is the time to make this simple classic French soup. Serves 4 1/3 c Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 c Onion, chopped 2 Clove Garlic, minced 2 lbs Fresh Spinach, washed, trimmed of stems and torn 5 small Potatoes, sliced 1 Qt...

Chef Mike Abate, “Mayor” of the Market

Chef Mike Abate, “Mayor” of the Market

Mike Abate’s plans whirl like dervishes. The new Market manager projects the Monroe Farmers Market will be a center of delicious food in Northeast PA, a gathering point for chefs who will showcase farm-raised ingredients in their restaurants. “I believe that the...

It’s a SNAP to Double Your Bucks at Monroe Farmers Market

United Way of Monroe County fights hunger with an option to double SNAP purchases   United Way’s “Double Bucks” Program is an opportunity for SNAP participants to DOUBLE up to 20 of their SNAP dollars at the Monroe Farmers Market. The program provides an...

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

1 Head Garlic 1 Tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Lb New Potatoes +- 1/2 C Cultured Lowfat Buttermilk Salt & Pepper to Taste Oil the garlic, wrap it in foil and bake @ 350° for 1 hour. Meanwhile wash the potatoes but don't peel. Cut into chunks and boil in lightly...

Rolling Hills Farm

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...

Kale Yeah!

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

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!

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

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

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!

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.

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...