Recipes: July 21

Betty’s been testing recipes with carrots, zucchini and peaches, all plentiful in July gardens and markets. Here are a few recipes that she likes:I made this carrot salad without the apple, just shredded carrot and a non fat dressing: http://www.food.com/recipe/low-fat-carrot-salad-114616?photo=27625   Looking for zucchini salad, discovered a new recipe: http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-recipe-for-grilled-skirt-steak-with-romesco-and-zucchini-salad-1437154797

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Recipes: July 14

Several vendors have salad fixings and sweet corn, and 7 Pines Farm has fresh chicken. Produce vendors at BFM are: Ali Family Garden, Autumns Garden, Butcher Creek Produce, KC Produce, Mao’s, Raccoon Forks Farm, 7 Pines and Shutt’s Garden Center. Enjoy a fresh salad with corn on

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Recipes: July 7

Salad ingredients are plentiful at the market and full of just-picked flavor. A simple and refreshing salad made with market zucchini, cucumbers and tomatoes. http://theroaminggastrognome.com/2012/07/18/more-summer-salad-cucumber-zucchini-and-tomato-salad/ Five ways to prepare snap peas: http://www.thekitchn.com/5-ways-to-eat-sugar-snap-peas-144936 Two distinct potato salad recipes: Light potato salad without mayo can be served warm or cold. Mash

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Metro Markets in the News

Beaverdale Farmers Market is one of 10 Des Moines area markets featured in the July 4 Iowa Life section of The Des Moines Register.   Beaverdale is listed among the hundreds of markets in the Iowa Department of Agriculture’s searchable directory.   The IDALS also sponsors the Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt for grades K-8. Students can

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Recipes: June 30

We’re sharing some recipes to get ready for the 4th of July. Cook green beans on high heat in skillet to blacken, then add seasoning mix at the end to spice up the dish. If you can, use a cast iron skillet. Scratchin’ It Blackened Green Beans Marinate

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Lily DeTaeye: Market Music

Lily DeTaeye played two farmers markets and at Ritual Cafe in June and will perform on the GenZ stage at the 80/35 music festival in July. Come hear her at Beaverdale Farmers Market on June 30 from 4:30-7:30 and enjoy this original singer-songwriter talent. Find Lily on Facebook  and at

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Recipes: June 23

Try our vendor salts and seasoning mixes to add zest to your market vegetables and meals. Season your salads or vegetables with special salt mixes from Saltlickers. I tried the dried radish salt. Try season mixes from Epic Eateries, 7 Pines, Mo’Rub or Curbin’ Cuisine as a dry rub on

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Recipes: June 16

What to do with radishes besides salad? Produce vendors offer a variety of radishes in June. Baked Radish Chips For variety, add spices before baking.  Spice mixes are available from Mo’Rub, Curbin’ Cuisine, Epic Eateries, Seven Pines Farm and Saltlickers. http://low-cholesterol.food.com/recipe/crispy-baked-radish-chips-low-fat-low-carb-288830?photo=139276 Creamy Radish and Potato Soup A recipe from eatingwell.com Hot and Sour

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USDA Discovery Zone

The USDA Food Safety Discovery Zone visits Beaverdale Farmers Market on Tuesday, June 16.  It’s a big bright mobile food lab, with fun and educational activities for all ages. Find videos, games and more on the USDA Discovery Zone website.

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