Free-form Heirloom Tomato Salad

Free Form Tomato Salad from Falmouth Farmers' Market

Non-conforming veg—too large, too small, too oddball in shape — may be rejected by large store chains, but our market has a very different perspective. We love taste! We celebrate diversity! We’re all for heirloom tomatoes with their rich colors, flavors, and free-spirited personalities. You can cut heirlooms into wedges for salad, of course. And they’ll look more like a conventional tomato. But why not slice heirlooms […]

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Pickle Juice Fridge Pickles

Pickled Carrots

Local food is so good, it makes you want to use every bit of it. Here’s a way to make a lot of a little. We had a few left-over carrots and used this fun idea from Sherri Brooks Vinton’s new book, Eat It Up! Pickle Juice Fridge Pickles You’ve finished the jar of pickles and are now left with a jar […]

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Russian salad

Russian Salad - Waste Not Recipe - Falmouth Farmers Market 2016

How come “Russian Salad” isn’t better known in the US? Variations on the theme of potatoes, carrots, peas and pickled cucumber in a creamy dressing seem to have spread around the globe, from Europe to Latin America and parts of Asia. When peas aren’t available, cut-up beans can take their place. In the Mediterranean you’ll find pickles nudged out by green olives. Sour cream (even yoghurt) […]

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Radishes, with their own Greens

Why don’t we eat radish tops more often? Maybe because the greens, strangled by rubber bands, often look half-dead in stores. At the market, though, we’ve lately seen radishes with nice leafy tops – and they’re delicious. So this week’s recipe in our Waste-Not series uses the whole radish, from top and bottom. To store radish greens in the fridge: slice leaves from the radishes, […]

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Asparagus and Scallions

Falmouth Farmers Market Asparagus & Scallions

This week, with luck, we’ll have asparagus at the market. There tend to be two camps when it comes to prepping asparagus. Snappers and Peelers. Bend asparagus and it will break where it’s tender, say the Snappers. Peel the stems and you’ll gain an extra inch or more of delicious asparagus, say the Peelers. We’re going with the Peelers in this recipe. Either way – […]

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Smashed New Potatoes

Freshfield Farm is selling baby potatoes, delicious for salads, or steamed and daubed with butter and parsley. Here’s a different way to cook them. These small potatoes—they have to be small– are cooked and smashed into jagged discs, then roasted to a crisp. Like fries, you’ll want to eat them with steak and salad. Like fries, you may want to […]

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Roasted asparagus, hazelnut butter, Parmesan shavings

Roasted Asparagus

Roasting has become a favorite way to cook asparagus. (Lining the baking tray with parchment makes for quick clean-up.) Roasted asparagus is delicious just as it comes, but here’s a way to dress it up. Rich enough to make a meal for 2 or a hearty appetizer for at least 4 people. Roasted asparagus, hazelnut butter, Parmesan shavings 1 bunch […]

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Deconstructed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are in season, and here is a genius way to cook them. Turn them into a pile of leaves and give them the briefest stir over heat for a medley of tender, bright greens. Deconstructing sprouts is easy with a good little paring knife – actually, bait knives from Eastman’s make perfect instruments. Count about 8 sprouts for […]

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