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RECIPES: June 21

Radish Butter Fresh radishes and butter makes a sweet, peppery, crunchy treat on fresh bread. Several produce vendors at Beaverdale Farmers Market sell radishes; Mao’s Garden often has large white radishes for a milder flavor. Kale Pesto (adapted from The Splendid Table by Dogpatch Urban Gardens) 1

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VENDOR: Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Dogpatch Urban Gardens is a market garden located just north of Beaverdale off of Meredith Drive and 51st Street.  We grow produce using biointensive, sustainable, and natural methods. Our farm slogan, is “Cultivating Community” as our goal is to help enhance our community through nutrition, sustainability, volunteerism,

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MARKET MUSIC: Courtney Krause

Courtney Krause returns to Beaverdale Farmers Market for the second time on Tuesday, June 21.  The music area will be close to Urbandale Avenue at 42nd Street, just west of Acanthus Lodge, along with tables, chairs and tip jars. Here’s a link to her profile for the upcoming 80/35 music festival

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Vendor: Freedom Blend Coffee

Freedom Blend Coffee sells coffee blends and hot and iced beverages at Beaverdale Farmers Market. Coffee blends are sold in half-pound packages for $8, 1-pound packages for $13, and one-pot packs for $2. Blends include organic, mild, bold, extra bold and decaf varieties.  In addition to hot

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Vendor: Prairie Landscapes, LLC

Prairie Landscapes brings native Iowa plants to Beaverdale Farmers Market in 2016. “Our passion is to promote native landscapes in urban settings of all sizes.  We create habitat for pollinators and other animals, reduce the amount of high-input landscapes, and prove that native landscapes can be beautiful. We offer live

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Market Closed June 14

Beaverdale Farmers Market is cancelled for Tuesday, June 14 as Polk County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9:00 p.m.  We don’t close for rain, but this system is more threatening than rain. This is not a decision we ever want to make but vendor and customer safety

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Recipes: June 7


Each week during market season we find recipes with ingredients that are likely available from vendors at that week’s market.  This week we feature strawberries, honey and greens. We have a new vendor from the Beaverdale neighborhood, Meadow BlazingStar Wildflower Honey, offering raw and unfiltered honey in a variety of

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Same Great Market; Brand New Street

So you know exactly where Beaverdale Farmers Market opens tomorrow, take a look at this map. Barricades will be set up on Urbandale Avenue at Beaver (east) and 42nd Street (west). Prepared food vendors will be in the left and right turn lanes on the south side of Urbandale

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Thanks, Farmers Market Coalition


“Despite the economic tumult of the past decade, farmers markets have emerged as a success story of America’s food economy” with more than $1 billion annual revenue generated by local farmers, whose numbers have nearly doubled in that decade. As this article says, a lot has changed

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Market Music June 7: Asphalt & Stained Glass

Asphalt & Stained Glass kicks off Beaverdale Farmers Market’s 2016 season on Tuesday, June 7. The band plays an eclectic set of blues-colored pop , rock, jazz, folk and country rock with a mix of guitars, horns, keyboard, drums and harmonies. Asphalt & Stained Glass has performed every year at the market.  This year

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