Entries by Jonathan Lowe

Spaghetti Squash with Ricotta

(Recipie courtesy of Recipecan.com) Spaghetti Squash with Ricotta by Jennifer Dunn Ingredients 2 spaghetti squash 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 tsp garlic powder salt and pepper, to taste olive oil, grated parmesan and red pepper flakes Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Slice each spaghetti squash in half and remove seeds Bake squash (rind side […]

Kale Two Ways

(Recipies courtesy of Food Network) Sauteed Kale by Bobby Flay Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. fresh kale, coarsely chopped leaves & stems 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 1/2 c. vegetable stock or water Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar Directions Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add […]

Top 5 Auto Protection Tips

Every week at the Westchase District Farmers Market our friendly and professional public safety officers patrol the market, chatting with customers and ensuring a safe environment for all. Even with police presence at the market, it’s a fact that burglaries of motor vehicles are among Houston’s most common crimes. Here’s what you can do to […]

“Local” is the New “Organic”

What’s better than organic? To hear Organic Valley tell it, milk from grass-fed cows might be preferable in the dairy case. The cooperative says its Grassmilk product is flying off shelves at Whole Foods – a glittering star among stars. Many shoppers “have almost an intuitive sense that grass is better,” Organic Valley’s CEO told […]

‘Tis the Season for Seasonal Foods

Since the debut of the Westchase District Farmers Market in October 2013, more than 2,500 visitors browsed our vendors’ booths, supported local growers and helped to establish a wonderful new community gathering in West Houston. “I’ve been so pleased with the response we’ve received so far,” said John Carey, Westchase District Farmers Market manager. “Even […]


Here’s your guide to terms relating to farming practices, animal husbandry, and food processing. However, please bear in mind that many of these terms do not have legal definitions and may mean different things to different people. When shopping the Westchase District Farmers Market, we encourage you to ask our vendors about their farming practices. […]