Last week we wrapped up our last Saturday outdoors for 2017.  It’s always bittersweet as we move back inside to Parkview Field.  It means that summer is coming to an end, fall is here and the leaves are falling, and winter is rapidly approaching.  We  are excited to head back indoors this Saturday, October 7th!… Read More


INGREDIENTS: 6-8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (Hoffman Organics) – I removed the skin before cooking 1 pound baby red potatoes, halved or quartered (Fishburn Farms) 1 pound baby carrots (Berry Hill Farms) 1 pound green beans, ends removed, halved (Rustic Farm) Fresh parsley (Hawkins Family Farm) Fresco Spice Blends Herb Salt, to taste Sauce: 1/2… Read More


Available parking for farmers market

We often hear that parking is difficult to find downtown and “I don’t come to the market because I don’t know where to park!”  Last week, we made the decision to close another section of Barr Street to expand the market, leaving even less parking available for customers.  Fret no more.  This map shows you… Read More


Chicken Bok Choy Soup

INGREDIENTS: 3 chicken breasts (Hoffman Certified Organics) Green onions (Fishburn Farms) Bok Choy (Hawkins Family Farm) – 3 small heads Carrots (Berry Hill Farms, Hawkins Family Farm) Garlic tops (Berry Hill Farm) Fresh parsley (Country Garden Farm Market) Fresco Spices (Herbs and Chives, Fresco Grille) or any combo you prefer Mushrooms Diced tomatoes – fresh… Read More


Here’s what you’ll need: 1 pound flank steak (order from Custom Quality Meats) Fresco Spice Blends Rustic Rub & Garlic Blend Olive Oil 5 cups mixed greens (Berry Hill Farm, Master Plan Farm, Country Garden Farm Market or Hawkins Family Farm) 1 cup cherry tomatoes (Master Plan Farm) 2 avocados, diced 1 cup shredded carrots (Berry Hill… Read More


Local Chicken and Asparagus

  I’m sure some of you have seen a beautiful sight at the market lately…asparagus is finally here!  That’s right…for the next several weeks according to the Purdue Extension Office’s FoodLink Program and possibly through June (if we’re lucky), we get to enjoy fresh, local asparagus.  Now, asparagus is in high demand, right?  So if… Read More


Ingredients 1 tablespoon good olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic (2 cloves) – Berry Hill Farm 2 cups heavy cream 3 lemons Flaked sea salt – Fresco Spice Blends 1 bunch broccoli 1 pound dried fusilli pasta – Big Brick House Bakery 1/2 pound baby arugula (or 2 bunches of common arugula, leaves cut in… Read More


Photo courtesy of Master Plan Farms

Have you heard the term CSA, but aren’t quite sure what it means exactly?  Community Supported Agriculture, often referred to as a CSA, is purchasing a crop share directly from your farmer.  It allows the consumer to have guaranteed products from a farm, while giving the farmer money upfront to help with costs associated with running the… Read More


Hoffman Certified Organics-The Summer Market Crew

We are Ben and Don Hoffman and we are Hoffman Certified Organics. We specialize in 100% USDA Certified Organic Pasture Raised Chicken. It’s a mouthful, but it’s all important. We saw a gap in our local market for organic meat products that are raised as nature intended. As backyard chicken owners for most of our… Read More


Bananas by Lotte-Lohr

Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar free applesauce 3/4 cup honey (Master Plan Farms, Fishburn’s Farm Market) 2 eggs, beaten (Wholesome Meadows Farm, Fishburn’s Farm Market, Hoffman Certified Organics, Fruited Plain Seeds) 3 mashed overripe bananas Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees… Read More