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Farm Stand

What do we do with all of the extra organic garden produce? We have a weekly farmstand to share our harvest with the rest of the Westminster community!

Come visit our weekly fall farmstand every Thursday in the Commons from 4:00 -6:00PM (until mid-October). Take home some freshly harvested produce, samples of our campus beehive honey and a couple of our Griff-Hen eggs! Also don't forget to try our 'Real Food Sample of the Week'  and grab a recipe so that you can make the easy, delicious, healthy, organic, and local meal for yourself at home! 

The Farm Stand is a "pay what you can" stand. We always accept donations for the food but you can also trade some items from your own garden for items that we have at the stand. However, if you can't pay, whatever is on the table is yours! We want everyone at Westminster to have access to healthy, organic food so don't be shy and take something home for you and your roommates!

 

Real Food Recipes

Zucchini and Finger Squash Stir-Fry                                                                                                                                         

Ingredients:

-2 small zucchini’s (or one giant Westminster), sliced

-2 small finger squash (or one giant Pac-Man Ghost squash), sliced

-¼ cup of water for “broth”

-1 tbsp. olive oil

-1 glove of chopped garlic (or garlic powder)

-1 tbsp. Reduced sodium Soy Sauce or Bragg’s Aminos

-Salt and pepper to taste

-A few leaves of baby bok choy (optional)

Preparation:

Heat water, olive oil and garlic in a large frying pan. Add zucchini, squash and spices. Continue cooking over medium/high heat with lid over until vegetables are crisp tender.

 

Basic Salsa

Ingredients:

-2 cups chopped tomatoes (6-7 medium tomatoes)

-Fresh cilantro, chopped

-6 cloves fresh chopped garlic

-1/2 an onion chopped

-1 jalapeno (or other hot pepper), finely chopped

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-About 1 tbsp lime juice

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients until well incorporated. Refrigerate overnight for maximum flavor.

***Other optional ingredients include other herbs (like basil, rosemary, thyme, etc), bell peppers, fruit (like mango, peach, plum, etc), avocado and corn.

***Other methods of preparing the salsa could be to boil all of the ingredients and then puree in a blender or roast/bake the ingredients and puree to get a less chunky consistency

 

Apples with Cinnamon Honey Almond/Peanut Butter

Ingredients:

-2 cups of chopped apples of choice

-2 tablespoons of lemon juice or a fresh lemon

-1/2 cup of natural almond or peanut butter

-1/2 tablespoon of raw honey

-Cinnamon to taste

Preparation:

Slice up apples and toss in the bowl with freshly squeezed lemon juice. In a separate dish mix almond/peanut butter, honey and cinnamon until well incorporated. Dip apple slices in the spread and enjoy! :)

 

Sauteed Apples!

Ingredients:

-3 medium sliced crisp apples

-1/2 tablespoon of coconut or olive oil

-1 teaspoon of honey

-Cinnamon to taste

Preparation:

Slice up apples and sautéed in a pan on high for 5-10 minutes, serve warm or cool, and enjoy!

 

Tomato Sauce and Pasta

Ingredients:

- 5-6 medium/large tomatoes

-1 onion

-1 glove of garlic

-1 tsp of olive oil

-Salt and pepper to taste

-1 bag of pasta (try whole grain!)

-Parmesan (optional)

Preparation:

Start by heating the olive oil in a large pot/pan (on high) then add chopped garlic and onion to sauté. Add the roughly chopped tomatoes in the pan and stir with onion and garlic. While the sauce is cooking simmering (reduce the heat), boil a pot of water and add pasta (try whole grain, organic or locally made fresh pasta!). Mix the tomato sauce and cooked pasta and add parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast for enhanced yumminess!

 

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

-5 medium tomatoes (or whatever you have), halved lengthwise

 

and thinly sliced
-1/4 red onion, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
-1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

-5-7 basil leaves, thinly sliced (optional)
-A generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, about 2 tablespoons
-2 splashes balsamic vinegar
-Coarse salt and black pepper

Preparation:
Toss the tomatoes, onions, and cucumber with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
**Can serve as a side for dinner with bread to mop up the juices or serve with rice for a light lunch.