Category Archives: Farmers’ Market

Fill the Freezer

With only 7 Saturdays left before the end of the shopping season, the Apex Farmer’s Market shopping season I mean, it is time to start asking my favorite protein farmers about bulk purchases before the end of season and off … Continue reading

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Mulligan Fire Roasted Cherry Tomato Salsa

A few weeks ago I finally had enough cherry tomatoes to give the Fire Roasted Cherry Tomato Salsa recipe I wrote about in February a whirl.  The cherry tomatoes I had in abundance were two varieties of yellow tomatoes and … Continue reading

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Eating Local Never Tasted So Good – Seafood

I grew up in America’s rural heartland calling catfish and crappie ‘seafood’, but in truth, it would be far more accurate to call it riverfood or lakefood.  Real seafood was reserved for restaurant dining and with cautions from in-the-know types … Continue reading

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Will Work For Food

The phrases urban agriculture and urban farming answer the where and the what, but not necessarily the why of food production.  Some urban growers are producing for personal use (which could include sharing their excess bounty with friends, neighbors and … Continue reading

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To Buy or Not To Buy, That is the Question (Dal Fry)

Each year between September and January the question of “what to grow” must be asked and answered by growers everywhere.  This is the time of year when seeds are carefully saved, seed catalogs are perused and garden plans begin to … Continue reading

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Making Hay While The Sun Shines – Part 3

The wonderful thing about being taken under the wing of a traditional southern food mentor is that in addition to the lesson at hand, there are other tantalizing tidbits sprinkled throughout the lessons like breadcrumbs, just waiting for me to … Continue reading

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Winter Market

Today was the first of two Winter Markets for the Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market.  The market was held inside the extension building which was a bonus with winds today gusting up to 37mph. I visited with Indian Creek Bison Ranch, … Continue reading

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Something Cooking At Nearly Home Grown

I have found myself thinking of the Ant and the Grasshopper over the past 2 months as I have busily worked to build up a full freezer’s worth of frozen tomato paste, whole roasting chickens and chicken breasts, butternut squash, … Continue reading

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Winding Down

This weekend I got my first real sense that it was time for the Farmer’s Markets to wind down for the year. I visited the Neosho Farms stand to pick up some onions and garlic and asked whether a special … Continue reading

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Souped Up

In the middle of what seems like the longest heat wave in history, my 4 year old came down with a head cold.  Last weekend I had noticed homemade egg noodles at the Phil’s Family Farm booth at the KGFM, … Continue reading

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Mangia

I have been fine-tuning a pasta sauce recipe for a few weeks and I think it is as close to ‘right’ as it is going to get for now. So on Saturday I headed to the Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market … Continue reading

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Wednesday Market and Hearty Potato-Leek Soup

I visited the Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market’s Wednesday market for the first time yesterday. It was smaller than I expected with only two stalls, but the two there were well stocked. I had gone looking for Yukon Gold potatoes and … Continue reading

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Apple Butter and Tomato Jelly

Today I stopped by the Wild Family Farm stand to pick up a couple of pints of their homemade apple butter. My grandmother made apple butter like this and the taste whisks me back to the table in her small … Continue reading

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The Genesis Story

Two weeks ago I went to the Kansas Grown Farmers’ Market and came away with 7 organically grown Geronimo tomatoes (Cheney Lake Tomatoes) and 2 organically grown Genovese Compact, Improved Basil plants (Wild Family Farm). Saturday I went back for … Continue reading

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