Farmstand Favorites


This summer, buy local for fresh, healthy meals


Your local farm stands offers an abundance of fresh and healthy produce. The wide range of fruits and vegetables available at your local farmer’s market are all highlighted in The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook from Hatherleigh Press.

With over 300 easy-to-prepare recipes featuring produce, The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook is the ultimate source for the freshest recipes to pair with your summer meals.


Try out these delicious and refreshing recipes for Pasta Primavera and Mango Sorbet.

Pasta Primavera
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup sliced zucchini
1 cup macaroni or rotini pasta
1 tablespoon margarine
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup skim milk
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
Steam vegetables until crisp-tender, and cook macaroni according to package directions. For the sauce, melt margarine and blend in flour in a small saucepan. Gradually stir in milk and seasoning, leaving the cheese to the side. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and blend in cheese. Pour over hot vegetables. Add macaroni and mix together.
Mango Sorbet
2 medium mangos, peeled and cubed
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 cup yogurt
In a food processor, process mango and sugar until smooth. Add yogurt. Pour mixture into freezer container of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. To prepare without an ice cream maker, pour mixture into an 8 by 4 inch freezer container. Cover and freeze 4 hours, whisking from time to time.

The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook includes many different recipes detailing what you can do with the various fresh foods you can get at your local farm stand, such as apples, pumpkins, garlic, honey, and more. The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook teaches the many health benefits of various foods, as well as provides tips for storing and preserving. This summer, buy local!

The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook is available wherever books and eBooks are sold. Visit for ordering information.


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