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RECIPES: September 13

For the final week of the 2016 market season, a fitting recipe collection might come from “How to Cook Everything – Fast” by Mark Bittman.  Bittman’s Facebook page showcases his cookbook, a new app, and recipes for things like spaghetti squash and many other basics and not-basics.

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RECIPES: September 6

We’re sharing a few recipes sourced from 100 Days of Real Food, a project/cookbook/food blog about one family’s pledge to eat no processed food for 100 days, and their ongoing practice to eat real food on a real budget. Lisa shared a new way to cook okra. developed by

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RECIPES: August 30

Late summer – a good time to experiment with ratatouille recipes. This recipe uses eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, zuchhini onion and many good things available at Beaverdale Farmers Market.  Jenny from Dogpatch Urban Gardens recommends ratatouille as a staple vegetable combo, served with rice.  Serve it with some Foccacia from Handcrafted

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RECIPES: August 23

Recipes that use a mix of fresh vegetables are great as summer winds down and school starts up. Today we share a couple of recipes from AllRecipes.com that use tomatoes, zucchini, corn and potatoes but are versatile enough to use other fresh items from market vendors. The first recipe,

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RECIPES: August 16

Try a mix of flavors for a light summer supper or appetizer. The ingredients can be found at Beaverdale Farmers Market produce vendors: many have zucchini and basil and others have peaches and may still have strawberries.  Bread is available from Coeur Bread or Homemade Baked Goods by Kristina,

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MARKET MUSIC: August 16

Three special acts are in the line-up for Beaverdale Farmers Market on Tuesday, August 16. From 5-6 pm, guest acts from Navy Band Great Lakes will perform as part of Navy Week Des Moines. Performances are in conjunction with the Iowa State Fair, and several ensembles perform in

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RECIPES: August 9

Looking for a different flavor combination for fresh vegetables? Many varieties of tomatoes, summer squash, onions and peppers can be found at Beaverdale Farmers Market produce vendors. These vegetables are inexpensive, low-calorie, easy to prepare and full of just-picked flavor. Try a tomato salad with ginger, jalapeno peppers (or

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National Farmers Market Week: Good Things

National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, so we’re sharing some good things (pictured) from Beaverdale Farmers Market vendors. A tasty bratwurst from Remnant Hills Farm‘s pasture-raised pork, accompanied by peaches and berries from Storybook Orchard in Story City and tomatoes from Dogpatch Urban Gardens. Coffee is Freedom Blend’s organic roast,

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RECIPES: August 2

Beaverdale Farmers Market vendors have beautiful, fresh vegetables this week, including squash and eggplant. Here’s a summer recipe that uses those vegetables, shared by Lisa from  100 Days of Real Food. Lisa’s efforts are all around meals with food that is not- or minimally-processed. Her website has lots of tips for kid’s

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RECIPES: July 26

Potatoes, garlic and herbs are abundant. Beaverdale Farmers Market’s many produce vendors are situated along the north side of Urbandale Avenue and bring a variety of greens, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, melons and root vegetables.  Some vendors have peaches and berries, too. Enjoy potatoes from the market with an

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