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Find Frontera at Chicago area farmers markets this summer! We’ve joined forces with our friends at River Valley Ranch, Iron Creek Farm and Nichols Farm to cook up some amazing taco filling samples that combo market-fresh veggies with Frontera Taco Skillet Sauces. See listings below or check the Fronterafiesta Facebook page for latest schedule information.
We headed out bright and early one Saturday and caught up with Frontera staffer Chelsea Hoffman, who filled us in and filled us up!
Chelsea, what are these tasty looking little taco treats?
We're passing out samples of our Frontera Chipotle Garlic Farmers Market Mushroom Taco filling on our Thick and Crunchy chips with fresh cilantro.
Really, isn’t that sauce made for steak?
Although the Frontera Skillet Sauces are traditional to some types of protein, I've found that once I understand the flavor profiles of the different chiles, I'm able to substitute in other items than what the main recipe might call for. Swapping fresh mushrooms for steak nice and easy, especially with the mushroom medley from River Valley Ranch.
Very cool. Where is River Valley Ranch?
River Valley Ranch is owned by Eric Rose and his family and is located just outside of Burlington, Wisconsin.
What’s Frontera doing in a Farmers Market anyway?
Chef Rick Bayless has always been a huge supporter of local farms — partnering with them as restaurant suppliers as well as creating the Frontera Farmer Foundation, which supports Midwest farms with capitol projects. We wanted to find another way, outside of the restaurants, to support local farmers in their respective markets in the area. Plus, we love to be outside in the summer!
These taco filling samples are totally working for me. Can I have another?
I haven't met anyone who can have just one — you're welcome to another and another!
Will you share the recipe?
You bet. How about a download link with bonus recipes for squash tacos and red chile kale tacos?
Nichols Farm | www.nicholsfarm.com
Tuesdays: Museum of Contemporary Art | Thursdays: Daley Plaza | Sundays: Wicker Park
Iron Creek Farm | www.ironcreekfarm.com
Liz Madsen Farm | www.realtimefarms.com
Thursdays (evening markets): Lincoln Square