Entries by smcfarland@zone3creative.com

Rainbow-colored Foods That Fight Cancer

It seems every day we’re hearing more studies confirming that eating from a wide variety of Mother Nature’s produce will prevent certain forms of cancer. Research shows that eating colorful foods often those which are the highest in phytochemicals, known for improving the immune system and are natural cancer fighters. Here are some “rainbow foods” […]

12 Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is a true powerhouse of vitamins and minerals including: certain amino acids, B6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus. Cinnamon is also a good source of fiber, iron, calcium, and manganese. It also contains small amounts of vitamin A and K. However, you should first be sure […]

Market Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Farmers Market Manager John Carey was recently interviewed on Comcast Newsmakers, a local news platform where local, state and federal officials, as well as community leaders, are invited to share their thoughts on current events and issues of interest to local residents in five minute segments.

Butternut Squash and Kale

(Recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman) Ingredients 1/2 whole butternut squash; peeled, seeded and cubed 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt  Black pepper to taste 1/4 teaspoon chili powder (more to taste) 1 bunch kale, leaves torn, stalks discarded Directions Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a large […]

Surprising Benefits from One Delicious Nut

Behold, the Pecan! The second most popular nut in America has been eaten and enjoyed by Native Americans for eons. Pecan nuts come from large deciduous trees related to the hickory family. The trees are native to the central and southern parts of the country though now are grown worldwide. The raw nuts are harvested […]

The Miracle That Is Water

What does water do for the human body? – Prevents loss of memory as you age. – Lessens addictive urges, including caffeine, alcohol and certain drugs. – Water allows for efficient cell repair. – Water is essential for the body to sweat and release toxins. – Cleanses toxic waste from various parts of the body […]

Top 5 Tips for Checking Us Out

So you’re a novice to farmers markets – perfect! We pride ourselves on being friendly and educational to newcomers. We like these tips for maximizing your visit to our market, provided by the American Institute for Cancer Research: Bags, Boxes and Bins Before you leave home, don’t forget to grab a few reusable grocery bags […]

Spicy Szechuan Eggplant

(Recipe courtesy of Westchase District Farmers Market customer) Ingredients 1 1/2 pound eggplant 1/2 pound grass fed beef 1/3 pound fresh gulf shrimp 2 Tablespoons olive oil 4 large green onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh ginger root 4 teaspoons soy sauce 1/4 cup chicken stock 1 teaspoon white sugar […]

PEAS Farm in Conroe a Family Affair

From Westchase District it’s not a quick trip to visit Elvis d’Agrella’s Peas Farm in Conroe. It’s a 100-mile round trip and ten dollars in tolls to go to the “country” to see where they grow the produce they bring to the market each week. Farmers Market Manager John Carey visited Peas Farm recently to […]

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 […]