BrightFarms has kindly compensated me for my time to feature their products, and also provided a gift card to share with my readers so they could try the products as well. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
One of the reasons I love Madison as much as I do is because we have so many farmers markets in town. While our city is well known for the farmers market Downtown, there are times when I don’t have the time to commit to driving downtown, finding parking, and walking around the entire capital square! Having smaller options has been a welcomed choice lately for me, and they always seem to satisfy me in terms of having what I’m looking for.
Last week, I managed to hit up a farmers market on a rainy, Saturday morning before I was scheduled to work with the intentions of finding ingredients that would inspire me to make something using as many local ingredients as possible! Even though the particular farmers market that I went to was considered quite small, I still felt overwhelmed with all the produce that was currently in season!
One of my favorite booths are always the ones involving cheese, and Farmer John, did not disappoint! I grabbed some Parmesan cheese to use in my recipe later on!
I wanted to make something that was slightly outside my box, yet something that my picky eater of a son would eat as well – which is ridiculously difficult right now because he doesn’t even like cheese. Which may sound a little silly when I say then that I made Feta-Parmesan Spinach Biscuits, but let me rephrase that and say, my son doesn’t eat cheese plain. Weirdest. Phase. Ever.
So, armed with BrightFarm’s baby spinach that I found at Pick ‘n’ Save and some local ingredients – garlic, onions, Parmesan and feta crumbles – me and my boyfriend got into the kitchen and pretty much just improvised!
If you aren’t aware of BrightFarms, BrightFarms sells food immediately upon harvesting, with no storage or shipping, the retailer provides their costumers with produce that is fresher and more attractive and that will last longer and be more nutritious. A BrightFarm greenhouse produces food with a fraction of the land and water, with no chemical pesticides and a dramatically reduced carbon footprint. Their produce includes baby kale, baby arugula, spring mix, basil, watercress and Asian greens and is grown to conserve land, water and fossil fuels, and is GMO-free!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 cup chopped Bright Farms Baby Spinach
- 3/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
- 3 tablespoons minced onions
- In a frying pan, add the spinach, garlic and onion together. Remove from heat once the onions are see through.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Add heavy cream, feta cheese, parmesan, onions and garlic. Mix well.
- Dough will be sticky! Be sure to flour kneading surface and knead about 10 times.
- Pat dough into a circle and flatten to desire thickness!
- Using a biscuit cutter or glass cup cut out biscuits.
- Bake at 450 degrees until puffed and golden, about 15 minutes.
- I made about 15 when I made mine the first time, but that was because I made the dough a bit thinner than I wanted. To make bigger and puffier ones, make the dough thicker when you cut out the biscuit shapes!
I’m really happy with how these turned out – especially since I went into it basically winging it that started with my trip to the Farmer’s Market!
Thanks to BrightFarms, you can win a $25 gift card to Marianos, Pick ‘n’ Save, or Metro Market to purchase your Bright Farms produce of choice to make these biscuits or come up with your own tasty recipe! Enter below – giveaway ends October 27th! Good luck!