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MAKE SPOOKY TREATS

October 29, 2014 - 11:36am
Author: 
Brijet Myers

Gather ingredients from the North Park Farmers' Market to make healthy treats for all your ghouls and goblins before they head out for trick-or-treating this Friday night.

Substitute fresh pumpkins from J.R. Organics and locally grown apples from R&L Farms in this healthy muffin recipe to serve on Friday morning. To keep their hands out of the candy bags, offer up these persimmon cookies using Paradise Valley Ranch's persimmons and orange juice for the icing. Incorporate these tasty treats and have a sweet Halloween! 

The North Park Farmers' Market is open until 7pm every Thursday evening, all year long! Don't worry, we turn on the lights when the sun goes down so you can still shop for everything on your grocery list! 

GET PUMPED FOR POMEGRANATES!

October 22, 2014 - 2:56pm
Author: 
Brijet M.

Pomegranates from Paradise Valley Ranch and R&L Farms at the North Park Thursday Farmers’ Market add a festive splash of color to any recipe!

Use Charlie's Best Bread French bread, pastured eggs and apples from Smit Farms for this pomegranate apple bread pudding. Spoon pomegranate seeds over a cheesecake made with Springhill Cheese Company’s organic quark, or use them in stuffing for a roast chicken from Da-Le Ranch.

Enjoy the beauty and flavor of the pomegranate this season at the North Park Farmers' Market!

COME SEE THE KIWI

October 16, 2014 - 12:48pm
Author: 
Catt W

The season's first Kiwi fruit is at this week's North Park Farmers' Market! 

Grab a few at the Smit Farms booth, along with a bag of golden raisins; add chunks of avocado from Paradise Valley Ranch and toss with spinach from JR Organics for an easy salad.

Speaking of easy, we love these tips for cutting and peeling that fuzzy brown fruit! (But let the kids see them first, most of them are fascinated with food they can pet.) See the kiwi this Thursday! 

Get Your Apple a Day at the North Park Thursday Farmers' Market!

September 17, 2014 - 3:17pm
Author: 
Brijet Myers

Apple season is in full swing at the North Park Thursday Farmers’ Market and you can find different varieties at R&L Farms and Smit Farms, including the newest addition: Honeycrisp! (our favorite!)

Enjoy apple wedges dipped in almond butter from Hopkins AG, or make a sweet treat by drizzling them with orange blossom honey from Meljess Bees honey. Make a grilled cheese that’s sure to please with French bread from Charlie's Best Bread, fresh butter and cheddar cheese from Springhill Cheese Company, and thinly sliced apples- we like to add a handful of arugula from Suzie’s Farm just before we put the sandwich together.

Don't forget to tuck these healthy fruits in the kids' lunchboxes!

You may need more than just an apple a day!

SCORE A SLAM DUNK!

September 11, 2014 - 4:50pm
Author: 
Brijet Myers

When we see crunchy vegetables like celery, carrots, broccoli, baby squash, Japanese turnips and radishes at the North Park Thursday Farmers’ Market, we get the urge to dunk!

Dip them in raw, vegan, flavor packed spreads from Majestic Garlic (cilantro-jalapeno is our favorite), in spicy habanero hummus from Baba Foods, or smoky Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce. Pick up Ari's Greek yogurt and your favorite fresh herbs for this healthy dip. Load up on crisp vegetables from your favorite farmers and get dippin’.

It’s crunch time!

MAKE NEW FRIENDS AT THE NORTH PARK FARMERS' MARKET

August 20, 2014 - 4:49pm
Author: 
Brijet Myers

Cruise the North Park Farmers' Market this Thursday, and you'll see some friendly new faces! Check out our newest additions and get ready for a delicious afternoon at the market.

The Pie Joint serves up pie pops and mini-pies for your delight! Try them with a cup of cold brew from Ladies & Gentlemen Coffee Roasters and take home a bag of beans and a slick canteen to tote around too! Pick up a vegan sandwich from Hummingbird Huddle (and grab a vegan donut while you're there) or try a new Surf N Turf Burrito from El Sabroso Taqueria.

There's always something new at the North Park Market! 

JOIN THE PEP RALLY AT THE NORTH PARK MARKET!

August 6, 2014 - 4:07pm
Author: 
Brijet Myers

Find peppers big and small in all colors of the rainbow from Suzie's Farm and JR Organics Farm at the North Park Thursday farmers' market this week!

Find sweet bell peppers in shades of green, purple and red to use for stuffing (like this recipe using Ari's Greek Yogurt) or stewing. Roast Suzie's padron peppers and drizzle with California Olive's olive oil. Try Sweet Golden Treasure or Corno di Toro (Horn of the Bull, in Italian) peppers raw or fried and dice Pimento peppers to make your own cheese spread using Springhill Cheese Company's cheddar and jack.

Put some pep in your step this Thursday! 

HAVE YOU 'BEAN' TO THE NORTH PARK FARMERS' MARKET LATELY?

July 31, 2014 - 1:14pm
Author: 
Brijet Myers

You’ll find piles of freshly picked purple, green, and yellow string beans at the North Park Thursday Farmers’ Market from Suzie’s Farm, JR Organics' Farm and Kawano Farms and so many ways to enjoy them!

Try them chilled and tossed with fresh basil and aged balsamic vinegar from The California Olive, sauteed with crunchy roasted almonds from Hopkins AG (we used their chipotle almonds for a spicy kick!), or roasted with fennel for a tasty treat.

If you’re cooking outside tonight, fill a foil packet with string beans, summer squash and spring onion from Valdivia Farm- it makes an awesome side dish to a Da-Le Ranch tri-tip.

Stock up on locally grown string beans on Thursdays from 3 to 7!

GRAPE ESCAPE AT THE NORTH PARK FARMERS' MARKET

July 8, 2014 - 12:42pm
Author: 
Brijet Myers

Take a break from summer’s heat with a handful of cool, juicy, red and green grapes from Smit Farms and R&L Farms at the North Park Thursday Farmers’ Market. Eat them fresh, pop them in the freezer for an icy snack, or toss them with melon and strawberries from Kawano Farms for a fun fruit salad.

Cover green grapes with chevre and roll in crushed pistachios from Hopkins AG for a unique party appetizer or snack, use Suzie's Farm's fresh herbs and Meljess Bees honey for a blended basil-grape slush, or pair green grapes with English cucumbers from JR Organics in a cool gazpacho. Feeling adventurous? Try this grape pie recipe!

Get your grapes this Thursday from 3 to 7pm and have a bunch of fun!

 

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LIGHT UP THE GRILL

July 2, 2014 - 8:30am
Author: 
Brijet Myers

Get ready for your Fourth of July celebration with grill-ready meats and veggies from the North Park Thursday farmers' market!

Pick up ribs, sausage, flank steak and more from Da-Le Ranch for grilling and serving. Make room on the grill for Kawano Farms sweet summer corn, slathered with Springhill Cheese Company's organic butter. Roasted padron peppers from Suzie's Farm make the perfect side-dish and they are sure to please your guests as they gaze at the fireworks.

Pick up strawberry jam from Urban Pantry, blueberries from Smit Farms and strawberries from JR Organics for a red, white and blue dessert. Shop the North Park market every Thursday from 3pm - 7pm to stock up on locally grown and produced goods, mingle with your neighbors and do good while eating well. Celebrate independents by shopping all the small businesses at the market this week!

Enjoy the holiday and be safe!