Its farmers market time in Michigan. August has to be one of the best times for fresh food for a foodie like me! My friendly farmer Case Visser and Visser Farms asked me to create a fresh “something” to help showcase his produce. DSC_0087 Of course I said YES! Case and his family farm is a proud supporter of my new TV show – Tips Tricks and Techniques. The market is a few miles from my home, but his farm is in Borculo, Michigan – just about 20 miles due west of here, and they are setting up around 7:30 am. Farmers start early! There stand was fully set up and stocked by the time I arrived  around 9 am to pick up fresh produce, came home and whipped up a fresh chopped salad, and made a quick vinaigrette. I returned around 11:00 am and by 12:45 pm I had gone through over 125 samples (I counted my forks!) and ran out! It’s a good day at the market! DSC_0088 My salad was such a hit, that Pops gave me a bag of my favorite kettle corn! DSC_0101 So, everyone wanted the recipe, but really it’s a “grab what you like and throw it in a bowl raw, even the corn came straight off the cob and into the salad!  DSC_0092 Visser Farms Fresh Chopped Salad Serves 4 – 6 people 5 – 6 cups of veggies cut into bite sized pieces – including but not limited – Corn cut off the cob Tomatoes Peppers Onions Pickles Broccoli Cauliflower Celery   Make a fresh vinaigrette – learning to make a vinaigrette is one of the easiest, and healthiest skills you can learn! logo header logo Terri Rees Home Made Honey Vinaigrette 2 – 3 tablespoons raw local honey ¼ cup champagne vinegar, or other mild vinegar ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste   Whisk the honey and vinegar together. Slowly whisk in the extra virgin olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste!   That’s it. Dress your salad and enjoy! DSC_0088 DSC_0087 DSC_0092

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