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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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VENDORS: July 26

New, regular and occasional vendors will fill the market spaces on Urbandale Avenue on Tuesday, July 26. Here’s a sampling: Handcrafted by Kristina  brings homemade bread and handcrafted items. Coeur Bread is away this week, so try Kristina’s or Cinful Creation’s baked goods. They’re all different and delicious.

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MARKET MUSIC: Dueling Fiddles

Dueling Fiddles performs at Beaverdale Farmers Market on Tuesday, July 26 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. These two violinists, Geneviève Salamone (The One-Woman Symphony) and Hanna Wolle, debuted as a duo at the Celebrasian Festival in May. They played with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra at the Yankee Doodle Pops concert at the Iowa

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RECIPES: July 19

This week’s recipes are courtesy of Jenny Quiner, owner/grower at Dogpatch Urban Gardens, pictured at right with two BFM volunteers.  D.U.G. is a new vendor at the market in 2016 with microgreens and other vegetables from her small-scale, sustainable garden. Find more recipes online at www.dogpatchurbangardens.com/recipes/. Pick up a printed page of the turnip recipe

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RECIPES: July 12

Fresh eggs and vegetables from the market make a delicious quiche.  Quiche is best served at room temperature so it is perfect to make ahead and take on a picnic. This crustless quiche recipe from The Kitchn is gluten-free and very versatile in using whatever vegetables are

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