If you’ve been here a while, you’ll know how much we love to cook seasonally with the best produce available. This is usually found in your own garden (if you are lucky) your CSA box, or at your local Farmer’s Market. Not only does this produce taste better (it travels less, so it can be left to ripen longer on the vine, and develop more flavor), but it is also healthier!  Here are 50 Farmers Market Recipes to get you inspired this growing season.

50 "Must-Try" FARMERS MARKET RECIPES! Whether you are looking to use up your CSA box or branch out with some new produce- this list will inspire you to start cooking more seasonally and locally! | Feasting at Home #farmersmarket #farmersmarketrecipes #seasonalrecipes #csa #csarecipes #farmersmarket #farmersmarketfood

I have a soft spot in my heart for farmers. Perhaps because it’s in my blood, both of my grandfathers were farmers, one in Egypt, one in Finland. My Finnish grandfather, Paavo, would sell his produce in a nearby town square- full of zest and vigor, so happy to be there! I often think of them as I walk through the market – all the hard work and love they put into growing things. I see that same spirit in the eyes of the vendors now.

Recently, we stayed in Santa Barbara for the winter, and at the local farmer’s market, I met a 90-year-old farmer named Rodney. His glittering eyes are full of life and joy! He is doing what he loves. He was a successful engineer but retired and now grows fruit. A second career that has kept him young, vibrant, and connected with his community. His sweet stories and our interactions bring tears to my eyes. A very special soul.

 Why shop at a farmer’s market?

  • The Produce tastes better. Shopping at the farmers market gives us access to the best-tasting produce – produce that is in season, picked at its peak of flavor, with the shortest amount of travel time between the farm and you.
  • Farmer’s market produce is healthier!  Small farmers are more apt to use farming practices that replenish the soil with minerals and use fewer herbicides. As a result, the produce is more nutrient-dense and does not contain glyphosates, which can cause illness.
  • It builds connection!  This time of year, local farmer’s markets are brimming with people and beautiful produce. Your local farmers have grown these beauties just for you! Let’s honor all their hard work by just showing up for them and meeting them! (See my TIPS at the bottom of the post!)
  • It fuels your local economy!  Spending money in your own town helps support your neighbors.

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the growing season. And in the process, our taste buds and bodies will thank us. It is a beautiful, seasonal ritual that builds community… which in turn nurtures the soul! A win-win for all.

Here are 50 Farmers Market Recipes (or CSA recipes) to try out this growing season! Many are vegan and gluten-free. Click on each photo for the recipe. Happy Weekend! xoxo

Our Favorite Farmer’s Market Recipes

Fermented Dill Pickles

How to make Fermented "Kosher" Dill Pickles! A simple recipe for making the most flavorful, crunchy, tangy, garlic dill pickles with only 15 minutes of hands-on time. Simple easy instructions! #pickles #dillpickles #fermented #fermentedpickles #cultured #preserving #pickledcucumbers

How to make Fermented “Kosher” Dill Pickles! A simple recipe for making the most flavorful, crunchy, tangy, garlic dill pickles with only 15 minutes of hands-on time. Simple easy instructions!

Roasted Enchilada Sauce

How to make homemade Enchilada Sauce (both red and green) by roasting the tomatoes or tomatillos before blending. Not only does this give great flavor, it is all made on one sheet-pan! Simple and EASY! #enchiladasauce

Roasted Enchilada Sauce! How to make the most flavorful and easy enchilada sauce,  (both red and green) by roasting the tomatoes or tomatillos before blending. Not only does this give great flavor, it is all made on one sheet pan! Simple and EASY!

Quick Pickled Veggies

50 MUST-TRY FARMERS MARKET RECIPES! Extend the life of summer produce with this easy recipe for Quick Pickled Veggies! A simple step by step guide to refrigerator pickles! #pickles #refrigeratorpickles #pickledveggies | Feasting At Home

Extend the life of summer produce with this easy recipe for Quick Pickled Veggies! A simple step-by-step guide to creating the most flavorful refrigerator pickles!  I used this recipe a lot when we were getting our weekly CSA box and couldn’t keep up with all the produce!

