ICBINB Farmers Market Event (Farm Fresh Recipes)

ICBINB Farmers Market Event – Food, Friends and Fun from Kristen Doyle on Vimeo.

Please excuse my videography skills, or lack thereof. I have a new found respect for those of you who are masters of the video camera and putting these things together! Still, I hope you’ll take a moment to view the short video of our day at the Overland Park Farmers Market.

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to invite a few foodie friends on a shopping trip to the Overland Park Farmers market. The wonderful people at I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter gave us a total of $200, some handy shopping totes, a Flip video camera and some great ICBINB product coupons to get us started on our adventure.

Sandie from A Bloggable Life, Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore from Electrified Cooks and I met bright and early in the morning to check out what the market had to offer. I have to admit, I haven’t made it to the farmers market at all this year. We’ve had Door to Door Organics deliver us farm fresh food every other week. It wasn’t until I got to the farmers market and simply remembered how great it feels just to be there, that I realized having veggies delivered to your home is no substitute for a lovely morning at the market.

Surrounded by the freshest of berries, veggies and hand made goods, it didn’t take us long to pick out our food and head home for a day of cooking. Our challenge was to see how we can use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter paired with our market goods. It turns out, the challenge was not a challenge of all. The three ladies I chose to cook with know their stuff and we created one of the yummiest lunches I’ve had in a very long time. We enjoyed:

Recipe for Beef KabobsGrass Fed Beef Kabobs with Farm Fresh Vegetables

Sliced Grilled Vegetables with Rosemary Sheep’s Milk Cheese from Green Dirt Farm

Grilled Rosemary Potatoes with Long Green Beans

Grass Fed Beef and Fresh Veggie Stuffed Q-Balls

Black and Blueberry Crumble

Homemade Bumbleberry Pop Tarts with ICBINB Crust photoHomemade Bumbleberry Jam Pop Tarts with ICBINB Crust and amazing jam from Treehouse Berry Farm

We had so much great food, but even better was the fun time the four of us had together. I can’t wait to do it again sometime soon!

One of the biggest surprises of the day, for me, was how much I ended up loving the ICBINB pie crust we used for the Homemade Bumbleberry Jam Pop Tarts. I was skeptical, I’ll be honest with you, but this pie crust was seriously one of the tastiest, flakiest, delicious pie crusts I  have ever had. I know you don’t believe me, so you’ll just have to give it a try for yourself!

Thanks for sharing in our ICBINB Farmers Market event. Remember to get out there and support your local farmers and to get some friends together and cook up something delicious. There is nothing like friends, family and good food coming together.

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread (It comes in sticks!!)
5 Tbsp. cold water

Combine flour, sugar and salt in medium bowl. Cut in I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is size of fine crumbs. Stir in water until dough forms with wooden spoon. Knead dough just until it forms a ball with floured hands. Shape into flat 6-inch circle, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Roll dough from center to edges, forming a 12-inch circle on lightly floured surface with floured rolling pin. Press into 8- or 9-inch pie plate or tart pan and crimp edges. Bake as directed in recipes.

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  1. says

    Hi Kristen,
    I just hosted my ICBINB tour too. Wasn’t it fun? We had the best time, I’ll have to do more of those kind of events, just need more sponsors;-) Your video is wonderful and your photography is always tops!

  2. says

    I can’t wait to get near a computer so I can watch our video (on my iPhone right now & it won’t load QuickTime movies). Anyway, the photos turned out great and most importantly, I feel this event was such a positive experience for all of us: the farmers’ market shopping, group planning, cooking together, and of course, the Sangria 😉

    And Kristen, you are so right, that ICBINB pie crust recipe was shockingly good—full of flavor, tender, flaky—it had it all! Will be making it again here at my own home.

    Thanks again for inviting me, I had such a fun morning!

  3. says

    You ladies had a blast :) I loved your video and those recipes look simply delish. I adore low key, fresh veggies with pops of flavor. You have me intrigued by the ICBINB pie crust. I’m going to give it a try with the monkeys this weekend :)

  4. says

    Last weekend I got to the farmers’ market as it opened, for the very first time. It was like a whole new experience! The place is entirely different 20 minutes after they open to 20 minutes before they close.

    You guys were great in the video. As for the pie crust, I have a pie crust phobia. It’s my arch nemesis in the kitchen. But I’d be willing to give this a try.

  5. says

    Great job on the video Kristen, really! And yes, there’s nothing quite like BEING at the markets – such a great vibe, sights, smells and the beautiful colors of the season. The recipes you guys made together look terrific as well; I think it’s always fun to cook with a crowd!

  6. says

    Oh my! I love the variety of vegetables in thoes pictures. Great post! and grilled rosemary potatoes with long green beans.. this is calling my name.


  7. says

    Kristin, this looks like such a fun day with friends at the farmer’s market. Your video is great! So happy & fun to watch. I love the farmer’s market, but I too rarely get there back in Cali. Here in Telluride I go all the time. One more reason for me to move here :)

  8. says

    Fun…great video. I grew up in Overland Park, makes me a little homesick. Looking forward to our Farmer’s Market tomorrow. Sad to think about 30 days and no more Farmer’s Market.

  9. Kay says

    Help! What’s a q-ball? I’d love to try the recipes for the kabobs, fresh vegetables, and stuffed q-balls. Are they going to be posted?


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