Market Watch

What’s In Season In April: Fiddleheads, White Satin Carrots And Pineapple Sage

Spring’s arrival means a bounty of fresh veggies
Apr 9, 2015 9:00 am

April showers bring not only May flowers, but also bright new produce to the farmers’ market. True, it’s not a great selection yet, but we are finally seeing greens mixed in with the tired roots, buckets of potatoes and faded winter apples. Here’s what to look for this month at your local farmers’ market.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Potatoes

Potato chips were invented for revenge. Wait, what?
Dec 22, 2014 10:00 am

The potato. What do you really know about this popular vegetable, save for it makes a great French fry and on Thanksgiving we eat them mashed? After all, this tuber has famously been responsible for a devastating famine, and was once worth its weight in gold during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897. Find out what other interesting things have we dug up (heh) about the potato: chances are you didn't know these facts either. 

8 Things You Didn't Know About Heirloom Corn

Taste the rainbow with these storied kernels
Dec 9, 2014 11:00 am

Next time you pick up an ear of corn, skip over the usual yellow cobs and go for the variously colored heirloom kind instead. Not only do they offer distinct flavors that are different from your usual run-of-the-mill kernels, but these varietals come with a rich history on both American continents. Read on to learn all about heirloom corn.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Carrots

The orange veggie is more complex than you thought
Nov 24, 2014 10:00 am

Whether you are talking about wild or domestic carrots, chances are this is one of your favorite vegetables. Belonging to the species daucus carota, you can find carrots all around the world, as they remain a star vegetable in many cuisines. But, what do you really know about this biannual plant? We delved into its history and biology and found 10 interesting facts that will make you want to eat this vegetable even more.

What's In Season In Early November: Turnips, Cobia, Seckel Pears, Purple Carrots

Turnips are making a big comeback this fall
Nov 7, 2014 11:00 am

Come November, the nice days are numbered and so are the vegetables and fruits that you will find in the farmers’ market. That is, unless you live in more temperate states like California or Florida, where our feature chef for this month hails from. But you don't have to live in one of these two states to experience the season's bounties. Here's what to keep an eye out for at the farmers' market in early November.

What's In Season In Early October: Sweet Potatoes, Aged Cheeses, Honeycrisp Apples

Look out for butternut squash as well
Oct 6, 2014 9:00 am

As the leaves start to change, you can expect the farmers market to shift to fall vegetables and fruits. But just because summer is officially over and done, it doesn’t mean there aren't plenty of reasons to get excited about shopping fresh and local this time of year. Find out what's in season, right this way.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kale

You thought you knew everything? Lol. You're wrong.
Oct 1, 2014 9:00 am

Hated by Jim Gaffigan but beloved by Gwyneth, kale is bigger than us all. The leafy green that launched a thousand chips has survived all manner of rumor and ridicule to become a bona fide international phenomenon. Here are 10 things you need to know about the superfood with staying power.

What's In Season: 5 Seasonal Recipes To Cook This Month

Grab these fruits and veggies from farmers' markets
Sep 22, 2014 1:00 pm

It may be a sad time for you and your hopes of finally sporting the tan that's been eluding you for months now, but take solace in the fact that this is a vibrant time at farmers' markets nationwide. We've combed through our What's In Season columns to uncover some diverse seasonal recipes. Coming to us from acclaimed chefs and cookbooks, these five recipes make use of early autumn's bounty of fruits and vegetables.


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