Gooseberry Patch – Fresh From the Farmstand Review

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So I was asked at the last minute to help bring some dishes for Easter dinner. I immediately started to panic because I am getting better at cooking but by no means am I ready to help with an Easter feast! Thankfully I had a fabulous new cookbook from my personal favorite, Gooseberry Patch. This newest book is called Fresh from the Farmstand. This is great just in time for all the produce stands that are popping up all around.

Fresh From the Farmstand

This cookbook is a great one for me because I really need help in this department. I love browsing around Farmer’s Markets and such but there are so many things I have either never heard of or have no idea what to do with!

Back to Easter, when I got that called I immediately started flipping through it hoping to find something simple but delicious and fancy looking. Gooseberry Patch has never let me down before and once again they came through for me! Right away I found several things that would be great for Easter and some that I wanted before that! Being on short notice I chose the quickest things to make. The first dish I chose was Fresh Berry & Banana Salad. I actually made this for my family for breakfast that morning after I discovered it! It was so quick to make and super healthy!

Fresh Berry & Banana Salad-

  • 2 c. strawberries hulled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 c. blackberries
  • 1 c. seedless green grapes
  • 1 Banana sliced
  • 2 c. strawberry or vanilla yogurt

Combine all fruit in a large bowl. Gently fold in yogurt. Serve immediately or cover and chill for 30 minutes. Serves 6-8.
We gobbled this up right away! My kids love fruit and this was just amazing!

Fresh Berry and Banana Salad

For the dish I chose for Easter I went with Spinach, Strawberry & Walnut Salad.

  • 1-1/2 lbs spinach, torn
  • 3 c. strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts

Arrange spinach, strawberries, onions, and nuts in a salad bowl. Cover and refrigerate. At serving time drizzle Poppy Seed dressing over salad. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

Since I was making this for a larger gathering I increased the size of the recipe. This salad was so simple to make but it looked great! The strawberries make the salad look wonderful plus the combination of ingredients just makes it taste so yummy! My husband had his doubts but he even said it was delicious!

Spinach Strawberry Walnut Salad

Of course a favorite treat for my kids is smoothies! I was happy to see a couple recipes in this book for smoothies! We are always looking for new smoothies to make. We all really enjoyed the Banana-Mango Soy Smoothie. For some reason we had never tried a smoothie with Mango before but it was so delicious! Another great smoothie was the Strawberry-Banana Smoothie. My son is on spring break this week but I think these smoothies will be great for a quick breakfast in the morning! We are usually running late so a smoothie to bring along will be great!

There are so many more recipes in this book I cannot wait to try! On my “To Try” list is; Southwestern Smothered Potato Chips, Roasted Garden Flatbreads, Orange Mint Slush, Raspberry Yogurt Muffins, Corn & Bacon Saute, and so much more! I could go on forever!
If you have never picked up a cookbook from Gooseberry Patch you should! They are great for recipes but also offer more than that. Each page has a fun tip to help with cooking, planning, decorating and more! All the recipes are so easy to follow and I like that it has the serving size on them as well. Plus the cookbooks are always very sturdy.

This cookbook is perfect for this time of year! Next time you are browsing through a produce stand and aren’t sure what something is I’m pretty sure you can find a recipe for it in Fresh from the Farmstand! With 240 recipes you can’t go wrong! All your spring/summer parties will be a hit with recipes in this cookbook.

Buy: You can buy Fresh from the Farmstand for $16.95

Follow: Stay up to date with everything going on at Gooseberry Patch by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.


  1. eclairre says:

    I also like Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I want the “101 Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook”. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.

  3. I like Mom’s Favorite Recipe’s Cookbook…

  4. I like the Grandma’s Country Kitchen Cookbook – Family Recipes & Memory Making Tips
    Thank you!

  5. Maegan Morin says:

    I would like their Meals In Minutes Cookbook!

  6. InezbyDesign says:

    These look great! My kind of cooking. I would love to try the Farmers’ Market Favorite Homegrown Recipes Cookbook

  7. Patty S. says:

    One pot meals cookbook

  8. Patty S. says:

    One pot meals cookbook

  9. Anonymous says:

    DInner on a dime
    Gkuroda at

  10. Dinners on a Dime works. Breakfast and Lunch I have a handle on Dinner not unless cereal and toast count? Thanks for the chance to spruce things up!

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  11. I would like the 101 Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes Cookbook.

  12. id like the Gooseberry Patch ExclusiveFamily Recipe Country Kitchen Cookbook – Autumn Fall Harvest Halloween Thanksgiving

  13. Elizabeth says:

    I would like to try the Simple Shortcut Recipes Cookbook!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I would like the Comfort & Joy Cookbook. – Judith R.

  15. 101 Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches.
    Laura snookie_poo@hotmaildotcom

  16. I would like the flavors of fall cookbook.

  17. I would LOVE the Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook.

    ktgonyea at

  18. Comfort & Joy Cookbook

    dwarzel at

  19. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’d love to try Flavors of Fall…thanks for hosting!

  20. crystletellerday says:

    christmas cookie jar

  21. Bee W Bedard says:

    I really like the Mom’s Favorite Recipe’s Cookbook

  22. Love to try some of these recipes-
    Autumn Family Country Kitchen Comfort Food Recipe Cookbook – Harvest Thanksgiving

    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

  23. camp3369 says:

    I would like the Meals in Minutes cookbook

  24. I like the cookbook – Homemade Harvest Cookbook. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂 Thanks !!!

  25. Hotsnotty2 says:

    Dinners on a Dime

  26. toughturtles says:

    Quick & Easy

  27. i like the recipes for warming hearts cookbook

  28. I like the calendars and coupon keepers too that gooseberry patch offers, I think there designs on anything they offer is so warm, homeie and and such a nice gift to give, thanks for the chance.

  29. 5 Ingredient Quick Easy Family Recipe Kitchen Cookbook

  30. church suppers
    pjames330 at aol dot com

  31. Slow cooking or entertaining –

  32. Mary Walker says:

    church suppers looks good

  33. Mary Walker says:

    churc Suppers looks like a great book

  34. i like Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook.

  35. Would love the 101 Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook. Thanks.

  36. tavernie says:

    Id love The Comfort and Joy Cookbook!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  37. i like the Sweet & Simple Cookbook

  38. I would like to have Meals in Minutes.

  39. I also like Farmer’s Markets Favorites. calvad at aol dot com

  40. Christine Jessamine says:

    i would also love the canning and preserving!

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  41. I´d love to have the Quick & Easy Christmas Recipes Cookbook for Simple Holiday Meals, Decorating Ideas and Memories book 🙂

  42. Nicole C. says:

    I would love to try the Rush-Hour Recipes Cookbook.


  43. cjabdelnour says:

    I like the Homemade Christmas Cookbook. Cheryl

  44. One Pot Meals … cause that’s how I like to cook.

  45. mstoolman173 says:

    Meals in Minutes is more my style

  46. Anonymous says:

    I like the “Country Baking Cookbook” too!

  47. Tylerpants says:

    I’d like to have the Meals in Minutes 10th Anniversary Cookbook. tylerpants(at)

  48. Ravyn Jazper-Hawke says:

    I’d like to check out the 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes Cookbook.

  49. I’d really like to have their Christmas cookbook.

  50. I would like the Dinners on a Dime Cookbook.

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