Roasted Tomato Sauce

50 MUST-TRY FARMERS MARKET RECIPES! An easy recipe for Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce highlighting juicy ripe summer tomatoes! A fun, simple way to extend summer's harvest!  Freeze or Can! #tomatosauce #roastedtomatosauce #recipe #feastingathome #cannedtomatosauce #freshtomatosauce #ovenroastedtomatosauce #oven #easyrecipe #roastedtomatoes

Wait until tomatoes are at their peak of flavor to make this Simple Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce highlighting juicy ripe summer tomatoes. Use this with your favorite pasta, pizza or over grilled fish! A fun, simple way to extend summer’s harvest!  It may be frozen or canned. One of my favorite Farmers Market Recipes!

Farmers Market Fried Rice

Farmers Market Fried Rice- loaded up with healthy vegetables, this easy Fried Rice recipe is very adaptable - make it vegan, vegetarian or add chicken or shrimp.

Farmers Market Fried Rice, made with seasonal farmers market veggies and edamame! A highly adaptable recipe that can be made vegan, vegetarian or add chicken or shrimp.

Purple Cauliflower salad

50 MUST-TRY FARMERS MARKET RECIPES! Purple Cauliflower Salad (Sicilian Style!) with olives, grains, capers, parlsely scallions and pickled onions. This vegan healthy salad is easy to make and keeps for several days, perfect for meal prep! | #cauliflowersalad #vegansalad #roastedcauliflowersalad #purplecauliflower

Purple Cauliflower Salad (Sicilian Style!) with olives, black rice, capers, parsley, scallions and pickled red onions. This vegan healthy salad is easy to make and keeps for several days, perfect for meal prep!

Farmers Market Quesadillas

Farmers Market Veggie Quesadillas with black beans and farmer's market veggies like bell peppers, zucchini, sweet potato, greens, and melty cheese (optional) seasoned with Mexican spices. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten-free adaptable!

Farmers Market Veggie Quesadillas with black beans and farmer’s market veggies like bell peppers, zucchini, sweet potato, greens, and melty cheese (optional) seasoned with Mexican spices. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten-free adaptable!

Kohlrabi Salad

Delicious and refreshing Kohlrabi Slaw with cilantro, jalapeño and lime! Vegan, GF | www.feastingathome.com #kohlrabi #kohlrabirecipes #kohlrabislaw #kohlrabirecipe #kohlrabisalad

Have you stumbled upon Kohlrabi but not sure what to do with it? This Kohlrabi Slaw with cilantro, jalapeño and lime is delicious, refreshing and super nutritious! A refreshing summer side to your grilled mains. A healthy vegan Farmers Market Recipe!

Farmers Market Enchiladas

Farmers Market Vegetarian Enchiladas- with black beans and your choice of veggies (like red bell pepper, zucchini and corn)and Homemade 5 Minute Enchilada Sauce! Easy, Healthy and full of delicious Mexican Flavor!Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable! #enchiladas #vegetarianenchiladas #healthyenchiladas #veggieenchiladas50 MUST-TRY FARMERS MARKET RECIPES! |

Farmers Market Vegetarian Enchiladas– with black beans and your choice of veggies (like red bell pepper, sweet potato, zucchini or corn)and Homemade 5 Minute Enchilada Sauce! Easy, Healthy and full of delicious Mexican Flavor! Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable!

Vegan Quesadillas with Squash Blossoms

These flavorful Zucchini Quesadillas are made vegan with cashew cheese and served up with a flavorful Poblano Salsa. #quesadillas #vegan #plantbased #wfpb

Vegan Zucchini Quesadillas ( and their blossoms). These flavorful Zucchini Quesadillas are made vegan with cashew cheese and served up with a flavorful Poblano Salsa.

Fresh Corn Chowder

50 MUST-TRY FARMERS MARKET RECIPES! Light and Healthy Summer Corn Chowder with Cod ( or Halibut) with fresh Basil - a delicious way to highlight sweet summer corn!

