A Student’s Guide to the Farmers Market


Dorm-Friendly Market Recipe Ideas:
Mason Jar Salads
Tabbouleh with Hummus

With some simple dorm-friendly appliances you can cook some of these great recipes as well:

Egg Scramble
French Toast
BLT Sandwich

Slow Cooker
Smoked Sausage Gumbo
Farmers Market Soup
Breakfast Casserole

With a Small Blender:
Seasonal Pesto
Creamy Corn Soup
Melon Cooler Smoothie

Interested in living more sustainably?  We can help!
1. Go green with bulk laundry detergent, dish soap, brushes and more from Go Wasteless.
2. Start composting with Recycled City.
3. Attend one of our workshops this season to learn about topics like container gardening.

Tips for shopping at the market
1. Bring your own bags
2. Make a general meal plan – if you have a BLT for lunch on Monday, you can use the extra bacon to make a casserole for breakfast on Tuesday. Think “cook once – eat twice”
3. Make a flexible shopping list (try at least one new item every time you shop)
4. Talk to vendors and farmers
5. Shop and eat seasonally

The market hosts 14 local farmers (along with 80+ other local foods and hand crafted goods).  That means the produce you’ll find at the market is seasonal to Arizona climate. Eating seasonal has multiple nutritional, environmental and economic benefits for the community.

Student Discounts
1. Rusty Spoke: 10% off any bikes on sale this Saturday
2. Wicked City: 10% off
3. Custom Stitchery: 15% off
4. B Naked Chocolate: $2 off any purchase

What’s in season this summer? Apples, Arugula, Basil (many varieties), Black-eyed peas, Chard, Chiles, Cucumbers (slicers, Armenian, lemon), Eggplant, Figs (late crop), Italian Parsley, Melons (Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Musk, Water), Okra, Peaches, Peppers, Summer Squash (and blossoms), Winter Squash (Spaghetti, Acorn, Butternut)

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