Spring Recipes

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There is nothing like spring time in the Central Valley! The almond and cherry trees are in bloom along the Blossom Trail, wildflowers and California Poppies dot the roadsides and bees buzz from plant to plant hurrying to make another year of delicious honey. 

In spring, the seasonal produce at the Visalia Farmers Markets are getting more colorful and diverse. It’s a great time to venture away from what you normally buy at grocery stores and try new and fresh foods that may be foreign to your taste buds. If you are a farmers’ market novice, this could be a good starting point for your visits!
Some of the popular foods returning to the Market include: Apricots, Artichokes, Arugula, Asparagus, Assorted Greens, Blueberries, Bok Choy, Carrots, Cherries, Cilantro, Dill, Fava Beans, Green Garlic, Kale, Leeks, Lemons, Lettuces, Mint, Mustard Greens, Oranges, Parsley, Red Onions, Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Spinach, Spring Onions, Strawberries, Swiss Chard, Eggs, Cabbage

Spring Vegetable Salad with Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette

Asparagus and Fennel Pasta Salad

Orzo Risotto with Swiss Chard and Fontina

Fresh Strawberry Bread

Glazed Carrots with Orange Honey Sauce

Marinated Chilled Carrots

Sugar Snap Peas with Crumbled Bacon

Layered Cabbage Salad

Old Fashioned Fried Okra

Spring Greens Greek Salad