Rockin’ Root Veggies

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The Winter Market is filled with fresh produce right from the farm.  What’s in season?  Sweet citrus, leafy greens and tons of root veggies!  Because root vegetables grow underground, they absorb a great amount of nutrients from the soil and a smart choice full of flavor. Not sure how to cook a turnip? Wondering what to do with a parsnip?  This week try one of these recipes.

RadishOrange Glazed Radishes
CarrotsCarrot Soup
Don’t forget to use up those carrot tops.  Try making our Carrot Top Pesto.
Turnips –  Buttered Mashed Turnips
Parsnips –  Honey Roasted Parsnips
BeetsBeet and Turnip Gratin

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Get the Most Out of Your Gourd

Fall is finally here! Even in the concrete jungle where the forecast still says 97 degrees, it’s time to celebrate! This Saturday at the market, Downtown Phoenix can enjoy a celebration of all things Autumn as we cozy up into a new season. At the market, there will be a costume contest, pumpkin carving station, Open Air scavenger hunt, pumpkin displays for adorable photo-ops, and pumpkin patches with a variety of Phoenix-grown pumpkins to take home. Of course, shoppers can also pick up fall flavors at almost every vendor booth, as well as market-roasted chiles for what bubbles in the cauldron at home.

All this fun begs the question: once the great pumpkin is chosen and does its decorative duty at the doorstep–what’s next? Cut it open and roast the seeds, leaving the body for compost? Use it as a doorstop in the home and see how long it lasts before rotting from the inside out? Find the local trebuchet and see how far it’ll go? Maybe we can suggest something better:

homemade pumpkin puree!

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Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

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Market Gravy + Country Potatoes

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The Perfect Pesto

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Taste of the Market: Cucumber Soup

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Taste of the Market

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