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Farmers Markets in Indiana and Ohio

Covered Bridge: April Showers Bring May…Farmers Markets

It’s that time of year again where the winter blues are finally behind us, the chance of rain diminishes a little each day, and summer is just around the corner. I thoroughly enjoy the abundance of sunshine and all the events this beautiful time of year brings to our local communities.

As most of us strive for a well-balanced lifestyle, I wanted to share a little information that might be useful to you or someone you know. One thing I love to do on a Saturday morning is browse the local farmers markets. Each one is unique in its own way and offers many different varieties of products, from homegrown vegetables and local honey to crafts and much more. This summer, I encourage you to get out and buy local while maintaining that well-balanced lifestyle.

To help you out, here are the local farmers markets in our area:  

Richmond, Wayne County: This outdoor market begins on May 5 in Elstro Plaza and continues every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, through the end of October. Also, from July until September, they have a weekly Tuesday night market from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Elstro Plaza as well.

Connersville, Fayette County: Starting in mid-May, this outdoor market is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the downtown courthouse parking lot.

Liberty, Union County: This outdoor market begins in May and is on Friday evenings from 4:30 p.m. until dark in the courthouse square.

Brookville, Franklin County: This outdoor market begins May 17 and runs until the end of growing season from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. It’s located at the space in front of the Brookville Treatment Plant.

New Castle, Henry County: This outdoor market runs from mid-May through mid-October and is every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. It’s located on the east side of the Henry County Courthouse.

Eaton, Preble County: This outdoor market runs from mid-May through the end of September and is on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Barron and Somers streets.

Greenville, Darke County: This outdoor market runs from June 2 to October 13 and is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Darke County Courthouse at the corner of 4th and Broadway.

Morgan Gunder is a community and broker liaison for Reid Health Alliance. Born in the South and raised in the Midwest, she is a wife and mother with a passion for traveling, learning, and technology.

 

Healthy Radicchio Recipes

Healthy Radicchio Recipes

This week, we’re helping you get ready for spring by featuring in-season, healthy radicchio recipes.

First up is an easy Radicchio, Avocado, Chicken, Grape, and Hazelnut Salad.

Raddichio, Avocado, Chicken, Grape and Hazelnut Salad with Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

 

­Whip up these simple Quesadillas with Apple, Radicchio & Pomegranate for a healthy app.

Fall Quesadillas with Apple, Radicchio & Pomegranate

 

Grilled Radicchio, Summer Squashes, and Scallions go great with fish or chicken for a healthy dinner.

Grilled Radicchio, Summer Squashes, and Scallions
Image and Recipe via Martha Stewart

 

These Tuna and White Bean Radicchio Lettuce Wraps make the perfect light lunch.

Tuna and White Bean Radicchio Lettuce Wraps
Image and Recipe via Brook Lark

 

Fig, Green Bean, and Radicchio Salad with Hazelnuts is a surprisingly delicious combination.

Fig, Green Bean, and Radicchio Salad with Hazelnuts
Image and Recipe via Gourmande in the Kitchen

 

Radicchio, Pear, Gorgonzola, Pomegranate, and Walnut Salad is a tasty lunch or pre-dinner salad.

Radicchio, Pear, Gorgonzola, Pomegranate, and Walnut Salad

 

This beautiful Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Pancetta and Seared Radicchio will impress guests.

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Pancetta and Seared Radicchio
Image and Recipe via Yummly

Healthy Peanut Recipes

Peanut Recipes for National Peanut Month

It’s National Peanut Month, and there are plenty of healthy peanut recipes to make the most of the popular nut in your diet.

Thai Peanut Chicken and Zucchini Noodle Bowl is a great substitute for Thai takeout.

Thai Peanut Chicken Zucchini Bowl

Thai Peanut Chicken And Zucchini Noodle Bowl

 

Make Homemade Peanut Butter with your food processor to ditch store-bought.

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

 

This Peanut Coleslaw will be a perfect side for upcoming spring barbecues.

Peanut Coleslaw

 

Get a taste of the world at home with this hearty West African Peanut Soup.

West African Peanut Soup

 

Peanut Tofu Bowls are a great way to go meatless without losing flavor.

Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl

 

Spicy Peanuts are a great snack to munch on during afternoon slumps or on game day.

Spicy Peanuts

 

Thai Chicken Chopped Salad with Peanuts is a light lunch as the weather warms up.

Thai Chicken Chopped Salad with Peanut Dressing

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Cooking Spring Side Dishes with Fresh Veggies

Healthy Spring Side Dishes

This week, we featured spring side dishes that make use of some of your favorite fresh spring veggies.

