Farmers Markets: Sample the Season & Expand Your Palate

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Microgreens

Microgreens are the increasingly popular power food packed with nutrients including vitamins C, K and E. So what groups of veggies are considered microgreens?

Rebekah May of the Healthy Communities Coalition for Storey and Lyon Counties fills us in on the health benefits of microgreens and shares a refreshing summertime recipe!

Farmers markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) baskets are a great way to eat fresh and local produce, but sometimes the variety of new and strange fruits and veggies can be intimidating.

Let us help you decipher some of the more colorful and odd-shaped edibles you’re bound to come across at your local markets and expand your culinary horizons with a few ideas on how to prepare delicious dishes from your fresh purchases.

Farmers MarketsPurple Rutabagas

A cousin of the turnip, this mildly sweet root vegetable can be cooked and served like mashed potatoes or as raw and slices in a salad. One small rutabaga contains approximately 80 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C.

Farmers MarketsRomanesco Broccoli

This unique vegetable looks like it should be in an art museum, not in your garden. Its mild flavor is similar to cauliflower and it is rich in vitamins C and K, as well as dietary fiber.

Farmers MarketsWatermelon Radish

It may be modestly white on out the outside, but its fleshy and bright-pink interior proves beauty really is on the inside. Sweeter than the common red globe radish with a touch of peppery notes, watermelon radishes are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

When you’re at your local market, be on the lookout for this season’s star: Microgreens.

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