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Berry Delicious Recipes

The Common Market Offers Fresh, Locally-Sourced Products For Your Summer Cooking

Have you explored one of the member-owned, cooperative Common Market locations (Buckeystown Pike and West 7th Street) lately? Common Market is more than a grocery store with high-quality natural foods, health products and household supplies. It's a community of people on mission to offer a path to a healthy future by partnering with sustainable local farmers and producers to provide the freshest, most nutritious whole foods in Frederick. Everyone can shop and anyone can join.

Enjoy these summer berry recipes curated just for you!


makes: 4-6 servings


  • 2 fresh red beets
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 1-2 cups fresh raspberries (or a variety of berries)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 4 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 ounce fresh feta cheese 


1. Place beets in a baking dish. Add one inch of water. Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until tender.

2. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper. (Set aside for dressing.)

3. Cool and peel beets. Cut beets to size of preference.

4. In a large bowl, combine the beets, berries and walnuts. Pour dressing over mixture and toss gently to coat. 

5. Top salad greens with beet mixture. Sprinkle feta cheese on top.


makes: 6 servings


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups assorted fresh berries


1. Place milk in a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over. Let stand for 3-5 minutes to soften gelatin.

2. Pour mixture into a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until gelatin dissolves, but before the milk boils. Add cream, honey, sugar and salt. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. 

3. Pour into six wine-sized glasses to half full. Cool slightly. Refrigerate until set (at least 6-8 hours).

4. Spoon berries on top of the panna cotta and serve.


makes: 4-6 servings


  • 4 cups berries, fresh or frozen

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


1. Heat the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. 

2. Add the salt and lemon juice to the warm sugar syrup.

3. Puree the sugar syrup mixture with the blueberries in a food processor or blender until completely smooth. This the sorbet base.

4. Chill the sorbet base in the freezer in an air-tight container until it is frozen. (Chill for at least an hour.)

The Common Market Supports Local Farmers, Sells High-Quality Natural Foods and Serves the Frederick Community