An uplift in mood is clearly evident come spring at the farmers market. And the beauty of cooking and eating along a somewhat seasonal track is the joy that comes from seeing favorites return after a long absence.
Below are a few items you’ll find in abundance now along with recipe links. And if you do live in Marin, check out the Spring Schedule of Local Farmers Markets below.
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This recipe is straightforward and full of flavor. Artichokes are trimmed, seared and then sit covered to cook for 45 minutes. And although a dip isn’t necessary, here’s a good one to accompany a more simple steamed artichoke.
Go with the fatter spears to avoid them becoming stringy when roasted. This recipe is a great meld of flavors.
A simple, versatile and tasty recipe. Feta works well too.
I usually make this recipe without the orange juice and use fresh or dried rosemary, thyme or a combination.
MARIN COUNTY FARMERS MARKET Spring Schedule
SAN RAFAEL, 8:00-1:00, Marin County Civic Center Parking Lot
MILL VALLEY, 3:00-7:00pm, Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave (Starts in May)
CORTE MADERA, 12:00-5:00 pm, Corte Madera Town Center, Highway 101 & Tamalpais
FAIRFAX, 4:00-8:00pm, Bolinas Park, 124 Bolinas Avenue (Start in May)
8:00am-1:00pm, Civic Center, Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium’s Parking Lot
6:00-9:00pm, Downtown San Rafael, 4th Street between Lincoln and B Streets
MILL VALLEY, 9:30am-2:30pm, CVS Pharmacy Parking Lot, 759 E Blithedale
BOLINAS, 2:00-6:00pm, Star Route Farm, 95 Olema-Bolinas Road
LARKSPUR, 9:00am-2:00pm, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing Circle