Lions and dragons take over Pike Place this Monday for Mee Sum Pastry’s 30th anniversary celebration! There will be free treats and Chinese fireworks too. Date: Aug. 26, time: noon – 12:25 pm. On Pike Place.  More info: http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/events/mee-sum-pastry-dragon-dance-and-celebration

Sweet corn is at Pike Place Market farmers markets, fresh from our farmers’ fields! Put a twist on a summer favorite by creating a modern (and easy) succotash.  Modern Succotash Recipe Step 1: Sauté corn kernels (scraped from the cob with a knife) with edamame thawed from the freezer and cherry tomato halves in a little butter and […]

Washington Celebrates Farmers Market Week August 4 – 10  Sweet Corn and Pepper Salsa Recipe Thissimple,versatilesalsamadefromfarmfreshingredientsgatheredatyourlocalfarmersmarketcanbeservedwith spicerubbedpork,grilledfish,chickenorsteak,ortrymixingitwithbeansorgrilledtempehfor avegetariantwist.Add wholegrainsandaleafygreensaladandyouhavea healthy,deliciousmealfor 4.(Leftoversgogreatwithyourfavorite chipsorahunkofcrustybread!) Ingredients 4earsof sweetcorn 6ea.mixedsweetandhotpeppers 1ea.mediumsizedsweetonion 2ea.garliccloves,minced 1pt.cherrytomatoes,halved 1bunchcilantro Vegetableoilofyourchoice Salt& pepper,juiceof 1 lemon Directions Cutthecornkernelsfrom theearsofcorn.  Dicethepeppersandonions.  Sautétheonionsandgarlicina littleoil,over mediumheat,untilfragrant.  Addthecornandpeppersandsautéuntiltender.Seasonwithsalt,pepperand lemonjuice. Addtomatoesandchoppedcilantro.Letcool.Youcanserveimmediately,butitwillbebetterthenextday! Recipe courtesyofChef JasonBrzozowy ofTilthRestaurant,Seattle,WA WashingtonState FarmersMarket Association www.wafarmersmarkets.com Pike Place Market Farmers Market