July 11, 2018
The Frisco Rotary Farmers Market Newsletter
Product of the Week:
Squash and Zucchini
Yellow and green summer squash and zucchini are available from many of our produce vendors at the market. But squash comes in many other shapes, flavors and sizes!
Standard green zucchini and yellow squash can be found year-round in the grocery store. But in the summer, farmers markets offer a wide variety of squash, many of which you may have never encountered before.

Summer squash are different from winter squash (think pumpkins and gourd-like squash for winter squash). Summer squash have soft, thin edible skin and flesh that is light to dense. They can all be eaten raw or cooked, and have a mild flavor that can range from sweet to nutty.

Here are the most common summer squash you'll see at the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market.
Green Zucchini

You can find green zucchini all year long, but now is peak season in North Texas. At this time of year, green zucchini has soft, thin skin with firm, mild-tasting, white flesh. This variety is really versatile and can be eaten raw or cooked and is flexible for use in both savory and sweet recipes.
Yellow Zucchini
Yellow zucchini's shape is similar to that of classic green zucchini, though its taste is a little bit sweeter. Use it in sweet or savory recipes, raw or cooked — just as you would green zucchini. Or better yet, mix the two together for a more colorful dish.
Yellow Squash
Yellow squash have smooth to slightly bumpy, thin skin, and creamy white flesh with larger seeds than many other varieties of summer squash. When picked young, yellow squash are nice eaten raw and can also be cooked into both sweet and savory applications.
Pattypan Squash
It wasn't until I started running a farmers market in Texas that I saw these fun, flying saucer shaped squash. In addition to the colors above, they also come in white (my favorite) and they all have scalloped edges. They're slightly more dense and have a little more crunch than other varieties of summer squash. Use them in a salad, slice them for a quick sauté, or stuff the larger ones.
Eight Ball Zucchini
Eight ball, or round zucchini, have the same mild taste as classic green zucchini, with a different shape. These short, fat veggies are ideal for stuffing, and can be used the same way you'd use classic zucchini.
Stuffed Patty Pan Squash


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Bring one inch of water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add squash, cover, and cook for 10 minutes, or until a fork can pierce the stem with little resistance.
  3. Drain, and slice off the top stem of the squash. Use a melon baller to carefully scoop out the centers of the squash. Reserve all of the bits of squash. (I used larger squash so discarded the seeds - warning the squash is very liquidy in the center so I drained it a bit after scooping.
  4. Mince the reserved squash.
  5. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl with the minced squash, mixing well.
  6. Stuff each squash to overflowing with the mixture, and place them in a baking dish. Cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until squash are heated through.

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Vendors at the 7/14 Market:

Bonnie Jean's Preserves and Breads
Colby Dog Snacks
D and D Produce
Mayfield Farms Peaches
Lip Sense
Texas Custom Made
Tickled Senses Soaps
Tati Streidl will provide entertainment!
Vendor Profile:
Blumen Bus
Lucia Flanagan with one of the bouquets she designed for a Frisco Rotary Farmers Market customer.
Blumen Bus is a family business for the Flanagan family. Lucia Flanagan provides the vision and love of flowers, her husband Rob drives the Blumen Bus, son Michael provides the muscle to unload the flowers at the market and daughter Ayla helps pick out flowers and helps customers at the market. And, of course, there's the bus...

"VW's (every kind of model) have been in my family since I can remember and I have such fond memories of them." Lucia said. "Our bus is unique and I love that we're bringing back some nostalgia to the area."
The Blumen Bus!
Lucia came up with the idea of a nostalgic flower bus out of her love of flowers.

"My dream job was owning a flower shop but I didn't want the brick and mortar." Lucia said. "So years ago when food trucks were becoming popular I figured a mobile flower shop would be ideal for Frisco."

And what goes better with flowers than a vintage VW bus!
Some of the unique roses offered at the Blumen Bus.
When you visit the Blumen Bus you'll find a variety of flower and greenery stems that you can use to build your own bouquet. Or youcan purchase a pre-made arrangement.

"You don't have to spend a ton of money on an arrangement...even one stem wrapped up as a gift is fabulous." Lucia said.

In addition to the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market, Lucia and Rob rent the Blumen Bus with flowers for photo shoots and events.

Stop by the Blumen Bus on Saturday and smell the roses!
Pick Up Your Limited Edition Frisco Rotary Farmers Market T-Shirt at the Rotary Club of Frisco Booth This Saturday!
The 2018 Frisco Rotary Farmers Market T-Shirts are in! Light gray with the FRFM logo on the front and out sponsors on the back, the t-shirts are $15 each. We have men's sizes M, L, XL and XXL and a limited quantity of women's v-necks in M, L, and XL.

Pick Up Your FREE Limited Edition Big Jim the KBarK bull sticker at the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market booth this Saturday!
Big Jim Sticker
We also have a bottomless cup of coffee for $1.50 ( now from The Barking Owl Coffee Roasters) and bottled water for $1.00. Stroll the market and stay hydrated!

We can answer your questions about the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market, the vendors at the market and the Rotary Club of Frisco. Stop by and say hi!
What's Fresh in July at the FRFM?
The following items will be available at the markets in July (tasting allowed!):

Blackberries, Blueberries, Figs, Melons, Peaches
Basil, Mint
Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Greens (Chard, Mustard), Leeks, Lima Beans, Mushrooms, Peas (Black-Eyed and Purple Hull, Potatoes, Onions, Okra, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips

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Need service hours for your company or organization? Need service hours for community service or your school? Volunteer and have fun at The Frisco Rotary Farmers Market each week!
Our 2018 FRFM Sponsors
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