Archive for March, 2016

Swiss Chard & Potato Gratin

Swiss Chard seems to be one of the veggies that can get boring quick. Sauteed chard & onion, again? This recipe is a great way to use Swiss Chard! And may even appeal to those in the family who protest its usually bitter taste.

The following Key Ingredients can be found at the Coppell Farmers Market: 1 bunch swiss chard 1/2 stick butter 1 sweet yellow onion 1 cup grated parmesan (or other) cheese pinch red pepper flakes sea salt and fresh cracked pepper

Recipe in Full.

What’s Fresh April 2nd

April 2nd is opening day of the 2016 season! 

Vegetables are what’s fresh –

Green Beans Kohlrabi Fennel Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts Hothouse tomatoes Sugar Snap Peas Pecans Oyster mushrooms Wheatgrass Roots (beets, carrots, turnips, radish) Greens  (asian choys, cabbage, Swiss chard, collards, kale, mustard greens, lettuces) Microgreens (kale, herbs, radish,...   | Read More

Farm-Based Education at the Coppell Farmers Market

Earlier this month, the Committee Chair of the Coppell Farmers Market, Karen Pearsall-Gillham, sat on the border of the new Learning Garden at the Farmers Market with a dozen or so local children. She was passing around a few onions purchased from a farmer just that morning. Karen asked her audience of excitable kiddos “can you all help me find the baby onion plants?” For many of these children it was their first time to consider that an onion grows in the ground. This is one example of...   | Read More

What’s Fresh March 26th

Vegetables are what’s fresh –

Roots (beets, carrots, turnips, radish) Greens  (asian choys, cabbage, Swiss chard, collards, kale, mustard greens, lettuces) Microgreens (kale, herbs, radish, mustard) Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts Hothouse tomatoes Sugar Snap Peas Pecans Oyster mushrooms Wheatgrass   

Fruits — Hot House...   | Read More

Fettuccine Alfredo with Cauliflower

This Alfredo sauce in this recipe is made from cauliflower!  Lucky for us, both cauliflower & fettuccine noodles can be found fresh at the Coppell Farmers Market!

Some key ingredients:

1 lb. uncooked fettuccine noodles 3 small heads cauliflower 6 cups vegetable broth 6 cloves garlic, minced

Find the whole recipe at pinchofyum.com

Farmer Folklore: The Last Frost Date

For farmers and gardeners across the region, March 15th (the average last frost date) signals it’s finally time for planting– the beginning of another go at it. As of March 15th, some of us plant out the delicate seedlings that have been holed up in the greenhouse or garage, waiting for the risk of cold soil to pass. Others fire up the tractor and sow acres of their first crop of peas or sorghum.

My grandfather was a farmer. When I first started out farming I wasn’t sure if...   | Read More

What’s Fresh March 12

Vegetables are what’s fresh –

Roots (beets, carrots, turnips, radish) Greens  (asian choys, cabbage, Swiss chard, collards, kale, mustard greens, lettuces) Storgage crops (winter squash, onions, sweet potatoes) Microgreens (kale, herbs, radish, mustard) Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts Hothouse tomatoes Sugar Snap Peas Pecans Oyster...   | Read More

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