Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by the stress of hosting a backyard BBQ. Mean Girls jokes aside, Labor Day is just around the corner and we have the perfect Summer Potato Salad that is sure to take the stress off of impressing your guests this holiday!
Hosting a holiday can be a touch overwhelming, especially one that marks the official transition between Summer and Fall. For many, Labor Day weekend is the final Summer Sizzler of the season! Talk about pressure.
This year let the Watertown Farm and Craft Market inspire you to take your shindig’s menu from tired and drab to unforgettable and fab! To help, we asked our friend Megan Putney, of Minding My Soul, for her thoughts.
Megan is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and avid market goer. She is focused on empowering others to cultivate mind-body wellness from a place of compassion, love, sustainability and intentionality. She often shops at our market where she can support local businesses and buy locally sourced eggs, meats, and produce.
So, when we asked Megan for her help, it wasn’t difficult for her to find inspiration at the market. She provided us with a fun twist on a summer classic: Summer Potato and Snap Pea Salad.
Place washed potatoes into a large pot and add water until potatoes are covered by at least an inch.
Add 1 tbsp sea salt and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer the potatoes for 25-35 minutes, until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
Drain the water from the potatoes and let them cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting them into quarters.
Let them continue cooling, option to place them in the fridge to speed up the process.
Once the potatoes are close to room temperature, combine them in a bowl with the sliced snap peas, celery, and scallions.
In a bowl, combine the mayo, mustard, olive oil and spices, stirring until uniform.
Pour the dressing over the potatoes and veggies and stir well to evenly coat.
Serve immediately or chill in the fridge.
Psst, use vegan mayo to make this vegan friendly!
Well there you have it, market goers! We hope Megan's recipe helps instill some market inspiration in you for your Labor Day BBQ plans. Until then, we'll see you at the market!
It's the first full week in August and that means it is National Farmers Market Week! We are excited to celebrate our own Watertown Farm & Craft Market as well as the other markets across the nation. This week is dedicated to highlighting farmers markets and the impact they have on their local communities across the United States of America. Each year we bring dozens of talented vendors together every Wednesday, for the benefit of our small businesses, local economy, and community.
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Farmers markets support healthy communities. Since 1977, our market has become a hub for community in the Greater Watertown region. Each year we directly connect farmers and crafters, as well as advocates of local non-profits, to market goers. The Watertown Farm & Craft Market contributes to the North Country by providing a social environment that brings families, friends, and professionals to downtown Watertown every week. Food trucks, live music, art, locally made products, and fresh produce all promote a friendly community-oriented atmosphere where market goers can enjoy what downtown Watertown has to offer.
We are thankful for our presenting market sponsor, Watertown Savings Bank, our presenting music sponsor, MVP Health Care®, and our supporting music sponsors, Foy Benefits, ABC50, and Rockin’ It for Bill, for their generous support of our market this season.