There is nothing like sweet summer corn and paired with basil, it is a match made in heaven! This light and healthy Summer Corn Chowder topped with pan-seared fish is so dreamy! A simple easy dinner that can be made in under 30 minutes. Use salmon, halibut, cod, or sea bass!

Zucchini Pasta

Here's a quick and simple recipe for Easy Zucchini Pasta. Grated zucchini melts into a flavorful succulent sauce, perfect for cradling linguini or your favorite pasta! Enhanced with lemon, black pepper and garlic you'll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes! Vegan and gluten-free adaptable.

Here’s a quick and simple recipe for Easy Zucchini Pasta. Grated zucchini melts into a flavorful succulent sauce, perfect for cradling linguini or your favorite pasta! Enhanced with lemon, black pepper and garlic you’ll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes! Vegan and gluten-free adaptable.

Pickled Summer Squash

Preserve summer's bounty with these quick pickled summer squash and zucchini! Add to sandwiches and burgers! #pickled #pickledzucchini

Quick Pickled Summer Squash! Preserve summer’s bounty with these quick pickled summer squash and zucchini! Add to sandwiches and burgers for a tasty crunchy bite!

Grilled Garlic Scapes

50 MUST-TRY FARMERS MARKET RECIPES! |Grilled Garlic Scapes, Asparagus and Shishito Peppers with Sesame - a vegan, gluten-free adaptable side dish, perfect for summer! | www.feastingathome.com

Not sure what to do with garlic scapes or Shishito Peppers? Grill them! Grilled Garlic Scapes, Asparagus and Shishito Peppers with Sesame Dressing – such a delicious combo of flavors that lends itself to Asian style mains. Slightly spicy, this farmer’s market side dish is perfect alongside grilled meat or tofu.

Tomato Salad

50 MUST-TRY FARMERS MARKET RECIPES! |Heirloom Tomato Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Smoked Blue Cheese - a simple summer salad highlighting sweet and juicy heirloom tomatoes. Can be made in 15 minutes! #tomatosalad #tomatowalnutsalad #heirloomtomatosalad #summersalad #farmersmarketsalad #tomatorecipes #walnutsalad

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Smoked Blue Cheese – a simple farmers market salad highlighting sweet and juicy heirloom tomatoes. Can be made in 15 minutes!

Corn Fritters

Spicy Corn Fritters with Cilantro Cream - an easy delicious recipe that works as an appetizer or vegetarian main! www.feastingathome.com #cornfritters #corncakes

Spicy Corn Fritters with Cilantro Cream – are made with fresh sweet corn, right off the cob. An easy delicious Farmers Market Recipe that works as an appetizer or vegetarian main! So yummy!

Corn and Zucchini Stirfry

A fast and healthy dinner -Zucchini, Corn and Basil Skillet topped with your choice of shrimp, tofu or chicken. Simple and adaptable. Vegan, Gluten-free! | www.feastingathome.com

A fast and healthy Farmers Market Recipe – Corn, Zucchini and Basil Stir fry, topped with your choice of tofu or shrimp. Simple and adaptable. Vegan, Gluten-free!

Roasted Romanesco

How to cook Romanesco- broccoli and cauliflower's Italian cousin. Her we've roasted with garlic, shallots, & lemon, and served it with Italian Salsa Verde & Calabrian chilies.

How to cook Romanesco– broccoli and cauliflower’s Italian cousin. We’ve roasted it with garlic, shallots, & lemon and served it with Italian Salsa Verde & Calabrian chilies.

Cantaloupe Salad

A refreshing Cantaloupe Salad with red onion, lime, cilantro, mint, Aleppo chili flakes, pepitas and optional crumbled feta (optional) - an easy healthy summer salad, perfect for potlucks and gatherings. Vegan adaptable! #cantaloupe #cantaloupesalad

A refreshing Cantaloupe Salad with red onion, lime, cilantro, mint, Aleppo chili flakes, pepitas and optional crumbled feta (optional) – an easy healthy summer salad, perfect for potlucks and gatherings. Vegan adaptable!

