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June 18, 2014

Summer crops available at Muskogee Farmers’ Market

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— GREEN BEANS WITH NEW POTATOES

Serves four

1 pound green beans (approximately 1/2 to 2/3 of quart-size container), washed and snapped

1 pound new potatoes (approximately 7 to 9 medium small tubers), washed

4 slices of bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

1/2 cup onion, thickly sliced and lightly chopped

4 cups water

4 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

black pepper to taste

Begin cooking bacon in large sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion after two to three minutes of cooking and stir together with bacon. Then add green beans, potatoes, water and half the salt, stir to mix and cover. Bring to boil, then simmer lightly for 20-30 minutes, until beans are tender. Add butter, remaining salt and pepper, stir to evenly coat and serve warm, using a slotted spoon.

Reach Doug Walton at (918) 360-2012 or doug.ewalton@gmail.com.

If you go

WHAT: Muskogee Farmers Market.

WHERE: Under covered pavilions in front of the Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

ETC.: Not all products listed are available on Wednesdays. ... SNAP benefits (food stamps) are accepted. Customers wishing to purchase eligible foods with their Oklahoma Access card can visit the farmers market tent, swipe their card in exchange for tokens, and shop with vendors offering qualified items, which also include food-bearing plants. ... The Muskogee County Master Gardeners will be on hand with fact sheets and tips on how to grow healthy plants and gardens. ... On most Saturdays, B.J. Charbonneau will teach free Tai Chi classes near the band-shell and lawn area next to the market at about 10 a.m., weather permitting.

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