The Tomato Festival features a People’s Choice tomato salsa contest, free tomato tasting, Monster Tomato Weigh-in This is your chance to sample all the different varieties we sell at the Market for free. You can also enter the People’s Choice salsa contest and Monster tomato weigh in. Prizes for both events are $100- first,[…]
Chef Jen Cooks August 5th:
Hand mince the onion and rinse in cold water.( rinse anytime to you plan to eat an onion raw) Chop garlic and hot pepper in a food processor until fine. Add tomatoes and cucumbers and pulse until chunky or desired consistency. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, minced parsley and basil.
Squash with tomatoes and shiitake powder:
Saute sliced squash, chopped onions and minced garlic in a blend of butter and olive oil until squash is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Add chopped tomato and a tablespoon of shiitake powder from Baywood Organics. It adds flavor and thickens the sauce.
Pico de gallo:
Hand chop and rinse onion. You want ½ to 1 cup onion. Chop 2 cups of tomatoes and 3 Tablespoons minced hot peppers. Mince 2 cloves of garlic, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or fresh lime juice, fresh cilantro and salt to taste. […]
1st COOKING DAY Roasted asparagus, roasted carrots: Pour about a tablespoon of olive oil and a good shake of salt over 1 pound of asparagus. Toss well to coat. Jen used a pan in the grill and closed the lid and roasted until the asparagus began to brown, then stirred and continued until all sides[…]
Celebrate National Farmers Market week at the Independence Farmers Market! It’s the 3rd annual Tomato Day Friday the 7th. Festivities include a free tomato tasting (bring your favorite to share!) and cooking demonstration by Chef Jen Cavey as part of the monthly 1st Friday cooking classes. In addition, everyone is invited to participate in both[…]