Marinated Fava Beans

Marinated Fava beans- with olive oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon zest and fresh herbs- a great way to persevere summer shelling beans. Serve with hummus and pita!| www.feastingathome.com

Marinated Fava beans– with olive oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon zest and fresh herbs- a great way to persevere summer shelling beans. Serve on your next mezze platter. Simple and delicious!

Zucchini Cakes

A simple healthy recipe for Zucchini Cakes with Jalapeño and Lime, topped with Chipotle Aioli. Serve this with a leafy green salad for a flavorful vegetarian meal! #zucchinifritters #zucchinicakes #zucchinirecipes

A flavorful zippy recipe for Zucchini Cakes with Jalapeño and Lime. Serve these guys up with Chipotle Aioli and a hearty green salad for a tasty, low-calorie, vegetarian meal.

Nectarine Salad

Nectarine Salad with cucumber, Basil, Goats Cheese, Red onion and optional Urfa Biber ( Turkish Chili Pepper). A simple delicious Farmers Market Salad you can put together in minutes! #nectarinesalad #nectarines #nectarinerecipes #farmersmarket #healthysalad #easysalads #cucumbersalad

Meet my new favorite farmers market salad –Nectarine Salad with cucumber, Basil & Goat Cheese, with red onion and optional Urfa Biber ( Turkish Chili Pepper). A simple delicious Farmers Market Salad you can put together in minutes!

Farmers Market Pasta

Farmer’s Market Veggie Pasta Salad with grilled zucchini and summer squash, fresh corn, black beans and cherry tomatoes! Serve this warm for dinner and chill the rest for weekday lunches!

Watermelon Feta Salad

Moroccan Watermelon and Cucumber Salad -plus15 Farmers Market Recipes ( or CSA recipes) to make this summer! | www.feastingathome.com

Even my non-watermelon eating husband likes this Moroccan Watermelon Salad with cucumber, mint, pistachios, and optional feta. The hint of clove brings it up a notch. So beautiful, flavorful and refreshing and especially tasty when watermelons are in season! Pick out a firm melon for this one! Keep it vegan or add feta!

Peach Panzanella Salad

This Simple Lentil Tabouli Salad is full of Middle Eastern flavor! Filling lentils are paired with summer  tomatoes, lemon, mint and parsley and a unique combination of spices, and keeps for several days, perfect for midweek lunches or potlucks! Vegan and Gluten-Free #tabouli #lentil #lentils #lentilsalad #lentiltabouli #lentiltabbouleh #tabbouleh #vegan #salad #glutenfree

 Peach Panzanella Salad with Fennel, Arugula and Basil– a summery Farmers Market Recipe with a delicious combination of flavors. The crunchy homemade croutons add amazing texture.

Moroccan Pickled Eggplant

Moroccan Eggplant Pickles with garlic, coriander seeds and cilantro. A delicious way to preserve your garden eggplant just a little bit longer! Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh herbs, they make the perfect side to any Mediterranean-style meal. | www.feastingathome.com.com #pickledeggplant #eggplantpickles #moroccaneggplant #eggplantsalad #eggplantrecipe #pickles #pickledveggies

 Moroccan Eggplant Pickles with garlic, coriander seeds and cilantro. A delicious way to preserve your garden eggplant just a little bit longer! Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh herbs, they make the perfect side to any Mediterranean-style meal.

Grilled Fava Beans

Grilled Fava Beans- with Mint, Lemon & Sumac, a simple, easy way to prepare fresh fava beans on the grill with Middle Eastern flavors. #fava #favabeans #grilled #favabeanrecipes

 Grilled Fava Beans– with Mint, Lemon & Sumac, a simple, easy way to prepare fresh fava beans on the grill with Middle Eastern flavors.

Egyptian Okra

Keep an eye out for fresh okra at your farmer’s market! Simply the BEST. Here is my dad’s easy tasty recipe for Egyptian Okra with tomatoes, garlic and onion. A delicious vegan side dish or serve it as a main over fluffy basmati rice, for a light vegan meal!

