Recipe

Fast n’ Easy Homemade Pickles

 

So, you buy a bunch of the beautiful cucumbers you’ve been seeing at the Fort Collins-Loveland Farmers Markets, but then you realize you’re getting a little bored of chopping them up to toss in your salad.  What else can you do with those cucumbers? Make Fast n’ Easy Homemade pickles, that’s what!

These pickles are great with burgers, hot dogs, or grilled chicken and they keep for a week.

Ingredients

3 cups white vinegar
1 ½ cups sugar
2 tsp coarse salt
½...

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Sausage and Peach Pancake Casserole

Peaches have hit the Fort Collins-Loveland Farmers Markets, so let's celebrate with a fun and unique recipe. At first it sounds a little odd, but trust us, it's amazing! Not only can you get your peaches at our markets, but you can also find other ingredients for this recipe from our vendors, like eggs and milk!

Sausage and Peach Pancake Casserole
Yields: 8 -10 squares

1 (16-ounce) package organic pork breakfast sausage or soy chorizo
4 cups whole wheat white flour
1/4 cup raw sugar
...

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What The Heck Are Hakurei Turnips?

If you have been to one of our June markets, you will notice we already have an impressive variety of produce available. Many things you are probably very familiar with (hello, carrots), other things you may not be so familiar with... like these beautiful Hakurei Turnips.

 

Like all turnips, Hakurei, or Tokyo turnips, are a member of the Brassica family. This Japanese variety is also known as a salad turnip because it has a crisp and delicious raw flavor. Unlike other varieties of...

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Seasonal Recipe: Asparagus Guacamole

Seasonal Recipe: Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus is one of our favorite spring vegetables and you can find it at the market this month! As a farmers market shopper, we are sure you already have many different (and yummy) ways to prepare asparagus, BUT have you tried asparagus guacamole yet?  If not, give this recipe a try:

Ingredient:

1 lb fresh asparagus from the Fort Collins-Loveland Farmers market, trimmed and cut into approximately 1-inch pieces
1/3 C chopped onion
1-2 clove...

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Peach Upside Down Cake

July is fast approaching, which means peaches will soon appear at the markets. Aside from being delicious, peaches are good for you and rich with potassium, fluoride, and iron. They’re also a decent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and B-Carotene. Although fresh peaches make a great snack as is, you may be looking for other ways to enjoy your peaches this season, and we have just the recipe for you.

This recipe is one that this particular poster uses EVERY summer during peach season but can...

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Featured Recipe: Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

What could be better than bread pudding and a seasonal favorite like butternut squash? This simple recipe combines the best of both worlds and could be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu! Check it out:

Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

Ingredients: 

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
1+1/2 pounds butternut squash (about half a medium squash). Peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Kosher salt and black peppe...

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Featured Recipe: Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

It's that time of year...pumpkin pie time! Though making it from scratch may seem tedious, we can all agree that it is well worth it. Try this rich recipe from Simply Recipes.

INGREDIENTS 

 

2 cups of pumpkin pulp purée from a sugar pumpkin or from canned pumpkin purée (can also use puréed cooked butternut squash)
1 1/2 cup heavy cream or 1 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs plus the yolk of ...

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Featured Recipe: Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

Halloween is just a few days away! If you're hosting (or attending) an adult costume party, you'll definitely want to try this delicious, seasonal treat.

 INGREDIENTS 

1 (3-pound) pumpkin
Coarse salt & freshly ground pepper
1/4 pound stale bread, thinly sliced and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 pound Gruyere, Emmenthal or cheddar cheese (or a mix of all three!) cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 to 3 cloves of garlic, split, germ removed and coarsely chopped
4 slices bacon, cooke...

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Featured Recipe: Fresh Cherry Pie!

A ruby-red treat, perfect for fall!

Ingredients 

1 1/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 cup cherry juice blend
4 cups fresh pie cherries (pitted) or frozen cherries, pitted & ready to use
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Pastry 

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
5-7 tablespoons cold water

Directions 

In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in c...

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Featured Recipe: Pumpkin Chili

Fall is officially here, which means it's time for chili! Why not get creative with this seasonal favorite and incorporate local ingredients such as pumpkin and Colorado chilies?

Ingredients

3-pound pumpkin or other orange-fleshed squash such as butternut, Red Kuri, or Golden Hubbard
2 medium turnips, about 3/4 pound
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup finely ground cornmeal
2 red bell peppers, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons t...

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