Do you know the secret to cooking the most delicious food? It starts with using produce that is in season, picked at its peak of flavor, with the shortest amount of travel time between the farm and you. You personally. This time of year, farmers markets are brimming with beautiful produce. They will vary from region to region, but where ever you are, your local farmers have grown these beauties just for you, so why not honor them by at least taking a look and purchasing at least three items this week? I can’t think of a better way to celebrate summer. And in the process our taste buds and bodies will thank us. Plus it’s a nice ritual, a community building practice that feeds the soul. Here are 15 Farmers Market Recipes ( or CSA recipes) to try this summer! Many are vegan and gluten-free. Click on each photo for the recipe. Happy Weekend!
Beet Gazpacho with dill and cucumber. Vegan and Gluten free.
Strawberry Tabouli with quinoa, cucumber, parsley and mint. Vegan and Gluten-free.
Chilled Cucumber Soup with yogurt, cilantro, coriander and lime.
Moroccan Watermelon Salad with pistachios, cucumber, and feta.
And lastly this super refreshing, low calorie alternative to dessert or ice-cream that takes only a couple minutes to make…..Strawberry Slushie!
Hope this inspires you to get out there and try something new this week!
If you live in Spokane, here is a great article in the Spokesman Review on our local Farmers Markets, where they are and times of the week. It’s crazy to think that just a few years ago, we only had one.
Now we have 7 to choose from! Love seeing our food community grow.26