Peach Bruschetta

Peach bruschetta with goat cheese, fresh basil and infused honey! A simple way to use fresh summer peaches in a savory way! #peaches #peachappetizer #summerappetizer #peachrecipes

Peach Bruschetta with goat cheese, fresh basil, and infused honey! A simple way to use fresh juicy summer peaches in a savory way! An easy appetizer, perfect for summer gathering or potlucks!

Garlicky Chard Pasta

Garlicky Chard Pasta with Toasted Bread Crumbs- a delicious way to use up all that summer chard! #chard #pasta #vegan

Rainbow Chard Pasta with Lemon, Garlic and Toasted Bread Crumbs- is such a delicious way to use up all that summer chard! A simple, delicious and healthy Farmers Market Recipes!

Grilled Romaine Salad

Healthy delicious, Grilled Romaine Salad with Corn, Fava Beans and Avocado - a light and refreshing summer meal. Keep it vegan or add grilled shrimp for added protein. Either way, it's sure to be your new favorite salad. Don't have access to fresh Fava beans? No worries, sub edamame! #grilledromaine #salad #romaine #fava #avocado #grilled #vegan

 Grilled Romaine Salad with Corn, Fava Beans and Avocado – a light and refreshing summer meal. Keep it vegan or add grilled shrimp for added protein. Either way, it’s sure to be your new favorite salad. Don’t have access to fresh Fava beans? No worries, sub edamame!

Pickled Cherry Salad

Pickled Cherry and Farro Salad with almonds, fresh herbs and Vanilla- Balsamic Dressing. #farro #farrosalad #cherrysalad #cherryrecipes #pickledrecipes

Pickled Cherry and Farro Salad with almonds, fresh herbs and Vanilla- Balsamic Dressing! A truly delicious summer salad featuring juicy cherries!

Watermelon Gazpacho

Cool and refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho with avocado, cucumber and sprouts. A easy chilled soup for summer! | www.feastingathome.com

Cool and refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho with avocado, cucumber, radish and sprouts. An easy vegan chilled soup for summer! A perfect start to dinner, or makes for a light and refreshing lunch!

Beet Burrata Salad

Tomato Beet and Buratta Salad with Basil Oil and Balsamic Drizzle- a vibrant and tasty summer salad.| www.feastingathome.com

Tomato, Beet and Buratta Salad with Basil Oil and Balsamic Drizzle- a vibrant and tasty summer salad made with farmers market veggies!

Peach Salsa

This Fresh Peach Salsa recipe is bursting with summer flavor! Delicious on its own with chips or serve over grilled fish or chicken. Simple and easy, make this when peaches are at their peak of flavor -fresh, juicy and ripe. #peachsalsa #peaches #peach #salsa #peachrecipe #peachsalsarecipe #salsarecipe

This Fresh Peach Salsa recipe is bursting with summer flavor! Delicious on its own with chips or serve over grilled fish or chicken. Simple and easy, make this when peaches are at their peak of flavor -fresh, juicy and ripe.

Tomato Basil Pasta

Spaghetti with Quick Tomato Sauce! Fresh tomatoes are cooked into a Quick Tomato Sauce with garlic and basil. Keep it vegan or add cheese. Simple, easy, so delicious. A great way to use up all your sweet garden tomatoes! #tomatoes #spaghetti #freshtomatosaauce #tomatosauce

Spaghetti with Quick Tomato Sauce! Fresh heirloom tomatoes are cooked into a Quick Tomato Sauce with garlic and basil. Keep it vegan or add cheese. Simple, easy, so delicious. A great way to use up all your sweet garden tomatoes!

Eggplant Caponata

A Sicilian recipe for Grilled Eggplant Caponata – simple, easy and full of summer flavor! Serve it as a healthy vegan appetizer over crostini, or as a delicious side dish, or turn it into an eggplant “salad” served over greens and grains! Low- Carb and Vegan!

Grilled Eggplant Steaks

Grilled Eggplant Steaks with Fresh Tomato Relish and an Italian herb sauce called Gremolata. Keep it vegan or add crumbled cheese. A simple, healthy dinner recipe! #eggplant Feastingathome #grilledeggplant #gremolata #eggplantsteaks #eggplantrecipes #eggplantsteaks #healthydinner #meatlessdinner #vegan

 Grilled Eggplant Steaks with Fresh Tomato Relish and an Italian herb sauce called Gremolata. Keep it vegan or add crumbled cheese. A simple, healthy dinner recipe!

