Friendly chatter, cheery farm stands, bushels of produce, baskets of fruit and Mason jars overflowing with just-picked blooms. The farmers’ market is in full swing! With everything in sight locally grown, there’s just no better place to find the absolute freshest foods.
In Farmers’ Market Favorites you’ll find the best, tried & true recipes to get the tastiest meals on the table. Wake up your family to Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake or pancakes topped with Fresh Raspberry Butter. For lunch, whip up Dilly Chicken Sandwiches or Ranch BLT Wraps with a yummy side of Crispy Zucchini Fritters or Tangy Summer Slaw.
If you’re having girlfriends over for a plant swap, serve Sunflower Strawberry Salad and Garden-Fresh Gazpacho with slices of Aunt B’s Sweet Butter Bread. And everyone will ask for seconds of Apple Blush Pie and Mom’s Blackberry Cake.
We’ve tucked in lots of market shopping tips, along with a handy conversion chart for when it’s off-season and fresh ingredients just aren’t available. And in the spirit of the saying, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without,” we’ve included crafty tips for reusing favorite vintage finds. So, come along with us to the farmers’ market for wholesome, delicious food and where old-fashioned neighboring is still a part of every day. Hardcover, 224 pages. (9-1/4" x 6-1/2")
Back in 1984, Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin, next-door neighbors raising their families in the little town of Delaware, Ohio, started Gooseberry Patch. They were two moms with small children looking for a way to do what they loved and stay home with the kids too. They shared a love of home cooking and making memories with family & friends. After many a conversation over the backyard fence, Gooseberry Patch was born.
They put together the first catalog & cookbooks at their kitchen tables and packed boxes from the basement, enlisting the help of loved ones wherever they could. From that little family, Gooseberry Patch has grown to include an amazing group of creative folks who love cooking, decorating and creating as much as Vicki and Jo Ann. Hard to believe it's been over 25 years since those kitchen-table days.
Today, Gooseberry Patch is best known for homestyle, family-friendly cookbooks. They love hand-picking the recipes and are tickled to share their inspiration, ideas and more with you. One thing's for sure, they couldn't have done it without their friends all across the country. Whether you've been along for the ride from the beginning or are just discovering Gooseberry Patch, welcome to the family!