2017-09-13 / Entertainment

Farm-Fresh Festivities


Farm-fresh is what many families desire. Straight from the farm to your table is one of the best ways you can ensure you’re delivering a nutritious and delicious meal for family or friends.

Wholesome meals can bring everyone together around the dinner table; even little ones can enjoy flaky, baked fish, a nutritious potato-based side dish and a trendy-twist on a farm-fresh beverage with these fun, flavorful recipes.

Find more farm-fresh recipes at Culinary.net.


When it comes to baking fish, flaky and fresh can make for a great combination. For a classic meal with a seasoned flare, try this delicious baked fish with lemon pepper seasoning and onions. Find more traditional, tasty recipes at USDA.gov.

Baked Fish

Recipe courtesy of the United States
Department of Agriculture
Servings: 4
Nonstick cooking spray
1 pound fish fillets (whitefish,
trout or tilapia)
1 onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
seasoning (optional)
Heat oven to 350 F.
Place 12-inch piece of foil on counter.
Coat foil with nonstick cooking spray.
Place fillets in middle of foil. If fillets
have skin, place skin-side down.
Spread sliced onions, salt, pepper and
oil on top of fillets. Add lemon pepper
seasoning, if desired. Fold foil over fish.
Place foil pouch on baking sheet
and place in oven. Bake fish 15-20
minutes until fish reaches a minimum
internal temperature of 145 F on a food
thermometer and is flaky when tested
with fork.
Divide into four portions and serve.


When you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious side dish to complement any meal, look no further than this Fingerling Potato Salad. Made with nutrient-rich Wisconsin Potatoes and topped with a lemon dressing, this simple potato side packs plenty of flavor. Find more potato recipes at eatwisconsinpotatoes.com.

Fingerling Potato Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
1 1/2 pounds mixed Wisconsin
fingerling potatoes
2 large lemons, divided
2 cups water
2 tablespoons coarse kosher
3 tablespoons white balsamic
3 tablespoons extra-virgin
olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons whole cumin
3/4 teaspoon whole coriander

pepper, to taste
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
salt, to taste
2 cups baby arugula
In large pot of boiling, salted water,
cook potatoes until just tender when
pierced with fork, about 15 minutes.
Drain and cool slightly.
Slice one lemon into 1/8-inch-thick
rounds. In small saucepan, combine
sliced lemon, water and kosher
salt; bring to boil. Reduce heat and
simmer until lemon slices are tender,
about 10 minutes. Drain lemons then
coarsely chop.
Cut remaining lemon in half and
squeeze out 2 tablespoons juice. In
small bowl, mix chopped lemons,
lemon juice, white balsamic vinegar
and oil. Coarsely crush cumin and
coriander seeds using mortar and
pestle. Mix seeds into lemon dressing.
Season, to taste, with pepper.
Cut lukewarm potatoes in half
lengthwise. Place in large, shallow
bowl. Mix in green onions and dill.
Pour lemon dressing over and toss
to coat. Season, to taste, with salt
and pepper. Add arugula and toss
gently. Serve lukewarm or at room

Themed parties can be challenging, especially when you
want everything to be perfect for your guests. Make your
party simple and festive with these tips for planning your
own farm-to-table gathering.
Mason jars
A farm-to-table classic, mason jars can be used for drinks
or even to fill with flowers to make a beautiful, seasonal
centerpiece for the table. Mason jars are clean, cute and
easy to wash when the gathering is over.
Rustic vibe
Adding some rustic decor can help spruce up your table or
serve as an accessory for your farm-to-table dinner party.
Also consider adding a bit of fall-flare with decorations
such as pumpkins, squash and brightly colored leaves.
Seasonal fare
It’s easy to get inspired with the variety of things you can
find at your local farmers market. Ingredients like onions
can be used in this Baked Fish recipe while a batch of
locally sourced potatoes is the perfect foundation for a
Fingerling Potato Salad.

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