In cooperation with the 2008 Eat Your Way to Better Health program, three farmer's market publications were developed by Purdue Extension. These fact sheets can be used with consumers to assist them with choosing, storing and preparing fresh fruits and vegetables purchased at the farmers market.
Fact sheets have been produced highlighting spring, summer and autumn produce. Each is a three to four page publication
describing fruits and vegetables that are in season in Indiana. The focus is on foods that can be found at farmers markets, roadside stands, and groceries.
The Spring Produce fact sheet specifically tells how to select, prepare, and store spinach, broccoli, and strawberries. It includes recipes for Strawberry Spinach Salad, Broccoli Stir-Fry, and Spring Vegetable Sauté.
HIighilights of the Summer Produce publication describe how to select, prepare, and store carrots, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and grapes. It includes recipes for Crunchy Carrot Salad, Cantaloupe Slush with Mango, Pasta Salad with Green Grapes, and Easy Salsa.
The Autumn Produce fact sheet focuses on pumpkins, winter squash, apples, and watermelons. It includes recipes for Pumpkin Seed Snack, Butternut Squash with Herbs, Apple Crisp, and Watermelon Banana Split.
The publications are posted on the CFS Extension website, http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/extension as well as available at the Education Store.
http://www.extension.purdue.edu/store/ For further information, contact Laura Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org