Sikeston farmer's market May 10 to feature asparagus and more

Sikeston farmer's market May 10 to feature asparagus and more

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - The Downtown Sikeston Farmers' Market will be open Saturday, May 10 from 7 a.m. to sellout.

The market will be at American Legion Park. This week's market will feature asparagus, rhubarb, jellies, baked goods and more.

The Recipe of the Week is a Warm Asparagus Salad.


  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shaved
  • Garlic seasoned croutons


Place croutons in a large bowl and set aside. In a small sauce-pan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Cook 1-2 minutes or until butter is lightly browned; remove from heat. Drizzle butter croutons; toss well to coat.

Combine vinegar, oil, lemon rind, lemon juice and onion; stir  well with a whisk. Stir in salt and pepper.

Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a large skillet. Snap off or cut tough ends of asparagus; add asparagus to pan. Cook 5 minutes or until tender. Place asparagus on a serving platter. Drizzle with vinaigrette; top with breadcrumb mixture. Garnish with Parmesan. Serve immediately.

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