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Amanda shared a few of her favorite ways to utilize the seasonal produce, including zucchini bread, peach cobbler, peach tea, and (a girl-after-my-own-heart) watermelon margaritas! Looking for more ways to eat seasonal and shop local? Many of our local farms have member subscription programs. Covey Rise Farms is a great local farm which offers weekly boxes with several pick-up locations all over the North Shore. The farm started growing vegetables on 10 acres in 2009 and has expanded to 50 acres. Covey Rise supplies to some of the finest restaurants in Louisiana. The farm grows over 30 types of vegetables throughout their year-round growing season. Three Dog Farm in Folsom also does a Pork, Poultry, & Produce membership package. Offering delivery in some areas and farm pick-up, the $34 a week package comes with 1 whole chicken, 2 pounds of pork, 1 bag of salad mix or seasonal produce and an optional flower arrangement add on. The farm usually has a presence at the Weekly Saturday Market at Giddy Up Folsom. Russ Donald, owner and

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operator of Three Dog Farms, highlighted his passion for his family’s farm operations: “We are passionate about our quality. Who doesn’t want the consumer telling them how good their product is? Sometimes that means slowing the process down to get the results you want. We are passionate about keeping our products affordable. It takes an enormous amount of time to seek affordable feed that helps a consumer family hit their food budget. Being so dependent on local support creates an awesome bond between ourselves and the consumer. That passion has to be there or nothing separates us from industrial producers.” These are just a fraction of the opportunities in our area to source seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients. My ideal summer menu items are grilled veggies, watermelon, mint and feta salad, fresh salsas, grilled fish, shrimp skewers, blue crab pasta, and grilled peaches for dessert on a constant rotation. I encourage you to explore your local market this summer and discover your own summer menu!

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Edge of the Lake Magazine June | July 2021  

EDGE of the Lake gives a fresh edgy look at the parishes north of the lake and the unique people that make up our community. Expect the unex...

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EDGE of the Lake gives a fresh edgy look at the parishes north of the lake and the unique people that make up our community. Expect the unex...

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