Farmers market recipes
These downloadable recipes use produce that is currently in season.
In-season produce can be found at a farmers market near you. Some farmers markets accept SNAP/EBT benefits — visit the Farmers markets page to learn more.
Recipes by month
Broccoli red pepper stir fry (PDF) — Bright in color, lively in taste and fast to fix. Add chicken or tofu and serve over rice for a complete meal.
Cucumber yogurt dip — A great accompaniment for the all fresh vegetables you eat.
Green bean and mushroom medley — Make this side dish when green beans are in peak season. Try different vegetable, seasoning, and nut combinations to make this dish your own.
Green bean saute — Make this recipe whenever you have canned or fresh green beans on hand. It goes great with any main entree.
Green beans with tomatoes and basil — Never waste your surplus fresh green beans again. This vegetable side dish will get even the pickiest of eaters to eat their veggies.
Kohlrabi saute — Kohlrabi (cole-RAH-bee) is a member of the cabbage family and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Fresh summer pasta salad (PDF) — This pasta salad uses sugar snap peas, a frequent farmers market find. Try substituting green beans for asparagus — green beans are cheaper and easier to find in July than asparagus.
Farmers market salsa — Turn fresh tomatoes, onions, and peppers and canned beans and corn into this delicious salsa. It's a great use for farmers market produce!
Hot and sweet watermelon (PDF) — Watermelon as you've never seen it before.
Kale wild rice salad (PDF) — A flavorful, colorful salad to answer the question, "What do I do with kale?"
Lemon carrots — A fresh twist on a classic vegetable.
Roasted squash and eggplant chicken casserole (PDF) — This recipe is a good way to use summer squash of any kind.
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