Farmers’ Market Produce Meets Popular Autumn Recipes

Homemade salad recipe made with local ingredients

Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-In-Chief

I adapted the Fall Harvest Apple and Kale Salad from Tieghan Gerard’s blog: Half Baked Harvest. I omitted the pomegranate seeds, prosciutto, and pepitas, and added husk cherries. 

Noor Naseer ‘22 visits Marshalls Farm Market which sells produce from the farm of Carrie and Greg, who are fourth generation farmers, located in Eden Prairie.

When going grocery shopping for this recipe, I wanted to do as much as possible at my local farmers’ market, Marshall’s Farmers’ Market in Eden Prairie. 

The market is open from July through November on Monday-Friday 10 a.m. -7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at 9100 Eden Prairie Rd #2308, Eden Prairie, MN 55347.

I was asking one of the vendors for something that she thought was especially “fall-y,” she immediately brought me to the husk cherries. Husk cherries have a very tropical flavor and can go in anything from pies to salads. If I hadn’t visited the farmers’ market, I never would have tried husk cherries, which I believe are going to be one of my new favorite ingredients to cook with. Find my adapted recipe below:


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 heads kale, shredded

2 zestar apples, thinly sliced

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 cup Husk cherries 



Cider Vinaigrette

1/3 cup extra virgin 

olive oil

1 shallot, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon fig preserves

1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

kosher salt and pepper

1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes


Chop the kale, slice apples, and peel husk cherries

Combine all salad ingredients

Combine all vinaigrette ingredients

Pour dressing over salad and enjoy!