July 17

Meadow Acre:

  • Ground cherries

  • Radishes


  • Yardlong beans

  • Rossa Lunga onions

Bow Tide Farm:

  • Asian eggplant


  • Blackberries

From the recipe archives of Full Belly Farm in Capay Valley, CA; modified for yard long beans

Chinese Noodle Salad with Eggplant and Green Beans



7 Tbs. toasted Sesame Oil

7 Tbs. low sodium soy sauce or tamari

3 Tbs. balsamic vinegar

3 Tbs. sugar

2 1/2 tsp. salt (or less)

1 Tbs. red pepper oil

8 - 10 scallions (or use 1/2 the onion from your box!)

3 Tbs. cilantro, chopped

1 lb. spaghetti

For the eggplant and green beans:

1 lb. eggplant

1 Tbs. fresh ginger root, peeled and minced

1 clove garlic, minced

reserved dressing

1 cup green beans, stems removed

1/2 lb mung bean sprouts (optional)

3 Tbs sesame seeds, toasted in a skillet until lightly colored

1 medium carrot, peeled and julienned (optional)


From The Bird is the Word food blog June 2014; modified for ground cherries

Radish and Ground Cherry Salsa


1 cup chopped ground cherries
1 cup diced radishes
1 jalapeno (seeded and minced)
1 medium white onion (finely chopped)
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 bunch finely chopped cilantro
1 lime (juice + zest)
splash unrefined extra virgin olive oil
salt to season + pepper


Place all ingredients in a bowl. Toss to combine. Season with sea salt and pepper.

Flavors intensify over time, but it’s always prettiest right away.

Wonderful with guacamole and on fish tacos.

From the recipe archives of the Mill City Farmer's Market in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Serves 4 to 6


¼ cup honey
1 Tablespoon warm water
2 ears sweet corn, shucked, grilled or charred, and cut off the cobs
1 pint fresh ground cherries, husks removed and well washed
1 pint blackberries
¼ cup toasted sunflower seeds
Pinch of coarse sea salt
Yogurt, ice cream or pound cake for serving


Mix the honey and water. Add a few of the ground cherries and crush with the back of a spoon. Stir to combine. Add the remaining ground cherries, grilled corn, and the blueberries. Spoon over the yogurt or dessert with the honey syrup, and sprinkle sunflower seeds and a small bit of sea salt over the top.