Farmer's Market Recipe

Farmer’s Market Recipe for Spring

by Feb 21, 2022

Farmer’s Market Recipe for Spring

by | Feb 21, 2022 | Branding, Farmer's Market

I am so excited that the local farmers’ markets are opening up again! I live in the south, so they open earlier here.

But don’t worry, they’re coming back to your area soon. Even under a blanket of snow, you can still imagine what life will be like when the markets open and you have access to fresh produce. The best part is shopping and eating, seasonally.  

What’s In Season? 

Even at my (ahem) advanced age, every time the winter turns to spring, I still feel the same sense of wonder I did when I was a child. I enjoy all the seasons equally, but spring is unique because color returns after the brown and white winter. I love seeing the light green buds begin to grow on the trees again. The bright yellow daffodils popping up mean the weather is getting warmer. My birthday is also in the spring, and who doesn’t love a good birthday?  

When it comes to fresh vegetables, there are a lot of incredible flavors at the farmers market in the spring, including:   

  • Asparagus 
  • Radishes 
  • Sugar snap peas 
  • Cucumbers 
  • Spring Carrots 

When we buy packages labeled “Baby Carrots” in the grocery store, they’re imperfect carrots milled to a uniform size and shape. But spring carrots, freshly picked in the season, are smaller and sweeter than the carrots you get later in the year.  Continue reading for our Farmer’s Market Recipe!

Farmer’s Market Recipe – Pasta Primavera 

There isn’t anything simpler than putting together a pasta primavera. Primavera means “springtime” in Italian. The entire concept is to lightly sauté spring vegetables and serve them as a fresh, seasonal meal.  

The best part about a primavera is using seasonal vegetables available at your farmer’s market. You can also choose your favorite shape of pasta for this recipe. In Decatur, Georgia, the farmers market we went to featured a local pasta maker as a vendor. We would buy fresh, homemade pasta for our primavera recipes. Otherwise, anything from penne to angel hair bought at your supermarket will do. There are even several gluten-free brands that are pretty good these days.  

You will also need olive oil, butter, lemon, parmesan cheese, and sour cream. You may also get some of these ingredients at the farmer’s market. And this recipe is also infinitely customizable. Is there incredible feta cheese at the market? Great, swap it with the parmesan for a Greek-inspired flavor instead, along with fresh chopped cucumber on top.  

Ingredients: 

  • Asparagus 
  • Sugar snap peas 
  • Spring Carrots 
  • Radishes 
  • Pasta 
  • 1 lemon 
  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • About 2 tablespoons sour cream 
  • Parmesan Cheese 

I tend to cook, as my late Italian mother-in-law taught me, so I have no idea how to measure anything. I throw in whatever makes sense.  

Directions:  

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.  
  • Wash and dry the produce.  
  • Quarter the lemon and remove the seeds.  
  • Trim the asparagus and cut off the tops – those are the best part. To use the rest of the asparagus spears, cut ½ inch pieces at an angle.  
  • Remove the string from the sugar snap peas.  
  • Cut the spring carrots into ½ inch pieces at an angle.  
  • Slice radishes.  
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.  
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add a drizzle of olive oil and your vegetables. Season with salt and pepper and quickly sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add pasta and butter and stir until coated.  
  • Remove from heat and mix in sour cream and a squeeze of lemon juice.  
  • You can serve this family-style or divide the pasta and vegetables between bowls. Top with parmesan cheese and serve with remaining lemon wedges on the side. If you like, you can sprinkle with roasted red pepper flakes.  

 

What DPEG Marketing Company Can Do For You 

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We know it can be challenging to take the time to write blog posts each week. You don’t have to do it alone. You can concentrate on running your farmer’s market. At the same time, we focus on creating consistent original content for your blog, just like the Farmer’s Market Recipe above.  

DPEG Marketing Company has eight spots open for website design in 2022. We partner with small farm businesses, like farmers’ markets, to help them grow.  Contact us for a FREE consultation by emailing teona@dpegmarketing.com or calling (828) 333-3816. 

DPEG Marketing Company was founded in 2015. We are passionate about the success of your brand. Consultations are free, and appointments are via Zoom. Contact us today Let’s take an hour to focus on your business. Contact us at 828 333-3816.

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