Recipes with Farmer's Market Finds

Cabrianna Johnson

Shopping at The Farmer’s Market is a great way to ensure that you are getting the tastiest, freshness and most nourishing fruits and vegetable. A great plus about The Farmer’s Market is the free advice about how to cook the food that they are selling along with free recipes and samples given out of the products on display.
Here are examples of recipes that can be made with ingredients found at The Farmer’s Market

Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus

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  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup tightly packed kale leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt, or to taste
  • olive oil for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Wrap the cloves of garlic in foil and place in the oven until soft, 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow garlic to cool. Peel off the papery skin and add the cloves to a blender or food processor along with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth. Note: You can leave small bits of kale leaves in the hummus, if desired, or blend until completely smooth.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil, if desired. Serve with veggies, crackers or pita bread, or smear it on your favorite sandwich or wrap.[/accordion]

Carrot Salad

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  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Local honey
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • ½ cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • ¾ cup of chopped pecans
  • ½ cup chopped vidalia onion
  • 2 ½ cup of shredded carrots
  • Directions
  1. Place lemon juice, honey and salt into a small bowl; add the salad dressing from the small bowl to make salad dressing; whisk until well combined.
  2. Add the salad dressing from the small bowl. Mix until well combined and refrigerate several hours before serving.

Why you should eat locally and organic

  • Purchasing locally grown produce benefits the local economy
  • Locally ensures a fresher more nutrient dense product
  • Knowing your grower can ensue you know how your food is being grown
  • Eating organically ensures less chemicals and pesticides on your food
  • Eating seasonally can ensure more variety in your diet
  • Local food is often consumed fresh which ensures consuming a diet low in preservatives

You can visit The Farmer’s Market every Tuesday at Georgia Southern University between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Also, you can catch it on Saturday mornings anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 12: 00 p.m. at downtown Statesboro on Mainstreet.