Zucchini Basil Soup

Quick Healthy Luscious Zucchini Basil Soup, can be made in 20 minutes flat! | www.feastingathome.com

QUICK and easy Zucchini Basil Soup, with a lusciously smooth texture. Keep it vegan or swirl in a little yogurt at the end. A great way to use up all your summer zucchini! Freeze for winter.

Zucchini Roll-Ups

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups with Spinach and Basil, baked in marinara sauce, a healthy, low-carb, vegan adaptable recipe! #zucchini #zucchinirollups #zucchinirolls #zucchinilasagna #lowcarb #zucchinilasagna #zucchinirecipes www.feastingathome.com

Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups with Spinach and Basil, baked in marinara sauce, a healthy, low-carb, vegan-adaptable recipe! Love this Farmers Market Recipe!

Fermented Hot Sauce

A simple delicious recipe for Fermented Hot Sauce using fresh summer chilies, with no special equipment and only 20 minutes of hands on time! #hotsauce #fermentedhotsauce #chilisauce

A simple delicious recipe for Fermented Hot Sauce using fresh summer chilies, with no special equipment and only 20 minutes of hands-on time!

Baked Zucchini Tian

50 MUST-TRY FARMERS MARKET RECIPES! Rustic Zucchini Tian with Middle Eastern Spices served over rice for a simple vegetarian meal, or as a delicious healthy side dish. Vegan! #zucchini #tian #vegan #bakedzucchini

Rustic Zucchini Tian with Middle Eastern Spices served over rice for a simple vegetarian meal, or as a delicious healthy side dish. Vegan!

Beet Kraut

50 MUST-TRY FARMERS MARKET RECIPES! |A simple easy, small batch recipe for Beet and Cabbage Sauerkraut that anyone can make using a mason jar, that takes only 20 minutes of hands-on time. Full of good healthy good bacteria that will energize the body and help heal the gut. #beetkraut #fermentedbeets #fermented #sauerkraut

Beet and Cabbage Kraut! A simple easy, small-batch recipe for Beet and Cabbage Sauerkraut that anyone can make using a mason jar, that takes only 20 minutes of hands-on time. Full of healthy good bacteria that will energize the body and help heal the gut.

Zucchini Tahini Dip

This luscious, flavorful Zucchini Dip is a delicious way to use up your garden zucchini! Serve it up with pita chips or crackers for a tasty, healthy appetizer; everyone will love. Vegan, Gluten-Free. Video. 

Zucchini Hummus! – a bean-free alternative to hummus, similar to baba ganoush, but using zucchini instead of eggplant! Vegan and Gluten-Free!

Chili Lime Peach Chicken

Chili Lime Chicken with Glazed Peaches - a fast and healthy weeknight dinner highlighting fresh juicy peaches. Can be made with breast or thigh meat. #chicken #chickenrecipes #peaches #easydinner #chililimechicken #weeknightdinner #easydinner

Chili Lime Chicken with Glazed Peaches – a fast and healthy farmers market-inspired dinner highlighting fresh juicy summer peaches. Can be made with breast or thigh meat.

Plum Galette

Juicy summer plums are highlighted in this simple recipe for Plum Galette with Buckwheat Crust. The buckwheat is super tasty - but optional here, so don't let it stop you! A pinch of five-spice adds a whisper of the exotic. #plumgalette #plumtart

Plum Galette with Buckwheat Crust! Juicy summer plums are highlighted in this simple recipe for Plum Galette with Buckwheat Crust. The buckwheat is super tasty – but optional here, so don’t let it stop you! A pinch of five-spice adds a whisper of the exotic.

Cherry Clafoutis

A classic French dessert, this easy Cherry Clafoutis recipe combines ripe cherries with a tender simple batter for a delightful treat. Perfect for any occasion, it impresses with its delicate custardy texture and sweet, tart flavor. Gluten-free adaptable.


