Around the country, farmers bring their abundance to town, allowing us to feast through all four seasons (if you fill the freezer). Load your table with farmer's market goodies, including fruits, veggies, honey, and spices.
Farmer's market finds: peaches, blackberries, cabbage, basil
A touch of blue cheese and our herb-infused homemade dressing pair perfectly with crunchy cabbage and sweet fruits in this simple summer salad.
Farmer's market finds: zucchini, onions, basil
Sure, this healthy recipe is all about the burger. But we top it with fresh farmer's market zucchini ribbons, and we even hid some chopped zucchini and onion in the meat patty to use up those market goodies.
Farmer's market finds: beets, carrots, shallots, thyme, honey, garlic, romaine, parsley
As summer wanes and the farmer's market starts transitioning to local fall ingredients, put root vegetables to use in this side-dish salad. Roasting the veggies brings out their rich, sweet flavors for a salad that's both hearty and light.
Farmer's market finds: sweet peppers, portobello mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, cherry tomatoes
Pile all your favorite farmer's market veggies into one extraordinary summer torte. Garlic oil gives the impressive (and healthy!) main dish savory flavor.
Farmer's market finds: asparagus, avocados, limes
Rise and shine to a bacon-filled breakfast sandwich featuring tender asparagus, creamy avocado, and fluffy eggs. Freshly squeezed lime juice adds a bit of zest to the avocado spread for a perfect start to your day.
Farmer's market finds: strawberries, limes
Bottoms up! Celebrate the sweetness of summer with a lip-smacking batch of icy-cold strawberry margaritas. Just add a splash or two of tequila plus triple sec or another orange liqueur to the mix, and you've got yourself one refreshing sipper. (Oh -- and don't forget to sugar the rim!)
Farmer's market finds: raspberries, bananas, mangoes, honey
Whether it's for breakfast or lunch, these sweet and creamy sandwiches make a fabulously fresh meal. All you need is an assortment of ripened fruit, a dash of cinnamon, and some soft cream cheese to fill these golden, flaky croissants.
Farmer's market finds: potatoes, shallots, green beans, tomatoes, parsley
Combine farmer's market green beans, grape tomatoes, and tiny new potatoes for a nutrient-packed vegetable side-dish recipe. A light dressing of oil, lemon juice, and fresh herb amps up the flavor, making it a cinch to enjoy eating your veggies.
Farmer's market finds: cucumbers, fennel
Forget store-bought pickles and create a tangy batch of your own using market-fresh veggies. Before soaking and chilling in a vinegar-filled, sealed jar, toss in a few fennel seeds and celery seeds to give this cucumber relish some juicy bite.
Farmer's market finds: carrots, lemons, pineapples
No sugar necessary here. This poppy-orange summertime drink is beaming with natural sweetness, thanks to fresh carrots, pineapple juice, and a little bit of lemon. Bonus: It's packed with vitamins A and C.
Farmer's market finds: baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, honey, oranges
When it comes to the farmer's market, go for the greens. Bok choy, also called Chinese cabbage, has a slightly sweet, mild flavor. The leaves are tender, and the stems stay crisp even after cooking. Rice wine, red miso paste, ginger, and other mouthwatering flavors give this veggie some Asian flair.
Farmer's market finds: avocados, kiwi, tomatoes, green onions, limes
Wrap up salmon with the season's freshest veggies, and add a touch of citrus, too. Pile on some colorful avocado salsa for a perfect summer dinner idea. Best of all? You can find almost every ingredient at your local farmer's market!
Farmer's market finds: potatoes, celery, onions, lettuce
You can't go wrong if you stick to the basics in our traditional potato salad recipe. This one's got everything you'd expect: hard-cooked eggs, sweet pickles, and a creamy dressing.
Farmer's market finds: kale, cherry tomatoes, lemons, walnuts
Leafy kale makes a healthful summer salad soaked in olive oil and fresh lemon juice and paired with juicy cherry tomatoes. Walnuts and homemade croutons add a touch of satisfying crunch.
Farmer's market finds: fennel, onions, potatoes, thyme
Don't be fooled by the creamy appearance and texture. This soup is all about the produce! At its base is fresh potato, fennel, and onion pureed with milk to a comforting creamy soup consistency. It's perfect for your early fall farmer's market finds.
Farmer's market finds: mushrooms, peas, lemons, mint, garlic
Serve these stuffed mushroom caps as an adorable appetizer recipe or an impressive side dish. A hummus made of peas, lemon, garlic, and mint makes an unforgettable filling.
Farmer's market finds: carrots, lemons, roma tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, radishes, baby salad greens
Busy summer schedule? Pack up this loaded garden veggie sub, complete with a creamy lemon-infused spread, and enjoy an easy lunch that's ready when you are.
Farmer's market finds: baby spinach, kiwi, bananas, pineapples
Whip up a smoothie surprise: spinach! The antioxidant-rich green pairs easily with icy-cold kiwi, banana, and pineapple. The beauty of this healthy smoothie recipe? You're sneaking in a serving of fruits and veggies with every sip!
