Recipes

Fresh Tomato Quiche

Fresh Tomato Quiche

Pie for breakfast? Sign me up! Okay, technically this isn’t pie, but it sure looks like it. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be for breakfast either. It can really be used for any meal. Make it your own by adding or substituting other veggies […]

Beet + Greens Smoothie

Beet + Greens Smoothie

All-too-common scenario: Shoppers swing by the farmers’ market or produce section to buy their favorite root vegetables (carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, etc.). They carefully pick out the roots that look the best. They drive the vegetables home. They lay them out on the counter. Then, […]

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

A quick way to use up bell peppers is to stuff them. Fill them up with any combination of meat, rice, beans, veggies, and cheese that you like. For Southwestern stuffed peppers, use ground beef, black beans, corn and taco seasoning. For Italian stuffed peppers, […]

Food Box Delivery #2 {plus a recipe}

Food Box Delivery #2 {plus a recipe}

Yesterday was our second food box delivery of the season, and it went even more smoothly than the first! Our produce was grown between 4 and 50 miles away. It came from 5 different producers who live in 4 different counties, which you can check out […]

Watermelon, Basil and Feta Salad

Watermelon, Basil and Feta Salad

Watermelons are one of the biggest, roundest, stripe-iest signs that summer has arrived! As much as we all love watermelon, I think we all underestimate the shear volume a single melon can provide. If you find yourself with more melon than you were expecting, try […]

Cucumber Punch

Cucumber Punch

Still serving iced tea and lemonade at your summer picnics? It’s time to mix up your routine by mixing up this drink! Light and refreshing, this is perfect for pool parties and family reunions during the hot weather months. For a reduced-sugar option, replace the […]

Cucumber and Microgreen Raita

Cucumber and Microgreen Raita

Measure, mix, eat. And a little secret- you don’t even have to measure if you don’t want to.  This is an easy way to get more veggies into your meals.  Try adding thinly sliced radishes too.   Although we are posting this as a stand-alone […]

Food Box Delivery #1 {plus a recipe}

Food Box Delivery #1 {plus a recipe}

Yesterday was our first food box delivery of the season, and we had a blast prepping everyone’s “share” of produce! Our produce was grown between 4 and 50 miles away. It came from 6 different producers who live in 5 different counties, which you can check […]

Marvelous Microgreens! {plus a recipe}

Marvelous Microgreens! {plus a recipe}

Microgreens are the “in” thing right now…though many people have no idea what they are or how to use them. Luckily for you, we have 18 great ideas for using microgreens. But first, you may be wondering… What are Microgreens? Microgreens are the immature or […]

How to Use Garlic Scapes {plus a recipe}

How to Use Garlic Scapes {plus a recipe}

Garlic Scape season is upon us in Iowa, and if you know the right people, you might be able to get ahold of these delicious little sprigs. But once you find them, you may wonder what to do with them. Fear not, we have some […]

Spring Garlic Pesto

Spring Garlic Pesto

If you adore garlic, make this pesto to use as a pizza sauce, topping for pasta, or just as a dip.     Print Spring Garlic Pesto Prep Time 10 minutes Servings 6 servings Ingredients 3-5 stalks spring garlic sliced 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 […]

Spring Garlic Spaghetti

Spring Garlic Spaghetti

This light pasta dish has an olive oil based sauce that features spring garlic!       Print Spring Garlic Spaghetti Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 4 servings Ingredients 1/3 cup olive oil 3 stalks spring garlic […]

Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw

Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw

Try using a Chinese Cabbage in a place of regular cabbage in this healthier version of cole slaw. Cilantro gives this slaw a nice Mexican kick.     Print Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw Prep Time 25 minutes Servings 6 servings Ingredients Dressing 1/2 cup plain […]

Thyme Roasted Radishes

Thyme Roasted Radishes

“But I don’t like radishes”… …give ’em another try with this unique, delicious recipe featuring radishes in a new way!   Print Thyme Roasted Radishes Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 12 minutes Total Time 22 minutes Servings 2 servings Ingredients 1 bunch radishes 1 […]

Herb-infused Sun Tea

Herb-infused Sun Tea

Get your creativity juices flowing and experiment with herbs and sun tea! Feel free to use any kind of edible herbs, or use our suggestions! Print Herb-infused Sun Tea Get your creativity juices flowing and experiment with herbs and sun tea! Feel free to use […]

Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

Have extra kale? Use it to make this great sauce and top your pasta, sandwiches, flatbread, or pizza.   Print Kale Pesto Because there are SO many ways to use kale! Prep Time 15 minutes Servings 6 servings Ingredients 5 oz kale any variety 3 […]

Strawberry Balsamic Quinoa

Strawberry Balsamic Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a fantastic, filling grain that’s a great addition to any meal. And this dish is a great way to use fresh strawberries, which are abundant in the springtime.   Print Strawberry Balsamic Quinoa Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes […]

Kale, Sausage, and Tortellini Soup

Kale, Sausage, and Tortellini Soup

You can use kale, spinach, or swiss chard in this soup, and it’ll turn out deliciously! Don’t be afraid of the greens, because they add a pretty and tasty element to this already delicious concoction, without giving a strong flavor of greens. This is one […]

Creamy Radish Soup

Creamy Radish Soup

A delightfully unique soup that has the texture of potato soup, but with a distinctly radish taste to it. This is a great soup for those who love radishes, and might be a pleasant surprise for those who aren’t the biggest radish fan. This recipe […]