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Fresh Water Prawns with Asparagus, Sorrel & Cabbage

Multiple green colors bring this salad to life using farm fresh shaved asparagus, seasonal green garlic, sorrel, spring onions, garden thyme, Napa cabbage and NC fresh water prawns. Dress lightly with olive oil or add a bit of fresh lemon juice. Continue reading

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Asparagus & Sorrel Pesto Pasta

Using fresh spring asparagus, sorrel along with the fall harvest of pecans and aged Asiago style cheese, you can have a wonderful meal in less than 30 minutes or a side salad that pairs well with poultry or fish. Continue reading

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Winter Greens & Turnip Salad with Black Eyed Peas

An inexpensive healthy salad that can be added to a light broth for a light winter soup or shredded as a topping for hot dogs and sausages on local rolls. Continue reading

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Radishes are all the Rage

Locally-grown heirloom radishes and fresh baby leafy greens make this salad healthy and easy to prepare throughout the holidays for your guests. Pairs well with a grilled sandwich, poultry, beef or pork or a simple fall soup. Prepare all the ingredients ahead of time and toss a half hour before serving. Continue reading

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Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad with Pepitas & Chevre

A seasonal fall salad made with colorful heirloom vegetables that takes just a few minutes to prepare and pairs well with roasted pork and grilled chicken. Serve on a bed of fresh greens and add chevre for a complete meal with a bowl of soup or a grilled cheese sandwich. Continue reading

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Butternut Squash & Apple Salad with Local Ginger Dressing

Using local fall butternut squash and NC apples, this salad is easy to make and goes well with grilled sandwiches on warm fall days. The hint of maple syrup and fresh harvested ginger are enhanced by the bright flavor of the Murray River Salt and few turns of the pepper mill. Use a local mustard or infused balsamic vinegar or maple syrup to introduce subtle flavors to the recipe. Continue reading

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Stuffed Paprika Peppers

At the end of the summer season, you can still find some Paprika Peppers. They hold their shape well when baked with a hearty but light stuffing of local rice, sausage, hamburger, greens and roasted tomato sauce. Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Hummus

A quick seasonal hummus that pairs well with fresh fall apples. Great as a peanut butter replacement for snacks. Continue reading

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Honey Glazed Sweet Potato Chips

Honey Glazed Sweet Potato Chips from the “Buzztival” at the Downtown Raleigh Farmers’ Market 2011. Great warm from the oven or crispy cold. Continue reading

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Roasted Chickpeas & Pepitas

Thirty minutes to a healthy snack everyone in the family can enjoy at game time or as a school lunch snack. Gluten-free and budget friendly. Continue reading

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