Taste of the Market: Cucumber Soup



Pickled Peppers

Shop the Market for peppers and pickle them to top salads, sandwiches or to simply snack on.


  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 2 lbs Hot peppers
  • 1/2 cup Pickling salt
  • 1 cup White vinegar
  • 2 qt Water (or enough to fill the jar)


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Market Recipe: Orzo Salad

  • 1-1/2 cups dry orzo pasta from Decio Pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, or just enough to lightly coat the pasta
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 large English cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, Chile Acres
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the orzo al dente according to package directions (about 9 minutes). Drain the pasta, let cool for a couple of minutes, and toss with the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, cucumber, herbs and cheese.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve chilled or at room-temperature. Can be made up to a day in advance and kept in the refrigerator.

Market Meal: Frittata + Spring Salad

Steadfast Farm and Chile Acres Spring Salad


Ingredients from Steadfast Farm:

  • Steamed beets cooled and sliced into medallions
  • Assorted fresh greens and your favorite seasonal veggies
  • Multi colored carrot curls made with a potato peeler
  • Minced scallions

Ingredients from Chile Acres Farm:

  • Chile Acres Marinated Mozzarella 4oz jar
  • 6 hard boiled and peeled duck eggs cut into medallions



  1. Toss the greens, carrot curls and scallions in a large salad bowl, with the jar of marinated mozzarella.
  2. Place beet and egg medallions in a pattern over the top of the salad.
  3. Cube a loaf of Ciabatta from The Proper Beast and toast in the oven to top it off with croutons and more crunch!
  4. Enjoy with a cold lemonade, hand crafted brew, or local wine.


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Market Recipe: Carrot Top Pesto

Carrot Top Pesto

Just about everyone who has come to our market in the past month has left with a bag full of carrots. Whether they are purple or orange, big or small, chances are they probably don’t even last through the weekend. There are so many ways to eat carrots: cooked or raw, with dinner or as a midday snack. However, it is those green, leafy carrot tops that are always cut off and thrown out without a second thought. This easy carrot top pesto recipe will ensure not a single bite of those fresh carrots go to waste.


1/4 cup pepitas

1 garlic clove

1 & 1/2 cup coarsely chopped carrot tops

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil

1/2 cup parmesan cheese


Wash carrot tops well and set aside to dry. Add pepitas and garlic to a food processor and pulse, scraping off sides as needed. Begin to add carrot tops and pulse again until desired texture is reached. Lastly, add lemon juice and parmesan to the food processor while blade is running. Drizzle olive oil onto the sauce and enjoy.

The Ultimate Market Board & Holiday Recipes

Bring the ultimate Market Board to any Holiday Feast!
Go to the Market and get inspired by sampling delicious options to include.  Create a blend of sweet and savory Market finds to excite any palate.

An Assortment of Cheese (Fiscalini)
Pickled Mushrooms & Asparagus (Pickled Perfection)
Jarred Peaches + Jam (Cotton Country Jams)
Pita Chips (Doctor Hummus)
Chocolate (Stone Grindz)
Pichuberries (Pichuberry)
Farm Fresh Vegetables (try adding pomegranate, orange slices, sweet potato, and tomatoes)
Don’t forget the garnish.. pick up some colorful herbs like rosemary and purple basil to add color and flavor to your board.



Keep it fresh and simple, fill a basket with fresh vegetables. Serve Doctor Hummus Vegan Dill Dip on the side.



Turn ordinary salad and vegetables into something special, like this Roasted Tomato Salad from Plenty More.


Market Recipe: Caprese Salad


A Saturday morning market trip has found itself in the weekly routine of many of our customers. Roaming from booth to booth, market-goers are able to get their weekly shopping done in one place. Before the stress of the work week begins, it is always nice to plan out a few meals and gather the ingredients from local vendors.  A few days ago, Farmer Neal from Abby Lee Farms mentioned “tomatoes are going to be fantastic this week – three new color heirlooms and two new cherry colors.”  Why not pick up some of these delicious tomatoes at the market this weekend and make a few meals out of them? Here is a recipe to get you started. 

Picking up an item at Abby Lee Farms, Fiscalini Cheese, and Maya’s Farm, Caprese Salad is a quick and easy recipe to prepare using only market ingredients (and sustainable ones)! 


3 Medium Tomatoes- Find them at Abby Lee Farms

8 oz Scamorza Cheese- Find it at Fiscallini Cheese

1/2 Cup Torn Basil Leaves- Find it at Maya’s Farm


Slice the tomatoes and scamorza cheese

Layer tomatoes and cheese on a plate with the torn basil

Optional: Drizzle with balsamic and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste


Market Recipe: Roasted Potatoes

This season make holiday cooking easy and fresh with our favorite recipes of the season!  Stop by the Information Booth at the Market and pick up our shopping list and recipe cards available, then shop everything you need.

On the Menu: Roasted Potatoes, Cinnamon Roasted Squash, Savory Bread Budding, Italian Heat Apple Stuffing & Herb Glazed Turkey.


Read more for shopping list and recipe card…

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Market Recipe: Cinnamon Roasted Squash