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Cooking Series: Watermelon Gazpacho

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Summertime in a Bowl Watermelon Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a cold soup made of raw fresh vegetables and fruits and is perfect to serve on a hot summer day.  There are many variations to this soup. Get creative, go to your garden or farmers market and pick various veggies, fruits and herbs and put them in your blender and voila! Gazpacho is vegan, gluten-free, grain free, no bake/raw, nut-free, refined sugar free, soy free, low in fat, and has lots of vitamins A & C!

  • 3 cups watermelon, seeded & pureed in a blender ½ cup green pepper, diced small
  • 1 cup watermelon, seeded and diced small 2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup tomato, seeded and diced small 1 Tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced small 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 green onion, white and 1 inch of green diced small
  • ½ small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced if you like it spicy!

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Ladle into soup bowls and serve.  Also, good to chill for a few hours before serving if you can wait that long to eat it!

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Recipe and demonstration provided by Joy Stella.  Educational Vegan Chef and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who helps people transform their lives through food.  (573)821-1616

2018 Food Truck Palooza

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Come out to Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO) for a Food Truck Palooza on Saturday, July 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m and taste the best 417 Land has to offer in food truck cuisine!

We are celebrating summer by highlighting the wide array of local food trucks available in the Ozarks. In addition to our regular vendors, there will be 4 guest trucks in attendance. The food trucks include London Calling, Firelight Pizza, Cecils To-Go, AM Donuts, Twisted Mikes, Speedy Cowabunga, and Twisted Tacos.

“We are really excited to host an event that brings our community together and highlights local food trucks, all while offering an amazing farmers market experience in addition to the event”, said Kali Dick, FMO Market Manager. The event is free admission with attendees purchasing food directly from the food trucks of their choice. Menu items will include everything from wood fired pizza, to donuts, to tacos, to pasties, to sliders – you name it, and it is probably on the menu! There will be something that the whole family can enjoy!

Live music begins in the morning and will run throughout the day with local artists. Pack up the family and come out to market for a day of food, family and fun at FMO.

Farmers Market of the Ozarks is a non-profit organization that offers consumers a full-range of locally grown farm products from a 150-mile radius of Springfield. Items include: vegetables, fruits, pasta, meat, jams, jellies, salsa, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, baked goods, honey, artisan crafts and an assortment of concessions. Farmers Market of the Ozarks operates a vibrant farmers market that contributes to the success of local food growers and producers, strengthens the local food economy and serves as a community gathering place for the Ozarks region. The market operates on year-round on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for June, July, & August. For more go online to LoveYourFarmer.com, find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram at @FMOzarks.