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Farmers’ Market Local Recipes

Farmers’ Market Local Recipes

In the past, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) asked participants of local farmers’ markets to help them produce recipe cards for the upcoming year that will be distributed to the markets as well as on-farm markets all throughout Delaware. Participants from Milford’s downtown Farmer’s Market, which is open every Saturday from 9am-1pm from now through October, were featured on 8 of the the 20 recipe cards that were created by the DDA. We have included some recipes from the Milford Farmers’ Markets participants and encourage our readers to buy the ingredients fresh and local from our own downtown market.

Brown Sugar Glazed Squash

Submitted By: Christy Vanderwende, Little Wagon Produce


2 medium butternut squash 
5 TBS unsalted butter, melted 
5 TBS dark brown sugar 
Salt & pepper 


  • Adjust oven rack to middle position. Place baking sheet on rack and heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Split squash in healf lengthwise and scrape out seeds
  • Remove baking sheet form oven and position squash on it cut side down. Return quickly to oven and roast until tender and flesh is easily pierced through skin, 40-50 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, turn cut side up and set oven to broil.
  • Whisk butter and sugar together in a small bowl. Brush mixture on squash. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  • Brown until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes

In Season: June-September

Choose squash with a smooth, hard, richly colored rind. Store for up to a week in a paper bag in the refrigerator. Do not store in a plastic bag as it traps moisture and causes rotting.

This year marks the 23rd season of the Farmers’ Market in Milford. The tradition of the market began with residents of Milford simply backing their pickup trucks up to the Mispillion River to share their vegetables, fruits and handmade items with other locals on Saturday mornings. It has now evolved into an affair that not only preserves the small town feel of Milford but also promotes downtown Milford as a center for economic activity. The market is open for the season on Saturdays from 9am-1pm and will run through October 6 this year, with a special Fall Market on November 17.

The newest vendors this year are One Hawk Homestead with produce, flowers , herbal products and baked goods; Sunseed Growers with produce; The Beauty of Goats Milk Soap with decorative soaps; Vanauken Fudge; Euphoric Herbals with herbal tea, salves and organic products; Blazin Body essentials with homemade fragrances, bath salts and scrubs; and Pasqualini’s Bakery with a huge variety of Baked Goods.