Farm to Table: Sauteed Garlic Scapes with Potatoes and Sweet Peppers

Looking for a clean recipe to enjoy this weekend?  You can thank market shopper, Shannon Radigan, for this one!  This recipe features Garlic Scapes, which are a spring treat that most people haven’t tried.  Garlic scapes are the stalks of the garlic plant.  Leaving the stalks on the plant often takes energy away from the garlic bulb’s formation, so they are cut off and can be used for culinary purposes.  Find them at Frostville, and try them in pesto, salads, stir fries, and much more! Shannon’s Sauteed Garlic Scapes with Potatoes and Sweet Peppers Ingredients 3tbsp olive oil 2-3 thinly sliced potatoes chopped garlic scapes and sweet peppers salt to taste rosemary if youre feeling adventurous! Sautee all ingredients in frying pan, I cooked potatoes for a few minutes before adding the rest of ingredients. Cook time aprox. 15min Serves 2 Thanks Shannon, and don’t forget to post your “Farm to Table” photos on our Facebook page!  Your recipe just might be highlighted...
At the Market:  The Health Benefits of Pollen

At the Market: The Health Benefits of Pollen

Interested in learning more about what Pollen is all about?  Here is some excellent information provided by our expert Beekeeper, Evona Gaughan, of Gaughan Bee Dancin.’  Thanks Evona!   Pollen Sticky pollens that the bees collect aren’t the same as the wind borne variety that commonly cause allergies. Bee pollen contains anywhere from 12% to 30+% protein.  Also contains the complete spectrum of amino acids.  They are the building blocks of proteins, which are needed to build every cell in the body. Pollen contains every vitamin known to science.  It is especially rich in pantothenic acid (B5), nicotinic acid (B3), and riboflavin (B2).  Also contains vitamin C, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.  More than twenty five trace elements account for 2 to 4% of the dry weight of pollen.  Not a significant source for vitamins B12 and D. Pollen is 5 to 10% good fat by dry weight.  This contains considerable essential fatty acids, lecithin, and other nutrients.  They are “essential” because we need them to survive, and the body cannot produce these by themselves.  It is recommended that other sources of EFA’s are also used, such as flax oil, hempseed oil, or Youngevity vitamins. Pollen is rich in phytochemicals, which are a plant’s natural immune system, warding off diseases and viruses.  These increase a body’s immune system and support the ability to remove toxins.  These substances have also been linked to the prevention of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other ailments.  People who don’t get any benefits from vitamins often are able benefit from pollen because it is a natural food and is absorbed into...

Leah’s Green Lemonade

Calling all Juicers!  I thought we’d kick off Frostville’s “Health and Nutrition Month” with my secret recipe for Green Lemonade– don’t be scared!  If you don’t already have a juicer, this recipe is delicious and nutritious enough to make you go buy one (or at least borrow a friend’s)!  This is a recipe even your kids will love! If you haven’t yet discovered the benefits of adding fresh, REAL juice to your diet, there are lots of reasons to consider it.  When you drink fruits and veggies, the nutrients from them are completely and more readily absorbed into your bloodstream. When eaten whole, the body takes more time to break these nutrients down, resulting in less absorption.  You might also be quite surprised to find that you like certain fruits and veggies in juice form that you wouldn’t otherwise enjoy in their whole form (think beets, greens, etc).  When paired with the right buddies, you can create a masterpiece!   Leah’s Green Lemonade 1 lemon 2 organic apples– I prefer pink lady, but whatever you buy will work 1 large bunch of organic kale (the more the better- don’t be afraid!)- I prefer kale from Mini Manna or Windy Way Farms! 🙂 1 one inch section of organic ginger optional:  wheat grass, parsley, or any other preferred green   Cut and section your produce according to your juicer’s instruction manual.  Serve over ice, find a shady spot, and enjoy! See you at the Market!  ...