There are all sorts of culinary creations you can make when you shop at City Market Bay City. Here are recipes for a couple of early-summer vegetables that you’ll want to make before Independence Day:

Grandma’s Rhubarb Pie

Michigan Rhubarb growing season: April through June


Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 1 hour

Ready In: 90 minutes



  • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Combine sugar and flour. Sprinkle 1/4 of it over pastry in pie plate. Heap rhubarb over this mixture. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and flour. Dot with small pieces of butter. Cover with top crust.

Place pie on lowest rack in oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Bay City Asparagus and Cashews

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Ready in: 25 Min



2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

1 bunch asparagus stalks, ends cut

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 cup chopped cashews



Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a wok over low to medium heat. Add ginger, and stir-fry until slightly brown. Add asparagus, and stir-fry for a few minutes before adding soy sauce and cashews. Cook until asparagus is tender but still crisp and bright green, stirring frequently.