Farmer's market find: blueberries
Blueberry-lovers, rejoice! These hearty, not-too-sweet biscuits are a delightful breakfast dish, but they work just as well for brunch or as an anytime snack. We dare you to stop at just one creamy, blueberry-topped biscuit.
Farmer's market finds: tomatoes, red onions
Need a quick salad idea? With only four ingredients, this beautiful tomato salad lets fresh and juicy summer produce be the star. It's a delightful summer side that tastes wonderful with grilled chicken or steak.
Farmer's market finds: spinach, zucchini, tomatoes
Grilled fresh sourdough piled high with thinly sliced zucchini, creamy garlic-and-herb goat cheese, and a layer of garlicky mayo can mean only one thing: You're in veggie sandwich heaven.
Farmer's market finds: blackberries, red onions, mint, lemons
Fresh blackberries and super simple pickled onions are paired with creamy feta and a hint of mint for one amazingly tasty and totally different salad that's sure to be the talk of your next get-together.
Farmer's market finds: asparagus, tomatoes, basil
Packed with plenty of crunch, tang, and chew, this dish satisfies all the texture cravings in one hearty meal. One serving of asparagus provides 66 percent of the recommended daily amount of folate, which keeps blood vessels elastic.
Tip: To remove woody ends of asparagus, pick up a stalk and bend it gently. It will "snap" naturally at the place where the woodiness begins.
Farmer's market finds: spinach, tomatoes
Crunchy wheat flatbread, creamy garlic-and-herb goat cheese, savory artichoke hearts, and a pile of veggies come together for a simple, fresh, summery pizza.
Farmer's market finds: rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries
This bubbly three-fruit dessert, complete with a crunchy almond topper, is just begging to be paired with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche.
Farmer's market finds: cucumbers, avocados, limes, dill
Heat things up at the grill with our spicy steak rub. Then delight your taste buds with a creamy avocado dipping sauce and an easy, cool-as-a-cucumber salad.
Farmer's market find: peaches
What makes this juicy peach dessert so irresistible? Its crushed brown sugar and graham cracker topping over honey-drizzled peaches is a good start. And, of course, a scoop of vanilla ice cream doesn't hurt.
Farmer's market finds: asparagus, sweet peppers, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, basil
Get creative with leftover English muffins by using them in our simple veggie-packed egg bake. With a touch of basil and loads of sweet peppers and asparagus, this easy dish works for brunch or as a light summer dinner.
Farmer's market finds: blackberries, lemons, limes, basil
Citrus-marinated grilled chicken atop leafy greens with juicy berries and an easy blackberry vinaigrette make for an irresistibly fresh summer salad.
Farmer's market finds: cherry tomatoes, arugula, red onions, jalapeno peppers
Top fluffy rice with cooked corn, fresh tomatoes, and jalapeno slices for a spicy, hearty salad that's quick, easy, and perfect for a crowd.
Farmer's market finds: asparagus, green onions
Serve our make-ahead brunch bake that's as easy as it is elegant. Packed with fresh asparagus and savory ham and cheese, this strata recipe is a delicious start to your day.
Farmer's market finds: basil, lemons
This fresh five-ingredient summer pasta toss has a healthy dose of lemony zing that's complemented by sweet basil and hearty cannellini beans.
Farmer's market finds: tomatoes, onions, cilantro, limes
Turn farmer's market produce into a sweet and savory salsa that can be frozen for up to 3 months. The secret to its tart flavor? Nopalitos, or canned marinated cactus, which can be found in the Mexican aisle at supermarkets or specialty food stores.
Farmer's market finds: summer squash, cherry tomatoes, arugula
Deli-roasted chicken is the shortcut in this quick and easy summer meal. Summer squash, fresh tomatoes, and arugula add bright color and flavor to this simple chicken dish.
Farmer's market finds: zucchini, sweet peppers, summer squash, tomatoes
Overdid it at the farmer's market? We've been there. Use up your zucchini and other produce in this tasty, versatile dish. Cooked chicken or turkey pairs with your choice of summer veggies in hollowed-out zucchini boats for a fun and flavorful dinner idea.
Farmer's market finds: strawberries, rosemary, honey
Bake or grill this simple shortcake dough that gets its unexpected savory flavor from rosemary. A drizzle of honey and a topping of fresh strawberries and whipped cream make it an elegant dessert for any summer gathering.
Farmer's market finds: snow peas, sweet peppers, radishes, carrots, and more
Inspired by a colorful palette of vegetables but not sure how to use them? Slice and dice a few, then plunge them into this addictive low-fat sauce.
Farmer's market finds: spinach, peas, strawberries
Spinach cannot be praised enough for its benefits to whole-body health (and its refreshing taste). Rich in potassium and folate, spinach can help relax blood vessels and reduce hypertension.