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Edamame Recipe: Farm Fresh Now

August 19th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Edamame (eh-dah-mah-may) are sweet young things -- sweet, young soybeans, to be exact. And they are perhaps the world's easiest and most nutritious snack food. Popped from the pod directly into your mouth, the slick orbs have a pleasing toothiness, followed by a sweet, buttery taste that makes it impossible to eat just one. In fact, in Japan, where I first enjoyed them, the edamame recipe below takes the place of peanuts, and come to the table as a salty snack in bars


Summer Beet Salad Recipe: Farm Fresh Now

August 12th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Around the beginning of August, there is a literal red-shift at farmers markets, as brightly colored tomatoes, apples, and beets roll in. The deeply colored fruits and vegetables are beautiful to behold and delicious in a summer beet salad recipe. . . but that's not all!


Asian Cucumber Salad Recipe: Farm Fresh Now

July 31st, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

When I go out on hot summer days, I often trade my bottle of water for a cool cucumber--or two, or three. The clean flavor and crunch make cucumbers much more satisfying and thirst quenching, not to mention more nutritious, than plain old water--or even newfangled Vitaminwater. Check out these fun facts about cucumbers and our Asian Cucumber Salad recipe!


Farm Fresh Now: Carrots: Nutritional Powerhouse

July 25th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Red, black, yellow, white, purple, green—these were the colors that wild carrots (also known as Queen Anne’s Lace) started out being – pretty much every color but orange! First cultivated in Afghanistan in the 7th century, the original domesticated carrot was purple outside and yellow inside, similar to the Purple Dragon carrots you see at local farmers markets



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