Caprese with Asparagus and Avocado

Caprese with Asparagus and Avocado

May 23, 2017 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

MFM volunteer, Rebecca Andersson, learned this recipe from Maryhill Fruit Co. and shared it with us. Thanks also to Rebecca for the photos!

1 bunch green asparagus (Maryhill Fruit Company)
1 bunch purple asparagus (Maryhill Fruit Company)
1 bunch basil, made into a chiffonade
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 large avocado, diced
10-12 small mozzarella balls
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
Olive oil, to taste

Fill a pot with a steamer insert with a few inches of water. Trim and chop the asparagus into 2″ pieces, place in the steamer, cover, and steam until the asparagus is crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Immediately plunge in a cold ice bath.

In a small pot, bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil and then simmer until it reduces into a thicker syrup. You can add a sprig of rosemary to the balsamic syrup, if you like.

Mix all the ingredients in a large salad bowl and gently toss.

Drizzle with balsamic reduction and a good olive oil, and enjoy!

Music at the Market: Daniel and Sarah

May 16, 2017 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Get ready for our first musical guests of the season, Daniel Fish and Sarah Ellis! The duo play bluegrass, old-time, and little country on mandolin and guitar. They live not far from the market, and are excited to have the chance to play in their own neighborhood. Catch them at the market this Sunday, 5/21 from noon until 2pm.

Photo thanks to Daniel Fish.