Oh hey, June is here. It seems like yesterday that we were talking about wanting the weather to warm up, and it seems we have gotten our wish.
I’m all about trying to “eat clean” or at least, attempt to add fresh ingredients daily to my lunches and dinners. That’s why I love going to farmers markets. There’s nothing better than a bushel of fresh fruits and veggies, especially when they’re fresh and grown locally.
I’m a young working woman, so I like my food to be healthy, but quick. One of my favorite recipe-makers is the wife/husband team Dana and John, behind the blog Minimalist Baker who love their plant-based diet. Yesterday, my boyfriend whipped up their recipe for crispy peanut tofu & cauliflower rice stir fry with bok choy. The best part about this recipe is you can find many, if not all, ingredients at farmers markets in Bucks County.
For a full listing of Bucks County farmer markets and their days/times, go to our Local Food Guide to area farmers markets.
At the farmers markets this week add these items to your shopping cart for this great recipe.
- Baby bok choy (baby bok choy arrived at Maximuck’s Farm in Doylestown in May. Better make that your first stop!)
- Green onion
- Honey (None Such Farm Market in Buckingham has local honey)
- Cilantro (for topping) can be found at the Wrightstown Farmers Market.
Here’s the recipe from Minimalist Baker‘s crispy peanut tofu & cauliflower rice stir fry (with fresh bok choy). Photo credit goes to The Minimalist Baker.
Here’s what you will find at area farms and farmers markets, all grown in Bucks County. [Note: not every farmers market will have all these goods, but it’s a good chance you will find this produce.]
Gravity Hill Farm is in Titusville, NJ, but if you make the trip, the market has new produce items like scallions, strawberries, sweet white turnips, and tomatoes (standard red, sungolds, heirloom, husk cherries). The market also has eggplant (three kinds) and assorted herb plants.
The Lower Makefield Farmers Market’s vendors will have cookies, coffee roasters, soaps, fresh fruits and veggies, plants, and Nina’s Waffles will be on site on Thursday from 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Vendors will also have produce items like tomatoes, garlic shoots and kohlrabi, mushrooms, chicken, pork and eggs.
The Market at DelVal has plenty of plants and expert advice on how to plant and grow your own lettuce. The Market does not have any certified organic plants, but they do carry organic seeds.
Milk House Farm Market has three different types of kale (Red Russian Kale, Tuscan Kale, and Green Kale) if you can’t get enough of the leafy green superfood. Coming soon: zucchini, red and golden beets, arugula, lettuces, sugar snap peas, sunflowers, and their new laying hens will be arriving.
Shady Brook Farm‘s PYO strawberries started on May 28, thanks to the warm weather. In addition to home-grown strawberries, the farm also has homegrown tomatoes and field grown spinach.
CLICK HERE to download My local food shopping list from BUCKS COUNTY TASTE – perfect for planning your weekly shopping at local farms and markets.
- Baby mustard greens
- Beets (with green tops)
- Bok choy (and baby bok choy)
- Broccoli raab
- Carrots (with green tops)
- Edible flowers
- Garlic (spring) and garlic scapes
- Garlic shoots
- Herbs: dill, parsley, thyme, mint, sage, cilantro and chives
- Lettuce and lettuce mix
- Pea shoots
- Salad mix (harvest mix, spicy mix)
- Snap peas
- Sweet white turnips
- Swiss Chard
- Hakurei Turnips
- White & sweet potatoes
Need dessert? At the Lower Makefield Farmers Market in Yardley: strawberry rhubarb strudel muffins are fresh and ready to be eaten. They use fresh-cut rhubarb, and organically sourced wheat flour from New York. Give the market a call to see if the Promised Land table for Shady Brook Farm still has strawberries.
Many markets will also be selling…
Seedlings – Organic veggie seedlings, potted herbs, leek and onion plants, bedding flowers.
Honey – Locally sourced honey and beeswax products.
Meats – Locally raised meats including pasture-raised pork, beef, chicken, and goat.
Eggs, Dairy – Free range eggs, fresh cow milk cheeses.
Baked Goods – Wood fired Breads, sweets using locally sourced ingredients, gluten-free goods, granola.
Prepared Foods – Soups and meals to eat at market or bring home, plus pickled and fermented goods.
Other food items – Preserves made from local fruits and vegetables. Pie fillings. Marinades and sauces. Oils and vinegars. Locally roasted organic coffee beans. Bottled wine and cider.
Plus – Dog bones and treats, crafts, soaps and skin care products, olive oils, food trucks on site, and other gift items.
CLICK HERE to download My local food shopping list_Bucks County Taste – perfect for planning your weekly shopping at local farms and markets.