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Drone Views of Beaverdale Farmers Market

Drone video footage of Beaverdale Farmers Market and the surrounding area around Urbandale and Beaver Avenues. The videos were taken on June 6, opening day of the 2017 market season. Enjoy viewing the brief video clips on our Vimeo channel here: https://vimeo.com/user67891768 Share & Plant The Seed…

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Centennial Night Celebration August 8

Beaverdale Farmers Market will celebrate the Beaverdale Centennial Year with a match game contest at the August 8 market.  Pick up your card at the information tent, match the vendors with their products, write your name and bring the card back to the tent by 7:05 p.m.  We

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RECIPES: July 18

Mid-July is peak time for garden vegetables and this week’s recipe makes good use of them.  Many of Beaverdale Farmers Market’s produce vendors grow in the 50310 zip code, and others are from surrounding towns such as Pleasant Hill and Carlisle.  Iowa State Extension Service’s Mary Krisco

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RECIPES: JUNE 27

If you’re planning ahead for the weekend and the Independence Day holiday, here’s a set of recipes from 100 Days of Real Food, the resource from Lisa Leake that helps families shop, prepare and eat real, local, unprocessed foods. Lisa’s website and Facebook page  are filled with  school lunches, easy-to-prepare

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RECIPES: June 20, 2017

It’s week three of Beaverdale Farmers Market. The produce is plentiful, and you’ll find delicious baked goods, prepared foods, beverages and inventive crafts. The photo is a stir-fry made from vegetables purchased the first week of the market.  Here’s the recipe: Vegetable Stir-Fry Prepare vegetables: Chop, dice or

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RECIPES: June 6, 2017

Welcome to the opening day of Beaverdale Farmers Market! We expect to find kale from some of the ten produce vendors on opening night of the market. Here’s an appealing recipe from 100 Days of Real Food’s collection. Smashed Potato Cakes with Kale Share & Plant The Seed…

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Opening Day, Tuesday, June 6th!

Beaverdale Farmers Market opens on Tuesday, June 6 at a new time of 4:00 p.m. We’ll have 40 to 50 vendors each week, with produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, crafts, plants and many new items among your favorites. A drone will fly over the market on opening

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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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