The Cortland County Visitors Center welcomes back their monthly, indoor farmers market, designed to fill your dinner plate. Small but mighty, this winter market is sure to have everything you need for the perfect meal. Carefully curated with a selection of makers and farmers, local to Cortland County; the upcoming month you'll find fresh pork, roasting chickens, potatoes, squash, winter greens, pickles and sauces, and fresh baked goods for dessert. Each month thru April, we'll publish a recipe, written by Taylor, of Whole Bites Nutrition. Each recipe will be created with that month's farmers market selection in mind.
Check back here for updated vendor list and meal ideas throughout the winter.
Cortland County Visitors Center
42 Main St, Downtown Cortland
First Fridays, 12- 3 p.m.
WHO WILL BE THERE
Main Street Farms: large selection of winter produce including; root vegetables, winter squashes, and greens.
Daisy Hollow Farm: homemade granola, eggs, pork, chicken, and natural skincare items.
Baked by Amanda: signature macrons, cocoa bombs and cookies.
Food & Ferments: pickled veggies, kombucha, kimchi, and tonics.
Good Neighbor Art: Molly Reagan, CCVB artist of the month
Whole Bites: holistic nutrition coaching and digestive supplements
Build Your Own Roasted Winter Salad Bowl (serves 4)
Recipe by Whole Bites
Salad probably isn't the first meal that comes to mind during the cold winter months, but what if there was a winter twist on the classic salad? Let's build a nourishing bowl, beginning with a crunchy bottom layer consisting of kale and bok choy. The bitterness of the kale combined with the sweet yet mild taste of the Swiss chard, both with that crunch you crave. The next layer of the salad could be...absolutely anything you desire, but here are some of my personal favorites all stacked together to create a robust and crunchy winter salad, to meet all your wintery needs!
Step 1: Create a base layer:
3 cups bok choy
2 cups kale (or other greens you like! Arugula would taste so good with this!)
2 shallots chopped
Step 2: Chose a starch, 1 cup of your choice:
Brown or Wild Rice
Step 3: Ad a roasted veggie layer, mix and match 2 cups:
For the perfect roasted veggies, peel and cube into one-inch pieces, toss with ghee, za'atar, and salt and pepper. Spread on a cooking sheet with no overlapping and roast at 375 degrees until tender and golden.
Step 4: Pick a protein:
Soft Boiled Eggs
Step 5: Sprinkle on a handful of crunchy toppings
Step 6: Make your salad dressing!
6 Tbs. Food & Ferments fermented Beet Kvass
2 Tbs. tahini
2 Tsp. apple cider vinegar
3 Tbs. olive oil
Combine in a mason jar and shake till combined. Bon apatite!
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