Mercado Kitchen

Mercado Kitchen: Watermelon – Lemon Cucumber – Mint Agua Fresca

Posted on by Dana Crary in Blog, Blue House Farm, Happy Boy Farms, Mercado Kitchen, Recipes, Tomatero Farm | 2 Comments

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To celebrate the beginning of summer and the start of the most delicious season, we made Agua Fresca. When the summer heat comes this transformable beverage is fantastic to sip on a warm afternoon or as a fresh accompaniment with a weekend breakfast. Easy to make and simply delicious, you can use just about any fruit you have on hand to make Agua Fresca and you can make it as sweet as you like by controlling the amount of sugar that you add.

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For this batch, we used juicy pink Watermelon from Tomatero Farm, bright Lemon Cucumbers from Happy Boy Farms, and crisp clean Mint from Blue House Farm. The Watermelon was ripe enough that we didn’t add very much sugar to assure that our beverage was refreshing and thirst-quenching and less dessert-like.

To make this recipe you will need:

1 medium-sized watermelon

3 lemon cucumbers

1/4 c. sugar (Adjust this to your preference level) or agave nectar

1/4 c. water

1 bunch of mint

1 tray of ice cubes (about 12 cubes) Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Peach Galette

Posted on by Mission Community Market in Blog, Mercado Kitchen, Twin Girls Farm | Leave a comment

Galettes always look so fancy and beautiful, so I felt very intimidated to try make one on my own. You have probably seen a galette before – they’re more free-form than a fruit tart, with a simple, flat butter crust. They are very popular in France, both in their savory and sweet forms. With the help of my roommate (whose mother is a galette afficianado), I decided to rise to the challenge, inspired to make a sweet galette by the incredible peaches we’ve had from Twin Girls Farm in the recent weeks.

Peaches from MCM!

Peaches from MCM!

You’ll need

  • 2 – 3 peaches
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 TBs ice water Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Roasted Beets & Sauteed Beet Greens

Posted on by EmilyN in Achadinha Cheese Company, Blog, Blue House Farm, Mercado Kitchen, Recipes, Terra Savia | Leave a comment

Most people compost things like beet greens and chard stems, but lots of unloved vegetable parts can actually be quite culinarily useful, not to mention tasty! These gorgeous beets are from Blue House Farm, and this simple recipe for roasted beets with wilted greens will show you how to utilize just about all of your beets.

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What you’ll need:

1 bunch beets with greens attached
1 shallot, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil from Terra Savia (divided)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar or the juice of 1 lemon
Salt & peepper to taste
Capricious cheese from Achadinha Cheese Company (or other hard cheese) Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Miso-Tahini Dressing

Posted on by Mission Community Market in Blog, Mercado Kitchen, Nyia Yi Farm, Recipes, Tomatero Farm, Vendors | Leave a comment

I developed this Miso-Tahini dressing a couple of months ago and it’s the gift that keeps on giving.  It’s so simple, everyone is nuts about it, and it goes well with everything!  I have dressed green salads with it, poured it on cooked legumes with rice….the applications are ENDLESS!  I make it in a small mason jar, keep it in the fridge, and break into it all the time. Here, I’m making it for a dino kale salad with watermelon radishes!  If you haven’t had watermelon radishes before, they can be mild or spicy, depending on the time of year.  Not only are they tasty, these radishes add stunning color to any dish!

 You’ll need

  • 1 bunch dino kale, chiffonaded from Tomatero Farm
  • 3-4 watermelon radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs tahini
  • 1 tbs miso
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 big clove garlic, minced from Nyia Yi Farms
  • ¼ of a lemon
  • Pepper to taste Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Asparagus & Farro Salad

Posted on by Mission Community Market in Blog, Mercado Kitchen, Nyia Yi Farm, Recipes, Terra Savia, Tomatero Farm, Vendors, Zuckerman's Farm | Leave a comment
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Asparagus & Farro

We all know that asparagus is the best, and often, I simply roast it in the oven with salt & pepper, olive oil, and a splash of lemon, and love life.  But, what about when you want something a little more?  I cooked up this easy Asparagus-Farro Salad with Feta, using the incredible asparagus that MCM is lucky enough to have from Zuckerman’s Farm.  For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 cups of dry farro
  • 1 bunch red spring onions (from Tomatero Farm)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (from Nyia Yi Farms)
  • 2 – 3oz feta cheese
  • Olive Oil (from Terra Savia)
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste Read more