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06 November . 2020

Farm to Table Recipes at Home with Arizona Ingredients

Benefits of Farm to Table Recipes

The farm-to-table concept brings local products like fresh produce, meat, flowers and more from nearby farms directly to a local community through a farmer's market. Community residents often visit these markets to purchase fresh-grown ingredients to whip up flavorful and nourishing dishes to serve their families right at their dinner table.

According to Unity Point Health, the idea of investing in products that are fresh from the farmers market had lost its popularity in the world of processed and fast food. Today, with renewed interest in eco-friendly, simple and healthy living, the farm-to-table movement is making a comeback and brings along with it many added benefits like:

  1. Food Diversity
  2. Environmentally Friendly
  3. All-Natural
  4. Better Nutrients
  5. Tastes Better
  6. Educational
  7. Simplicity
  8. Supports Local
  9. Saves Money
  10. Brings Families Together

Arizona is no stranger to the farm-to-table movement, proudly promoting local and sustainable agriculture that is healthier for people, animals, water, and land. Eating locally grown foods provides better flavors and improved nutrition. It also preserves and supports small farm economies and ensures a healthier environment for generations to come. 

Fresh From the Farmers Market

Great cooking begins with great ingredients. On the third Saturday of each month October-April, merchants valley-wide come together at the Lakeside Farmers Market in Estrella. Delectable offerings include a wide range of specialty items, locally grown produce, fresh loaves of bread, pastries, and so much more. Browse around for local art, stock up on all-natural pet treats, or collect ingredients from any one of the diverse vendors for your next farm to table recipes like:

Chicken Berry Salad

  • For this delicious recipe, be sure to stop by both the Fresh Greens and the Fresh Herbs, Nuts & Berries merchants.

Corn & Avocado Salsa

  • Collect some ingredients for this mouthwatering snack at a Farm to Table Fresh Produce vendor.

Mediterranean Pasta

  • Locate the Pasta Sauces & Pasta vendor and the vendors offering extra virgin olive oils. There are even oils with different flavors and herbs!

The Estrella Lakeside Farmer's Market is an excellent opportunity for residents and others from all over the valley to shop outdoors. The Farm to Table movement supports better health journeys for individuals, families, and future generations with opportunities to shop local and stock up on delicious, fresh ingredients to prepare right at home.

We hope to see you at the next Lakeside Farmers Market in Estrella! Click here to learn more about the Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market, check out the list of vendors and be sure to save the next Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market to your calendar!

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