Fresh And Local Produce At Area Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Market season is in full swing. Even this early part of the summer there is fresh and local produce to be found. Produce that you’ll find at our local farmer’s markets during the early season include: asparagus, green onions, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, peas, and strawberries, to name just some of their offerings.

Here’s some area farmer’s markets that you could check out:
St. Paul Farmer’s Market at 290 5th Street East, St. Paul, MN.
(651) 227-8101
St. Paul Farmer’s Market also sets up a site nearby in West St. Paul at the Signal Hills Shopping Center on Fridays from 8:00AM to Noon. The contact for the West Saint Paul Market can be reached at (651) 227-8101.

Minneapolis Farmer’s Market at 312 Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.
(651) 333-1718

With all this fresh produce the next question naturally is “What do I do with it all?” Not to fear, our staff here at Salem Green has put together a sampling of some of our favorite recipes using the in-season fresh produce you’ll find at farmer’s markets.

Janelle’s Favorite Rhubarb Crumble
Rhubarb is tangy and wonderful and very much in season now. Janelle likes to use this recipe from the Food Network Magazine to make a tasty Rhubarb Crumble.

Charity’s Chicken Wrapped Asparagus
Asparagus has such a unique taste, and it can easily served on it’s own or used to accent a wonderful dish. Charity suggests wrapping chicken around it and baking it. She gives us this recipe:
12-16 Asparagus spears
4 small Chicken Breasts pounded out to thin
½ cup zesty Italian dressing
4 triangle wedges of Herb Laughing Cow Cheese
Salt, pepper, and garlic powder

Place 4 asparagus pears on each chicken breast
Cut the cheese wedge into 3 large chunks place on top of spears
Roll into bundle and secure with tooth picks
Place bundles on non stick & spayed casserole pan
Sprinkle each bundle with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
Pour even amount of Italian dressing over each bundle
Tent aluminum foil over dish and bake covered at 350 for 20mins
Remove foil and bake for additional 10-20 mins until cooked through

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