Fresno Farmer’s Market to have family fun day

| July 23, 2015

FRESNO – Ready for some summertime fun? Look no further than this coming Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Fresno Farmers’ Market in the heart of downtown Fresno. It’s our annual Family Fun Day and we are all about farm-to-table. From the barbequed pork and chicken to the amazing side dishes, local musicians, and watermelon for some friendly competition (Emily McCoy of Real McCoy BBQ reigning champ, is still the one to beat). We are excited and looking forward to a morning of good eats, good times, and great folks.

One thing is for certain. If you put homemade food together with fun games, entertaining area talents, and farm-to-table freshness, it can’t be anything but a win-win for all concerned. Did I mention amazing food? Yep, we country folks like our BBQ! Our local growers and producers are turning out a bounty of goodness that is simply outstanding.

I get so encouraged when I see all the different license plates in the parking lot from other states: New York, Georgia, New Jersey, even Alaska. Folks when traveling through that see our signs out on SR 93 and pull into check us out. To think that they are taking back with them a little bit of us, little old Fresno, Ohio and a sampling of our farm-to-table experience. It does my heart good to know that we are making an impression, even though it may be a small one, but an agricultural farm-to-table one none the less.

So, if you haven’t made the epic journey to Fresno, this Saturday, Aug. 1 would be the perfect time to do so. Come get your taste of farm-to-table. We look forward to seeing you. Here is a great recipe that would be an excellent way utilize some of the fresh local green beans that are coming into market.


Green Bean & Bacon Salad


1 lb. fresh green beans trimmed

1/4 lb. bacon (cooked until crisp & crumbled)

1 small sweet onion (diced)

1/2 cup toasted walnuts

Handful of flat leaf parsley chopped

1 tbsp. whole grain mustard

1 tbsp. hot water

Juice of 1 lemon

1/3 cup olive oil

Sugar to taste

Season to taste with salt & black cracked pepper


In large pot of boiling water, blanch green beans for about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and put in ice bath to stop cooking and retain bright color, drain again. Cook bacon and onion together until bacon is crisp and onions are tender and drain on paper towel. In large bowl, combine: beans, bacon and onions, walnuts, and parsley. In a mason jar add together mustard, water, lemon juice, olive oil, sugar, salt, and pepper. Screw lid on tightly and shake vigorously to mix. Pour dressing over green bean mixture, toss and serve.

The Fresno Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. – noon now until the end of October. For more information or to set up as a vendor, please call us at 740-545-0849 or 740-545-0997 anytime. We would love to hear from you.

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