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Market, April 24, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm
Did you know that there's a little green legume out there that can give you about half of your recommended daily dose of folate (a B-complex vitamin that has everything from anti-inflammatory to anti-depressive properties) and is high in fiber, iron and protein? Fava beans are natural super foods, and lucky for us, are in season right now. CCFM vendor Christine Monica mashes them with olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper for a delicious addition to pasta. Read on for a recipe that comes all the way from San Francisco for easy, filling fava bean bruschetta.
Market, April 26, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm
Spring brings us full markets, longer days and blueberries! Our Thursday market now has two blueberry vendors: Strawberry grower Heather Robertson of Johndale Farm now has naturally grown blueberries, and the Chosa family of Azul Dulce is back! Blueberries are another locally available super food. Studies have suggested that these little blue pearls of health can help lower blood pressure, speed up metabolism, help lower bad cholesterol... It seems the only thing these little guys can't do is housework! Stop by our Thursday (or Tuesday or Saturday) market and pick up some blueberries to pump up your diet!
Market, April 28, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon
Eating locally is what we're all about at the CCFM. By eating a locally-based diet, you're getting the best nutritional value from your food, keeping your dollars in our local region, and supporting our homegrown farmers, fishers and producers. It's win-win-win for all! No one knows this better than our friends at Nola Locavore, who are currently planning this year's Eat Local Challenge. This Saturday they'll offer samples of a local dish and give out information about the Eat Local Challenge in June. Stop by to see how delicious that challenge can be!
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Fava beans are nutritional power houses. Pick up a few baskets from the Monicas this Tuesday or Saturday for this Fava Bean Bruschetta - the perfect spring time, porch-sitting snack.