Learn cooking tips for zucchini

  • Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 1:03 a.m.
Toi Degree, right, does a cooking demonstration at the Farmers Market.
Toi Degree, right, does a cooking demonstration at the Farmers Market.

This week at the Farmers Market, Extension Agent Toi Degree will feature zucchini squash in a cooking demonstration. Dubbed as everyone’s favorite summer squash, zucchini is quite versatile. Its mild taste, thin skin and soft seeds make it possible for you to eat the entire thing. Zucchini can also be prepared in a number of ways — in salads, stuffed and baked, and, of course, in sweet breads. Zucchini can literally be used from the beginning of a meal to the end — appetizer to dessert. Best of all, it is a great source of vitamin C and low in calories. So come by the market to see me, shop and sample some fresh zucchini. This week’s featured recipe will be Balsamic Grilled Zucchini, it’s sure to be yummy.

Salisbury Farmers Market Manager Harry Agner also has this market update for local shoppers:

• Assorted crafts are available at the market.

• Plenty of sweet corn.

• Some cantaloupes will be available.

• Crowder peas in short supply.

• Beautiful cut flowers continue to be plentiful.

• Green beans are in limited quantity and usually sell out early.

• Assorted beef, chicken and pork products are available.

• Local hand-made cheese from Iredell County.

• Local field-grown tomatoes are available.

• Goat milk soap is on sale; good for skin problems.

• Okra is plentiful, green and red.

• Homemade dog and cat treats are available.

• Home baked goods continue to be a market favorite.

It is important to shop early to get best selection as some items may be limited. Local growers make a special effort to produce clean and safe produce for their shoppers.

The market is open 8 a.m. to noon. Both senior and WIC vouchers are now being accepted at the Salisbury Farmers Market. The market is at the corner of South Jackson and West Fisher streets in downtown Salisbury near Rowan Public Library. Go to www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com for more information about the market and its vendors.

Notice about comments:

Salisburypost.com is pleased to offer readers the ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Salisburypost.com cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Salisburypost.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Do not post the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats.
  • The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
  • Comments unrelated to the story.