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Farmers’ Market Finds:
5 Things to Try This Week

Five farmers’ market finds + how to use them.

April 26, 2017

Farmers' Market Finds
  1. Rainbow Swiss Chard: Who doesn’t love a vegetable with the word “rainbow” in its name? This hearty leafy green is perfect for tucking into cheesy lasagna, adding to soup, and layering on a sandwich.
    Rainbow Swiss Chard from Tucson Village Farm.

    Rainbow Swiss Chard from Tucson Village Farm.

  2. Spring Carrots: Warm weather comes quickly in Baja Arizona, which means carrot season is short. Keep your eyesight sharp by adding these sweet vegetables to your  salad, or make them last a bit longer by pickling them.
    Rainbow carrots from Tucson Village Farm.

    Rainbow carrots from Tucson Village Farm.

  3. Beets: These sweet, earthy root vegetables are great for roasting, pickling, and adding to your salad. We’re particularly fond of the way they shine in this grilled cheese recipe.
    Beets from Sleeping Frog Farms.

    Beets from Sleeping Frog Farms

  4. Green Garlic: This young, mild garlic shows up at farmers markets for a short time each year. What is it? Garlic that has been harvested early, before its bulbs have fully formed. Green Garlic looks similar to green onions, but with more fibrous dark greens. We use it the same way you might use garlic cloves: roughly chopped and sautéed in a bit of olive oil. It’s also great in this spicy quesadilla.
    Green Garlic from Sleeping Frog Farms.

    Green Garlic from Sleeping Frog Farms

  5. Nopales: If you’ve lived in Baja Arizona for long enough, you’ve probably tried nopales, the pads from a prickly pear cactus. Nopales are great in tacos, but we love the way they stand out in this Nopalitos Chopped Salad.
    Nopales from the Consignment Program.

    Nopales from the Consignment Program.

     

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