Farmers Market News

Cityview’s Best Farmers Market 2016 Runner-Up


How’s this for a cool surprise? The Beaverdale Farmers Market was voted 2016 runner-up for ‘Best Farmers Market’ in Cityview’s annual readers’ poll. Thanks, voters!  We’ll see you at our new location at Urbandale & Beaver Avenues for a new season on June 7, 2016. Share & Plant The

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Thanks for a Great Season!

It’s the first day of autumn, and the end of summer means farewell to the Beaverdale Farmers Market for 2015. We enjoyed every week with vendors, customers and musicians who made the market hum along and be a great place to meet neighbors and friends and buy fresh,

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Recipes: September 15

The last market day for Beaverdale Farmers Market is a warm one, but we’ve had a whiff of fall weather and a taste for fall recipes.   Apples go great with this basic quinoa salad: www.marthastewart.com/314107/quinoa-and-apple-salad-with-curry-dressi Roasted vegetables can be any combination of the fall vegetables:  www.food.com/recipe/oven-roasted-vegetables-334483 A

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Recipes: September 8

Late summer, time for squash, eggplant and apples. We still see plenty of tomatoes, peppers, melons, potatoes and onions. Ginger and garlic add a nice flavor to squash soup recipe from Martha Stewart. www.marthastewart.com/312415/pureed-butternut-squash-soup Easy to follow directions for eggplant parmesan in which the eggplant is baked, not

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Recipes: September 1

This week Betty found recipes for late summer vegetables.  We have several produce vendors at the September market with great variety. Look for Ali Family Garden, Autumn’s Gardens, Butcher Creek Produce, Raccoon Forks Farm, Mao’s and KC Produce. Recipes and more to explore. Okra and tomatoes together with bacon

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Recipes: August 25

This week’s recipes call for new ways to make salads and vegetables exciting. Try this savory granola as a topping – granola’s not just for breakfast. Mix and store in airtight container. www.bonappetit.com/recipe/savory-granola Quinoa and fresh summer vegetables creates a main dish salad. m.allrecipes.com/recipe/229156/zesty-quinoa-salad/   Stuff peppers

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Recipes: August 18

Though the market is closed today due to thunderstorms, we still share recipes!  The market vendors grow varieties of green beans, melons, zucchini, potatoes and tomatoes.  These recipes make the most of produce and offer new ways to use melons.   Chinese long beans, simple ingredients and lots of flavor:

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Market Cancelled for August 18

The Beaverdale Farmers Market is cancelled for August 18. A line of thunderstorms will be moving through the Des Moines area all day and early evening. The safety of our customers and vendors is our primary concern. See you next week, August 25th for plenty of sun, food,

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Recipes: August 11

This week Betty found recipes for cucumbers, peppers, and beets.  They’re plentiful at market now, along with potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, onions, zucchini and beans. So many good choices, thanks to our produce vendors.Dill, cucumber and plain Greek fat-free yogurt make a perfect fresh salad: http://shewearsmanyhats.com/cucumber-dill-greek-yogurt-salad/ She Wears Many Hats

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Get Good Food at the Market

Everyone should have access to nutritious food. It sustains our well-being, health and happiness. But nutritious food is not always available – or affordable. Due to cost and access, fresh fruits and vegetables are a luxury many Americans can’t spare to indulge. Farmers markets are expanding access to fresh, healthy

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