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Make three delicious treats with ingredients from the Farmers Market

Make three delicious treats with ingredients from the Farmers Market

Make three delicious treats with ingredients from the Farmers Market

By Kelsey Cheng  | Student reporter

If you’re walking by the Loyola ‘L’ stop on Mondays between 3 and 7 p.m., swing by Loyola’s very own Farmers Market. With the market so close to campus, it’s an easy way to get your grocery shopping done. But the true challenge lies is picking the perfect combination of fruits, vegetables, and other goods.

So—what to buy?

Here are three quick recipes that can be made in a dorm room or teeny kitchen with a handful of ingredients from the Farmers Market:

Sweet peanut butter toast
Grab a loaf of bread from Pleasant House Bakery’s stand and head to Benton Harbor Fruit and Bee Folks for some honey. If you see any fruit that strikes your fancy, be sure to add that to your bag.  You’ll also need peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter) for this recipe. Once you have all of the ingredients, toast your bread, slather on the peanut butter, add some sliced fruit, and drizzle it all with honey.


  • fresh bread
  • peanut butter
  • fruit
  • honey

Gluten-free pesto flatbread
D-ology is new to the Farmers Market this year, bringing an array of gluten-free foods, notably pizza crust. Grab the pre-made dough, spread some of Presto Pesto!’s sauce and olive oil on it, add cheese from Stamper Cheese on top, and finish it off with basil and cilantro. Then pop it in the oven until the dough is golden brown.


  • pizza dough
  • pesto
  • olive oil
  • cheese
  • basil
  • cilantro

Fajita night
Make a night of it and have a few friends over for delicious fajitas. Grab some peppers, onions, and cilantro—and if you’re a carnivore, pick up some pre-seasoned fajita meat from Farmer Nick. Armstrong Farm, Loyola’s Urban Ag Program, and Patyk’s Farm all offer a variety of vegetables. Also, be sure to have tortillas ready for the final product.  If you want an extra-delicious treat, Tamale Express sells Mexican corn that is worth the trip to the Farmers Market alone.


  • peppers
  • onions
  • cilantro
  • fajita meat
  • tortillas

Visit the Loyola Farmers Market website for a complete list of vendors.