Canning & Preserving Local Foods

What’s the point of canning in your home or buying canned foods at a farmer’s market? Wouldn’t that defeat the purpose of buying fresh, seasonal, chemical-free foods? Not entirely so. There are numerous ways to can and preserve local, seasonal foods, without adding toxins or chemically-derived preservatives.   Methods of Canning and Preserving Foods Include: […]

Market Mutt ~ Lady Bird

This weeks market mutt is Lady Bird.  Lady Bird is an 11 or 12 year old lab mix.  She was adopted 5 years ago from the Blue Dog Rescue (  Lady Bird’s owners told us that her absolute favorite thing in the world to do is come to the market and get treats at poochie […]

Market Mutt ~ Julie

This week’s Market Mutt is Julie.  She is a 4 year old Husky that was left on her owners doorstep in 2009 with nothing but a leash.  Her owner believes that Julie had been abused and it has taken considerable time to help Julie to be a comfortable and happy dog.  Julie’s favorite thing at […]

Market Recipe: Summer Squash Fritters

Made at Cedar Park Farmers Marker on Saturday, June 16th 2012 • 3 squash (any variety) • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese • ¼ cup chopped onion • 1/8 cup flour or cornmeal or mixture (I use soy flour) • 1 egg • ¾ teaspoon Black pepper • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon oil […]

Coconuts – What’s the craze about?

What’s the big deal with coconuts? Coconut water, coconut oil….why is everyone suddenly into it, after centuries of production? Are the contents in the coconut-shell all that it’s cracked up to be? Let’s break it down and take a look. Coconut Water Benefits: Energy – from electrolytes. It’s natural compared to products like Red Bull […]