July 18, 2018
The Frisco Rotary Farmers Market Newsletter
Product of the Week:
Red (New) Potatoes
Most of the nutritional value of a potato is found in its skin. Red potatoes have thin, nutrient filled skins loaded with fiber, B vitamins, iron and potassium. Half of the fiber in a potato comes from the skin.
Where I grew up in the Midwest, russet potatoes were king. It wasn't until I moved to Texas and began running a Farmers Market that I came to appreciate red potatoes. Often called new potatoes, red potatoes grow well in our North Texas soil, so you’ll find baskets of them available at the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market. 

Starchy foods like potatoes and pasta are typically not included in diets. But they are actually a good source of “resistant starch” which can actually help with weight loss. When potatoes are cooked and then cooled in the refrigerator, the digestible starches convert into resistant starch through a process called retrogradation. I know....my husband is a skeptic, too. For more information on resistant starch, check out the website below:
Red potatoes have an enormous impact on health. With only about 110 calories, 45% of your daily value of vitamin C, more potassium than a banana, naturally fat-free, zero sodium or cholesterol mean that red potatoes should be part of your daily diet! To gain the maximum benefit, leave the beautiful red skins on when preparing. In addition they have the following benefits: 

  1. Vitamin B6 for Lower Stress Levels: Red potatoes have at least 10% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin B6 which is important for cellular renewal, a healthy nervous system and a balanced mood. The addition of this vitamin along with the other health benefits of red potatoes will help with everyday stress and also lower cholesterol and help prevent heart disease. To get the maximum amount of B6 out of your potatoes, roast or bake your red potatoes.
  2. Increased Energy: Baked, mashed, or boiled red potatoes provide more energy-delivering complex carbohydrates than a cup of pasta. In a world of processed carbohydrates that lack essential nutrients, the red potato is a great source of nutrients and energy.
  3. Naturally Fat Free: Potatoes are a source of fat when butter, sour cream, bacon and cheese are added as toppings. Red potatoes have a naturally buttery flavor and moist texture. Boil, roast or bake a red potato, include some fresh herbs and seasonings, add fresh veggies, and it’s still delicious and fat free.
  4. Potassium for Health Blood Pressure: Naturally sodium free and high in potassium, red potatoes help maintain a healthy blood pressure. To keep cells, nerves and body fluids in your body healthy, potassium is essential, and sodium is dangerous. Red potatoes have more potassium per serving that any other fruit of vegetable: A banana has 9% and a red potato has 20%!
  5. Vitamin C for Overall Health: The inside of the red potato provides 45% of our daily-recommended allowance of Vitamin C which is vital to our overall health, helping to repair body tissue and providing antioxidants. A red potato provides more vitamin C than a tomato.
  6. A Great Source of Fiber: Red potatoes provide a great source of fiber because the skin, where the majority of the fiber is located, is consumed regardless of the preparation. Not only is this a gut-health benefit but will also help you feel full longer.
  7. Iron for Improved Cell Function: Iron is critical to cells: assisting in oxygen utilization, enzymatic systems (especially for neural development) and overall cell function everywhere in the body. A baked red potato has about 6% of the recommended daily value of iron.
  8. The Red Skin: Much of the nutritional value of a potato is found in its skin. Red potatoes are particularly healthy because of the thin, nutrient filled skins, which are loaded with fiber, B vitamins, iron and potassium. Half of the fiber of a potato comes from the skin. On red potatoes in particular, the skin is already super thin, so it doesn’t detract from the taste or texture.
Betty Crocker Potato Salad

I received my Betty Crocker Cookbook as a wedding present and have served this recipe for 36 years. I updated it to include Texas Olive Ranch's olive oil and white balsamic vinegar from Olives and Oils at the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market. I believe that this potato salad may be why my husband has stayed around for 36 years!

1 1/2 pounds round red potatoes (about 12 medium), peeled 
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 tablespoon Texas Olive Ranch white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoon Texas Oilve Ranch olive oil
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
1 medium onion, chopped ( 1/2 cup)
4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped (available from our meat vendors at FRFM....reminder....when boiling fresh eggs be sure to refrigerate them before peeling).
Paprika, if desired


  1. Place potatoes in 3-quart saucepan; add enough water to cover potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cook covered 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Cut potatoes into cubes.
  2. Mix olive oil and vinegar and pour over potatoes. Add onions and salt and pepper. Refrigerate covered for at least four hours.
  3. Before serving, add celery, mayonnaise and eggs. Sprinkle with paprika.

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Vendor Profile:
Colby Snacks Dog Treats
Jim Clowers, owner and chief chef of Colby Snacks is always a festive addition to the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market.
" Everyone should be able to treat their dogs to healthy treats without breaking the bank." JIm Clowers said.

He started Cobly Snacks because the products he makes aren't available in unless customers are willing to pay outrageous prices for them. If your favorite canine friend has food allergies, Colby Snacks is a go to treat!

Jim bakes organic peanut butter and organic pumpkinl treats. All of his ingredients are organic. He uses brown rice flour, coconut flour (good for digestion) flax (for cardiovascular health), coconut oil and coconut milk. All of his ingredients are organic, fat free, and gluten free.

Jim also smokes and dehydrates fresh raw chicken feet which he says dogs go crazy over .

"I think my new customers and repeat customers like the fact that my products are very transparent, they know exactly what goes in my treats and are comfortable giving their pets a product they can trust. I look forward each week to meeting dog lovers and exchanging stories about our best friends." Jim said.  

Jim Clowers gets feedback on his Colby Snacks from one of his loyal customers.
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 Big Buck the Buck Creek Rooster sticker at the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market booth this Saturday!
Big Buck with his hen party!
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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