farmer’s market season is in full swing! make the most of your farmer’s market produce with these farmer’s market recipes – all wholesome & delicious enough to try over & over again all summer long!
okay, can we talk about farmer’s markets really quickly? & how it makes you feel totally, absolutely basic, but you can’t help but freak out a little bit every saturday morning when it’s finally time to make your weekly trip?!
it’s no secret that i looooove farmer’s markets. like to-the-depths-of-my-soul levels of loving. here in minnesota there are only a few months out of the year that we have farmer’s market produce readily available to us & getting fresh, locally grown fruits & veggies is such a treat.
but when it comes down to it, i just love the experience of going to the farmer’s market. waking up early on a saturday or sunday morning, grabbing a cup of coffee from my favorite coffee shop, & perusing countless stands of gorgeous locally-produced goodies. the sense of community is like none other.
in fact, joining a csa has been on my bucket list for the last 5 years, but i just can’t bring myself to doing it because we wouldn’t need to frequent our farmer’s markets anymore. you know what i mean?
what you can find in my farmer’s market bag totally varies based on the farmer’s market i’m at. if i’m at my neighborhood’s small farmer’s market, you can usually find me leaving with a bag of fresh lavender (& maybe an ahi tuna sushi hand roll). if i’m at the kcc farmer’s market in hawaii, you know i’m there for a bag of granola & sushi sliders. if i’m at my favorite farmer’s market in the universe, you’ll find me with a big bag of morel mushrooms & some hot spicy cheese bread (& probably some cheese curds).
but if i’m truly going for a grocery stock up, i’ll leave with tons of fresh fruits & veggies.
heirloom tomatoes (big ones for capreses, little ones for errthang else), cucumbers, zucchini, kale, mint, basil, spinach, peppers of every color & variety, corn, peaches, apples, snap peas, wax beans…the list truly goes on & on.
oh, & flowers. you can’t forget about farmer’s market flowers!
(& maybe a pie. to the sweet little old ladies schlepping out pies at farmer’s markets, you 100% have my heart.)
i’m so excited to be partnering with some of my blogging besties today to be bringing you TONS of ideas for using up your farmer’s market finds this summer.
so, whatcha waiting for? head to your favorite farmer’s market, grab something you normally wouldn’t, & give one of these amazing farmer’s market recipes a try!
aglio olio zoodles with farmer’s market vegetables & shrimpthis, as you know, is my favorite farmer’s market recipe! you can use literally any veggie that is speaking to you at the farmer’s market, & it’s easy to throw together on a weeknight, but special enough for a weekend dinner date.
chrissa uses farmer’s market peaches, jalapeños, onions, & cilantro to make a to-die-for farmer’s market salsa. you can use the salsa to fancy up grilled chicken for an easy & healthy weeknight dinner, or with chips & margs over the weekend. check out this farmer’s market recipe on physical kitchness!
kelly’s tomato & jicama salad
what’s been so cool about this round-up is seeing what goodies are at farmer’s market stands in different parts of the country! my friend kelly is from austin, texas & her farmer’s market is full of jicama & tomatoes. she made it into this awesome healthy salad. check out this farmer’s market recipe on eat the gains!
i ahhhhh-dore this pasta salad from my friend kara! swap farmer’s market cherries for tomatoes & you’ll have an elegant, updated caprese situation goin’ on! check out this farmer’s market recipe on byte sized nutrition!
let’s talk farmer’s market beets for a second. aren’t they the most beautiful thing on the farmer’s market stands?! use up a basket of farmer’s market beets with ellie’s beet & goat cheese salad! check out this farmer’s market recipe on hungry by nature.
if there’s anything sweeter than my beautiful friend miss allie, it’s her paleo peach basil tart. a delicious dessert with zero guilt? sign me up! check out this farmer’s market recipe on miss allie’s kitchen.
& because no round-up would be complete in my world without a cocktail, i was so happy when kelsey made sangria. use farmer’s market raspberries to make this raspberry lemon kombucha sangria! check out this farmer’s market recipe on little bits of.
so tell me…what’s in your farmer’s market bag this summer? what farmer’s market recipes do you love to make with your finds? where is your favorite farmer’s market?! let me know in the comments below…i’d LOVE to chat! xx
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