Market Musings Blog

Food fit for your 4th of July festivities

With 4th of July on a Saturday this year, we envision lots of family gatherings taking place. Here are our Top 5 suggestions for fare between the parade and the fireworks.

1. Trempealeau Hotel Walnut burgers – The home of the Walnut Burger is the Historic Trempealeau Hotel, in Trempealeau, WI. In 1986 the hotel owners wanted a quality vegetarian item to place on the menu. They and their staff went to work and the Walnut Burger was born. It was so popular that customers asked for burgers to take home. Walnut burgers are now available in natural food co-ops, grocery stores, and restaurants throughout the Midwest.

2. Flat iron, top sirloin & Ribeye steaks – Use this recipe for a great grilled steak!

grilled top sirloin

3. Fresh fruit – Raspberries, seedless grapes, and sweet dark cherries are easy for small and big hands alike to grab a handful before heading out for more fun.


4. Mississippi Market’s fresh-made salads – Our deli salads make great side dishes for summer fare. You’re bound to find something to please your crowd in our large selection of tasty salads. Try our Emerald Sesame Kale or Curry Mango Chicken Salad – both of them are on sale in July.

5. Farmhouse Cultured Organic Kraut – We’re loving these cool flavors: classic caraway, smoked jalapeno, and garlic dill pickle.

The *Good* Good Cereal

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed

-Gandhi (quoted on the homepage of Nature’s Path Foods) Read more …

Hoppin’ John for good luck in the new year

New Year’s Day in the American South is celebrated by many families with Hoppin’ John, a stew made with black eyed peas. Some people add a penny or other small trinket to the beans when serving them. Whoever finds it is promised especially good luck in the new year. As many recipes can be found for Hoppin’ John as there are cooks who make it, so use this one as a foundation for creating your own version. Read more …

A gluten- & dairy-free cake to die for

Whenever I’m asked for recipes that don’t include gluten-producing flours and/or dairy, my first impulse is to suggest looking to food cultures that don’t use these products much or at all: Read more …

Gluten free goes local

We know that food sensitivities and food allergies are a part of many people’s lives, so we are always on the lookout for high quality products that will meet these people’s needs. Read more …

Local Foods for Your Grill

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In honor of the Eat Local America Challenge this month, I am bringing you an awesome local recipe to use at your late summer barbecues! I picked up all of my local ingredients from Mississippi Market of course; Read more …

reFRESHing spritzers

We all know sodas aren’t good for us, but sometimes a fizzy, fun beverage really hits the spot.  To make a fruity spritzer with much less sugar than soda (and no caffeine), pair together fruit juices with sparkling waterRead more …

A condiment that brings the heat – Giardiniera

Okay, I won’t lie, in my house, we’re a little less than patient for spring to really be here.  Thinking about warm weather makes me think of grilling, which in turn makes me think about condiments.  About a year ago, I discovered my new favorite: giardinieraRead more …

Kickin’ it with kimchi

Napa or Chinese cabbage is traditionally used for making Korean winter kimchi, but it’s far from the only vegetable you can use for that purpose. Read more …

Put hot sauce on it!

While Mississippi Market staff cannot come to a consensus over which hot sauce is the best (Cholula? Dave’s Prime? Sriracha?), we CAN agree on this list of our favorite foods to adorn with hot sauce when we’re feeling the need to spice things up. Read more …