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...

Pork: It’s what’s for dinner

These recipes come from Farmer Meredith at Aspen Ridge Farm. You'll find the meat products you need at the market this Saturday, plus other vegetables to make a great, nutritious dish. Our family prefers to not subscribe to the modern American version of fast food,...

Honey Roasted Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Aspen Ridge Farm's pasture-raised, soy and GMO free pork is back in stock for Saturday’s market! During the growing season, Aspen Ridge pigs are rotated through pastures and woods to allow them to forage as much as possible. In the winter months they provide dried...

Slow Roasted Root Vegetables

We think of coffee for drinking, naturally, and sometimes for baking, but rarely for cooking. Well think again! We have a super simple, elegant way to prepare root vegetables by slow roasting them on a bed of coffee beans. Root Vegetables Slow Roasted on Coffee Beans...

GAME ON!

If a recipe is fast, easy and good, does that make it cheating? OF COURSE NOT! Here’s some great ideas from the Monroe Winter Farmers Market for your Super Bowl party that take only minutes to prepare. First of all, Toy Cow Creamery makes homemade potato chips (you...

Farm Basket Frittata

Farm Basket Frittata Poke around at the farmers market, buy the vegetables that appeal to you, and turn it into a frittata. So what’s a frittata? Frittata is an open faced Italian-style omelette finished under the broiler, then cut and served in wedges. It makes a...

So a dog walks into the bar…

A dog walks into a bar and orders a beer. “You got some ID?” growls the bartender. “I’m twenty-one in dog years and Hey! I’m a talking dog! How many talking dogs you get here anyways?” The bartender wags his head. “Okay, sure. You want a drink? The bathroom is down...