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...

Kale, Prince in Pauper’s Clothes

Kale might look like something that grows in the wild, but of all the super healthy greens kale is king. In addition to its vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals, kale has lots of fiber, that stuff that sweeps around and keeps our digestion tidy. It's...

What’s Poppin’ this week at the market

Maple Soda Stop by Dutch Hill Preserves' booth this week to sample maple soda! If you resolved this year to quit commercial soda beverages, making your own fizzy drink is a great alternative. Maple soda is simply maple syrup and carbonated water. What sets maple syrup...

Maple Dijon Salmon recipe

This recipe comes from the maple queen herself, Laleña of Dutch Hill Preserves. It's a fantastic entrée idea for those nights when you need a great sweet & savory flavor, but are still watching your diet. Enjoy! Ingredients: •1 pound of wild caught salmon •2 tsp....

Winter Vegetable Soup

Think there's no local produce left this late in winter? Au contraire mon frère and chère. Among other things, we still have onions and potatoes and root vegetables and herbs enough to make a perfect soup. Ward off the chilly weather with a pot of this simmering on...

B-r-r-r-r!

It's getting chilly out there. Time for a big pot of soup. The meats and winter produce from the Monroe Farmer's Market are just the thing to warm those winter nights. ZUPPA TOSCANINO What really makes this soup special is Italian-style broth, or "Brodo."  A whole...

The holiday season is here

The holiday season is fast approaching, and at Monroe Winter Farmers Market, we have lots going on. The holiday shop is in full swing now; each Saturday, several artists and crafters are joining our regular vendors. It's a full house inside the Sherman Theater. And if...