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...

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...

Mother’s Day at the farmers market

Mother’s Day at the farmers market

There are lots of great ideas for Mother's Day at your local farmers market if you just look around. Some of them come in cute little jars and wrappers (such as the assorted fruit spreads by Special Lady's Specialties or The Kitchen Witch's all natural goat milk...

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Serves: 5 1 bunch asparagus (20 stalks)10 pieces of bacon from Aspen Ridge Farm or Apple Ridge FarmTrim the tough asparagus bottoms, then wash and pat it dry. Slice each strip of bacon down the center into two long, thin pieces. Wrap a length of bacon corkscrew...

Maple Sugaring

Laleña Stirr of Dutch Hill Preserves in Canadensis Pennsylvania knows her trees. And well she should: a field trip in second grade introduced her to the process of maple sugaring. “I'll never forget that experience and the taste of pure maple syrup. I knew I wanted to...