Refresh with Cantaloupe - Agua Fresca

This week at the market we're highlighting The Anthill Farm's cantaloupe harvest. For maximum refresh power, try blending them into a beverage like this!


How to make:

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca


1 small cantaloupe, around 2-3#'s (about 3 cups of cut melon)
1.5 - 2 cups water depending on your desired sweetness
1/2 lime
1 tbsp of honey
tiny pinch of salt

How to:

Prep: Remove melon seeds and cut off rind. If you're working with a younger cook, they could scoop the flesh out instead of chop.

Blend: Melon, water, lime juice, honey, and a pinch of salt until pureed.

Wait: Let the mixture chill for about an hour and some of the foam will disappear. If you'd rather not have this cantaloupe "crema" on top, strain for more a pulp-free juice consistency. 

For a twist, serve with a sprinkle of salt and chili powder on top. 

Enjoy and happy cookings!

Easy Salsa with Tomatillos

This week at the market demo we'll be showing off salsa. The recipe features roasted tomatillos and combines them with roasted garlic and onions. Add in a little extra raw onion at the end to create quite the zip. Blend that with avocado and you've got a smooth chip accompaniment. 

How To Make:

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa with Avocado


1# tomatillos, husked and rinsed
1 sweet onion, peeled, cut in quarters
3 cloves of garlic, peeled
a lime
an avocado
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
a dash of hot sauce
1-1/2 tsp. salt

How to:

Preheat: the oven to 450 degrees.

Rough Chop: 3/4 the sweet onion, 3 cloves of garlic, all the tomatillos and toss with splash of cooking fat. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.

Prep the raw ingredients: Toss the remaining quarter of the onion into the food processor and squeeze the lime juice in as well. Pulse a couple times to start chopping. Then, prep the avocado and cilantro to be added at the end.

Food processes: the roasted veggies (once they've cooled off a bit) with the onion/lime juice. While it's spinning, sprinkle in the salt, cumin, and hot sauce. Toss in the avocado and cilantro and blend to your desired texture. 

Enjoy and happy cookings!



Mush. Like a dog sled expedition. A team to get from here to there. We see it in local movies. We see it in local food. Combined energy towards a common goal expedites the trip.

A swiss army knife team of folks gathering together to create cinematic spectacles. A farming community bringing well cared for crops to collaborative markets. It's all pretty cool.

Just like this fungi. Unique and beautiful in it's uniqueness.