Archive for June, 2015

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The CFM Pinterest page features well-organized recipes that use products sold at the farmers market. Feel the passion of committee member Janine Allard who expanded the page into the resource it is now.

I love food. More specifically, I love fresh food, made from scratch with wholesome ingredients, so I’m always looking for new recipes!

When I first started shopping at the Coppell Farmers Market, I thought it would be nice if there was a way for shoppers to...   | Read More

A Freezer Full of Summer

Freezing food is an easy way to preserve it at its peak for later use, both avoiding waste and extending the season. Kim Pierce’s article in the Dallas Morning News (June 11, 2008), outlines the possibilities.

You can freeze almost anything if the water content isn’t too high. Freezing cucumbers or lettuce, for instance, won’t work. But cantaloupe and tomatoes do just fine. Here, we’ve narrowed the field to popular and abundant seasonal...   | Read More

Chef Demo by Chef Stephanie

3 Salad Dressings

Chef Stephanie demonstrated how to make these three versatile dressings for use on meats, pasta and salads as well as spreads.

Creamy Lemon Basil Dressing

½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup sour cream 2 Tbl honey ½ cup lemon basil leaves ¼ cup shallots, minced 2 Tbl rice vinegar kosher salt, to taste

Macerate the shallots in the rice wine vinegar until softened. Combine everything in a blender and puree until very smooth. Adjust seasoning to...   | Read More


What’s Fresh June 27

Fresh blueberries rule! Besides the berries (both Certified Organic and conventionally grown), vendors are capitalizing on availability so shoppers can find Blueberry Sage Limeade, Blueberry-Peach Granola, and freeze-dried organic blueberries. In their prime are other soft fruits like peaches, blackberries, Santa Rosa plums, strawberries and apricots. Melons are mostly still in the fields.

Summer vegetables are in full swing, though lingering spring produce looks good, too. Eggplant...   | Read More


What’s Fresh, July 4

Fresh watermelon makes its appearance just in time for July 4th picnics. Cantaloupe and other soft fruit like peaches, blueberries, and Santa Rosa plums are in their prime. Lingering are strawberries, blackberries and apricots.

Eggplant is here now, as well as arugula, basil, beets and greens, green and red cabbage, carrots, Swiss chard, cilantro, cucumbers, fennel, garlic chives, garlic, green beans, herbs, kale, leeks, lettuces, mints, mizuna, okra, onions (purple, white and...   | Read More

Demo with Chef Stephanie, June 20

This season’s Market to Kitchen series returns for the second time next week with a chef demonstration by Chef Stephanie Bergeman. The free program on preparing homemade salad dressings for use with seasonal produce will be offered June 20, under canopies on the south side of the Coppell FM pavilion, beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Chef Stephanie is a regular market customer, who grew up in Valley Ranch and graduated from Coppell High School. She is the chef/owner of Chef...   | Read More

What’s Fresh, June 20

Fresh corn and blueberries are in! Find other summer fruits like strawberries, blackberries, cling peaches, and Santa Rosa plums.

Other vegetable and herb produce includes arugula, basil, golden and purple beets and greens, bok choy, green and red cabbage, carrots, purple and white cauliflower, Swiss chard, cilantro, cucumbers, dandelion greens, fennel, garlic chives, garlic, green beans, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuces, mints, mizuna; okra, purple, white, and yellow onions;...   | Read More

June at the market

Summer has arrived and the market has revved up. Most of the produce farmers have returned after the trials of the unusual spring weeks.

Learn how to utilize this fresh produce in cool summer recipes. Chef Stephanie Bergeman joins the market this week at 10:00 for the second Market to Kitchen Chef Demonstration of this growing season. Observe the preparation of three salad dressing recipes to accent market offerings like vegetables and pasta for a fresh taste on the home table....   | Read More

What’s Fresh, June 13

Find fresh soft fruits like strawberries, blackberries, cling peaches (freestone peaches come later in summer), and plums. Blackberries and plums have a short season in North Texas so buy while they are available. Blueberries should arrive soon. Field lettuce may be gone with the heat. Hydroponic lettuce varieties will continue. Oyster mushrooms are a recent vendor addition with blue, elm, and pearl varieties.

Other produce includes arugula, basil, beets, bok choy, green and red...   | Read More

Summer produce table

What’s Fresh, June 6

Find fresh soft fruits like strawberries, possibly blackberries, cling peaches (freestone peaches come later in summer), plums. Root vegetables like turnips and radishes have been hurt by all the rain and flooded fields so if you find some, get them now. They will store for a while. Snow peas are done. Field lettuce will soon go with the heat. Hydroponic varieties will continue. More mushrooms are a new produce. Other produce includes arugula, basil, beets, bok choy, cabbage, carrots, purple...   | Read More

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