A classic French dessert, this easy Cherry Clafoutis recipe combines ripe cherries with a tender simple batter for a delightful treat. Perfect for any occasion, it impresses with its delicate custardy texture and sweet, tart flavor. Gluten-free adaptable.

I hope these Farmers Market Recipes motivate you to get out there and head to your local farmers market. Get to know a farmer or two and pick out a couple of things to try this week!

What to buy at a farmers market: (TIPS & Tricks)

  1. If you are new to visiting a farmers market, my advice is to keep it simple. Don’t overbuy! it is really easy to do, especially if you go without a plan. The saddest thing is seeing what you’ve purchased go to waste because you couldn’t go through it all. Start conservatively.
  2. Be conservative with “eat-immediately” items- things that will not last very long – like sprouts, lettuce, berries, some fruits. Opt for 1-2.
  3. Be less conservative with produce that keeps for longer (potatoes, apples, cabbages, winter squashes, leeks, kale, etc) that give you more time to consume them. Buy more of these.
  4. Try one new thing. Just one. ( I like to go with a plan in mind of what I need for the week, and then just surprise myself at the market with one more beautiful thing- just one!)
  5. Buy potted herbs! The best tip here! I often buy specialty items like Thai basil, garlic chives, purple basil- thing’s I can’t readily find at the grocery store.
  6. Preserve, don’t toss. You can always freeze things like berries, ferment things,  or pickle things …. to extend their life.

If you live in Spokane, here is an article on Spokane Eats Blog with our local 2019 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. 😉

We have so MANY to choose from now! I love seeing our food community grow. So vibrant!

Cheers and Love,

Sylvia

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50 Farmers Market Recipes!

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: soup, dinner ideas,
  • Method: stovetop,
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

50 Must-try Farmers Market Recipes featuring seasonal produce! Many are vegan or vegan adaptable. A great way to try new veggies or use up. your CSA box! Vegetable Soup


Ingredients

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  1. 12 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 medium onion diced ( or a large leek)
  3. 2 cups diced carrot (2 medium carrots)
  4. 2 cups diced celery (2 stalks)
  5. 1 cup diced fennel bulb (optional)
  6. 4 cloves garlic rough chopped
  7. 1 tablespoon fresh thyme ( or oregano or tarragon- or sub 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, or dry Italian seasoning or Herbs de Provence )
  8. 2 tablespoons white wine, vermouth, sherry cooking wine- all optional (feel free to leave out)
  9. 2 cups diced zucchini or yellow summer squash
  10. 2 cups chopped green beans
  11. 1 ear corn, kernels cut off
  12. 4 cups veggie stock or broth, chicken or beef stock, or bone broth
  13. 2 cups water
  14. 2 bay leaves
  15. 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Garnish:

  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley ( or basil ribbons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon or vinegar ( at the end)
  • pepper, cayenne, or chili flakes to taste
  • a drizzle of olive oil, gremolata or grated pecorino cheese

Other soup additions: diced tomato, diced bell peppers, diced potatoes, diced cabbage, diced kale, cooked beans ( like chickpeas, white beans, etc) or cooked grain.  If going the tomato route feel free to add a tablespoon of tomato paste for extra “tomatoey” richness.


Instructions

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute until deeply golden and fragrant, 5 minutes.
  2. Add carrots, celery, fennel, garlic and thyme. Saute 7-8 minutes, stirring often. At this point you could splash with white wine, dry vermouth, sherry wine ( all totally optional) just a couple tablespoons and cook it off.
  3. Add zucchini and green beans ( and optional tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes, or bell pepper) stock, water, bay leaves and salt. ( You will add the corn later).
  4. Bring to a simmer, cover and simmer until carrots are just tender about 10-12 minutes. Add corn. Cook 3-4 more minutes, then stir in the fresh parsley.
  5. Taste. Often (especially if leaving the tomatoes out) I’ll add a tiny splash of acid- like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, be very conservative, 1/2 teaspoon, and add more to taste. Season with pepper and a pinch of cayenne or chili flakes.
  6. If broth tastes bland, it probably needs salt and acid 😉
  7. Serve with a drizzle of good olive oil, crusty bread, or shaved parmesan or pecorino. Or try it with Gremolata ( Italian herb sauce) – a delicious way to finish the soup!

