Entries by diana@dianariesdesigns.com

Castleberry Market Re-Opens With A Commitment To Solving The Food Desert Issue

Castleberry Market will reopen on August 1st, 2022. The public is invited to celebrate the occasion and experience the return of the only weekly Farmers Market on the Southwest side of Atlanta.  Under the direction of Ali Washington, the Castleberry Market is renewing their commitment to the local community. The market will now be open […]

Who knew cucumbers could have so many uses?!

Here are some amazing cucumber facts that are definitely inspiring me to grab a few cukes July 18 at the market: Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and […]

Finding peace, one piece at a time…

Meet the talented Potter, Dinah. Dinah, Centered Peace Ceramics, uses pottery to help with her compound PTSD. That’s why the back of her business cards say “finding peace one piece at a time”. Says Dinah, “Pottery is something I can only do when I am in a good place. Every piece is made with a purposeful […]

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

We love a really easy appetizer and it doesn’t get much easier than fresh tomatoes with a spreadable cheese on toast. A good Bruschetta looks AND tastes like you’ve fussed. The key to a delicious Bruschetta: really fresh ingredients. I use different varieties of tomatoes when making Bruschetta. Just whatever I can get at our […]

Personal Chef, Jan Hill, will be creating free tasty bites July 11

Jan Hill, Exclusively Yours Personal Chef will be creating free tasty bites for shoppers at the Castleberry Farmers Market on Monday, July 11. Jan is a well-known, Castleberry Hill resident, making this unique collaboration especially easy to accomplish. We are excited to have her creating something special for the market utilizing fresh, local ingredients currently available from […]

It doesn’t take a Master Chef to make something delicious with blueberries!

There’s no wrong way to cook with blueberries!  They taste great, and, they’re delightfully versatile. So, July 11, grab a carton from our market and make these stunning cookies! (We’ll be closed Monday, July 4) Blueberry White Chocolate Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour (GF is fine) 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1⁄3 […]

Just Wow!

I had an amazing experience at the farmers market yesterday. Honestly, I’m really not sure if I can explain this well. “Cause ya’ just had to be there. So, let me start by saying how amazingly fabulous our market vendors are. And then, I want to share how beautiful our community supporters and participants truly […]

What Are Garlic Scapes?

At our farmers market you can find amazing produce that you don’t see in your average supermarket: red carrots, a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, stinging nettles, green garlic, watermelon radishes, garlic scapes, and more. It’s a wonderful opportunity to savor the biodiversity of our planet. Plus, meeting and talking to farmers and food […]

One Pan, Easy Shrimp & Tomatoes

Okay, so I really, really love it when I can put everything in one pan. Because, who wants to clean up a bunch of stinkin’ dishes after dinner? Not me. Here’s a good one for fast, fresh and simple. This quick and flavorful one-pan dish blends shrimp, parsley and lemon juice with tomatoes. Red pepper […]

Greens gratin with tons of cheese.

Fun party trick: Ask your friends to guess how many pounds of greens went into this fabulously cheesy gratin. Three humongous bunches of kale  get drowned in garlic- and rosemary-infused cream, then blanketed in cheddar cheese and panko and placed into a hot oven, where they sizzle and shrink down. Ingredients 1 medium onion 5 garlic cloves, […]