June Is Salad Month: Our Top 5 Salad Recipes

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Here we are in the month of June, and for us at Whistler Farmers Market, June means it’s salad month. You might eat a salad any other time of the year, but June is a good month to bring some attention to it.

That’s because salad greens are one of the items of BC produce we’re harvesting this month. So, in honour of Salad Month, we will include our top 5 salad recipes.

June Produce

As far as salad greens, and salad ingredients in general, here’s what being harvested in June:

·       kale

·       lettuce

·       mustard greens 

·       Swiss chard

·       spinach

·       arugula

·       herbs

For other seasonal produce that could be added to your “June salad,” we have:

·       beets

·       broccoli

·       carrots

·       cauliflower

·       cucumber

·       fennel

·       garlic scapes

·       green onion

·       radish

·       zucchini

·       kohlrabi

·       salad turnips

·       strawberries

 

Our Top 5 Salad Recipes

1.     Garden Salad

This recipe is the most summer-appropriate, as it’s fresh and cool. It’s also versatile. You can mix and match ingredients to your personal liking.

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Your ingredients are lettuce, fresh spinach, tomatoes, radishes, celery, cucumber, and peppers. Take a salad bowl and start by tearing up lettuce into it. Add leaves of fresh spinach. Cut tomatoes to your ideal size, whether slices, chunks, etc.

Then slice radishes, celery, cucumber and peppers into bite-size pieces. Add all to bowl.

Toss salad and serve with your favourite creamy dressing or vinaigrette. Some like to add diced or shredded meat for an even heartier salad.

2.     Summer Corn and Tomato Salad

This delicious salad can be served as a light meal or a side dish for a family gathering. Ingredients are simple: 20 ears of corn, 6 farmers-market fresh tomatoes, oil, salt, pepper and paprika.

Here’s the link to the recipe: Summer Corn and Tomato Salad

3.     Bean Salad with Grilled Corn and Avocado

So you have some grilled corn left over, save it for this fresh recipe. This too could serve as a light meal, but it’s definitely a crowd pleaser as a side.

Here’s the link: Pinto-Black-Red-Bean-Salad

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4.     Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad

If you have heirloom tomatoes and farmers market beets, which are in season this month, then you have a gastrointestinal fiesta with this salad.

Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad

5.     Warm Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Many of the ingredients for this warm salad are in season this month! All you need to do is get some shrimp!

Enjoy! Warm Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Share Your Favourite Recipes

Now that we’ve supplied you with our top 5 recipes, we’d like to hear from you. We invite you to share your favorite recipes you made with the Whistler Farmers Market ingredients.

You can do this by tagging us on either Instagram or through Facebook, using this tag: @whistlerfarmersmarket.

Summary

We hope you found this article interesting, in particular, the 5 recipes we linked you too. Don’t forget to comment and share your recipes too!

Whistler Farmers Market Entertainers

Music is good for the soul. We feel it is good for the farmers market as well. Music, even live music, can either energize or relax our visitors, making for a pleasant overall experience.

This is why we have a wide variety of entertainers to perform at our events. In this article, we will introduce you to some of them. But we will also provide links, so you can learn more about our market music providers.

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Music At The Market

Live entertainment is a great way to create a fun, enjoyable atmosphere. While you’re shopping for Whistler Farmers Market’s best fruits and vegetables to take home to your kitchen, great music will be playing.

Plus, if you need a break from shopping, or you’re done shopping, then you can take in just the live music, especially if the artist is playing one of your favorites.

These are local or regional artists as well. You never know – among them could be someone you know.

Meet Some Of The Market Entertainers

Who are some of these musicians who perform at our farmers market events?

Allow us to introduce you to three of them:

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1.Allison Hunter - Harpist

With the level of skill involved in playing the harp, finding one is a challenge. But finding one that performs is an even greater challenge! So we’re quite fortunate to have one in our talent pool!

Allison draws from classical, Celtic, original and contemporary tunes, she keeps the mysteries and romance of the harp alive while engaging and entertaining everyone.

 

2.     Dana-Marie Battaglia

Who doesn’t love oldies, Motown, country or folk tunes? These are the musical areas Dana-Marie features in her sets.

Her playful, lively, quirky, and beautiful delivery charms the hearts of listeners of all ages. She embraces many genres of music and includes such variety as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, The Everly Brothers, The Platters, Queen, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, CCR, Bob Marley, just to name a few.

 

3.     Jeff Heintzmann

Listening to a guitarist who sings is a special treat. Jeff happens to be one of these. The material ranges widely from sentimental older standards up to spicy gritty and weird. There is a variety of instrumental music from Tango to fiddle tunes.

Jeff will be sure to please your ears. From what we’ve learned, Jeff is what many would call a smart dresser, so we guess he’ll be pleasing to your eyes too!

See Who's Playing At The Market

That is just a small sample of the artists and entertainment we have available. And every week, the market music lineup changes. If you would like to read more about our talented artists, then we invite you to go to this site: https://www.whistlerfarmersmarket.org/our-entertainers/

On Sunday, June 10, the featured artists will include “Larry’s Brother”, as well as “GoRdo”.

Summary

Good, fresh, farmers market produce will be there. Talented artists will be there to perform for all who visit the event. There’s only one question you need to answer: Will you be there?