Notes

Feel free to swap out other veggies, being thoughtful about the size you cut them and cooking times.

Feel free to add 1/2 cup quinoa (uncooked) or cooked beans to add heartiness.

Feel free to add a big handful of chopped greens ( spinach, chard, arugula) to the soup at the end!

Other additions and flavorings:

INSTANT POT Instructions:

  1. Using the saute function, heat oil and add onion and saute until deeply golden and fragrant, 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add carrots, celery, fennel, garlic and thyme. Stir 2 minutes.  At this point you could splash with white wine, dry vermouth, sherry wine ( all totally optional) just a couple tablespoons and cook it off for a minute.
  3. Add zucchini and green beans ( and optional tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes, or bell pepper) stock, water, bay leaves and salt. ( You will add the corn at the end).
  4. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes. Manually release and set back to “saute”.  Add corn. Cook 3-4 more minutes, then stir in the fresh parsley.  Taste. Often (especially if leaving the tomatoes out) I’ll add a tiny splash of acid- like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, be very conservative, 1/2 teaspoon, and add more to taste. Season with pepper and a pinch of cayenne or chili flakes. If broth tastes bland, it probably needs salt and acid 😉
  5. Serve with a drizzle of good olive oil, crusty bread, or shaved parmesan or pecorino. Or try it with Gremolata ( Italian herb sauce) – a delicious way to finish the soup!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups- with veggie broth
  • Calories: 192
  • Sugar: 13.4 g
  • Sodium: 838 mg
  • Fat: 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Thank you so much for all of these wonderful healthy recipes!! You should have your own cooking show. You are so talented.

  2. There’s wasn’t a recipe just some good Ideas on how to use ingredients in your casa box, thanks for the information






  3. Stumbled upon this blog and I’m so excited to try the recipes. Thank you for bringing this beautiful and delicious food to us!

  4. Thank you for your creative recipes and beautiful photographs! This post had so many recipes I can’t wait to try. 🥬🌶🍆🍑🥒🥔🥞🍠🥕🥦😍






  5. Loved the cantaloupe salad!! So refreshing and perfect for our summer bbq!! Keep these beautifully tasty recipes coming. They’re much appreciated ❣️

  6. What an amazing post! Thank you so much for all the inspiration. I’m so excited to try many of these recipes.

  7. Hi Sylvia! My name is Sarah, and I’m a 20-year-old from Denver who stumbled across you page via Pinterest! I’m creating your homemade rose petal jam today (and taking LOTS of pictures)! I hope to get to the level your at one day! If you’re ever looking for college interns, I’de love to work for you.

  8. Thank you, Sylvia!

    My son decided I’d have a cookout tomorrow for his 21st birthday. His vegan girlfriend and my daughter’s vegetarian boyfriend will be very happy with the menu!

      1. No kohlrabi at neighbor Kroger, so I used slaw mix, green apple and jicama in the kohlrabi salad. It held up very well without refrigeration. The moroccan watermelon cucumber salad was AMAZING! I used crushed pink peppercorn and peeled the cucumber skin in striped. The deep pink watermelon and two tone cukes were absolutely stunning. The dressing was light and refreshing. I haven’t used baslamic vinegar much. I associate it with hardcore Italian food. (Not a bad thing.) Combined with the fresh mint and cilantro, it was delightfully refreshing and perfect for a cookout. I left out the feta due some feta-hatrz at the cookout, but it’s going in next time! I also used a precut watermelon slab to save time and cleanup. AND, I made your Moroccan Glazed Carrots too. They were a great addition for vegetarians AND meat eaters. I served them chilled with a creamy yogurt/lemon juice dip.

        1. Wow…sounds like a delicious feast! Nice way to improvise with the slaw mix- perfect! Thanks for sharing, I love it!

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