First up is a Spring Pea and Radish Salad worth shelling fresh peas for.

Spring Pea and Radish Salad
Image and Recipe via Running with Tweezers

 

These bright Roasted Potatoes and Lemon with Dill will satisfy your potato craving.

Roasted Potatoes and Lemon with Dill
Image and Recipe via Real Simple

 

Keep some Pickled Lavender Carrots on hand for a twist on your sandwich.

Pickled Lavendar Carrots
Image and Recipe via Rattlebridge Farm

 

Asparagus with Citrus Sauce is light and refreshing with grilled chicken or fish.

Asparagus with Citrus Sauce
Image and Recipe via Good Housekeeping

 

Throw together this Carrot, Avocado, and Orange Salad for your next BBQ.

Carrot, Avocado, and Orange Salad
Image and Recipe via Epicurious

 

Spring Orzo Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Artichokes will be a tasty and vibrant addition to your spring meals.

Spring Orzo Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Artichokes
Image and Recipe via Food for My Family

 

This Crunchy Sprout and Daikon Salad with Mint is a great coleslaw replacement.

Crunchy Sprout and Daikon Salad with Mint
Image and Recipe via Whole Living

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Beat the Heat Sweets

Healthy Spring Frozen Desserts

As the weather started to heat up, we featured healthy and delicious frozen desserts for your family.

First up was an easy, Skinny Funfetti Milkshake that your kids will love.

Skinny Funfetti Milkshake

 

This Watermelon Granita is a refreshing way to eat your summer fruit.

Watermelon Granita
Image and Recipe via Yummy Healthy Easy

 

Make Roasted Banana Coconut Ice Cream to satisfy your grown-up dessert cravings.

Roasted banana coconut ice cream

 

These Skinny Cookies & Cream Popsicles will save you the trip to the ice cream shop.

Skinny Cookies & Cream Popsicles
Image and Recipe via The Skinny Fork

 

Whip up a delicious Vegan Smores Ice Cream Sandwich for warm summer nights.

Vegan Smores Ice Cream Sandwich
Image and Recipe via Healthy Happy Life

 

Chocolate Drizzled Frozen Fruit Skewers are the perfect kid-friendly snack.

Chocolate Drizzled Frozen Fruit Skewers

 

This rich Nutella Frozen Yogurt is also surprisingly healthy.

Healthy Nutella Frozen Yogurt

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Grilling Recipes for Get-Togethers

Healthy Grilling Recipes

This week, we helped get you ready for summer with a batch of healthy, easy grilling recipes.

First up is a simple vegan and gluten-free Grilled Avocado and Romaine Caesar Salad.

Grilled Avocado and Romaine Caesar Salad
Image and Recipe via Blissful Basil

 

Whip up these vibrant Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Salsa for a healthy supper.

Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Salsa
Image and Recipe via Cooking Classy

 

This Grilled Cilantro, Lime, and Paprika Corn on the Cob is a tasty BBQ side dish.

Grilled Cilantro, Lime, and Paprika Corn on the Cob
Image and Recipe via Blissful Basil

 

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil is your new easy summer go-to meal.

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil

 

These Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas are light and perfect for lunch or to share.

Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas

 

Put together refreshing Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers for a quick dinner.

Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
Image and Recipe via What2Cook

 

These Cinnamon Sugar Grilled Peaches are the dessert your grill’s been waiting for.

Cinnamon Sugar Grilled Peaches

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Rhubarb Picking for Rhubarb Recipes

Healthy Rhubarb Recipes

This week, we featured vibrant and in-season rhubarb, known for its appearances in strawberry pies, in healthy rhubarb recipes.

First up is a lighter take on that classic, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Image and Recipe via Cooking Classy

 

This light and fresh Rhubarb Sorbet is a beautiful spring treat.

Rhubarb Sorbet
Image and Recipe via Simply Recipes

 

Grill up this Thai Chicken with Rhubarb Sauce for an easy and delicious spring meal.

THAI CHICKEN WITH RHUBARB SAUCE

 

These fresh Rhubarb Bars are a delicious twist on the classic lemon bar.

Rhubarb Bars

 

Whip up this Roasted Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce for a tangy, sweet, and thick sauce.

Roasted Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce (Market Monday)

 

This lovely Coconut Rhubarb Cake makes a perfect spring breakfast or snack.

Coconut-Rhubarb Cake

 

Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Popsicles are the creamy, light dessert of your dreams.

Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Popsicles

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