4 Late Summer Farmer’s Market Recipes

I finally live in a town that has a farmer’s market – not that I lived so far from it before we moved a whole mile and a half to the new place, but there is something about being able to walk out the door with a couple of bags and walk down to the farmer’s market on a Saturday morning that is particularly awesome. I have never lived withinreasonable walking distance of one either.

Neither of the two farmers that have stalls are certified organic, but they both claim to be using integrated pest control and are trying to minimize chemical fertilizers . . . not thrilled, but I want to do my part to help support them. You can be sure I made it clear that sustainably, responsibly grown food is important to me and many local folks I know. It is the perennial debate: if you HAD to choose between local and organic, which is better for you AND the environment. Ugh. I’m polling people again on theGreen Divas Radio ShowFB page. PLEASE weigh in!

Meanwhile, Here’s what we made this week
from the goodies you see in the picture

Carrot Juice w/ Beets & Kale – (GD Meg’s Recipe for Carrot Juice w/ Beets & Kale)

My favorite carrot juice recipe includes (per 1 cup serving):

  • about 6 carrots
  • 1 leaf kale
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 t fresh ginger
  • 1/4 of a medium raw beet

Farmer’s Market Fig Salad

The only things that didn’t come from the farmer’s market were the pistachios and the salad dressing! We gobbled this one up and can’t wait till next week’s market – hope they have more figs!(GD Meg’s Recipe for Farmer’s Market Fig Salad)

Vegan Roasted Beet & Cashew Cheese Tower

We love to roast beets and get creative with them in the summer.(GD Meg’s Recipe for Vegan Roasted Beet & Cashew Cheese Tower)

BBQ Corn

Not sure where we came up with this, but half the family loves this, the other half not so much, so we divide our corn catch and do half plain and half BBQ’d.

Ingredients

  • Locally Grown NON-GMO Corn (if you can find it!)
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce

Instructions

Cook all the corn as you normally would (we usually just cook in boiling water). Take out the ears you want to BBQ and cool a bit. When you can handle them, roll them in your favorite BBQ sauce and toss them on the grill, turning as they brown and blacken. YUM!

Related:
10 Mistakes to Avoid at the Farmer’s Market
5 Tips for CSA Cooking
6 Farmer’s Market Shopping Tips

31 comments

Dale O.

Fabulous, love preparing delicious recipes.

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John S.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks.

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billy belshaw
Past Member 4 years ago

thank you

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Sheri P.
Sheri P4 years ago

i think i'd take organic over local...it's a tough choice but i don't want pesticides in my food.

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J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago

yum

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Merelen Knitter
Merelen Knitter4 years ago

Your farmers market has more variety than the one here, but this is still inspiring to read while planning a shopping trip.

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Miranda Parkinson

very yummy recipes will definitely bookmark these!

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Edgar Zuim
Edgar Zuim4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Rosie Jolliffe
Rosie Lopez4 years ago

thanks!

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Lupe G.
Guadalupe G4 years ago

THESE SOUND AMAZING! I'M PLANNING ON MAKING 2 OF THESE FOR SURE THIS WEEK! : D THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

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